Hue is truly a wonderful destination to visit in Vietnam. Sprawling along the Song Huong River, Hue has served as the Imperial Capital of Vietnam and till date the city is regarded as a respectable place by the locals. Hue is also popular as the rainiest cities in the country. The main attraction of Hue is the Imperial Citadel which is a moated fort which was constructed during the 19th century.
Inside the citadel there are a number of interesting attractions. The Thai Hoa Palace used to serve as the coronation hall of the Emperor; the Truong Sanh Residence served as home to the mother of King Tu Duc; the Purple Forbidden City is an excellent example of Mandarin Palace. Another major attraction in the city is the tomb of the Emperors located along the Song Huong River. The Ho Chi Minh Museum and the Royal Fine Arts Museum also make good places to visit. About 15Km from Hue is the pretty beach Thuan An where visitors can have fun.
Hue is known for its embroidery work. There are several places where framed embroidery work can be purchased. Some places where visitors can find good shops are the Vo Thi Sau Street, Nhat Le Street and the Le Loi Street.
Hue is served by the Phu Bai Airport, which is located about 15 Km from the city center. Taxis are easily available at the airport and a one-way trip to the city center costs around 250,000VND. There is also a bus service that drops visitors to their destination. One ticket on the bus costs 50,000VND.
The nearest major airport to Hue is the Da Nang Airport. A one-way taxi ride from the airport to Hue costs 1,200,000 dong.
There are no halal restaurants in Hue. However there are several vegetarian restaurants in the city where visitors can dine. Some of the vegetarian restaurants in the city are Doa Sen Vang, Loving Hut, Tam Thien, Bo De, etc.
There are no mosques in Hue.