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Top things to do in Hue – 2019 updated

Let’s take a look on 10 things to do, and see which activity have you been joined in.

 

Hue is one of the most charming city in Vietnam, and it is located on the bank of Perfume River. The city has a long and illustrious history as it used to be one of the main royal capital of the country (1802 – 1945).

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Therefore, history lovers are able to find a huge amount of knowledge, from the ancient architecture to engaging the museum which can gain they all everything you need to know. Travelers can considered visit royal tomb, citadel or pagodas as a typical tour, but it seem to be not interested anymore.

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However, there are a number of fascinating day trip locations close to the city, which means that can happily spend a week in Hue and still not see and do everything that this pretty part of Vietnam has to offer.

  1. SUP surfing on Perfume River

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SUP (standup paddle board) is a modern water skiing, which can be played on many kinds of water surface such as lakes, bays, rivers, falls and even on coasts with turbulent winds.

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There are many kinds of SUP which are divided according to the materials used to form surfboards such as inflatable surfboard, plastic surfboard, and the most popular kind is inflatable SUP.

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In order to play this sport, a player have to know how to swim, and perhaps everyone has this basic skill, so it attracts many youngsters in both genders. This activity is a must if you are a sport lovers.

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  1. Cycling to country side (Thanh Toan village).

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Cycling to visit an ancient, tiled-roof bridge which was built in the 18th century – Thanh Toan bridge has been recognized as a cultural monument of Vietnam.

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The village is considered as a symbol of Vietnamese village culture, where you can spend time for peaceful atmosphere, local market, and visit a farming museum to help you understand local life.

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  1. Getting around Hue by vespa.

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There are many ways to get around Hue to get insights such as cyclo, bicycle, taxi or on foot. Of course, cyclo is the most common for hang out which provides you an urban vibes, while bicycle for active tourist, and taxi for convenient.

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However, one of the excited vehicle is probably Vespa – a old scooter which is appropriate to explore the city. Hop on a Vespa scooter & let driver show Hue by day, which might include the citadel, royal tomb, local food on street vendors or simple just create your own schedule.

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  1. Dinner on Huong River.

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Nothing is more Hue than a purple sunset evening when the ambience is filled with different colors and sounds. It is neither noisy nor flashy, but calm and pleasant, which is even more gorgeous and magical on the Perfume River.

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The river is also the place to watch the sun descends and the moon arises, creating a combination of purple light and sparkling reflection of the moon on the river; while enjoying the music of Hue.

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Vietnam Locals Boat will also take you to these tourist attractions: Da Vien, Khai Dinh, Truong Tien. However, these are just the settings for you to indulge in your emotions.

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More importantly, it is the sounds from Hue music on a magical background, along with the oscillating rhythm of the river that will let you linger in the reality- the state in which you can hear all the sounds and the songs, smell all the fragrance from herbs and the incenses, while savoring Hue dishes.

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  1. Car rental on demand.

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Vietnam car rental is a great alternative when you want to visit any place that you like or is inaccessible to public vehicles.

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This is also a pleasing choice when you explore destinations with various attractions, which are distant from each other such as Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Phong Nha –Dong Hoi – Quang Binh.

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The major advantages of renting a car include independence, convenience and flexibility as you can create your own schedule.

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  1. Hue photo tour with model in ao dai.

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Hue Photo Tours focus on Hue’s cultural and historical to brings travelers an in – depth emotion of Hue people, culture, cuisine as well as landscapes.

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This tour basically offers tourist a trip go through Hue or even central region such as Hoi An, Da Nang or Quang Binh to take photos, which makes your photography tour colorful.

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  1. Hue cooking class tour.

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Hue city is famous not only for the UNESCO regconized heritage sites but also its impressive culinary arts, which is the best place for Hue cooking class tour. You will learn how to distinguish fresh ingredients and properly prepare them before cooking. A local chef is willing to teach culinary enthusiasts who desire to explore the famous Hue cuisine, and your English speaking tour guide will let you experience how to make your own Hue dishes, which you will enjoy for lunch.

  1. Hue motorbike easy rider tour.

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Motorbike is a most common means of transport in Vietnam, it is cheap, easy to ride in Vietnam street. Travel by motorbike, travelers who are adventurous can set off a trip from Hue to Da Nang, Hoi An, Quang Binh, Nha Trang or anywhere all over Vietnam. On the way, you will have a chance to stop anywhere they want to rest, take photos to save the best moment.

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  1. Hue street food tour.

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Hue cuisine is famous for tasty and full flavor in Vietnam, which is appropriate for who want to explore specialty dishes with local. With a reasonable prices and experience local guide, do not hesitate, just do it.

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  1. Special dinner at Ben Xuan Theatre house.

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Visit, lunch, concert, fine dining in the inspiring ambience of Ben Xuan Garden House Theatre. Ben Xuan is built in royal architectural style, located on the most beautiful site of the Perfume River, and conceptually designed as an East West cultural meeting place. Ben Xuan’s owners, Camille Huyền (Artist) and Truong Dinh Ngo (retired Swiss UBS Banker), both of them native of Hue and having lived for more than forty years in Germany, France, and Switzerland, will welcome you personally.

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The soirée as the highlight of the evening will unfold in the ambience of the Theatre House. The concert program is set up with the repertoire of Camille and accompanied by Ben Xuan’s traditional instrument ensemble interpreting Ca Hue Royal Chamber Songs, World lullabies, Vietnamese Art Songs &Folksongs and Western Classical Songs. Enjoy the cultural exchange, chamber music and fine dining at Ben Xuan as the literati, the noble and the royal used to indulge their leisure time.

Top things to do in Hue – 2019 updated
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