About Thua Thien Hue

Known for its complex of Hue monuments and numerous tombs of Nguyen Kings, Thua Thien Hue has discovered the value in its imperial heritage. The destination is gentle and loved for its poetic beauty, visitors can immerse in the refreshing air and charming green cityscape, enjoy royal art's masterpieces that are filled with rich culture and history, or visit many traditional craft villages alongside the famous culinary tradition.


The dry season is from March to August and the rain season from September to February stirs up with storms and floods. The best time to visit is from the end of January to the end of February. Beach lovers would be thrilled to travel Hue from May to July while April is the most festive month of many vibrant events.


Visitors can visit Thua Thien Hue by planes, buses, trains, or private vehicles. Phu Bai Airport connects flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, and Da Lat to Hue City. Besides, the extensive bus network, the North-South train line, motorbikes, and private cars are also great options for those who prefer to enjoy the traveling experience at a slower pace.

Top things to do in Thua Thien Hue

1. Visit the ancient cultural relics

2. Drop in the traditional craft villages

3. Taste the local cuisine

4. Sunbathe on the beaches full of sunshine

5. Explore the Bach Ma National Park

6. SUP on Khe Ngang Lake

7. Crossing the majestic Hai Van Pass by train

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From Hue: Bach Ma National Park Hiking Day Trip with Pickup
Trek through Bach Ma National Park on a day trip. - See the Do Quyen Waterfall, admire mountain views from Bach Ma Peak. - 5 lakes adventure trails, and swimming. - And enjoy a picnic lunch.
From US$ 40.00 /Pax

Come to Hue and enjoy the best food in the world

Hue beef noodle soup, vinegar noodle soup Famous for a long time, Hue beef noodle soup is a dish you can find in many provinces and cities. However, enjoying this dish in the very place that made its name is an interesting experience. Traditional Hue beef noodle soup has a sophisticated and meticulous way of processing. A bowl usually consists of pork legs, boiled pork secretions, crab rolls ... Popular prices range from 20,000-40,000 VND/bowl. If coming to Hue in this season, tourists also have the opportunity to enjoy vinegar noodles - a unique "summer taste" in the ancient capital. The soul of this dish is the swallow, a specialty of the Tam Giang lagoon, combined with raw vegetables, rice paper, shrimp, peanuts, broth from tattooed rice. The shop right at the foot of Gia Hoi bridge is the top famous place in Hue selling this dish. Price 35,000 VND/bowl. Vinegar noodle soup. Photo: Vy Huynh Hue beef noodle soup Photo: Khanh Van. South Prussian soup, snakehead fish soup The only soup cake available in Hue is Nam Pho soup cake - an heirloom specialty of Nam Pho village (Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province). The dish is affordable from only 10,000 VND / bowl, but is processed very carefully and meticulously. Yarn cooked from rice flour mixed with filtered flour in a ratio of 3:1. The shrimp and pork belly fillings are pounded by hand, and the balls form beautiful brick-red patties. When enjoying, you can add spicy fish sauce to stimulate the taste buds. In addition to South Prussian soup, snakehead fish soup is also a flavor that conquers many gourmets in Hue. When customers order, the new seller chops the dough into thin strands, puts it in a pot of smoky broth. Snakehead fish soup has the sweet taste of carefully simmered fish bones, the rich, fresh taste of fish meat and the crispy taste of fat. Snakehead fish soup is usually sold in the evening, priced at 15,000-20,000 VND / bowl. South Prussian soup cake and Hue snakehead soup. Photo: @THUYSEABOOK_. Mussel rice Mussel rice conquers diners by the harmonious combination of cold white rice, sour caramel, herbs, chopped banana corn, fish sauce, onions, sesame salt, chili, fat, deep-fried pork skin, flakes, peanuts. The highlight of the dish also lies in the accompanying mussel broth. The warm mussel juice is prepared by beating a few pieces of ginger and adding spices for an ethereal, rustic flavor. In addition to mussel rice, mussel noodles, mussel noodles or mussel porridge are also attractive culinary versions worth trying in summer. The price of a bowl is only 10,000-15,000 VND. From mussels, Hue people make different delicacies such as mussel rice, mussel noodles, mussel porridge or stir-fried mussels. Photo: _troosismeee, bena_. Mattress Each spring roll wrapped in lemongrass, rolled with raw vegetables dipped in broth creates a unique play dish of the people of Hue. The meat and lean, the fat is evenly whipped, rolled into each lemongrass tree, grilled on charcoals. The spring rolls are grilled slightly on the edge, eye-catching gold, exuding a seductive aroma. Spring rolls in Hue cost an average of 7,000-10,000 VND/tree. Spring rolls rolled raw vegetables. Photo: Airbnb. Types of cakes Traveling to Hue, you also have the opportunity to experience a series of specialty cakes from the people to the court such as duckweed cakes, noodles, filters, little ram, wet cakes rolled with sour shrimp or wet cakes rolled with grilled meat for only about 10,000-30,000 VND / portion. In addition, popular among young people in Hue must be mentioned pressed cakes. Previously, traditional pressed cakes only had filter flour, eggs, served with raw vegetables. However, with the current diverse variation, Hue pressed cake has more fillings such as meat, shrimp, pate, sausage ... to meet the needs of diners. Going to Hue in the summer, you can also go to Chuon lagoon to enjoy a unique dish of fish cakes. Here, customers visit the market and buy fresh and delicious fish that have just been caught, then give them to the seller to process. Just go into the market, visitors will see a few shops of o's shops pouring cakes for customers. The ancient capital of Hue is considered the "culinary capital" with famous cakes. Image:  Ba Chi cake of Hue. Types of tea Hue tea attracts visitors from the appearance with more than 20 types, eye-catching colors. In addition to the typical roasted pork wrapped filter tea, the Hue tea list also stands out equally with all flavors such as lotus seed tea, drift tea, purple potato tea, corn tea, grapefruit tea, green bean tea, red bean tea, plank beans, horse bean tea, filter powder tea, banana tea, areca blossom tea, yellow wax tea, fruit tea... The price of tea is usually from 10,000-19,000 VND / glass. Tea shops are often sold near the walking path along the Huong River or on Tran Hung Dao street, near Truong Tien bridge, in front of Thuong Bac Park. For sweet lovers, Hue is paradise, especially when it comes to tea. Image:  Khanh Van . Salted coffee On the list of must-try dishes when coming to Hue, salt coffee is equally "sought after" by tourists next to the above specialties. The coffee is brewed in a filter, dripping drop by drop into a cup of condensed milk and fresh fermented milk below. When serving, diners add ice and salt and stir well. Salted coffee is first known as two shops in Nguyen Luong Bang and Dang Thai Than streets. Currently, with the increasing demand for enjoyment, most cafes in Hue sell salted coffee. Visitors can try some more shops in Truong Dinh, Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Hue, Le Huan, Pham Ngu Lao. The price of a cup of salt coffee ranges from 15,000-45,000 VND depending on the shop. The cup of salt coffee has the richness of milk, the salty taste of salt, the faint bitterness of coffee. Image:  @eatwithnchenggg. According to VnE

Food & Drink 12/03/2024

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