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Huế Travel Guide, Tips & Info

Probably most known now for the dish Bún bò Huế, it's meant to be great for food but I found it difficult to track down any really good local food. All the restaurants were for tourists and all served a similar menu. I'm sure great food exists there but it just wasn't as easy to find as other places.

Perhaps the biggest attraction in the Imperial Palace which is a nice way to spend an afternoon but I didn't think it was anything too special. It rained almost constantly during my stay but I still enjoyed my time here. However, if you're pushed for time, I think there are many better places to visit instead.


Please use my Vietnam food guide which has all of my favourite places and dishes for the best food in Huế.


Khách Sạn Minh Hiếu


220,000d per night for single room. Really nice room though!

Nightlife, bars & cafés

Brown Eyes Bar


Urgh! It was pretty horrible in there. We only lasted a minute or two. It seems like it's the most popular club (or maybe the only one) in town. Only go if you're desperate and/or already very drunk.

Sights & Activities

Dong Ba market

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Where Anthony Bourdain has Bun Bo Hue

Hue Royal Palace

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Probably the biggest tourist site in Huế. We were pushed for time and pretty tired so probably didn't give it a chance but it wasn't anything special. It's also likely that I've seen so many old buildings that they have to be something very different to impress me.

Thuy Tien Lake


Famous abandoned water park.

Last Updated: 2nd June, 2017