Hue, Viet Nam Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

Hue is unusual in the sense that the city center is remarkably plain and mostly free of attractions, with the exception of the less-than-spectacular citadel that dominates the area north of the Perfume River. Most of the things to see are pagodas, temples, and craft centers that are best reached on a river cruise combined with a bus ride, and thankfully those are quite cheap.

Hue Facts

Population 1,200,000
Area 1,200,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency Vietnam Dong
Airports Phu Bai International (HUI)

Where to eat and drink in Hue

Budget breakfastMany hotels include free breakfast. If yours doesn't you've still got plenty of good options.$0.91 - $2.47
Budget lunchThere are scores of nice restaurants that welcome tourists all day and all evening, with excellent food.$1.36 - $2.47
Budget dinnerQuite a few restaurants look fancy from the street though prices still tend to be low. $2.06 - $4.12
Bia hoi (fresh local beer)There aren't nearly as many bia hoi places as in Hanoi, but a few have pretty good stuff at great prices.$0.25 - $0.41
Bottled beer (.5L)Huda is the popular local lager, but Tiger and many other regional ones are available as well.$0.66 - $1.32
Vodka (.75L)All over Vietnam you can get surprisingly good local vodka at ridiculous prices.$2.06 - $3.29
Bun bo HueThe city's signature dish is a beef soup with pasta-like noodles, and you can usually get it from morning until night.$1.03 - $2.06
Soft drink (can)Various soft drinks are available, chilled, on every street and on every menu.$0.49 - $0.74
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When to visit Hue

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Hue Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:53am6:00pm
21 Jun5:12am6:21pm
21 Sep5:39am6:03pm
21 Dec5:58am5:38pm

Where to stay in Hue

Hue Hotel Seasons

Hue Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar7.00 - 23.00
starstarstarstarstar15.00 - 28.00
starstarstarstarstar16.00 - 50.00
starstarstarstarstar32.00 - 73.00
starstarstarstarstar71.00 - 115.00
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Hue Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.00 - 9.00

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