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Best things to do in Hue

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists visiting a hidden charm of Vietnam.”
8 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Thien Mu Pagoda is worth one of the most mentioned beautiful landscapes in Hue. Not only does it go on romantic poems or Hue characterized lyrics, Thien Mu is also considered as a sacred pagoda and the sight not to be missed by any tourists when setting foot in the ancient capital.”
9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“DMZ loves you and celebrates times of joy with you and your loved ones. From the holy spirit and atmosphere of Christmas eve or the exciting fast past night of New Years eve. Local people as well foreign tourists come together and share a great experience not only in these times of celebration but at any time of the year. Sharing a cold beer, a glass of warm wine, a game of billiards or leaving a memorable statement on our walls, are just a few of the great experiences one receives at the DMZ Bar.”
10 locals recommend
Establishment
“Dong Ba Market is the oldest of its kind in Hue, with hundreds of stalls selling household items, handicrafts, clothing and fresh produce at affordable prices. Located on Tran Hung Dao Street, it occupies a large grey building along the northern bank of Perfume River. Look out for the large red signage that says ‘Cho Dong Ba’ (which means Dong Ba Market in Vietnamese). The market opens as early as 03:00 to cater to local marketgoers looking to purchase fresh seafood, fruit, and vegetables. ”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Tu Duc tomb, constructed between 1864 and 1867, is the most popular and impressive of the royal mausoleums”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“The place offer many beautiful artwork from artist Le Ba Dang.You will see an eclectic mix of his work, painting, sculpting, installations... using all kinds of materials. It is a great place to take pictures, especially the memorial flat on the first floor which looks as if the artists just left in the morning.”
4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“You may get most of cooking materials such as eggs, pork and beef from the convenience store in our building. But Big C is the biggest super-market of Hue. ”
3 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Les Jardins De La Carambole is set within a colonial-era villa, where diners can enjoy authentic French, Italian, Vietnamese cuisine in a classy setting. Set along Dang Tran Con Street, it’s especially popular amongst travellers thanks to its close proximity to the Complex of Hue Monuments. The upstairs dining section also hosts live piano performances while its expansive veranda overlook Perfume River and Hue City Centre.”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“This is an iconic place you must visit when you come to Hue, cool spacious place with a lot of tree and historical items.”
6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
2 locals recommend
Mountain
“Vong Canh hill is 43 meters in height and located about 7km from the central area of Hue, with the foot lying next to flowing Huong River . This hill at first seems to be rather normal among many famous Hue attractions. Nevertheless, visitors should not miss this site because it is considered as the best spot to see a panoramic view of Huong River. This could easily be understood from its name: “Vọng” means observing, watching and “Cảnh” means scenes.”
3 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“If you are a vegetarian, do not miss this restaurant out. The restaurant is spacious and cosy. Food is various and delicious. Price is also suitable for budget.”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It not expensive to rent a boat in 1 hours to go along the river. You will how beauty this river. In summer, citizen swimming alot, may by you want to try, remember to keep rescue coat or float rescue beside you. Around 200.000 vnđ for boat.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is famous for Hue authentic local foods such as crispy pancake, grill beef noodles, and other categories food made up of rice with the cheap prices.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nina’s Café is a family-owned establishment that’s well frequented for its authentic yet affordable Vietnamese dishes. Signature dishes here include squid cooked with lemongrass and chili peppers , banana flower salad , and steamed rice cakes . Set menus , where diners can enjoy a choice of Hue specialities such as bun thit nuong (barbecued pork with rice noodles and greens), nem lui (pork wrapped in lemongrass) or mien xiao (fried noodles) as well as caramel pudding or ice-cream for dessert. ”
1 local recommends