The 6 Best Places to Visit in Hue
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Hue used to be the ancient capital of Vietnam in the period of Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). With the important roles of politics, economy, and society in the past time, Hue has become an attractive destination for visitors to discover the unique features of a golden time in Vietnamese history. Let follow us to discover the 6 best places to visit in Hue!
1. Hue Imperial Citadel
Hue Imperial Citadel is officially designated as a UNESCO Heritage because of its historical and cultural values. It is said that this place took nearly 30 years for completion. With 10km in perimeter, the citadel is a complex of more than 100 structures including defensive system, resting places for royal family, space for worshiping the previous emperors, places for entertainment, and palaces for political work.
2. Tu Duc Tomb
Tu Duc Tomb is considered as one of the most impressive structures in Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc – the 4th emperor in Nguyen Dynasty. It is said that the tomb is similar to a miniature park with a pretty islet among a vast pond. On this place, there was a beautiful flower garden and rare animals in the past time and it is also the most favorite place of Tu Duc when he was still alive.
3. Minh Mang Tomb
It seems that Minh Mang Tomb is one of the glorious architecture in Nguyen reign. This place is to worship the emperor Minh Mang – the 2nd emperor in Nguyen dynasty. If Tu Duc tomb expresses a poetic soul of the emperor Tu Duc, Minh Mang tomb expresses the arrogance of Minh Mang’s personality. According to Vietnamese history, Minh Mang passed away when the tomb hadn’t been finished.
4. Thien Mu Pagoda
Along with royal architecture, Thien Mu pagoda showcases the unique features for Buddhist architectures in Vietnam at that time. The legend goes that Nguyen Hoang Lord takes a visit in Ha Khe hill. He heard about a magic story of local people about a strange woman. She often appears on the hills. She says that a lord will built a pagoda on Ha Khe hill in order to strengthen the prosperity of this nation. After that, Nguyen Hoang Lord built a pagoda on this place and called it as “Thien Mu pagoda”, which may be translated into “the holy women pagoda” in Vietnamese language.
5. Ngu Binh Mountain – Perfume River
Ngu Binh Mountain and Perfume River is one of the most attractive destinations in Hue because of its attractive beauty. For a long time, those two places has become an endless inspiration for Vietnamese poets and artists. From Ngu Binh peak, visitors can gaze out the peaceful landscapes of Hue with the ancient structures fussion with the sublime scenery of nature.
Flowing through Ngu Binh Mountain, Perfume River is compared with a gentle women. It sneaks through serene villages in Hue and nurture a plentiful source of life for lush forests and local people’s garden. If you’d like to enjoy the sublime panorama of Perfume River, hiring a boat for your trip is a wonderful choice!
6. Lang Co Beach
Lang Co beach is listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with white sand strip, crystal water, and breathtaking view of a tropical forest. It can be seen that the beach is a suitable choice for your laidback after exhausted working days. This place is a harmonious combination of sublime nature, the simple scenery of local people, and their hospitability, which offer a taste of tranquility and warmth at the first visit. From Lang Co beach, it is easy for visitors to access other famous destinations in the central land in Vietnam such as Hoi An ancient town, Bach Ma National Park, and Son Tra Peninsula.
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