Hue, one of must-see cities

17:28 | 01/12/2015 Society

(VEN) - The Singaporean AsiaOne Travel News website has recently published a list of five must-see tourist cities in the world including Vietnam’s Hue.

Hue, one of must-see cities

Dai Noi, an attractive destination in Hue

What most impresses tourists to Hue is its climatic characteristics including fog, drizzles and rains. In addition to the unique sculptures dispersed alongside Huong River and parks.

The 37.5ha area of Dai Noi (Citadel) in Thuan Thanh Ward, Hue, including Hoang Thanh (Royal City) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) which was home to 13 reigns of the Nguyen Dynasty from King Gia Long to King Bao Dai is surrounded by a 1m-thick and 4m-high brick wall and a moat crossed over by 10 stone bridges famous for their architecture built more than two centuries ago.

The tombs of the Nguyen kings like Tu Duc, Ming Mang and Khai Dinh have been noted for their original combination of Buddhist and open architectural characteristics. Visitors may well have a particular feeling while visiting these impressive places of worship of the Nguyen kings on a misty day.

Hue also attracts visitors through a range of traditional delicacies including beef rice noodles, sweet rice porridge, bloated fern-shaped cake, dumplings and grilled meatballs.

According to the Thua Thien Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the province welcomed 2.6 million tourists in the first 10 months of 2015, including 1.1 million foreign tourists, marking an annual average tourist increase of 16 percent, compared with the national average of 10.5 percent. The number of tourists to Thua Thien Hue increased from 1.7 million in 2010 to 2.6 million in 2014.

The province expects to welcome about 3.1 million tourists this year, an eight percent increase over the previous year and five percent higher than the national average increase, and record nearly VND3 trillion in tourism revenue.

The average tourist length of stay in Thua Thien Hue stands at 2.6 days according to statistics despite that the province is recognized as one the most attractive destinations nationwide. So, experts suggested that Thua Thien Hue should focus more on promoting domestic and foreign flights including Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi – Da Lat, Hue – Can Tho – Nha Trang, Hue – Luang Prabang (Laos) – Bangkok and Ayutthaya (Thailand) – Bagan (Myanmar), along with upgrading Chan May into an international tourist port.


Phuong Tam