Exploring Hue by Boat and Bike (P1)

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Exploring Hue by Boat and Bike (P1)
Exploring Hue by Boat and Bike (P1)

Are you trying to find a different way to see the heritages and rural villages of Hue? And do you only have a limited time of 1 day? This post covers the top attractions of Hue which will have you go by boat and bike and all of that only in 1 day!

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Imperial City

Imperial City
Imperial City

Start off with discovering the Imperial City to learn all about the past royal kingdom in the early morning. For a long time, it has been a must-see attraction for travelers since it is recognized as a hidden charm of Vietnam. This place belonged to the ancient city of Hue and was a walled fortress and palace. The museums, palaces and tombs are typically from traditional Eastern architecture and all stand together to make the finest attraction.

There are ten main gates leading to the Imperial City, which can be divided into two main parts: the Citadel and the Forbidden City. The Citadel served to protect the important palaces inside whereas the Forbidden City is separated by an additional set of walls. It was the residence of the emperor and his family and only accessible by the royal family and their servants.

Perfume River

The beauty of Perfume River at night
The beauty of Perfume River at night

Embark for a lovely boat ride to enjoy the pleasant viewing along the sides of the Perfume River. It is named the ‘Perfume River’ as it flows through many aromatic flora bringing pure scents before reaching Hue. The water flooding into the river comes from the mountains passing by several forests which also makes up for the fresh aroma.

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On both sides of the river the view is full with citadel, garden, pagodas, towers and temples. With their reflection in the water it gives the river a poetic and musical atmosphere. The splendid riverside landscape is guaranteed one of the most beautiful trip and especially at night when the lights are on.