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Hue is another of Vietnams’ extremely interesting world heritage listed sites and the area has a lot to offer visitors. Hue is located near the centre of the country, approximately half way between HCMC and Hanoi and only 100kms North of Da Nang. Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam and although many historical sites were damaged in the recent war with America it is still a fascinating place to visit and not to missed.

There any many interesting and ancient attractions to be found in and around Hue with a large number of them having been constructed in the 17th and 19th centuries. Among these is the Mu Pagoda which is considered the symbol of Hue and was built in the early 1600s.

Other places of interest in and around Hue include:

  • Nguyen Kings Tombs which are the final resting sites of 8 of the imperial Kings.
  • Hon Chen Temple 10 kms up river from Hue, the temple was built for the Goddess of the ancient Cham peoples. The current temple is the second one built and was constructed in late 1880s.
  • Throne Palace is a superbly decorated structure built in 1805 and moved onto its current foundations in 1833.
  • Thien Mu Pagoda Originally constructed in 1601 and renovated in 1665. The great bell weighing 3,285 Kg was added in 1710.
  • Bac Ma National park 50Kms north of Hue the park offers wonderful mountain views and a wide variety of fauna and flora.
  • Ngo Mon Gate Is an impressive structure 3 stories high and 58m long x 27.5m wide. It was constructed as the main entrance into the imperial city and consists of 5 gates with the centre gate being for the use of the King only.
  • Lang Co Beach Considered one the nicest on the central coast, Lang Co beach stretches for 10 kms, has beautiful white sand and clean shallow waters.
  • There are many other attractions in the Hue area that will add to your Vietnam adventure and make your visit well worth while.

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