3 brand new experiences when traveling to Hue

Don’t want the usual tourist trip to Hue? Want to explore the brand new side of the ancient capital of Vietnam? You’re in the right place. Make your trip to Hue more special with the 3 recommendations from Silk Path!

Hue has long been one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam, with its cultural heritage masterpieces, from the system of tombs and ancient temples to the magnificent natural scenery with brackish lagoons, and quiet, unspoiled beaches stretching in arcs with spots of shaded mangrove forests. All in harmony with a very personal, idyllic and poetic human rhythm. But Hue still has magical experiences waiting for travelers to discover. Let’s follow Silk Path to learn about 3 unique, must-try experiences in the ancient capital!

Roaming the city on a double-decker bus

From the beginning of September, Hue opened a unique double-decker bus route called “City Sightseeing Hue”, including 12 seats on the first floor, 23 seats on the second floor and 1 seat for the disabled. Visitors will be able to visit most of the famous scenic spots in the city.

Departing at Toa Kham wharf, the bus in turn runs through the main roads such as Le Loi Street, Phu Xuan Bridge, Tran Hung Dao Street, Le Duan Street and Da Vien Bridge to see the Huong River, and visit tourist attractions such as Dong Ba Market, Phu Van Lau, Thien Mu Pagoda, Quoc Hoc Hue School.





At the parking spots, visitors can get off the bus to visit the attractions and continue on to the next bus after 30 minutes. The bus has a voiceover system in 9 languages, providing more useful information about each famous attraction and historical story of the ancient capital.

Ticket price:

  • One round trip: VND 100,000/ ticket 
  • 8-hour ticket: VND 150,000/ ticket

Rowing SUP on the Huong River to watch the brilliant sunrise

Photo: Lương Sỹ Hiệu


Photo: Collected


In recent years, SUP rowing has become a favorite sport activity of many Hue citizens, especially young people.

In the dry season and on sweet sunny days, on a long stretch of the Huong River from Thien Mu Pagoda extends down to Truong Tien Bridge, you can easily find dozens of SUPs slowly floating on the river. People practice the SUP, enjoy the scenery, then take advantage of walking, having a street-style breakfast right on the pedestrian zones.

Rowing SUP on Perfume River. Photo: Võ Thạnh/ Vnexpress

When rowing SUP on the Huong River, visitors can paddle through many historical and cultural sites from afar or watch the spectacular sunrise, reflecting on the relaxing and clear blue water.

Usually when participating in this activity, visitors often rent SUP by the hour instead of buying it for convenience in moving, commuting, even combining early morning cycling at a fairly reasonable price.

SUP rental price on Huong River:

  • From VND 70,000 – VND 100,000/ SUP/ hour
  • Including: SUP, life jackets, dry bags for electronics and personal belongings

Cycling around Ru Cha forest, adrift on Tam Giang Lagoon

Photo: Collected


Photo: khamphadisan.com.vn


With an area of 5 hectares, 90% covered by Ru Cha trees, Ru Cha mangrove forest is the only remaining primeval forest, known as the pearl of Tam Giang Lagoon. Only about 10km from the city center, the way leading to Ru Cha forest is also very convenient; many tourists, especially young people choose to go by bicycle - around 1 hour of travel time, to fully enjoy the wild scenery here. Swirling under the arches of Cha trees, in the cool space of the forest and the sea breeze, the huge roots, clinging to the ground of the Cha tree, create strange and impressive shapes, shading the whole area. Local people also whisper that in July and August of the lunar calendar (August to October of the solar calendar), Ru Cha forest blooms beautifully, looking from afar like a brilliant golden carpet in the countryside of the ancient capital.

Sunset in Ru Cha. Photo: Nguyễn Thị Mai Trang/ Traveloka Golocal 


Photo: Lỗ Hữu Đức Anh


Located in the heart of Hue city, Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel will be the ideal place for visitors to discover the beauty of the ancient capital but also enjoy a modern, dynamic but also very poetic and very Hue lifestyle.

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