With the complex of royal palace , pagodas, temples and royal mausoleums built in the early 19 century by Nguyen Dynasty, Hue has a lot of interesting places to visit and discover. It is a little confusing for tourists to choose best places for itinerary in Hue because all of them are worth seeing. These are the top places in Hue that are the most visited in the old capital city
- Thien Mu pagoda
This is the first monument built on this land. More than 400 years ago, the Land lord Nguyen Hoang , the ancestor of Nguyen Kings, came to settle on this land. He had the pagoda built in 1601 after having multiple dreams about one old holly lady telling him about good fortune he would receive if he built a pagoda on a hill near Perfume river . The pagoda Thien Mu is the main Buddha worshiping place for Hue people until today and is one of the most well-known tourists site because of its peaceful beauty and beautiful landscapes around.
- Dong Ba market
Real local life, food, stuff can be seen at the most vibrant local market Dong Ba, the main shopping place for local people. The 124-year market is an amazing site for people who want to see the local lifestyle, try doing local purchase or enjoy delicious foods. it is also a paradise for photos hunter who want to capture the best moment in the real life of people here.
- Hue imperial city
This is the first place that we can not skip when visiting Hue city. Once the area for the kings and their family, it used to be the most important place of Việt Nam and now is the iconic monument of the city. it is called a city because of the huge size ( 36 hectares) with more than 100 constructions including palaces, temples, garden and working areas…which take visitors a long time to explore .
a trip to Huw imperial city must be put on the top list of things to do in Hue
- Thuy Xuan incense and conical hat village
One of the most famous traditional job in Hue is insence making .with high quality of material and patience of people, Hue city offers the best insence for the whole country. A visit to Thuy Xuan incense village is an interesting experience for tourists who would like to learn about a traditional job that is still well-preserved until today. The villagers here have another job : conical hat making but the consumption of this product has been reduced due to the inconvenience when moving on bikes, car…people here try to preserve it with the income from incense. This village is worth a visit and it can be an interesting stopover on the way to royal mausoleums
This is a small village where the people earn for a living by making incense and conical hat by hand. The village is now famous for the impressive pictures of colorful decorations from hundreds of bunches of bamboo stick put together, forming great backgrounds for tourists to have loads of poses in traditional costumes. Beside watching local people produce their traditional products, You can get a costume for rent here