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One Day in Hue Vietnam

What is itinerary One Day in Hue Vietnam? Hue is a city of ancient beauty with many famous tourist destinations. If you have limited time and want to know what to see and do in Hue in one day, VN Cars would like to show you all information as below.

1. Hue Imperial Citadel

This is the first place in Hue city that you have to visit. Hue Imperial Citadel is considered a golden architectural monument of the Vietnamese feudal era.

Hue Citadel is beautiful in ancient style, with a bit of solemnity and nostalgia. Going inside the Citadel you can visit some other places inside such as Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Duyet Thi Duong Theater, Co Ha Garden, Thai Binh Lau, Tu Phuong Vo Su, etc. . or visit Hue Imperial Antiques Museum where it displays and stores more than 8,000 valuable antiques.

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Coming here, visitors can see and learn not only the ancient architecture but also the Vietnamese lifestyle culture of the king’s period. It usually takes about 1,5 to 2 hours in the morning to visit the Citadel.

2. Thien Mu Pagoda

After visiting The Citadel, you can go to Thien Mu Pagoda in the morning. Thien Mu Pagoda is located 5km west of the city center. This is the most famous ancient temple in Hue. Coming to the temple with both romantic and sacred beauty, visitors will be impressed by the unique feudal architecture. The temple has a marble sculpture of a turtle, symbolizing for the longevity. Besides, Phuoc Duyen tower is also a great construction in the temple. The tower has 7 floors, each floor is dedicated to each Buddha. Coming to this pagoda, you will not only explore the architecture of the pagoda, but also have the opportunity to see the peaceful beauty of the Perfume River while standing at the temple.

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3. Dong Ba Market

Spending the morning with 2 famous sightseeing places that everyone who comes to Hue must visit. In the early afternoon, you should visit Dong Ba market to shop and enjoy Hue cuisine. Dong Ba Market is one of the famous shopping places in Hue. You can buy many things at this market from handicrafts, costumes, … to souvenirs, specialties as gifts for your family and friends. Moreover, Dong Ba market is also a culinary paradise of Hue. There are many delicious dishes of the ancient capital such as banh nam, banh beo, banh loc, beef noodle, snail, … for visitors to taste.

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4. Quoc Hoc High School

When the evening falls, the last place to visit during the day is Quoc Hoc High School. This school is located on the other side of the Perfume River compared to the above tourist attractions. Quoc Hoc Hue is a school founded by the French nearly 120 years ago. Besides its history, you are also impressed by the beauty of the school. A dark red color stretched from the classroom wall to another wall. From the building to another one. This is definitely the best virtual live check-in place for you!

You will find a large park with a pond on the other side of the street . Go for a walk there and observe the locals relaxing and playing sports.

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4. Take the boat trip on Perfume River

An elegant but great pleasure for tourists when visiting Hue is to cruise on the Perfume River at night, watch the romantic moonlight and listen to Hue folk songs. With the price VND 100,000 / person, you will enjoy the melodies from the smooth sweet voices of Hue girls.

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5. Visit Truong Tien Bridge

In a peaceful space, walking on Truong Tien Bridge – the symbol of Hue people is a very relaxing and peaceful feeling. On weekends, Truong Tien Bridge is outstanding and brilliant in the sparkling of thousands of colorful lights. You can also join the flow of shoppers on the night market at the foot of Truong Tien Bridge.

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Things To Do in Hue Vietnam

Things To Do in Hue Vietnam? Hue is one of the famous tourist attractions in Vietnam, the last capital of the feudal dynasty of Vietnam. Hue has kept for itself a lot of ancient temple palaces, long-standing traditional cultures.These things have made the journey to Hue attractive to tourists from all over the world. VN Cars would like to share some typical stops of Hue that you should not miss when traveling to Hue.

1. The Citadel

Located on the North bank of the poetic Huong river, The Citadel with royal art architecture and unique garden. It was also the administrative and political center of the Nguyen Dynasty and the place of living of the royal king in the past.

Visiting this tourist destination, you will admire the magnificent castles, temples and shrines in the supreme style, imbued with the architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Visitors not only have the opportunity to learn more about history, but also free to take photos in this unique architectural space.

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2. Thien Mu Pagoda

Along the Perfume River, about 5km from the city, we want to share with you that is Thien Mu Pagoda. The temple is located on Ha Khe Hill, Kim Long street, Huong Long commune. Thien Mu Pagoda with contemplative beauty, quiet and ancient reflected on the romantic Perfume River. This is a very picturesque and poetic picture.

Visitors to the temple will be amazed by the ancient, poetic, sacred and mysterious beauty. Besides, going to the temple, you can also see the antiques with very high historical value such as horizontal paintings, ancient statues or bronze stone bell … They have not only historical value but also imbued with the artistic value of the Nguyen Dynasty.

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3. Huong River

As a symbol and also the pride of the Hue people, Huong River is gentle as a long, soft silk strip in the middle of a dreamland of the ancient city. The Perfume River is emerald green, crystal clear, reflecting the view of the poetic city under the smooth and sparkling water under the sunlight. There were many artists when cruising to admire the peaceful Huong Giang and listen to traditional Hue folk songs here had found a great source of inspiration to compose immortal poems.

It’s quite interesting when visitors hear the folk tunes, watching the city at night sparkling and fanciful on a boat. Being released along the Perfume River, visitors will feel the pleasure as if they are reliving the time of the ancient King. This is a very amazing tourist destination in Hue that you should not miss.

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4. Vong Canh Hill

If you’re looking for a panoramic view of the city from above, Vong Canh Hill is ideal place for you. From the top view of Vong Canh Hill, you will see the “charming river” landscape of the poetic Huong River and ancient tombs, temples and pagodas, with a view of the majestic mountains.  If you have the opportunity to visit Vong Canh Hill at sunrise or at sunset, you will have an amazing experience.

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5. Ngu Binh Mountain

In addition to the poetic Huong river, Ngu Binh mountain is also a symbol of nature and the pride of the people of Hue. Standing on the top of this beautiful mountain, you can zoom out and admire the picturesque landscapes and natural scenery of Hue city. From the foot to the top of the mountain is covered with lush pine forests, mixed in the cool breeze, bringing a cool space and a feeling of extreme relaxation.

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6. Khai Dinh Tomb

The Nguyen Dynasty was the last dynasty of Vietnam during the monarchy with 143 years of existence with many tombs built during this period. One of the most highly appriciated tombs to mention is Khai Dinh Tomb. This is the tomb of the 12th king during the Nguyen Dynasty. Khai Dinh Tomb is designed based on the combination of royal and Western architectural style, creating extremely unique and eye-catching beauty. This is a famous tourist destination in Hue that you should ignore.

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Top 5 Local Market in Hue City

What is the best local market in Hue City? Hue is a favorite place with many tourist destinations because it is the ancient capital of Vietnam with majestic temples and tombs. Hue is also famous for many simple dishes with plenty flavors of the homeland such as Hue beef noodle soup, banh beo, banh loc, … You should not forget to buy souvenirs for your friends and family when traveling in this ancient city, right? Here is some information about the local markets that you should refer to to make your trip more interesting!

1. Dong Ba Market

Dong Ba market is the most famous market in Hue city and it is the largest commercial center in Hue, built in 1899 under King Thanh Thai. The market is located on the banks of the Perfume River. The front of the market is on Tran Hung Dao street, formerly called Truong Tien street, the main street of Hue,  it attracts thousands of customers coming in and out everyday.

Dong Ba market is diverse and rich in many items. So what to buy at Dong Ba Hue market ? Here you can see the specialties in Hue such as Hue beef noodle soup, mussel rice, banh loc, banh beo, banh nam, lotus seed sweetsoup, etc. Dong Ba Market has many fine art stalls that are suitable for souvenirs such as wooden bracelets, small cyclo chains made from pieces of wood, flute, bamboo, … and handicraft products from local brands.

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(Top 5 Local Market in Hue City)

2. An Cuu Market

An Cuu market was established during the reign of King Minh Mang, located on Hung Vuong and Phan Dinh Phung streets.  At present, An Cuu Market is one of the busiest markets in the south of Hue city due to its historical development and location.

You can find many things here ranging from fresh food to clothes. This market is not only considered a “fresh bank” to provide food and a lot of essential necessities for the locals but also a convergence of Hue specialties from three regions.

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3. Ben Ngu Market

This is also a shopping place in Hue not to be missed when coming to the ancient capital. Ben Ngu Market is located right next to the river, which is a major trading place in Hue. As a market with the typical colors of Hue, so tourists coming here to shop will have a chance to experience the daily culture of the ancient capital. Associated with local people, the price here is also much cheaper than Dong Ba market.

There are many things that can be found there, ranging from fresh food, flowers, clothes, fruits and even living animals (ducks, chicken,etc), etc. If you want to find the freshest food to cook or fruit to eat, Ben Ngu market is the perfect choice for you.

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4. Tay Loc Market

Located on the bustling Nguyen Trai street, Tay Loc market is a busy market in the Northern side of Hue city. This market also has the characteristics of traditional markets in Vietnam. The items at the market are quite diverse from food, fabrics, clothing, electrical appliances, and furniture … The stalls here are eye-catching display, the salesman offers a warm welcome with Hue accent, so sweet and cute. If you are a tourist, you will be “hypnotized” by these offers!

Tay Loc Market is known as “flea market” in Hue. It is very concentrated in many items that people are used to calling “secondhand (Banh)”.

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5. Phu Hau Market

Phu Hau market is a wholesale market, where you can buy a lot of product with very cheap price. In the past, this market was next to Truong Tien bridge, later it was moved to Phu Hau ward. From early morning, the market has been opened. Because this is a place to supply goods, vegetables, seafood products to other markets in Thua Thien Hue province. Even traders in Quang Tri also come to import goods.  That’s why the market had to open so early in order to catch up.

You can find many things here like seafood, fruits, household appliances and accessories, etc with undoubtedly a fair price.

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Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Hue City

Hue city is known as the cradle of Buddhism, is a convergence of many famous temples such as Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Dam Pagoda, Tu Hieu Pagoda … For Hue people, vegetarian cuisine is indispensable on the full moon days or holidays. That’s why there are many specialized restaurants and serve all kinds of vegetarian foods. VN Cars will introduce you to the most famous and delicious vegetarian restaurants in Hue!

1. Lien Hoa Vegetarian Restaurant

Lien Hoa Restaurant is one of the delicious and popular vegetarian restaurants in Hue city. With convenient location, near the city center, Lien Hoa is one of the places that make customers come to here quite crowded. The space is decorated in the ancient style of Hue royal court with idyllic rustic dishes and carefully selected to bring customers the peace and familiar feeling when coming to the restaurant.

Lien Hoa Vegetarian Restaurant is famous for many delicious and strange vegetarian dishes and attracts diners both domestic and foreign tourists to enjoy. The price of vegetarian dishes at Lien Hoa Thu restaurant is quite cheap, and most Hue people know this restaurant. If you want to enjoy vegetarian food, do not hesitate to come to Lien Hoa Restaurant.

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00

Address: 03 Le Quy Don, Hue

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2. Thien Tam Restaurant

Thien Tam Restaurant is one of the most appreciated and popular vegetarian restaurants in Hue. As the name of the restaurant, this is not only a vegetarian restaurant, but this restaurant is full of humanity and meaning. Because every month on the full moon day, the restaurant will serve free dishes to the poor and homeless people.

Thien Tam Restaurant has large space with architecture designed in the old style. Decorated as well as combined with grass, flowers and leaves give customers a feeling of closeness and relaxation. Not only that, the shop also has a lot of delicious dishes, the favorite dish in that restaurant is vegetarian hotpot. The service attitude here is highly appreciated by customers for their enthusiasm, fun and thoughtfulness.

Thien Tam Restaurant is the best choices for you when you visit the mausoleum and the countryside in Hue. Because it is quite close to the well-known landscapes like Tu Hieu pagoda, Tu Duc tomb, Khai Dinh tomb, Minh Mang tomb, even Vong Canh Hill.

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00

Address:  110A Le Ngo Cat, Hue

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3. Tinh Lam Nhi Vegetarian Restaurant

Tinh Lam Nhi Restaurant is highly appreciated and supported by customers in Hue City. The impression that the vegetarian restaurant gives to its customers is the luxurious style, bearing the royal court style of the Nguyen Dynasty. The space is combined with ornamental trees to bring a green space and comfort when customers come to the restaurant.

Not as flashy as the appearance, the price at Tinh Lam Nhi Vegetarian Restaurant is very affordable. The vegetarian menu is varied with lots of delicious dishes such as wheat gluten mixed with coriander, vegetarian chicken with mushroom, jackfruit mixed sesame… . Especially, on big holidays, the restaurant will organize vegetarian buffet to attract more customers when coming to enjoy. Professional staff, very fun and enthusiastic service. Chefs are also selected and are experienced people in the field of vegetarian restaurants.

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 21:00

Address:  112A Truong Chinh, Hue

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4. Dieu Lac Vegetarian Restaurant

Dieu Lac Vegetarian Restaurant is located in the center of Hue city, opposite to a branch of romantic Huong River. Most tourists would like to come here to enjoy both delicious dishes and its peaceful space. The restaurant is quite closer to nature because of clean wooden furniture and green tree pots. Besides, there are the paintings of the Buddha and the lotus, and some calligraphy inside the restaurant… It will bring you a relaxed and peaceful feeling when coming here.

With a varied vegetarian menu, delicious dishes from Vietnamese and Korean dishes, simple but highly appreciated by customers. And another impressive point at Dieu Lac is that the time of serving at the restaurant is fast, customers will not feel tired when waiting. Staff are friendly and attentive, it will make customers feel satisfied.

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00

Address:  01 Han Mac Tu, Hue

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5. San May Vegetarian Restaurant

An old garden house located along the Perfume River is a quiet space where you can enjoy the pure taste of the dishes here. The food here is rated as delicious, clean and completely different from other places.

The restaurant is designed by the owner with elegant architecture of 19th century. When you come in, you will see a garden surrounded by trees and blooming flowers.

The menu of the restaurant is quite varied, consists of the types of noodle and dishes processed from tofu, vegetable, and starch. In addition to the basic vegetarian dishes, the restaurant is also proud of the unique dishes that few vegetarian restaurants have.

Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 – 21:00

Address:  08 Thanh Tinh, Hue

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Love Bridge in Da Nang City

The Love Bridge in Da Nang city attracts many tourists, especially couples.It is an ideal dating place for couples who are in love, want to come here to admire the beauty of the bridge, and mark their love with the desire to be together forever and happy.

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The bridge is located at the beginning of the Dragon Bridge, Tran Hung Dao Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang. This is a highlight cluster of works on the Han River of Da Nang City, opening free to visitors and this is also a bridge built as a marina.

The bridge is designed with the arc shape with the length of 68 meters and the width of 6 meters, facing the middle of the river and has plenty of space to admire the beauty of the Han River.

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Standing from the Love Bridge, visitors can see the surrounding landscape and the other side of the city center of Danang. At night, you will find the scenery here is peaceful and sparkling. And this is one of the impressive highlights on the Han River of Danang City.

Every night, hundreds of heart-shaped red lanterns are lit up to make the Han River bridge space more sparkling and fanciful. It is the light that reflects on the surface of the river, waving the water waves, creating a very romantic, wonderful scenery.

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Love Bridge is inspired by famous bridges in the world such as Pont des Arts (France), Hohenzollern (Germany), Tretriakovsky (Russia) or Milvio (Italy). Although they are different in terms of design but these bridges have the same meaning, that is the couples who love each other will come here to hang the lock with the names of both of them, their love will be forever and faithful, nothing can be separated.

People who come here can bring their own locks or buy them at the lock point next to the bridge. The locks here are also molded into a heart shape – the most romantic symbol of love for couples. After the lock is securely hung on the bridge, they will throw or hide the key so that no one can open it.

Love Bridge

“The Carp transforming to a Dragon” Statue

The Carp transforming to a Dragon is not only a beauty image of the marina but also an image to beautify the aesthetic value for the East bank of the Han River. This image shows the desire to escape the misery of the present life and become the place that many young people and tourists visit and take interest in.

Love Bridge in Da Nang

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Danang Love Bridge with the statue of The Carp transforming to a Dragon in the DHC Marina cluster of the marina project and the Water Sports Club. The Love Bridge was built to the middle of the Han Bridge and is located between the Dragon Bridge and the Han River Bridge, so standing here, you can admire the beauty of both famous bridges, certainly the scenery that Love Bridge brings very romantic and poetic space.

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The Carp transforming to a Dragon is a symbolic image for the marina with a sculpted body and layers. Dragon’s head was inspired by the Ly dynasty and was designed to spray water. Fishtail means peace, prosperity and solidarity. And the statue The Carp transforming to a Dragon will spray water at every weekend night creates an interesting image for visitors. The statue is designed with the height of 7m, the weight nearly 200 tons and is made from 5 blocks of natural white marble.

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Top 4 Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside

Vietnam is a country with many diverse and rich traditional craft villages spread across many provinces and cities in all of the country, including Hoi An, Quang Nam. Quang Nam is currently a province with many famous traditional craft villages. If you would like to discover new things in Hoi An, do not forget to visit the following traditional villages in Hoi An countryside!

1. Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village existed before the Nguyen dynasty with nearly 500 years of history. Although sometimes this ancient village fell into recession, but thanks to some dedicated craft groups, it has revived the entire traditional village to avoid being forgotten. This is a quite favorite destination for a lot of tourists when coming to Quang Nam. It  is located just 3km away from the center of Hoian so tourists can visit this village quite easily.

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Coming to Thanh Ha Village, visitors will have a chance to explore traditional potteries making by local people and also mold their own ceramic works. You can buy pottery as souvenirs with very cheap prices. Thanh Ha Pottery Land Park, with an area of ​​more than 6000m2, opened in 2015 and has become the most large-scale pottery exhibition in the country today.

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

2. Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Kim Bong carpentry village was originated in the 15th century and went into a peak in the early 17th century thanks to the opening of a large commodity trading port in Hoi An town.

If you want to visit Kim Bong carpentry village, you have to travel by boat with a very cheap price. The first impression of visitors when coming to this village is the tranquility and very softness. Most of the households here are carpentry and have a carpentry workshop in the house. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to admire the process of creating exquisite works of art made from wood. Visitors can buy some wooden items as gifts as bracelets, jewelry boxes, combs, statues … with quite affordable prices.

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(Kim Bong Carpentry Village – Top 4 Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside)

3. Tra Que Village

Located about 3km from the center of Hoi An city, Tra Que Vegetable Village is one of the very interesting craft villages that you should not miss when visiting Hoi An.

This village uses special fertilizers from the fertile river nearby. Vegetables in Tra Que village are famous for their freshness, an indispensable vegetable that makes up the special flavor of famous dishes in Hoi An.

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(Tra Que Village – Top 4 Beautiful Villages in Hoi An Countryside)

This is also a clean vegetable selling place, which is guaranteed by many locals. Tourists are attracted to Tra Que vegetable village not only by the peaceful green scenery of the long vegetable beds but also by the interesting tourist activities here such as trying to be farmers, learning how to take care of crops, watering, catching worms, fertilizing … Many domestic and foreign tourists have chosen Tra Que vegetable village as a destination because of its very close and natural attraction. This is a pretty great suggestion if you choose to travel and want to explore the land of Quang Nam.

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4. Hoi An Lantern Village

Hoi An is a small town located on the pristine and beautiful Thu Bon River. Hoi An is famous for friends all over the world not only because of its ancient features, deep beauty and beautiful vibes but also because of the “specialty” of this ancient city – the lanterns.

The craft of making lanterns here has existed for over 400 years, starting from the early 16th century. Visitors here can freely buy a brilliant or elegant lantern to make souvenirs or decorate houses with affordable price.

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The artisans in the lantern village are quite crowded and the skills in the profession are still preserved and handed down to a large number of career lovers. Walking along the river in the center of the old town, the colorful shimmer radiating from the lanterns will surely make you flutter. The lanterns not only bring a fanciful appearance to the festival night but also spread the ancient beauty and Vietnamese cultural identity to friends from all over the world. If you have the opportunity to visit Quang Nam, do not miss this famous traditional village.

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Top 5 Royal Tombs in Hue City

Royal Tombs in Hue City? Hue ancient city is one of the famous destination in the central of Vietnam. This city has a long history of culture, poetic natural landscape and many world-recognized cultural heritages. If you would like to explore the preserved feudal culture of Vietnam, then don’t miss the top 5 ancient mausoleums in Hue that are revealed below.

1. Tu Duc Tomb

Tu Duc Tomb is located in Thuong Ba Hamlet, Thuy Xuan Ward, Hue City. Tu Duc Tomb was built from 1864 to 1867 with an area of ​​475 ha.

Tu Duc Tomb or often called Khiem Lang is the most beautiful of the tombs in Hue. The tomb was built by Emperor Tu Duc during his reign, when he built this project, which consumed a large amount of wealth and efforts of the people, causing the turmoil. To apologize to the people, he has changed its name to “Khiem”, meaning”modest”. After his death, it was changed to Khiem Lang to this day.

Top 5 Royal Tombs in Hue City

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Tu Duc Tomb has poetic and charming beauty because Emperor Tu Duc is a literary artist, so his character and hobby are a bit poetic. Inside the mausoleum are Bat Trang tiled roads winding with trees and birds, which are extremely poetic. King Tu Duc also uses Khiem Lang as a place for fishing, reciting poetry, enjoying the beautiful natural scenery.

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2. Minh Mang Tomb

Minh Mang mausoleum was started construction from 1840 and completed in 1843. The mausoleum is located on Cam Khe mountain, 12km from the center of Hue city. Minh Mang Tomb is the resting place of the second king of the Nguyen Dynasty. With an area of 26ha, there are up to 40 large and small works located on the hills, rivers, and lakes.

Minh Mang Tomb has the charm of nature and was revised to set the context for architectural works. A harmonious combination between nature and architecture. The trees here is also old according to the ancient age of the mausoleum, creating an ancient beauty.

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3. Khai Dinh Tomb

Khai Dinh tomb, also known as Ung Lang, is considered the most unique architecture tomb of the Nguyen Dynasty thank to the combination of Eastern and Western architecture in harmony. King Khai Dinh is a passionate about Western culture and architecture, so he wanted to build a tomb which completely different from his predecessors. He sent boats to France to buy iron, steel, cement, Ardoise tile … and to China, Japan to buy porcelain, stained glass … as materials to build the tomb.

It took 11 years to complete Khai Dinh Tomb. This tomb has a rectangular of 127 steps, influenced by many architectural schools such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Roman, Gothique .. .. It can be said that Khai Dinh Mausoleum is the most spectacular and unique mausoleum in Hue that you should not miss during the visit to this legendary ancient capital.

4. Gia Long Tomb

Gia Long Tomb was built from 1814 and completed in 1820. The mausoleum is located on Thien Tho mountain, Huong Tho commune, Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue province. This was the resting place of King Gia Long, the first king of the Nguyen Dynasty. The entire tomb area is 42 hills and mountains, showing a masterpiece that combines architecture and natural scenery.

Lang Gia Long also has another name is Thien Tho Lang. Located 20 km west of Hue city center, belonging to Dinh Mon village – Huong Tho commune – Huong Tra district. The lotus pond surrounds the mausoleums, the pink of the brilliant lotus petals in season, the fragrance will spread throughout a mountainous region.

Gia Long - Royal Tombs in Hue

5. Thieu Tri Tomb

Thieu Tri tomb is also known as Xuong Lang and is located on Thuan Dao mountain. Thieu Tri tomb is the resting place of Thieu Tri King. This tomb was built in the shortest time, only 10 months. Thieu Tri Mausoleum has architectural features drawn and selected from the architecture of Gia Long and Minh Mang tombs. The tomb has green fruit gardens as fences. With the peaceful countryside space of immense rice fields and lush green orchards, Thieu Tri Mausoleum creates a sense of familiarity, intimacy but extremely quiet, relaxed for anyone.

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Top 5 Places That You Should Visit in Danang by Night

Da Nang is well-known for many beautiful landmarks such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Ngu Hanh Son, Ba Na Hills, My Khe Beach, etc. Da Nang is one of the most attractive destination in Vietnam for both domestic and foreign tourists. It will be more exciting if you have a Danang nightlife tour because you will have a chance to watch the beauty of this beautiful city at night. Let’s follow us to know the top 5 places that you should not miss in Danang by night.

1. Dragon Bridge

Dragon Bridge is the most famous bridge in Da Nang because it can spray water and fire. Located in the heart of the city, Dragon Bridge has outstanding architectural features that make anyone passing to look at it. The bridge was constructed in the shape of a golden dragon, symbolizes the aspiration of Da Nang city.

In the day time, the golden bridge is covered with a strong golden color, there are many tourists visiting to take photos. From the dragon bridge, you can see the sentence Tran Thi Ly, Han River Bridge very clearly. At night, the Dragon Bridge is sparkling by the continuous color changing light system. Especially, at 21:00 every Saturday and Sunday night, the Dragon Bridge can spray water and fire from its mouth. This is definitely an amazing view that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Da Nang.

Danang by Night

(Dragon Bridge – Danang by Night)

2. Asia Park – Sun Wheel

This place is a unique combination of entertainment models in the world with Asian characteristics. Coming here in the evening, you will be immersed in the sparkle of the thrilling games. There are many games such as roller coasters, free-fall towers, high-speed chutes, skytrain, etc.  It will surely bring you many interesting experiences.

The most fascinating experience when visiting Asia Park is the feeling of hovering on the Sun Wheel. This is the largest rotation in Southeast Asia and attracts many tourists. Coming here in the evening, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Danang city under the shimmering lights. With a capacity up to 380 seats, you will have about 15 minutes to see Danang in sight from an altitude of 115m, the feeling is hard to describe.

Top 5 Places That You Should Visit in Danang by Night

(Asia Park – Danang By Night)

The park opens from 15:30 to 23:30, welcoming hundreds of visitors to visit. Moreover, the park also has a food stall with a variety of styles, from Japan to Europe, promising to bring you delicious delicacies.

3. Sky 36 Club

It is considered the most famous night spot in Da Nang. For those who like the hustle and bustle of super-hit tracks and panoramic views of the city at night, Sky 36 is the perfect choice for you.

Located in the heart of Da Nang city, Sky 36 is the highest Sky Bar in Vietnam. With the height of 163m, you will have a chance to see the whole city of Da Nang at night. This is a convergence of young people with monumental and luxurious space. Here, the system of modern glass lift will take visitors both moving and can watch the city up to the highest floor. Upon arrival, you will be overwhelmed with modern design that is a harmonious combination between outdoor bar, sofa bed and inside VIP area. This is a luxurious Da Nang night venue and attracts tourists on every holiday and New Year.

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(Danang By Night)

4. Han River Bridge

This is a unique spinning bridge in the heart of Da Nang city. Han river bridge is also an important traffic bridge of Da Nang. Coming here in the evening, visitors will admire a bridge with colorful highlights, sparkling an entire Han River.

In particular, this bridge can rotate 90 degrees along the flow of the river to open a new path for large ships to pass. From Monday to Friday, the bridge will rotate according to the previous schedule, open at 1 am and close the bridge before 2 am, but if there are large ships the bridge will close at 4 am on the same day. Particularly for Saturdays and Sundays, the bridge will be rotated from 23:00 to 24:00 on the same day. Because of this special thing, the Han River Bridge was chosen as an attractive place to spend the night in Danang.

Danang vietnam at night

(Danang By Night)

5. Helio Night Market

This is a shopping and dining place that you should visit when coming to Danang. When the night falls, it is also the time when the Helio Night Market is dazzling with lights. The market has many stalls selling souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, shoes, .. for you to freely choose. The items here are very plentiful in style but also affordable. This is a bustling shopping place for students who is also a popular nightlife in Danang.

After shopping, you can enjoy delicious dishes like snails, pancakes, rice paper, avocado cream, etc. and many other attractive dishes. The night market opens from 17:00 pm to 23:00 pm.

play in danang at night


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Best Restaurants in Hue City

Hue is not only has high-value historical sites or captivating landscapes, but also is remembered by the delicious restaurants in Hue, where there are special dishes only in the ancient capital. Here are the top 5 delicious restaurants in Hue that you should come to fully enjoy the typical flavor.

1. Les Jardins De La Carambole

Les Jardins De La Carambole is known as the oldest French-Vietnamese restaurant in Hue. This restaurant was built according to the style of ancient French architecture with original tiles from 1915. The restaurant’s doorways are designed with the dome style of the ancient churches in foreign countries.

Coming to this restaurant, you will feel the harmonious combination between modern Western style and traditional features of Hue culture. The old wooden tables and chairs are still used with the familiar layout like in the movies of the old war. The dishes at the restaurant are not too expensive but very good with a plentiful menu. If you come here, you should not miss the delicious green mango salad with grilled sea bass with Mediterranean sauce; or grilled beef with banana leaves with the unique aroma of lemongrass and banana leaves. Fried banana bread with passion fruit sauce will be a great dessert for meals here.

Best Restaurants in Hue city

(Best Restaurants in Hue City)

In addition, this restaurant also has a small bar for visitors to enjoy the famous glass of fine French wine. This is an ideal place to explore traditional cuisine.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 32 Dang Tran Con Street, Hue

2. Hanh Restaurant

Located at 11 Pho Duc Chinh Street – a small street near the Western Quarter of Hue City. Hanh Restaurant is a paradise of Hue cakes not only for locals but also for many domestic and foreign tourists. According to the owner of the restaurant, “We have continued to make bread from Mom, Mom has continued from Grandmother and we have had more than 30 years born just to make cakes”.

Best Restaurants in Hue

(Hanh Restaurant – Best Restaurants in Hue)

Hanh Restaurant serves a variety of cakes and especially the banh khoai (rice pancakes) and nem lui (made of minced pork rolls wrapped in lemongrass, and served with rice paper, vegetables, and peanut sauce). You can order a set includes banh beo (steamed rice cake), nem lui, banh khoai, banh cuon thit nuoi (BBQ pork wrapped in rice paper), and nem ran (fried spring rolls) with the price VND 120,000. If you are in Hue or intend to travel to Hue, you should come here to try these delicious dishes.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 11 Pho Duc Chinh, Hue

3. La Maison Cafe & Restaurant

La Maison Cafe & Restaurant is a famous restaurant in Hue located on Pho Duc Chinh street and this is also a coffee shop. The space is a bit small but still comfortable for customers. The restaurant is designed with European style. When coming to La Maison Cafe & Restaurant, you not only enjoy delicious dishes but also have many beautiful places to take pictures.

The menu at La Maison Cafe & Restaurant is diverse and rich in both food and drink. The restaurant has dishes such as fried rice with kimchi, fried chicken with spicy sauce, spicy chicken with cheese, Dakgalbi, Kimbap, … Moreover, the pizzas of the restaurant are also quite excellent. Besides, the staff here are very enthusiastic, happy and polite. If you are in Hue or intend to travel to Hue, you definitely cannot miss a great spicy chicken restaurant like La Maison Cafe & Restaurant.

Best Restaurants in Hue

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 09 Pho Duc Chinh, Hue

4. Ancient Hue Restaurant

Located in Phu Mong – Kim Long village near Thien Mu Pagoda, with a 2000 m2 campus designed in a traditional style. In the middle of the yard is the copper censer, ancient well, lotus pond. The harmony in the architectural decor of this complex recreates the glorious past of Hue and gives customers the deepest sense of an ancient Hue city.

Restaurants in Hue Vietnam

Coming to Ancient Hue Restaurant, you will have the opportunity to experience the unique cultural features of an old garden restaurant, traditional houses: display of antiques for visitors and guests can play chess. The house is made of clay, it shows the still life paintings created by famous artist Le Ngoc Tuong. Besides, Ancient Hue also has a cooking service for guests (if required). Specialties here include Royal Appetizers, shrimp, French five-spiced duck, Hue tea, homemade ice cream, and high-quality pastries.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 104/47 Kim Long Street, Hue

5. Y Thao Garden Restaurant

Y Thao garden restaurant has the architecture of an old mansion with two main areas: garden space and indoor space. The space in the garden is quite large with many kinds of trees creating a fresh and airy atmosphere. The space inside the house is quiet and polite, and the layout of the house is quite classic.

Coming to Y Thao garden restaurant, visitors can find the specific Hue architecture through the design and decoration of the owner. Another special thing when visiting this restaurant is that you can admire the beautiful collection of ceramics and woodwork of the landlord in their living room, chat with them to learn more about the life of Hue people before enjoying a meal in the garden.

Restaurants in Hue Vietnam

Y Thao Garden serves a lot of Hue specialties with a nice cooking style and presentation. The menu has a diversity of vegetarian dishes and other dishes such as spring rolls, cinnamon rolls, green bean cakes, … More specifically, at this restaurant, you can also register for courses to learn how to cook Hue dishes in Royal style with prices ranging from 700-900 thousand VND for 4-5 lessons. If you are curious and want to discover how to make luxurious dishes of Hue, this is a destination not to be missed.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 03 Thach Han, Hue

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Top 5 Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

Hoi An City – a famous tourist destination in Quang Nam was honored as one of the 20 most wonderful places to live in the planet. When night falls, the whole Hoi An becomes shimmering, fanciful like a beautiful picture. What make Hoi An so attractive at night ? Let VN Cars walk around the ancient town of Hoi An by night to find the answer!

Hoi An by Night

Visit Japanse Covered Pagoda at night

Japanse Covered Bridge is a tourist symbol of Hoi An ancient town, which is no stranger to any visitor coming to Hoi An. The covered bridge, as the name implies, lies on a small tributary of the Thu Bon River embracing the old town. Over 400 years of history, Cau Pagoda is still there, ancient and contemplative, witnessing the changes, marking the intersection of unique cultures.

Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

(Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night)

When the night falls, Japanese Covered Pagoda becomes more beautiful and sparkling than ever. The temple isilluminated by glittering lights, constantly changing colors, opening up a beautiful multi-color picture. Walking around this colorful pagoda is an interesting experience you should not miss when traveling to Hoi An by night.

Walking around Hoi An ancient town at night

Another experience at night when coming to Hoi An is walking around the old town. It is simple but extremely attractive and interesting. The old town is quiet with the old houses with moss-tiled roofs, embellished with the shimmering and magical colors of lanterns at night. Hoi An ancient town seemed to be wearing a brilliant new shirt that charming, captivating any tourist. Walking on the ancient streets that seem to be lost in the city of light – where there is a combination of the silence of ancient architecture and the excitement of modern life.

Hoi An at Night

The highlight of Hoi An ancient town at night is the area near the Hoai river. Bach Dang street with yellow lights from the ancient houses reflecting on the river constantly creates a romantic and poetic view. Perhaps that is why this place is like Venice of Vietnam.

Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night 2020

On the bank of the river is Nguyen Phuc Chu street, which is full of popular shops and souvenir shops. Here you can easily enjoy the fascinating specialties of Hoi An and find souvenirs to buy as gifts for your loved ones. This street is also display many beautiful pictures of Hoi An as well as other famous tourist destinations in Vietnam.

Take the boat trip on the Hoai River and drop the colored lanterns

Traveling to Hoi An by night not only attracts visitors by the Japanese Covered Bridge or the old town, but also the experience of sitting on a boat and dropping the colored lanterns on the Hoai River. You can rent a small boat down the Hoai River, watch the quiet and fanciful city at night, and listen to stories about this land from the boatman in peaceful space. Moreover, you can manually drop the small, sparkling light lanterns bringing hopes, dreams, prayers for health, good luck for yourself and your loved ones. The beautiful small lanterns are priced at 3,000 – 10,000 VND along the streets of Hoi An.

Top 5 Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

Hoi An night

What to eat in Hoi An by night

Another attraction when traveling to Hoi An by night is that visitors will have the opportunity to explore the cuisine with attractive local specialties. After walking around the landscape of Cau Pagoda, sitting on a boat down the Hoai River, dropping a lantern, visitors can stop by the culinary street by the Hoai River to enjoy the famous dishes of Hoi An such as Cao lau, chicken rice, Quang noodles, pancakes, dumplings … along with snacks such as noodles, tea, etc. Or take a cup of coffee along the way and enjoy the peaceful night view in the old town.

Top Things To Do in Hoi An by Night

Hoi An city always has its own ancient, contemplative and charming features, especially at nigh. VN Cars wishes you a trip with lots of meaningful experiences.

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