One day tour in Hue is the best way to discover a romantic and peaceful landscapes and atmosphere. Hue city – a peaceful city with the old citadel and many tombs of Nguyen Dynasty Emperor. Besides, Hue has the white sand beaches of Lang Co to the large Tam Giang Lagoon, waiting visitors explore. An itinerary one day tour in Hue will give visitors a great experience.
Breath fresh air in the peaceful city, many people have chosen to explore the city by bike or cycle. Come to Hue, visitors will impress by the friendliness of local people. They always smile and talk with a soft voice. Furthermore, Hue is also famous for having good food. It is Bún Bò Huế (spicy beef noodle soup), Bún Hến, Bánh Bèo, Bánh Lọc,… In addition, Yes, visitors will easily find food in every corner of Hue. Here is how to make the most of one day tours in Hue.
What to see in Hue in One day Tour?
7:00 AM Enjoy Bún Bò Huế and drink café
Start a new day with a Bún Bò Huế bowl. Overall, It is one of the famous Vietnamese foods. And it will be your regrets if you miss tasting it once being in Hue city. The hot and a little spicy bowl of noodles contain a lot of beef and some greens to please your taste buds and boost your energy.
After your meal, you should enjoy a cup of coffee. Vietnamese coffee isn’t too sweet and it smells fantastic while enjoying a street coffee has only cost $0,7. Hue city has also many beauty coffee shops along streets as well as rural areas for your choice and enjoys peaceful time as Vietnamese way.
8:00 – 8:30 Am Visit Thien Mu pagoda
After having breakfast, it takes around 15 minutes to drive to Thien Mu pagoda. Thien Mu pagoda is the symbol of Hue, located on the northern bank of the Perfume River. The pagoda was built on top of Ha Khe hill in 1601. People always come here to pray, hope their wish will become true. The pagoda has stunning architecture and beautiful views of the Perfume River.
- Dress politely when visiting the pagoda: pants or skirts that cover the knees for woman and pants for men.
- Bring a small money in order to pay for the parking.
- You can come to the pagoda by boat tour. This will a great experience for you. The boat will take you along to 2 banks of the river and can enjoy the sunset on the river if you visit late afternoon.
Thien Mu Pagoda
- Address: Nguyen Phuc Nguyen street, Hue city
- Opening hours: Early morning till 5:00 pm
- 9 Am – 11:30 Am Visit the Imperial city of Hue
One day tour in Hue, you can’t forget to visit Imperial Hue. The complex has around 140 buildings and you will take around 3 hours to explore every corner. The citadel was where the royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty lived and work. It has built by Gia Long king in 1804 and used until Bao Dai king in 1945. Imperial Hue
- Summer: 6:30 Am – 5:30 pm
- Winter: 7 Am – 5 Pm
Entrance fee: 150.000 VNĐ ( $7)
3:00 Pm – 4:30 Pm Visit the tomb of Khai Dinh Emperor
Visiting the royal tombs is the thing you shouldn’t miss when traveling to Hue. Khai Dinh tomb is one of the tombs has beautiful architecture. Compared to other tombs in Hue, Khai Dinh tomb is much smaller. However, it has the unique design and luxurious. Its architecture is a fusion of East and West. The main temple is the detailed and colorful mosaics and engravings of the dragon on the wall and the ceiling.
Khai Dinh tomb
Address: Thuy Bang, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue
Opening hours: 7 Am – 5 Pm
Entrance ticket: 100.000 VNĐ ($4.6)
5:00 Pm – 6:00 Pm Admire the beauty of Tam Giang Lagoon
On this time, you will have the chance to watch the sunset on Tam Giang Lagoon. Just driver about 15 km to Thuan An beach where you can take the purple sunset over the lagoon amazingly. In fact, It is the most romantic moments and amazing scenery. When you have time, you should try to take a boat tour with a local and go fishing net. Final, you have dinner with fresh fish and seafood there before come back to Hue city.
6:30 Pm Relax with massage
After a day tour in Hue, you should relax with the body massage. However, you should choose a reliable spa, here are some places recommend as below:
Cherish Spa (Cherish Hotel) Address: 59 Ben Nghe, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, Phone: 0234 3943 943 Business hours: 10:00 AM – 22:00 PM Price range: From 331,000 VND ($15) Website: cherishhotel.com/spa
Alba Spa (Alba Spa Hotel) Address: 28 Tran Quang Khai, Hue City, Phone: 0234 3828 444 Business hours: 10:00 AM – 22:00 PM Website: http://www.albaboutiquehotels.com/en/alba-spa/packages/
7:30 Pm Enjoy Banh Mi and explore the city by night
Enjoy Banh Mi of Hue at Trang Tien bridge. Surely, you will very funny by the taste of Banh Mi which is famous everywhere around Vietnam. and each area has its own taste. On the other hand, explore the city by night and walk along walking streets to admire the charming of Trang Tien Bridge sparkling different light colors. In conclusion, there are so many things to see and spend more time to explore the city.
After you visit Hue city, you can be combined go from Hue to Hoian to explore an ancient town, read more here. Furthermore, you can travel to Quang Binh to discover the kingdom of caves including Phong Nha cave, Paradise cave, Son Doong cave, En cave, etc.
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