Hué Heritage Town
About two and a half hours north of Danang, the imperial city of Hué – and capital of the country’s last dynasty, the Nguyen – harbours several national treasures. On the north bank of the Perfume River, the Citadel spans across 520 hectares and is comprised of three circles of ramparts: Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel), Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), and Tu Cam Thanh, the Forbidden Purple City which is surrounded by brick walls. Southeast of the Citadel, you will find seven royal tombs scattered on both banks of the Perfume River, each of which built according to Vietnamese principles of feng shui and designed by the deceased rulers.
Other remarkable sights include the An Hien Garden House, Originally the residence of the 18th daughter of Emperor Duc Duc, and the seven-storey Thien My Pagoda, Vietnam’s tallest pagoda built at the turn of the seventeenth century.
Hue’s imperial cuisine is rightfully regarded as one of the finest in Vietnam, both its taste and unique presentation.