Located in central Vietnam, and recognised as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, Hue was once the capital city of Vietnam (from 1802 – 1945). Even though many of its finest buildings were destroyed during the war, this deeply evocative capital of the Nguyen Dynasty still resonates with the glories of imperial Vietnam, where the royal lifestyle and customs still have a signigicant impact on the city’s culture. For example, Hue dishes are usually come in relatively smaller serving with much more refined presentation. Violet-colour Ao Dai are especially common in Hue as the colour has a special connection to the high-rank officials.
Hue has a great blend between new and old as sleek modern hotels tower over crumbling 19th century Citadel walls, and with just enough concentration of nightlife which does not disturb the tranquility of the city. The main attractions includes Hue Citadel, Emperors Tombs scattered along the river, Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest high school in Vietnam Quoc Hoc highschool and Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts.