In the central part of Vietnam, Hue was the ancient capital during the Nguyen emperors ( 1802 – 1945), a center of culture, politics, and education in these days. The city has been called Hue for more than two centuries and is considered as of the nicest city in Vietnam. In 1993, Hue was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage site. The city of Hue lies along the side of Perfume River, the ancient Citadel located in the North of the city while many other pagodas, tombs are mainly in the South along the river. Hue has the beauty of the old architecture of citadel with French building of colonial time despite its damage in the war.
Hue has special weather which makes the city feel sad and sleepy, it is rainy weather. Obviously, Hue has two typical weather of the wet and dry season, the raining weather is from Oct to Mar every year with the temperature between 16C – 28C degree Celsius. The rain in Hue is not heavy but it lasts long for many days. During these rainy days, the city looks romantic but sleepy for active travelers.
Hue cuisine will inspire you for food discovery, most of the typical food can be found on the street as Bun Bo Hue, Banh Beo, Banh Nam, Hen rice… It is easy to understand that the dining style of Hue is a part of royal emperors time. With local people in Hue, eating is an art and a part of their culture. Most of Hue foods are spicy, nice smells and have a good taste. In addition, Hue has more royal food than any other part of Vietnam, proving the proud history of the ancient citadel.
Hue city has been one of the biggest cities of the South in the past but it has not much developed in comparison to other emerging city now so the local life in Hue is not too busy. A nice city and easy to get out of the city for beaches, field, and countryside local life, visit to see Perfume river, a local home, local market or cycling through a nice village are all the best experience of this city.