Hue City


 

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no places like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City.
On the Northern bank of Perfume River has relics consisting of palaces, which were constructed as arc defensive ramparts with 11km length. This valuable construction includes more than 100 arichectural works which were extremely reflected the life of Emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’ reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings. Among these tombs are the four famous ones with the name and the arrangements of the tomb reflected each Emperor’s points of view, personality, and tastes. This is majestic Gia Long tomb, imposing Minh Mang tomb, poetic Tu Duc tomb and magnificent Khai Dinh tomb.

Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and its surrounding still exist tens of pagodas constructed more 300 years ago, and a hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early century.

Besides, Hue is a place where the royal music is originated, and a place with traditional famous dishes and sophisticated handicraft.

As a unique city of Vietnam still remains its form of City under Middle Age and the constructions of monarchic, Hue has become a big and an invaluable museum. Therefore, vestiges in Hue ancient capital have been classified by the government as a very precious property and on December 1993 Hue has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

Tourist Information

 

The region of Hue offers multiple possibilities and excursions: visits of the monuments in the Imperial city and of royal tombs, ecotourism, trekking, boat rides on the Perfume River or on the sea. Hue is also a good starting point to go sightsee to Bach Ma, Canh Duong, Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Phong Nha Grotto, Quang Tri, Da Nang and Hoi An. 
You can contact a travel agency to help you plan your visit.

 

For summer: 
1. Hue - Handicraft Village - Hue Gardens - My An Hot Spring bathing (4 days-3 nights) 
2. Hue - Perfume River - Ngu Ha (3 days-2 nights)
3. Hue - Traditional handicraft village (4 days-3 nights)
4. Hue - Bach Ma - Lang Co (2 days-1night)
5. Hue - Phong Nha Grotto (Quang Binh) - Danang - Hoi An (6 days-5 nights)
6. Hue - Quang Tri - Phong Nha Grotto (Quang Binh) (5 days-4 nights)

Other Tours

1. Boat ride in the countryside 
2. Hue city tour (1 day)
3. Hue - Quang Tri (2 days-1 night)
4. Bach Ma National Park (1 day)
5. Bach Ma National Park - Lang Co - Vung Voi (2 days-1 night)
6. Vinh Moc Tunnel and Phong Nha Grotto (2 days-1 night)
7. Hue - Danang - Hoi An (3 days-2 nights)
8. Hue - Phong Nha Grotto (4 days-3 nights)
9. Hue - Quang Tri - Da Nang - Hoi An (4 days-3 nights)
10. Hue - Bach Ma National Park (2 days-1 night)
11. Hue - Danang - Hoi An- Quy Nhon - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh City (9 days-8 nights) 
12. Hue - Quang Tri - Quang Binh - Vinh - Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ninh Binh (10 days-9 nights)

 

Hotels

 

The hotels in Hue are mainly located along the two banks of the Perfume River. 
They offer a wide range of choice and prices:
Price is about 80,000VND-100,000VND/1 day/room for the Vietnamese and US$ 70-300/ 1 day/room for the Foreign visitors.

Huong Giang Tourism Hotel
Add: 51 Le Loi St.
Tel: 822122

 

Century Hotel
Tel: 823390

Morin Hotel
Add: 30 Le Loi St.
Tel: 824337

 

  Le Loi Hotel
   Add:  2 Le Loi St.
   Tel: 822153

Thanh Noi Hotel
Add: 3 Dang Dung St.
Tel: 522478

 

Tourism Villa
Add: 18 Ly Thuong Kiet St.
Tel: 824252

Paradise Hotel 
Add: 33 Nguyen Thai Hoc St. 
Tel: 825976

 

Perfume River Travel Hotel
Add: 51 Nguyen Sinh Cung St.
Tel: 823675

Guesthouses

They mainly concentrate on Nguyen Hoang, An Cuu parking - place, Phan Dinh Phung and Dinh Tien Hoang St. 
Price costs 20,000 VND/person/day.

Phu Hoa Guesthouse
Add:  47 Le Duan St.
Tel: 523246

 

An Cuu Guesthouse
Add: 3 An Cuu Bus Station
Tel: 822118

Thanh Huong Guesthouse
Add: 12 Dinh Tien Hoang St.
Tel: 523355

 

Thanh Tinh Guesthouse
Add: 3 Phan Dinh Phung St.
Tel: 821348

Trade-Union Guesthouse. Add: 2 Dong Da St. Tel: 826264

Souvenirs Shops


Fashion shops, souvenir shops and galleries concentrate on large streets in Hue City such as: Tran Hung Dao Street, Hung Vuong Street, Phan Dang Luu Street, Mai Thuc Loan Street.

At the market (Dong Ba Market, An Cuu, Ben Ngu, Tay Loc), you can buy Hue’s specialities: nems (meat rolls), cha (grilled chopped meat), tom chua (shrimp sauces),   me xung (sesame-sprinkled gum) and lotus seeds.

Besides, you can find a lot of gifts, which are the products of handicraft villages such as Hue poem conical hats, utensils, copper casting statues and carved-wood products.

Souvenirs

Name of shop

Address

Items

Telephone

Dong Ba lacquerware

4 Tran Hung Dao

Lacquerware, handicraft

 

Nguyen Phuc Long

8 Hung Vuong

Painting, copper statutes, poster

 

Hue

7 Hung Vuong

Lacquer products

 

Mai Anh

7 Hung Vuong

Paintings, silk products

823564

Perfume River

7 Hung Vuong

Silk paintings, embroidery

832584

Huong Duong

59 Phan Dang Luu

Handicraft, painting products

 

Truong Tien

51 Tran Hung Dao

Lacquer and handicraft, Hue Souvenirs

526235

Old capital painting room

47 Tran Hung Dao

 

 

Trang Tien

47 Tran Hung Dao

Souvenirs and children’s toys

527868

Art galleries

Name

Address

Items

Telephone

Le Quy Long

1 Ly Thuong Kiet

Paintings, postcards

 

Boi Tran

17 Tran Hung Dao

Paintings, postcards

823655


Shops

Name

Address

Items

Telephone

Bao Thanh

149 Tran Hung Dao

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

524160

Boi Tran

17 Tran Hung Dao

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

523 655

Trang Tien

95A Tran Hung Dao

Family use items, cosmetics

531143

Camay

80 Hung Vuong

 

826874

Thao Vy

25 Hung Vuong

Shoes, clothes. Cosmetics

823070

Ryna

6B Tran Cao Van

Fashion shoes, clothes. Cosmetics

845929

Xuan Thu

10 Hung Vuong

Clothes, shoes, cosmetics

846127

Binh Nhi

5 Hung Vuong

Clothes, shoes, cosmetics

826509

Silk Huong Giang

44 Le Loi

Fashion clothes

826951

Tan Quang

66 Le Loi

Clothes, cosmetics

846133

Liz

18A Nguyen Tri Phuong

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

832555

Mai Huong

7 Hung Vuong

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

 

Mimi

10 Phan Boi Chau

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

833102

Phuong Van

7 Hung Vuong

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

826217

Bao Tran

11 Hung Vuong

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

 

Minh Nguyet

17 Hung Vuong

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

822501

Ben Ngu

36 Tran Thuc Nhan

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

823795

Mini

18 Phan Boi Chau

Clothes, shoes, wool

 

Cam Nhi

11 Phan Boi Chau

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

826079

Baby

37 Phan Dang Luu

Kids’ clothes

 

Thanh Thanh

15 Phan Dang Luu

Fashion shoes

823807

Huy Long

101 Mai Thuc Loan

Specializing sell Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

824321

Sai Gon Fashion

87 Mai Thuc Loan

Fashion clothes, shoes

524176

Quynh Tram

82 Mai Thuc Loan

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

522048

Shop 100

100 Mai Thuc Loan

Fashion clothes

523118

Viet Thanh

58A Phan Dang Luu

Musical instruments

525573

Han Thinh

6 Hung Vuong

Fashion clothes, shoes, cosmetics

820249

Hung Phu

11 Tran Hung Dao

 

 


Useful Telephone Numbers

Police

113

 

Provincial police

822071

15 Tran Cao Van

Provincial transport police station (PC26)

823856

1A Tran Quang Khai

Hue police

848484

41 Hung Vuong

Fire station

114

 

ATC Ambulance

833333

 

Electricity Department

823773

40A Nguyen Hue

Hue Train Station

822175

2 Bui Thi Xuan

Hue Water Factory

822172

30 Bui Thi Xuan

Immigration Department

822131

43 Ben Nghe

Social Economic Information Directory

108

 

Local call directory

116

 

Telephone repairing service

119

 

Hue City Post-office

824008

1 Tran Cao Van

Domestic calls

101

 

International calls

110

 

English paging service

105

 

Vietnamese paging service

106

 

Vietnamese Messaging

107

 

Vinaphone Messaging

141

 

Vinaphone Direction Using

151

 

Mobiphone Direction Using

145