Hue is one of the most impressive places in Vietnam! Situated in the center of the country, it is flanked by mountains and centered around the beautiful Perfume River. Full of rich history, incredible architecture and quite possibly the country’s best food, it is worth staying a few days to explore all that Hue has to offer! Here are our top 6 reasons to visit Hue.
1. The History
The history of this area is fascinating. Walk through the Imperial City and imagine a day in the life of the King of Vietnam, see the remnants from centuries of being a war-torn area- targeted for its strategic location, and experience the architectural & religious influence of the French while walking along the Perfume river. Learn more about the city’s rich history on Vespa Adventures’ Hue Imperial Adventure!
2. The Natural Beauty
This lush area of Vietnam is stunning. The hills and mountains create the perfect spots for adventurous Vespa rides. The Perfume River is extraordinary and provides great views of local fishing methods on traditional boats. The farmlands are full of citrus-smelling Pomelo trees, rice paddies, and more. The forests of French-introduced pines are unique and will make you feel worlds away from city life. Surprisingly, scenic views as pictured above are just a short drive from the city center and can be seen on Vespa Adventures ‘Rich Traditions & Hue Countryside Tour’
3. The Food
Vietnam is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, but Hue is famous among the locals for its Royal cuisine. Boasting over 1,000 speciality dishes, Hue is full of foodie surprises. You’ve got to find the right spots to ensure these specialities are prepared in the traditional way, and you won’t be disappointed. Sample some of these great dishes on Vespa Adventures’ ‘Streets & Eats of Hue’ tour
4. The People
The people are extremely friendly in Hue. Venture to the countryside and you’ll notice children in awe of a foreigner in their village. These shy but curious kids may follow you around, giggling and yelling out “Hello!”. While walking in markets, ladies will offer you coffee & tea free of charge with giant smiles.
5. The Traditions
When travelling in the countryside & rural areas of Hue, you will feel the dedication to traditions. From folk art to traditional incense making methods, the locals want to make sure their children learn these Vietnamese traditions. The family temples are extremely important in this area, a tradition that is not likely to fade away anytime soon.
6. The Nightlife
The nightlife is lively every night in Hue. The locals hop from restaurant to restaurant snacking on those previously mentioned Hue specialities with cold Huda beer in hand. (Huda is the choice of beer for locals in Hue!)
Want to explore Hue? Check out our amazing Vespa Adventures tours in Hue here.