Located at Dien Bien Phu Road in the city center, the altar will be the highlight for your whole trip since it is a famous mark and historic symbol of the land. The Nam Giao altar was constructed in 1806 to offer worship to the earth and heaven. The altar has three floors, built on top of each other. The highest floor symbolizes the sky, the middle one is for the earth, and the last one represents the human.
The gate witnessing good and bad events in the past is the most well-known tourist destinations in Hue. Lying on the top of Hai Van Pass, one of the most arduous Vietnamese passes with the height of 490m above the sea level, the Hai Van gate was built in 1826, under the reign of King Minh Mang.
These days, the gate is considered as a place you should not miss when in Hue. Standing on the gate, you can contemplate the whole panorama of the winding Hai Van pass - a perfect background for photographers or tourists who are interested in the majestic nature.
Garden houses in Hue are among the best places for youngsters who are keen on taking selfies. Here are some popular sites recommended for you.
This is the most typical garden house with unique architecture and beautiful scenes. In the middle of the garden, a beam house with three rooms and two porches are traditionally designed.
It is a complex of garden houses within the Phu Mong – Kim Long area. Walking along Northern Huong River about 2km, you will reach the place used to be the residence of the kings and queens empowering the South of the River.
You can see the immense fields of Thanh Tra grapefruit – a specialty of Hue, which is flavor and lightly sweet. Surrounded the garden is a system of beautiful spots and famous construction, particularly the chain of over-100-year-old beam houses.
Beaches are special gifts that nature gives to the central part of Vietnam. There are some typical beaches you should visit.
About 65km from the city center, the arched beach with soft sand and crystal clear water welcomes thousands of visitors to feel the original beauty, play with the sunlight, and freely take a handful of photos.
Being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, 75km from the city center, the beach is located at the footage of the Hai Van Pass. It should be on the list of the must-check-in sites.
The Lang Co beach gathers all the things that are presented by nature: the blue water integrates into the green mountains, long white sandy beach, and the golden sunlight covering the natural scenery which bring travelers a feeling of fresh and powerful.
About 15km far from the city center, the beach is considered a tourist attraction and a relaxing paradise for many visitors. If you plan to stay there for a few days, you will have a chance to try some wine made from sticky rice by the people in Chuon village, as well as eating tasty, fresh seafood.
Should you want to contemplate the whole view of the ancient city, you must go to the Vong Canh Hill located in Southwestern Hue. The footage of the hill is next to the Huong river and opposite to the Hon Chen temple.
Belonging to the Tam Giang lagoon system, the Chuon lagoon is an ideal place for you to enjoy the sunset, try tasty local food, as well as capture some moments as memorable experience in your trip.
The lagoon is so popular that not many people want to miss during their trip to Hue. With the width of 25km, the Tam Giang lagoon stretches from the O Lau River to the Thuan An bridge, connecting Thuy Tu and Cau Hai lagoon.
The ideal time to visit the lagoon is February to July. You will be excited to catch sea creatures with the local fishermen, try dishes made from fresh seafood, and contemplate the red sky during sunset on the lagoon.
Referring to passes in Hue, most people think of the Hai Van Pass, and, sometimes, they miss the Peke Pass – a convenient spot for watching the whole city and exploring nature. With the slope of 10% and width of 800m, from the A Nor waterfall, you head to the North for 10km to immerse yourself in the dreamy scene of the pass.
Ru Cha is a primary mangrove forest being rehabilitated and developed with an area of nearly 5 hectares in Huong Phong commune, Huong Tra town. From Thuan An port, you can visit here by wherry or fishing boat.
The mangrove forest is believed to be the only primary forest remained in the Tam Giang lagoon. Going along the trail leading to the deep forest, you will see a boat made from concrete, which is the temple worship the God of the sea. Before pushing off, the fishermen will come here and wish for luck.
The very last destination in this list is the Truong Tien bridge across the Huong River. The French-designed and completed the bridge in 1889. It has a length of 420.6m with 12 spans. After being renamed and bombed several times, although the bridge does not have enough 12 spans, it still is a historical witness greeting countless visitors.
Hue seems to be a mysterious and seductive lady. Whenever you think you know her, you are astonished to find out a new characteristic of her. Sometimes, she is jejune with tombs and temples, but other times, she is magnanimous with the immense Hai Van pass and the vast Tam Giang lagoon.