Vietnam TravelHow to Spend 3 Perfect Days in Hue, Vietnam

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Located in central Vietnam, Hue was the country’s imperial capital for 143 years. The city is filled with marvelous temples, pagodas, and citadels that were built by the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. A visit to Hue is not complete without exploring the ancient Citadel, taking a cruise on the Perfume River, and visiting the magnificent tombs of the emperor. Here’s a guide on how you can spend three perfect days exploring this wonderful city.

Day 1: The Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda

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Start your first day by taking a leisurely stroll through the Imperial Citadel. The Citadel was built in 1804 and served as the home of the Nguyen Dynasty until 1945. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hue. Be sure to visit the Thai Hoa Palace and Dong Ba Market while you are there. In the afternoon, take a cruise down the picturesque Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Thien Mu Pagoda is one of the oldest and most iconic temples in Hue. It was built in 1601 and is known for its seven-story octagonal tower.

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Day 2:  The Tombs of the Emperors

No trip to Hue is complete without visiting the tombs of the emperors. There are a total of seven imperial tombs, each of which is unique and worth exploring. The most popular tomb is that of Emperor Tu Duc, which is located on a scenic lake surrounded by gardens and trees. Other notable tombs include those of Emperor Khai Dinh and Emperor Minh Mang. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as some of the tombs are located a fair distance from the city center.

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Day 3:  Hue’s Countryside

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On your final day in Hue, take some time to explore the beautiful countryside. One of the best ways to do this is by taking a motorbike or scooter tour. There are many tour companies that offer half-day and full-day tours of the countryside. These tours typically include stops at rice fields, pagodas, temples, and villages. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a cooking class or go on a bike ride through the jungle. No matter how you spend your day, exploring the Hue countryside is sure to be a highlight of your trip.

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Hue is a city located in central Vietnam that is filled with marvelous temples, pagodas, and citadels. A visit to Hue is not complete without exploring the ancient Citadel, taking a cruise on the Perfume River, and visiting the magnificent tombs of the emperor. The most popular tomb is that of Emperor Tu Duc, which is located on a scenic lake surrounded by gardens and trees. On your final day in Hue, take some time to explore the beautiful countryside. One of the best ways to do this is by taking a motorbike or scooter tour. Many tour companies offer half-day and full-day tours of the countryside. These tours typically include stops at rice fields, pagodas, temples, and villages. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even take a cooking class or go on a bike ride through the jungle. No matter how you spend your day, exploring Hue’s countryside is sure to be a highlight of your trip!

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thirdstrikeIII
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This is a good way to make the most out of a short trip. I like to spend a minimum of 3 days in any location just because that is a good number to get to do enough things. 

pinkcherie
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Three days seems like such a short trip but I guess this would be accompanied by staying in other areas in Vietnam as well. I was there a few times but was not staying in the area. It is a gorgeous place. 

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FFF1

I have been to Hue and I think it is a beautiful place. It’s definitely a good idea to spend 3 days there because there are so many things to see and do.

I went there last year and it was so beautiful. I highly recommend going to the tombs of emperors, especially Tu Duc’s. It’s a great way to get a taste of history and tradition while still being able to enjoy the present (they have a bunch of nice restaurants around the tombs).

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Hue is a very beautiful place but I have only been through in passing. I have never stayed in the area. I would love to after reading this. I had not considered it at the time as I was so busy but looking back now, I wish I would have better planned for it and stayed a few days.

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RinieTran

I’ve been to Hue, and I have to say that this is spot-on. It’s a beautiful city and you can spend hours exploring the temples.

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