In the Steps of the Emperor in Hue

In the Steps of the Emperor in Hue

Hué used to be the capital of the Empire and thus the Imperial City was located there. Surrounded by the Citadel it still needs a lot of restoration work (due to US bombing) but is worth a visit.

Citadel Gate

There are also many shrines and emperor tombs in the region. I found the Tuduc Tomb to be quite impressive, especially because of the beautiful park which surrounds it.

Tuduc Tomb

Avoid the tour operators and rent a motorbike to explore the city and its surroundings. The Citadel is nice to drive around and gives you more time to explore the different area.

Hué was a quick stop on my way north and although a lot of people seem to avoid it, I would say it is worth a shot.

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Hue, Vietnam
  • Posted: 20/06/2013
  • Visited: May 2013
  • Time zone: GMT+7
  • Budget: 25€/day
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