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Hue

Hue is a city located in central Vietnam, in the Thua Thien Hue province. It lies on the banks of the Perfume River and is known as the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Hue is a culturally and historically significant city, having served as the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945.

The city is renowned for its monuments and architecture, most notably the Citadel, a large fortress and palace complex that was built in the early 19th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Citadel is surrounded by a moat and is home to many important buildings such as the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Flag Tower.

Hue is also home to many important temples and pagodas, including Thien Mu Pagoda, which is the oldest pagoda in the city and is considered a symbol of Hue. There are also several museums in the city, such as the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the Nguyen Dynasty.

The city is also famous for its cuisine, which is known for its distinct flavors and spices. Hue is known for its delicious dishes such as Bun Bo Hue, a spicy beef noodle soup, and Banh Beo, a steamed rice cake.

Hue is also a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to the city to explore its rich history and culture. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, with many bars, clubs, and restaurants offering live music and entertainment.

Hue is a city with a rich history and culture, and it is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the culture and history of Vietnam.

Excursion tips for a day in Hue

As a tourist in Hue, Vietnam, there are plenty of activities to enjoy during your stay. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in Hue on a day:

1. Visit the Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty.

2. Take a boat ride along the Perfume River to admire the beautiful scenery and visit some of the city’s many pagodas.

3. Head to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hue, to learn more about the city’s history and culture.

4. Explore the Imperial Tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty to see the grand tombs of the former emperors.

5. Visit the Dong Ba Market to browse through the many local products and souvenirs.

6. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at one of the city’s many restaurants.

7. Visit the Tu Hieu Pagoda to learn more about Buddhism and meditation.

8. Take a cooking class to learn how to make some of the local dishes.

9. Go on a cycling tour of the city to explore the many sights and attractions.

10. Spend an evening at the Night Market to shop for some unique souvenirs.

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The climate in Hue

Hue in Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate, with hot and humid summers, mild winters and two distinct rainy seasons. During the summer months from May to September, temperatures average around 28-30°C and the humidity is high. In the winter months from October to April, temperatures drop to around 18-20°C and the humidity is much lower. The two rainy seasons occur in the summer and winter, with the heaviest rainfall in August and January.

Cruise weather for Hue

Our weather forecast for Hue helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 34.7 °C
min: 23.8 °C
19.4 m/s
22.7 m/s
85.4 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,004 hPa
05:27:17
18:25:06
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 35.6 °C
min: 24.9 °C
15.8 m/s
22.0 m/s
82.6 %
24.1 m
67.8 %
1,003 hPa
05:27:35
18:24:52
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 36.4 °C
min: 25.4 °C
17.3 m/s
33.5 m/s
99.0 %
24.1 m
63.4 %
1,001 hPa
05:27:54
18:24:37
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 24.6 °C
17.3 m/s
47.2 m/s
99.6 %
22.4 m
68.8 %
999 hPa
05:28:12
18:24:21
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 34.5 °C
min: 24.5 °C
21.2 m/s
42.5 m/s
89.5 %
23.8 m
68.3 %
997 hPa
05:28:30
18:24:03
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 35.0 °C
min: 26.7 °C
14.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
99.3 %
24.1 m
63.9 %
998 hPa
05:28:48
18:23:45
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 37.3 °C
min: 26.2 °C
12.2 m/s
20.9 m/s
82.1 %
24.1 m
63.8 %
1,000 hPa
05:29:06
18:23:26
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 38.3 °C
min: 25.6 °C
18.0 m/s
23.4 m/s
80.9 %
23.4 m
64.3 %
1,000 hPa
05:29:23
18:23:06
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 37.2 °C
min: 26.7 °C
11.5 m/s
19.1 m/s
69.6 %
24.0 m
62.7 %
999 hPa
05:29:41
18:22:45
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 36.0 °C
min: 26.7 °C
11.2 m/s
18.7 m/s
97.5 %
24.0 m
65.8 %
998 hPa
05:29:58
18:22:23
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 24.7 °C
14.4 m/s
32.0 m/s
97.8 %
22.3 m
79.1 %
999 hPa
05:30:14
18:22:00
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 24.3 °C
12.2 m/s
37.4 m/s
100.0 %
21.4 m
88.4 %
998 hPa
05:30:31
18:21:36
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 24.3 °C
8.3 m/s
18.7 m/s
100.0 %
22.6 m
85.4 %
996 hPa
05:30:47
18:21:11
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 24.8 °C
18.0 m/s
54.4 m/s
100.0 %
23.6 m
77.1 %
999 hPa
05:31:03
18:20:46

Cruises to Hue

Would you like to travel to Hue on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Hue.

Scheduled ship calls in Hue, Viet Nam
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 08:00 pm
May 29th 2025 Thursday, 29th of May 2025 Azamara Pursuit 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 27th 2025 Monday, 27th of Oct. 2025 MS Riviera 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 11th 2026 Wednesday, 11th of Feb. 2026 MS Sirena 10:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 12th 2026 Thursday, 12th of Feb. 2026 MS Sirena 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 4th 2026 Wednesday, 4th of Mar. 2026 Azamara Pursuit 06:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 28th 2026 Saturday, 28th of Mar. 2026 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 08:00 pm

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