This section comprises essential Hue information that all first-time visitors should know about before travelling to this historical city. The ancient city of Hue (pronounced 'whey') in central Vietnam was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty at the beginning of the 19th century, and during the Vietnam-US War some of the most intense conflicts occurred in this region.
One of Hue’s main tourist attractions is the spectacular riverside Hue Citadel or Royal Palace of the Imperial City, built according to the practices of ‘feng shui’. Such is Hue’s historical significance that it is recognised today as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. As having a basic knowledge of the local culture, currency, climate and public transportation prior to your holiday is essential, we’ve compiled a handy travel and local information guide on Hue.