Hue (Vietnam): tourist information, weather, seasons
General information of hue
Hue (Hue, hue) – a city in Central Vietnam, the former Imperial capital.
Hue is situated on the banks of the perfume river (Hương Giang or Perfume River, is translated as "fragrant river") about half way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, 12 miles from shore. Currently, the city is an important cultural, political, economic and educational center of the country, and, of course, an attractive tourist and one of the most interesting historical places of Vietnam. The city is relatively small, its population, excluding suburbs is about 350 000 people.
Now don't even know for sure what year the town received its present name, as well as the unknown time of its Foundation. For the first time the name of the city in the form of Hue in written sources was mentioned was found in the 18th century. In Russian, the name of the city is most often spelled and pronounced as hue, and sometimes hue or Hue. The original name of the town is pronounced more like something between Hue Hae with the accent on the letter "a". Anyway, we will stick to writing, the most common in Russian language, i.e. hue.
The city attracts tourists with its rich history, well-preserved and very important sites. Hue played a very important role in the country's history. From 1802 to 1945 the city was capital of the Vietnamese Nguyen dynasty, the last Imperial dynasty of the state. During these 143 years in hue Imperial throne was occupied by turns of thirteen emperors of the dynasty. The last and thirteenth was the Emperor Bao Dai - the last Emperor of Vietnam. In 1945 the authorities in the country came to the city under the pressure of which Bao Dai abdicated. And the new government moved the capital to Hanoi. Since hue ceased to be the capital, but perfectly preserved the whole spirit and the monuments of the past.
A beach holiday in hue not (although if you want you can drive to the coast 12 kilometers, where, by the way, is a very nice beach). Recreation here is primarily cultural and sightseeing nature. Some tourists are visiting the city as part of the tour, such as da Nang or Hoi an, but with this visit, you will not be able to feel the spirit and atmosphere of the city, and will only be able to see the architecture and monuments. If you want to stay in the city longer, then there are all conditions: the city has many hotels, great authentic cuisine, presents a variety of traditional entertainment, there is a tourist area. Besides, to get to hue yourself easily from any tourist city in the country.
Two monuments of the city included in the list of UNESCO world heritage: a complex of historical monuments, as well as court music "Nha Nyack", which is the intangible cultural heritage. Among others, but no less interesting attractions hay, the Imperial citadel, the Palace of Thai Hoa, the "Nine Holy cannons" pagoda of Thien Mu, the Museum of the emperors, the Palace of Thai-Hoa pagoda You-and Give You-Hugh, bridge Changtian, the Cathedral of the Saviour, and much more. From the Imperial dynasties have left "the graves of the emperors" tombs which are also tourist attractions and popular among tourists. The surrounding city is also rich in natural attractions, chief of which is national Park Bach MA (Bach Ma). In General, to see all the sights in hue and the district will need at least five days.
Evening hue – the place is also very interesting and fun. Oddly enough, but in the evenings even more fun than the other more famous tourist destinations of Vietnam. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the city has a kind of tourist area, which settles the majority of the tourists and there are concentrated the main evening entertainment in the city. Here you can walk along the promenade, walk along the night market, take a tour-a walk along the river by boat (from 120 000 VND), sit in a cafe or bar and much more.
To visit hue is possible by purchasing a package tour (visit tours in hue), but you can quite easily do this yourself. On the pages of the website contains all the necessary information: how to get to hue; hue hotels; attractions of hue; hue map.
Weather in hue, the tourist seasons
Unfortunately, the weather in hue is not very lucky. Because of the terrain formed by the Truong Son mountains, located South of the city and which are collected almost all the clouds around here very often foggy, drizzling rain, frequent showers.
Traditionally in the countries of South-East Asia there are two seasons: rainy season and dry season. These seasons in hue you can also add the season of floods, when rain is so much that fills all around. Theoretically, to visit hue in any season, because for the true connoisseur of historical sites rain – not a hindrance, just in the rainy season should be prepared for more frequent rains than in the dry season.
The rainy season (low season) in hue takes place from September to January. The average temperature at this time is 20S, and sometimes can even drop to 9C. Not be amiss to take this time warm and waterproof clothing, and even without an umbrella or raincoat does not do.
The so-called "flood season", when the rainfall reaches a maximum, and all around just fills with water, takes place in September, October and November. This is the most undesirable time to visit the city.
Dry season (high season) lasts from February to August. This is the best time to visit the city, though at this time rains and fogs are too. In the summer months (June-August) is very hot, hard-bearable weather. The ideal time to visit is between February to April.
There are other ways of dividing the seasons in hue, including stand we are more used to the four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter). We have described only three seasons, because they are more responsible tourist seasons.
The tourist seasons in hue months*
*best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Weather in hue and the forecast for the near future:
Graph of weather in hue during the year:
The time in hue
In summer and in winter time in hue ahead of Moscow is +4 hours.
Current time in hue:
Useful information about hue
Shopping in hue is mostly interesting traditional crafts, one of which is embroidery. In numerous small shops and markets you can get a very interesting and original Souvenirs made by local artisans. Of the major shopping centers in hue represented by the hypermarket "Big C" and "Coop Mart".