Hue Imperial Capital | Vietnam

After a few days in north Vietnam we flu through Hue to spent a few days in the central part of the country. We will drive later to Hoi Na, one of the most famous tourist spots in Vietname but first we spent one day exploring Hue, the former imperial capital of the country.

Após alguns dia no norte do Vietname, voamos em direcção a Hue para passar alguns dia no centro de país. Mais tarde iriamos conduzir até Hoi Na, um dos lugais turísticos mais famosos do Vietname, mas primeiro passamos um dia a explorar Hue, a antiga capital imperial do país.

Time spent in Hue was nice to relax, enjoy the hotel and the city but also to know some important monuments from the imperial history of Vietnam. Here are my suggestions about what not to miss in your time there:

O tempo que passamos em Hue foi bom para relaxar, disfrutar do hotel e da cidade mas também para conhecer alguns monumentos importantes da história Imperial do Vietname. Aqui estão as minhas sugestões sobre o que não perder quando estiverem de visita à cidade:

  • Explore the city center and walk along Perfume River

We stayed in a quite nice hotel in Hue city center, close to Perfume river bank and surrounded by nice restaureants and shops area. It was a perfect place to eat out, enjoy and walk.
However in your back there is a vibrant and rush city with tons of motorbikes and tuc-tucs, the banks of Perfume river are very quiet and pleasent to walk around. You can see and ride one of their traditional boats or just take your time to see people movements.

  • Explorar o centro da cidade e caminhar ao longo do rio Perfume

Nós ficamos alojados num hotel bem simpático no centro de Hue, perto do rio Perfume e rodeado de restaurantes e lojinhas simpáticas. Foi o local ideal para poder sair para jantar, curtir o ambiente da cidade e passear.
E apesar de terem nas vossa costas uma cidade vibrante e agitada, com milhares de motas e tuc-tucs, as margens do rio Perfume são bastante calmas e agradáveis para um passeio. Podem ver ou fazer um passeio nos seus barquinhos tradicionais e coloridos ancorados ao longo do rio e ficar apenas a ver a vida passar.

  • Lost yourself in Cho Dong Ba market

In the left bank of Perfume river you can find a big local market of Cho Dong Ba. You can cross de river at Cao Truong Tien Bridge and explore the exterior daily market where amazing fresh vegetables and fruits are available or get inside the old building of several floors where you can buy almost everything, including that Prada bag you were looking for.  🙂 the key rule is bargain. Bargain a lot. I am terrible doing that, but if you were good doing that you can be happy there!

  • Percam-se no mercado de Cho Dong Ba

Na margem esquerda do rio Perfume vão encontrar o grande mercado local de Cho Dong Ba. Podem atravessa o rio na ponte Cao Truong Tien e explorar o mercado exterior de frescos onde se vão deliciar com os vegetais maisverdes e as frutas com ar mais apetitoso ou entrar no velho edifício de vários andares onde podem comprar praticamente de tudo, inclusivamente aquela carteira da Prada de que estão à procura 🙂 a regra de ouro é negociar, negociar muito. Eu sou péssima a fazê-lo e acho que trago sempre de lá o pior dos preços, mas se tiverem jeito para a coisa podem ser muito felizes por lá.

  • Visit Hue Imperial Citadel

Here you have so much to see, we made a guided tour through the complex and we got impressed about all the architecture details and life organization inside the fortress – detailed post here.

  • Visita à citadela imperial de Hue

Vão encontrar aqui imenso o que visitar, nós fizemos uma visita guiada pelo complexo e ficamos impressionados com os detalhes arquitetónicos e a organização do dia-a-dia dentro da fortaleza imperial – post detalhado aqui.

  • Visit Kai Dinh Mausoleum

Emperor Kai Dinh don’t wanna be missed and he got it. Maybe his subjects are not very pleased about this construction (he raised taxes just to get money to build it up) but we got very impressed. Some people believe they are supposed to be better and greater than others, probably they weren’t but they were able to leave us their own point of view – soon detailed post.

  • Visita ao Mausoléu de Kai Dinh

O Imperador Kai Dinh não queria ser esquecido, e conseguiu. Talvez os seus súbditos não tenham ficado muito satisfeitos com esta construção (foram aumentados os impostos para angariar fundos) mas nós ficamos bem impressionados. Algumas pessoas acreditam que nasceram para ser mais e melhor que os outros, provavelmente não o fora, mas conseguiram deixar-nos a sua marca – post detalhado em breve.

  • Visit Lady’s Pagoda

That is just one more of the hundred pagodas around Vietnam, so why it was so special? Because we saw a group of monks who live nearby starting their meal time and it was a really nice ceremony. Should be a bit awkward eat with so many tourists looking to you and flash their machines to everyone but, who can resist?

  • Visita ao Templo das Mulheres

Este é apenas mais um dos muitos templos que vão encontrar no Vietname, então porque foi tão especial? Porque não é todos os dias que vês um grupo de monges que vivem nas imediações começar a sua hora da refeição com uma cerimónia engraçada. Deve ser um bocadinho estranho comer com tantos turistas a olhar e a disparar os seus flashes, mas foi mais ou menos impossível resistir.

9 Comments

  1. Followingtherivera

    March 4, 2018 at 10:09 am

    A very beautiful city! I didn’t go there when I went to Vietnam and now regret it. I love your photos too, very well done!

    1. Inês

      March 5, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Thank you, Vietnam is a country full of wonderful places, unfortunately we cannot see everything in only one trip. You should came back. Me too 🙂

  2. Anthony (One of Four Friends One World)

    March 4, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Such vibrant colours and scenery. I would love to see this in real life. The market, in particular, is very appealing. I will have to brush up on my bargaining technique.
    Thanks for sharing. Keep travel blogging. Adventure is better shared with friends!

    1. Inês

      March 5, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Thank you 🙂 I love markets as well. But yes, I am not very good at bargain, what is a pity because I always fell that I am spending much more than I should.

  3. Jas

    March 5, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Gosh your photos are just beautiful! So vivid and lively it’s as if I’m there walking down the streets of Vietnam. The temple visit must’ve been a special experience too. You’re making me wanna book a flight over!

    1. Inês

      March 5, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Thanks. Yes, it was a wonderful experience 🙂

  4. Luis Enrique (@Luis_Carrillo13)

    March 5, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Great piece and very informative. I haven’t really thought about travelling to Vietnam, so to get some insight is wonderful.

    1. Inês

      March 5, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Luis Enrique.

  5. Food and Footprints

    March 5, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Really nice write-up! We visited Vietnam a few years ago and loved it. Didn’t make it to the middle of the country, but would love to someday. Definitely want to see the pagoda and spend time at the market.

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