Hue (pronounced “h’way”) is located in central Vietphái mạnh và a đô thị that history buffs will find particularly intriguing. Not only was it the seat ofNguyen Dynastyemperors from 1802 to 1945, but it was also the site of the longest và bloodiest battle of the ‘American War’ (or, as we lượt thích to say in America, the ‘Vietnam giới War’).

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Sadly, when the war was over much of the damage inHue was neglected because they were seen by the communist regime as “relics from the feudal regime”. But today, slowly, work is progressing to lớn repair the historical monuments that have sầu lead to this city being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

If you plan on visiting Central Vietnam, 2 days inHue should be enough time khổng lồ see the highlights. Read on lớn learn all about our top 8 things to vì chưng in Hue, Vietnam!

Royal Library in the Imperial City of Hue

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Hue, Vietnam Travel Basics

Currency in Vietnam

Vietnam is an easy and inexpensive country khổng lồ travel around!The currency of Vietnam is the Dong (VND) và at the time of writing the exchange rate was approximately23,186 VND khổng lồ $1 USD. Don’t worry about bringing a lot of cash from home, there are plenty of ATMs around Hue.

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Getting lớn Hue


Hue is trang chính to lớn Phu Bai International Airport và there are dozens of domestic flights – operated by Jetstar Pacific, Vietphái nam Airlines, and VietJet – inkhổng lồ và out of the thành phố daily. Unfortunately, there are not any international flights into Hue directly. The closest truly international airport in the much larger Da Nang International Airport an hour south of Hue.

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If you’re coming from Da Nang to the south then you can travel lớn Hue by Bus, Train or Private Car.

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If you’re on a budget then a bus is your best option. We always use Bookaway khổng lồ book our bus tickets in Vietnam because you can see all the bus schedules as well as ratings and Đánh Giá.

Chechồng Bus Times on Bookaway

And if you’re a history buff or a ferroequinologist then you’ll certainly want khổng lồ take the train as the railway running between Da Nang và Hue is considered to lớn be the most scenic stretch in Vietphái mạnh. That being said the trains in Vietnam are rather slow và rarely run on time so unfortunately, it’s not the most efficient way to get between the two cities. For some reason buying train tickets through Bookaway is actually cheaper than buying them directly through the Vietphái nam Railways trang web.

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You can also just hire a private driver to lớn take you khổng lồ Hue. The advantage to this is you can have them take you over the Hai Van Pass for some seriously scenic views!

Hoi An is just 45 minutes further south from Da Nang & your best transportation options are bus or private oto. The train doesn’t run khổng lồ Hoi An so if you’re set on taking the train to Hue you’ll first need khổng lồ hire a driver to take you lớn the train station in Da Nang.

Getting Around Hue

The best way khổng lồ get around Hue is by using the ride-hailing phầm mềm Grab – it’s the Uber of Southeast Asia. Of course, you’ll need mạng internet to use Grab và we always recommover buying a local Vietnam giới SIM thẻ as soon as you arrive sầu in the country.

Best Time to lớn Visit Hue

The hot/dry season in central Vietphái nam lasts from April until October with the high temperatures ranging from95– 104°F. July is generally the hotdemo month of the year & temperatures in Hue can be unbearably hot in the middle of the day. You can expect some rainfall from September until January.

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You’ll find the weather to be the driest và most pleasant from February until April.