Do you know five free but interesting things to see in Hue? (Updated!)
The cultural and historical values of the Imperial Citadel in Hue Why you should visit the Imperial Citadel The romantic and peaceful Perfume River has always placed nice impression on the hearts of visitors coming to Hue. Coming here, almost of tourists choose to spend their time with things to see in Hue as visiting Hue Ancient Palace, tombs and temples of Nguyen Kings; listening to Hue Royal Music on…
The romantic and peaceful Perfume River has always placed nice impression on the hearts of visitors coming to Hue. Coming here, almost of tourists choose to spend their time with things to see in Hue as visiting Hue Ancient Palace, tombs and temples of Nguyen Kings; listening to Hue Royal Music on Perfume River or enjoying the specialties which are simple but attractive in the city including clam rice, beo cake, loc cake, nam cake, beef rice noodle and so on.
However, there are some fascinating and romantic destinations with interesting experiences which cost very little of your budget in Hue for your reference as below:
1. Passing Hai Van Pass and Admiring Lang Co Beach
Hai Van Pass also known as Ai Van Pass or Cloud Pass is the natural border between Thua Thien Hue province in the North and Da Nang city in the South. With the height of 500m above the sea level and the length of 20 km crossing Bach Ma range of mountains (a part of Truong Son Range of mountain), Hai Van Pass is quite narrow and difficult of access. At present, there is underground tunnel passing the pass, but many tourists choose to travel on this road to admire the amazing natural landscapes.
From Da Nang city or Hue city, you can hire motorbikes to conquer Hai Van Pass to admire the landscapes from above. If you are lucky enough to visit the place in a fine day, you will have a chance to see a part of Da Nang city, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsular, Cham Island or the pretty beaches in blue of Da Nang.
If you travel from Da Nang to Hue, you will see the whole view of Lang Co Beach in Thua Thien Hue as soon as arriving at the foot of the pass. Lang Co Beach is attractive with water in jade color, white fine sand beach which is considered the biggest gift after the stressful time of driving through the dangerous road of the pass.
2. Wandering along Le Loi Street and paying visit to Hue National School
Le Loi Street is the main road in Hue city which is running along the romantic Perfume River. On this road, there are rows of ancient tamarind trees with their large foliage shading the road. Walking on the street at the school finish hour, you will wish to become a poet to create a romantic works for the students in this pretty city.
If you can ask to get the permit from the guard of the school, you can have a chance to visit Hue National School which is also known as the National High School, one of the most famous school in the ancient capital. It is famous firstly for its age. The school was founded in 1896 and serves as the third oldest high school in Vietnam after Nguyen Dinh Chieu High School in My Tho city, Tien Giang province and Le Quy Don High School in Ho Chi Minh city. Secondly, the school is well-known for the excellent results that the students at this school have achieved as well as the specializing quality of the teachers and professors of this school.
3. Admiring the beauty of Perfume River and Trang Tien Bridge
Talking about Hue, it is a must to talk about the dreamlike river of Perfume. Perfume River flowing through Hue city has long become the symbol of this city in the mind of all people in Vietnam as well as the soul of the peaceful and simple life of the resident in Hue. The river has come into a number of art works and the target for lots of artists. It should be a shortage to come to Hue without taking photos of Perfume River.
Come to Perfume River, you will also see Trang Tien Bridge crossing the river. The bridge has undergone the series of ups and downs with many times of restoration and rename. It is finally completed with the current shape and name and becomes one of the symbol of Hue city.
4. Experiencing the pleasure and peaceful space at Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu Pagoda has long been considered one of the most famous and beautiful temples in the South. The pagoda is pretty for its location on Ha Khe Hill facing the Perfume River in green. It is also attractive for the sacred, ancient but charming and peaceful architecture. It is well-known for the surrounding legends and stories that encourage the curiosity. Let spend some time visiting the pagoda to admire the beauty and enjoy the peace that you can easily find there. The gorgeous atmosphere comes from the location of high hill, facing the romantic river and the green of grass and pine trees grown on the yard.
5. Immersing into the green space in Nam Giao
A green and cool space bearing the marks of culture and history of the ancient capital which is worth visiting is Nam Giao. The place used to serves as the worshiping place and the place to pray for rain for kings under Nguyen Dynasty. Located in the pine forest with super fresh and clean atmosphere, the attraction is very suitable for people into the peaceful and quiet space to relax.
Coming to the place, you shall be able to imagine the sacred space of the rituals in the past. Simply, walking on the pine forest to listen to the songs of birds, of the winds and taking nice photos are also the interesting experience you can found in Nam Giao.
In conclusion, the above attractions are for free but are worth visiting in Hue. In any situation, please be noted with the credo for travelers when coming to any attraction that do not take anything but the photos, do not leave anything but the footprints.
Updated Information: from 01/01/2020, visitors above 13 years old have to pay 50.000 VND to access An Dinh Palace and Nam Giao.
Hope you to have a great trip discovering the romantic city with top things to see in Hue!
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