Hue City

Vietnam’s central city of Hue is a stunning place with a fascinating history, a vibrant culture, and mouthwatering food. When you visit Hue city, you can lose yourself in a calming sense of peace surrounded by trees. This updated travel guide will walk you through the top places to eat, places to stay, and attractions to see that will make your time in Hue unforgettable.

Some places should stay when visiting Hue.

When choosing a place to stay in Hue, Vietnam, you have a variety of options ranging from luxurious hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses. Here are some recommended hotels in Hue:

1. Imperial Hue Hotel

Address: 8 Hung Vuong, Hue City, Vietnam

Phone: 0234 3882 222


5-star hotel

Room rate reference:

  • Deluxe Twin Room with City View: 1,669,523VND/night
  • Deluxe Twin Room with City View: 3,600,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Twin Room with River View: 4,050,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Double Room with River View: 4,500,000VND/night
  • Junior Suite City View: 5,220,000VND/night
  • Junior Suite River View: 5,850,000VND/night
  • Senior Suite: 12,690,000VND/night

A luxurious hotel offering a glimpse into Vietnam’s royal history, located near the Imperial City. It features elegant rooms, modern amenities, and a beautiful ambiance. Enjoy top-notch amenities and a glimpse into Vietnam’s royal past and see the beautiful city.

2. Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa

Address: 130 Minh Mang Road, Hue City, Vietnam

Phone:  0234 3885 461


5-star hotel

Room rate reference:

  • Superior Plus Double – Room Only- No Breakfast: 3,000,000VND/night
  • Superior Double with Free Benefit & Spa: 4,450,000VND/night
  • Superior Twin with Free Benefit & Spa: 4,450,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Double with Free Benefit & Spa: 5,860,000VND/night
  • Honeymoon Bungalow Double with Free Benefit & Spa: 8,444,000VND/night
  • Pool Access Villa Double with Free Benefit & Spa: 8,900,000VND/night

A tranquil resort nestled in lush gardens, providing a peaceful retreat while being close to major attractions. It offers spacious rooms, a spa, and a serene environment.

3. Eldora Hotel

Address: 60 Ben Nghe Street, Hue City, Vietnam

Phone: 0234 3866 666


4-star hotel

Room rate reference:

  • DeLuxe Room:  1,433,689VND/night
  • Deluxe Double Room: 2,300,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Twin Room: 2,300,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Double Room with City View: 2,760,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Twin Room with City View: 2,760,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Twin Room with Panorama View: 3,150,000VND/night

A mid-range hotel with modern comforts and a convenient location close to the Perfume River and Dong Ba Market. It offers comfortable rooms and great facilities.

4. Indochine Palace Hue

Address: 105A Hung Vuong Street, Hue City, Vietnam

Phone: 0234 3936 666


5-star hotel

Room rate reference:

  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room: 3,300,000VND/night
  • Studio: 4,110,000VND/night
  • Suite: 6,200,000VND/night
  • One-Bedroom Suite: 8,600,000VND/night
  • Two-Bedroom Suite: 10,200,000VND/night

A 5-star hotel known for its luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and extensive facilities including a spa, swimming pool, and fitness center.

5. Moonlight Hotel Hue

Address: 20 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hue City, Vietnam

Phone: 0234 3979 797


4-star hotel

Room rate reference:

  • Superior Double or Twin Room: 2,100,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Double with City View: 3,270,000VND/night
  • Deluxe Twin Room with City View: 3,270,000VND/night
  • Triple Room: 4,900,000VND/night

A stylish and well-rated hotel in the heart of Hue, offering comfortable rooms, a rooftop pool, and a fantastic on-site restaurant.

Top 5 places worth experiencing in Hue.

1. Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

  • Address: Phu Hau, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Opening hour: 8:00am-17:00pm
  • Entrance fee: Adult: 200,000 VND/person, children: 40,000 VND/person.

The Hue Imperial City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most iconic attraction in Hue. Explore its majestic gates, palaces, temples, and the Forbidden Purple City, which was once the private residence of the Nguyen Emperors.

Visiting Hue Imperial City, you should visit with a local tour guide in order to have an overview of the history of Hue Imperial City and especially hear some interesting stories about the Nguyen Dynasty’s harem. Noted: Preparing water, and a hat for this trip because you have to spend 2,3 hours here.

2. Thien Mu Pagoda

This seven-story pagoda is not only a religious site but also an iconic symbol of Hue. It offers picturesque views of the Perfume River and is home to some remarkable artifacts. Visitors will astound by the complex’s elegant architecture and the tranquil atmosphere as soon as they arrived at Thien Mu Pagoda. The Phuoc Duyen Tower, an octagonal tower with seven levels, is the pagoda’s most recognizable feature and stands tall and majestically. The intricate details and vivid colors of the structures reflect Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage, with each level representing a different Buddha.

3. Huong River

Take a scenic boat trip along the Perfume River to appreciate the lush countryside and visit various pagodas and tombs situated along its banks. The tranquil river cruise is a soothing experience. Especially, enjoying Hue royal court music is an exciting experience, you can immerse yourself in music and sightseeing which is a great way to have peaceful feeling.

A Dragon Boat trip in Huong River and enjoy Hue royal court music is served full day, and the tickets reference about 100,000 VND/person. The trip will last for about 1 hour.

4. Royal Tombs

Hue is known for its elaborate royal tombs, each with its unique design and history. Some of the notable ones include Tu Duc Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, and Minh Mang Tomb. These tombs showcase stunning architecture and serene gardens.

1. Tu Duc Tomb

  • Address:  Dong Ba Bridge, Thuong Village, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Opening hour: 7:00 am-17:30 pm
  • Entrance fee: Adult: 150,000 NVD/person, children (aged: 7-12): 30,000VND/person.
Tu Duc Tomb

2. Khai Dinh Tomb

  • Address: Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy district, Hue
  • Opening hour: 7:00am-17:00pm
  • Entrance fee: Adult: 150,000 NVD/person, children (aged: 7-12): 30,000VND/person.

3. Minh Mang Tomb

  • Address: Unnamed Road, Huong Tra, Thua Thien Hue
  • Opening hour: 7:30am-17:00pm
  • Entrance fee: Adult: 150,000 NVD/person, children (aged: 7-12): 30,000VND/person.
Minh Mang Tomb

5. Hue Royal Arena (Ho Quyen)

Address: 39 Tran Anh Tong, Truong An, Hue City

Discover the unique history of Hue at Ho Quyen, the royal arena where tigers and elephants once battled. The arena itself is a fascinating piece of architecture.

The top delicious dishes in Hue

1. Bun Bo Hue

Bun Bo Hue indulges in the local specialty. visiting Hue, you must try Bun bo Hue with a spicy beef noodle soup filled with tender beef, pork, and an array of herbs and vegetables. This surely makes you satisfied.

Bun Bo Hue


  • Bun Bo Me Keo  : Address: No. 20 Bach Dang, Phu Cat, City. Hue, Price: 25,000 – 60,000 VND/bowl. Opening hour: 6:00 am- 8:00 pm
  • Mrs. Tuyet’s Hue Bun Bo soup: Address: No. 47 Nguyen Cong Tru, City. Hue, Price: From 35,000 VND/bowl
  • Bun Bo Me Roi: Address: 48 Nguyen Chi Dieu, Thuan Thanh, Hue, Price: 25,000-35,000 VND/bowl. Opening hour: 5:30- 9:00

2. Com Hen

Try Com Hen, a dish made of rice with baby clams, a variety of herbs, and a flavorful broth. It’s a unique and delicious dish specific to Hue.


  1. Bun Hen Hoa Dong: Address: 64 Kiet 7, Ung Binh Street, Vi Da Ward, Hue City (Con Hen). Opening hours : all days of the week, from 7:00 to 22:00. Reference price: from 10,000 VND to 15,000 VND / bowl
  2. Bun Hen Hue Nho: Address : 28 Pham Hong Thai, Hue city. Opening hours : all days of the week, from 6:00 to 11:00. Reference price : from 10,000 VND to 39,000 VND / bowl 

3. Hue Royal Cuisine

Treat yourself to a royal dining experience by trying dishes that were once reserved for the Nguyen emperors, prepared with meticulous detail and exquisite flavors.


  • Cung Dinh Restaurant: Address: 38 Nguyen Sinh Sac, Vy Da, Hue City. Opening hours for reference: 7:00am – 23:00pm. Reference price: 500,000 – 1,000,000 VND/person
  • Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant: Address: 7/29 Le Thanh Ton Street, Hue City. Opening hours for reference: 11:00am – 11:30pm. Reference price: 350,000 VND/person

4. Che Hue

Finish your meals with Che Hue, a sweet dessert soup made from various ingredients like mung beans, jelly, fruit, and coconut milk, providing a delightful end to your culinary journey.


  • Che Hem: Address: No. 1 Kiet 29 Hung Vuong, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue. Reference price: 12k/cup. Opening hours: 10:00am-22:00pm
  • Che Mo Ton Dich: Address: in front of Thuong Bac park (entrance to Thuong Tu gate). Price ranges: 10k – 15k/cup. Opening hours: 17:00am-22:00pm

5. Banh Beo, Nam, Loc,….

Banh loc, banh beo, banh ram it or banh nam Hue are all cakes that create the typical culinary color of Hue. Dip it in a special sauce for added flavor.


  • Ba Do: Address: No. 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Phu Cat Ward, Hue City. Reference price: 10,000 – 50,000 VND. Reference opening hours: 7:00am – 22:00pm. 
  •  O Thuy: Address: No. 27 Nguyen Khuyen Street, Phu Nhuan Ward, Hue City. Reference price: 10,000 – 20,000 VND. Reference opening time: 14:30am – 18:30pm. 

Hue’s historical significance and cultural treasures make it a captivating destination for travelers interested in Vietnam’s imperial past and traditional culture. Make sure to explore these attractions to fully appreciate the beauty and heritage of this enchanting city. With Vietnam Private Car, surely you will have a safe and memorable journey.

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