Tips to live in Hue

Famous for its prominent historic landmarks, Hue which has been ranked as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the most worth visiting destinations in Vietnam. To make you trip to Hue or even your life here simple, you should know something about this beautiful city. Indochina tours Vietnam

Tourism

Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel – source: cityinsight.vn

Situated just north of the Perfume River, right in the heart of Hue city, the Citadel is one of the most popular attractions. Once being a forbidden city, only accessible by emperors and mistresses; the Citadel today remains an impressive symbol of the city with unique cultural and historical significance.

Along the perfume river, travelers can find a large amount of pagodas, temples and tombs of the former emperors scattered roughly. Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb are some of the most notable. Besides uncountable tourist attractions right in Hue City, travelers also take advantage of many day trips available to several provinces around Hue. Joining in these tours, tourists can reach the de-militarized zones and experience cave expeditions. Travel about 20 to 30 minutes away from the heart of the city via motorbike, you can also find a large number of decent beaches where you can enjoy very interesting time. Vietnam Travel tours

Transport

Motorbike in Hue

Motorbike in Hue – source: huemotorbiketour.com

Scattered throughout the city of Hue are a central train station and a large amount of bus stations, which makes your arrival at and from this city not too difficult and accessible. Located about 20-minute drive by car from the center of Hue City, just south of Hue, is Phu Bai International Airport, which caters for not only domestic but also international flights.

 About 95% of the road traffic in Vietnam comes from motorbikes making it the most popular means of transport in Vietnam. In Hue, it is also easy to buy or rent motorbikes at relatively affordable price. It costs you approx. 50 000 – 100 000 VND per day (2.50 – 5.00 USD) to rent a motorbike. Although not being as big as Saigon and Hanoi, Hue also witnesses huge volumes of modes of transport, which can not only be dangerous but also daunting for inexperienced expats riding motorbikes. Being a fairly small city, Hue city is suitable to travel around by bicycle – a safer and practical method.

Safety

Thanks to its relatively small size, Hue does not suffer problems of many bigger cities. Therefore, this city is very much believed safe with a very low crime rate. In spite of the development, Hue has still preserved a very comfortable and peaceful nature about it. Generally, people in Hue are all very welcoming and hospitable, however, it is better for you to look after and take safe guard your personal belongings and valuables to avoid any troubles.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Hue

Accommodation in Hue – source: booking.com

Because being such a very popular destination on the Vietnam tourist schedule, Hue does boasts a wide selection of guesthouse and hotels which can provide travelers with convenient long term accommodation at reasonable price. For expats, depending on facilities, rooms vary around 90.00 to 150.00 USD per month. And they have to pay approximately 350.00 USD per month for antire multiple story houses.

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