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How Long To Spend In Hue
How long to spend in Hue? Is Hue Vietnam worth visiting? These are the common questions that a lot of first-time tourists ask before traveling to Hue City.
Hue was the ancient capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty, so there are many beautiful historical attractions for you to spend time visiting such as the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, 7 royal tombs, Hue Tiger Arena, Hue Royal antiques museum, etc.
Moreover, Hue is also the kingdom of cuisine, there are thousands of delicious dishes that you just can find and taste the real and original tastes in Hue.
Hue also is beloved by nature with its fabulous natural masterpieces such as Bach Ma National Park, Lang Co Bay, Lap An Lagoon, Tam Giang Lagoon, and Elephant Springs.
Plus, other man-made attractions such as the abandoned water park- Thuy Tien Lake, City of Ghosts- An Bang Cemetery, Le Ba Dang Art Museum, and Thanh Tan Hot Springs are also worth spending time with.
The traditional craft villages with a history of over 200 years such as Sinh folk painting village, Thuy Xuan Incense village, Hue Bronze casting village, and Phuoc Tich ancient village, etc are the best places to learn about the precious culture.
So How long to spend in Hue is really depending on you and only you with your own personal interests can answer that question.
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Is one day in Hue enough?
If you stay in Hue City, and you have limited time in Hue (just 1 day) so you should spend your time wisely to maximize your time to admire all the must-visit attractions of the Hue Monument complex by booking a Hue city group tour or Hue city private tour with a local guide.
In the morning, you can spend time visiting the Minh Mang Royal Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb. These are the most famous and well-preserved Hue royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty. With the local guide, you will learn a lot about royal architecture, the stories behind each monument, and the Fengshui settings.
After that, you will enjoy the best Hue specialties at an authentic restaurant with a total of 5 dishes. After taking a short break, you will take a dragon boat trip along the Perfume River to visit the sacred Thien Mu Pagoda. This 400-year-old pagoda is not only attractive by its unique architecture, and perfect Fengshui but also the mysterious love curse.
Continue your day in Hue, we can not ignore the Hue Imperial Citadel complex- the former working and residence of the 13 Emperors, concubines, and eunuchs. We will explore all the attractions in the Citadel, Royal City, and Forbidden City.
Last but not least in your 1-day tour in Hue is the Thuy Xuan Incense-making village- the 200 years old craft village making long-stick incense and frankincense for the royal court. You will have a chance to experience how to make incense by hand with the locals.
What if you have more time in Hue?
As we mentioned, Hue was the kingdom of Cuisine and Hue food is not only famous in Vietnam but also in the world from the rustic dishes to the royal courses.
We highly recommend you book the Hue street food tour with many different versions such as the Hue walking food tour, or the Hue street food tour by cyclos, or scooters. If you would love to have an unforgettable and romantic dinner with your sweetheart, the Perfume River sunset cruise with dinner is the ideal option.
If you love nature? No worries, Hue has all kinds of landscapes for you to admire pristine nature. You must spend 1 day enjoying Hue’s beautiful beaches, or a day trip to Bach Ma National Park. You can book the Bach Ma National Park tour or just rent a private car from Hue to Bach Ma National Park with an English-speaking driver.
Plus, if you love craft works and would like to admire the skillful hands of the local artists, a day to visit all the Hue craft villages such as Thuy Xuan Incense Village, Hue Bronze casting village, Sinh Folk painting village, Thanh Tien Paper flower village, etc. Book our Hue private car with an English-speaking driver to explore the famous craft villages is a must to things in Hue.
If you just would like to have a relaxing day and escape from the city, Alba Thanh Tan Hot Spring is the destination that you should not ignore.
There are more and more beautiful and interesting places that you should visit in Hue so at least you should spend 3 days in this beautiful city.
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