Enjoy this quiet, relaxing city when you stay at your Hue resort. Visit the citadel, within the walls is the former home of the royal family, the Purple Forbidden City (modelled on the Forbidden City in Beijing). Situated further along the river from the citadel are the Royal Mausoleums, each tomb compound contains temples, palaces and lakes. Unfortunately, many of the beautiful buildings were destroyed during heaving fighting in the Battle of Hue during 1968 Tet offensive.
View Hue from a different angle, enjoy a river cruise, or hire a bicycle and cycle around this fascinating city. On a river cruise you’ll see lush jungles with animals and tropical flowers, the citadel, tombs and many local buildings.
Further afield, enjoy a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. You’ll see lush tropical forests and mountains, beautiful limestone formations of caverns, caves and grottos, as well as the longest underground river. Take a day tour to the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), which will take you some of Vietnam War sites such as Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River, the 17th Parallel and Vinh Moc tunnels. Enjoy the hot springs at My An, surrounded by beautiful gardens, where you can relax as you soak in the hot mineral waters before returning to your Hue Resort.
The cuisine in Hue is very different from other regions in Vietnam; be certain to try both the royal cuisine and the traditional Hue cuisine. The royal cuisine is elegantly and colourfully presented, often in the form of animals; the dishes and their names were meant to impress!
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Hotels in Hue start at AU$20 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.