• Hue

Hue Holidays

Vietnam is brimming with beach retreats and cultural hubs, but if you want to delve into the country's history, the former imperial capital Hue is the ideal place to do it.

Take a walk alongside or enjoy a boat ride on Hue's enigmatically named Perfume River and picture what this winding landmark has witnessed, from imperial rulers living within protective city walls to the tragedies of the Vietnam War. Dotted all around Hue are temples, tombs, palaces and pagodas, centuries of history are here waiting to be uncovered.  

Destination Highlights
  • Imperial City of Hue
  • Tu Duc Royal Tomb
  • Perfume River
  • Thien Mu Pagoda

Time Zone

GMT + 7 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland via Danang

Currency

VND - Vietnamese Dong

Visa Information

Irish citizens do not require a visa if staying less than 15 days for travel until 30 June 2018.

Language

Vietnamese

Health Information

No specific vaccinations required
  • The Imperial City

    Once home to Vietnam’s imperial government, the Imperial City’s moat and thick walls also once protected the Purple Forbidden City, where the Nguyen imperial family spent their days. Today, you can discover palaces, temples, pavilions and museums in the city's grounds as well as artefacts from various periods of Vietnamese history. The city has been declared a UNESCO site and many of the buildings have been painstakingly restored to their original beauty.

  • Perfume River

    The Perfume River crosses the city of Hue in central Vietnam, during the autumn flowers from orchards upriver fall into the water and give off a perfume like scent giving the river it's name.

  • The Tombs of the Emperors

    Spread along the Perfume River and dating back to the late 19th century, these elaborate monuments to the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty each contain dedicated tombs, temples, courtyards and pavilions. The best way to see them is to join a dedicated boat cruise, stopping along the way to explore the tombs, courtyards, temples and pavilions dedicated to each emperor.

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