cityinsight / Hue


Hue is a city in central Vietnam and was the national capital under the Nguyễn Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. During the French colonial period, Hue was in the “protectorate of Annam”. In the Vietnam War, Hue was near the border between the North and South. The city was the battleground for the “Battle of Hue”, which was the fierce battle of the Vietnam War. Consequently, Hue was severely damaged including the physical features and its reputation as well.

Today, Hue is one of popular tourist destination in Vietnam and well-known for its historic monuments, which were recognized as UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Good to Know

Visa Requirements
No Vietnam visa required for those included in Vietnam visa exemption list
Languages spoken
Currency used
Vietnam Dong (VND)
Area (km2)
1285 km2

Weather and best time to visit Hue

Hue features a tropical monsoon climate; the dry season from March to August with the peak is 40 °C (104 °F). The rainy season is from August to January with the average temperature is 20°C (68°F).

The best time to visit Hue is from February to April with the average temperature is 22°C and the rainfall is low during this time.

Where to visit in Hue

  • Imperial City
  • Minh Mang tomb
  • Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue’s royal court music
  • Bach Ma National Park
  • Royal Tombs
  • Thanh Toan Bridge