With ancient architecture and idyllic natural scenes, Hue brings a pleasant, calm, and quiet feeling to those who visit Vietnam’s former capital.
What are the best things to do in Hue?
This article is a detailed travel guide to Hue, Vietnam, with tips on the best things you should see and do on your trip.
Explore the abandoned water park in Hue
About 10 km from Hue city center to the Southwest, located on Thien An hill, Thuy Tien Lake abandoned water park has become a spectacular destination for adventure seekers in Hue.
Due to being no longer in use, the park evokes a feeling of ghostliness, like stepping out of a horror film.
Cross the fantastic Hai Van Pass
If you’re traveling from Da Nang to Hue, you should not miss the chance to conquer Hai Van Mountain Pass, one of the most impressive passes in Vietnam.
The pass is located on the Bach Ma mountain range and is the natural boundary between Thua Thien – Hue province and Da Nang city.
While crossing Hai Van Pass, you can admire the poetic view that it brings.
One side offers a beautiful coastal view, while the other one brings a breathtaking mountain view creating extremely spectacular scenery.
Be amazed at Lap An Lagoon
About 70 km south of Hue, at the foot of Hai Van pass, Lap An lagoon is a fairylike area.
The Bach Ma mountain range surrounds this place.
When visiting here in the early morning or evening, you will witness charming and somewhat mysterious scenery with hazy mist and sparkling water.
Especially when the sunset disappears after the majestic Bach Ma mountain range, the sky turns into a vibrant orange-yellow color mixed with the deep blue color of the lagoon’s water, creating an extraordinarily fanciful and vivid painting.
Moreover, the villagers are famous for farming oysters, so in addition to admiring the beautiful lyrical nature, you also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes made from oysters.
Fill your belly with tasty Vietnamese dishes
Visiting Hue without trying Hue cakes once is a huge miss.
There are dozens of delicious cakes that you should try, from crispy golden delicacies (Banh Xeo) to a thin rice-flower cake on the tray with shrimps (Banh Beo).
Walking along the Perfume River in the night market in the evening to enjoy local dishes or eating a hot bowl of beef noodle soup in the morning is a great idea.