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Top 22 attractions to explore in Thua Thien Hue

This province is located in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. It has 128 km of coastline, 22,000 ha of lagoons and over 200,000 ha of forest. There is an extensive complex of imperial tombs and temples in Huế.

Attractions in Thua Thien Hue

Bach Ma National ParkLộc Điền, Phú Lộc, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

The Bach Ma National Park is about 40km to the south of Hue city and 65km to the North of Da Nang. Bạch Mã National Park is situated in the Annamite Mountains and is one of the wettest places in Vietnam.

Bao Quoc Temple28, 17 Bảo Quốc, Phường Đúc, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The temple is located on a small hill called Hàm Long in the historic city of Huế in central Vietnam. From the historic point of view, Bao Quoc Temple was considered as the three national pagodas of the city during the time of the Nguyễn Dynasty.

Dieu De TempleBạch Đằng, Phú Cát, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Diệu Đế Pagoda is a Buddhist temple in the central city of Huế in Vietnam. It is named for the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, which are called Tứ Diệu Đế in Vietnamese.

Gia Long TombHương Thọ, Hương Trà, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Gia Long Tomb (also called Thien Tho Tomb) is the tomb of Emperor Gia Long (1762 – 1820) – the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty which was recognized as one of UNESCO World Heritages. The tomb is considered as a complex including many other tombs of the King’s relatives.

Hải Vân PassHải Vân Pass, Lăng Cô, Phú Lộc, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

The Hai Van Pass, otherwise known as Ocean Cloud Pass, is a 12 mile stretch of roadway between the cities of Da Nang and Hue. The pass is renowned for its scenic beauty.

Hon ChenLàng Hải Cát, Hương Thọ, Hương Trà, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Hon Chen Temple located on Ngoc Tran Mountain, Thua Thien Hue Province, is one of the most reputable relics attracting tourists to experience historical value here. Hon Chen Temple is not only a historical and religious monument but also a scenic spot with a unique cultural attraction.

Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities03 Lê Trực, Phú Hậu, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Huế Museum of Royal Fine Arts is a museum dedicated to Vietnam's imperial past and arts of that era.

Imperial CityThành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Imperial City at Hue is the best-preserved remnant of a vast citadel and royal palace complex that once existed on the site before the Vietnam war. Nowadays the city has been declared a UNESCO site and the remaining buildings haveac been restored.

Lap An LagoonNguyễn Văn, TT. Lăng Cô, Phú Lộc, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Lập An lagoon (also known as An Cư Lagoon) is an 800-hectare brackish water lagoon in Hue and a part of Lăng Cô Bay. It is more beautiful and shiny in evening times, especially at sunset.

Mausoleum of Emperor Khai DinhKhải Định, Thủy Bằng, Hương Thủy, Thừa Thiên Huế 530000, Vietnam

The mausoleum was built for Khải Định, the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty. It was built from 1920 to 1931 taking 11 years to complete. The tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. It is located on a steep hill outside of the capital city of Huế.

Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Ducthôn Thượng Ba, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Tu Duc Tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc who reigned from 1848 until his death in 1883. The tomb site and its buildings are relatively well-preserved despite the ravages of war and time.

Mount Ngự BìnhMount Ngự Bình, An Cựu, Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

Ngự Bình is a mountain in the Thua Thien Hue province of Vietnam. From the top of Ngu Binh Mount, people can view the city and river, the pine forests on the hills and large plains of Huong Thuy, Phu Vang, Huong Tra Districts with plants and trees.

Nam Giao EsplanadeTrường An, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Esplanade of Sacrifice to the Heaven and Earth (Nam Giao Esplanade) is an imperial altar situated south of the city of Huế, central Vietnam. It is dedicated to the heaven and earth. The complex was visited by the monarchs of the Nguyen dynasty for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven.

Phu Cam Church1 Đoàn Hữu Trưng, Phước Vĩnh, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Phu Cam Cathedral is one of the biggest churches in the Hue city. It was built in a modern architectural style, designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu.

Tam Giang LagoonTam Giang Lagoon, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

Tam Giang Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Southeast Asia with a total surface area of 22,000 hectares. All big rivers in the area such as Perfume River, O Lau River, and Bo River pour into Tam Giang Lagoon before going to the East Sea. This destination is a famous tourist attraction because of its pristine beauty and romantic landscapes.

Thanh Toan BridgeLàng Thanh Thủy Chánh, Phú Hồ, Phú Vang, Thừa Thiên Huế 536100, Vietnam

Thanh Toan Bridge is about 8 km away from Hue, located at Thuy Thanh commune, Huong Thuy District, Thua Thien Hue province. This bridge was built by Mrs. Tran Thi Dao in 1776, who is a member of the 6th generation of Tran’s family. Thanh Toan Bridge was made of wood and the structure is “a bridge under a house” that made Thanh Toan Bridge different from other ancient bridges.

Thien Mu PagodaHương Hòa, Thành phố Huế, Hương Hòa Thành phố Huế Thừa Thiên Huế 532761, Vietnam

The Pagoda of the Celestial Lady in Hue is the most important buildings for Vietnamese people in the country. This 7 story pagoda lies on the banks of Perfume River. It was officially built in 1601 under Nguyen Hoang Lord reign – the first Nguyen Lord in Southern Vietnam.

Tomb Of Dong Khanh8 Đoàn Nhữ Hải, Thủy Xuân, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Dong Khanh’s Tomb is located on the land of Cu Si hamlet, now Thuong Hai village, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue City. The tomb area’s design was almost influenced by Western-style, from its architectural peculiarities or decorative models to the building materials. The complex includes an area displaying royal furniture and calligraphy.

Tomb of Dục ĐứcPhường Phước Vĩnh, Thành Phố Huế, Tỉnh Thừa Thiên Huế, An Cựu, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Tomb of Emperor Dục Đức officially the An Mausoleum is a tomb complex in Huế in which are buried Dục Đức and his wife, his son Thành Thái, and his grandson the child-emperor Duy Tân, and several other members of Vietnam's last dynasty.

Trang Tien BridgeCầu Trường Tiền, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Trang Tien Bridge is undoubtedly the most well-known bridge in the city of Hue, Vietnam. This connects the Phu Hoa district and the Phu Hoi district across the famous Huong River, which sometimes can also be called the “Perfume” river in English.

Tu Dam Pagoda1 Sư Liễu Quán, Trường An, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Tu Dam pagoda is located 2 km far away from Hue city center in the South. Around this area contains the temple of Uncle Phan Boi Chau, Thien Minh pagoda, and Linh Quang pagoda. The temple was built in the late 17th century under the rule of Emperor Lê Hy Tông, on Long Sơn hill.

Từ Hiếu PagodaThủy Xuân, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Tu Hieu is located among the immense pine forest belongs to the range of Duong Xuan mountain, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue city. The Pagoda remains its ancient atmosphere and architecture. Thus, you can learn a lot about Buddhism in Vietnam in the old days.

Map of attractions in Thua Thien Hue