1. Overview of Hue nightlife

Hue is a province on the Central Coast, famous for its poetic, peaceful, and gentle beauty. Previously, Hue used to be the capital under the Tay Son and Nguyen dynasties, so it is not surprising that this place has many architectural works bearing bold cultural and historical imprints. Currently, not only is Hue developing in health, education, science, and technology, but Hue also focuses on promoting tourism, making it the most famous place in Vietnam. Hue is a world cultural heritage city.

Therefore, Hue is one of the most famous tourist lands in Vietnam, attracting the most tourists because of its long-standing ancient culture, rich historical value, and many beautiful cultural and artistic features, such as court music Hue royal palace, many unique architectural works, and unique cuisine. In addition, on the journey to explore the ancient capital with the historical marks of an entire era, you can see and experience Hue nightlife with interesting and wonderful things.

2. Discover the top 10 most interesting experiences in Hue nightlife

2.1. Walking around Hue Imperial City at night

The Citadel of Hue (Hue Citadel) at night is very brilliant. Visitors will enjoy the extremely sparkling, mystical beauty of the lanterns lit throughout the palaces. Besides, the artistic lighting system shining from Ngo Mon Gate also contributes to highlighting the shimmering beauty of Hue Citadel at night.

When visiting this place at night, you cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy ancient royal rituals combined with performance programs such as “Night of Hue Citadel,”  learn about royal worship in the Hien Lam Cac (Dai Noi) area, etc. These will be interesting experiences that will leave a deep impression on your heart when you visit and learn about the cultural features of Hue Citadel at night.

2.2 Visit Trang Tien Bridge at night

Trang Tien Bridge connects the North and South banks and has become a symbol of Hue for a long time. Every time the sun goes out, the LED light system here will be turned on, changing colors smoothly and continuously. At times like these, Trang Tien Bridge is like an attractive and brilliant art performance. Normally, visitors coming here will choose to walk, strolling while looking at the Perfume River and the stream of people passing by. Standing here, sometimes you can also hear the melodious sounds of Hue folk music on the slowly floating dragon boats. 

2.3. Enjoy Hue folk songs on the Perfume River

If you are a fan of ancient melodies combined with impressive performances, you definitely cannot miss enjoying Hue singing on the Perfume River, a national intangible cultural heritage recognized in 2015.

 Listening to the rhythms of Hue royal court music while releasing flower lanterns at Van Lau wharf is an experience that cannot be found anywhere else. The perfume river suddenly becomes sparkling, with candles drifting peacefully, illuminating the entire river. 

To enjoy Hue folk songs on the Perfume River, you go to the pier at the foot of Trang Tien Bridge to buy tickets. In addition to using traditional ethnic instruments, the musicians here can also play a lot of music with foreign influences.

  • Address: 20 Pham Hong Thai, Vinh Ninh, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 07:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m from Monday to Sunday
  • Ticket price: For Vietnamese guests: About 4.05 USD/person; For foreign guests: About 6.08 USD/person

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2.4. Stroll on Nguyen Dinh Chieu walking street

Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street in Hue is located right in the city center, on the banks of the romantic Perfume River and the beautiful Trang Tien cafe. This place is the perfect destination for those who love exploring and sightseeing. This is also a popular nightlife spot with many domestic and foreign tourists. 

Occasionally, on the street, there will be impromptu art activities such as cultural exchanges or street painting, which also attract tourists to visit, creating a lively and fun space in Hue. In addition to walking, you can also visit souvenir stalls to admire objects bearing the ancient capital’s character and enjoy Hue cuisine.

  • Address: Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province.
  • Opening hours: 16:00 p.m – 22:00 p.m

2.5. Walk around Hue city at night by cyclo

The cyclos walking around Hue Street are an indispensable feature here. Cyclo drivers in Hue are very friendly and enthusiastic. Once you set foot in Hue, you should experience walking around Hue by cyclo, a means of transport that anyone coming to Hue absolutely loves. Sitting in the car, you will feel and admire all the poetic and lyrical beauty, which is also equally vibrant in Hue at night.

  • Ticket price: ranges from about 1.62 USD/time – 2.64 USD/time depending on the route

2.6. Enjoy night tea at Hue Railway Station

Hue Station brings with it the historical, ancient, and luxurious beauty of the capital city. This place is not simply a place to go back and forth but also an extremely interesting stop with a famous tea hobby named with an extremely endearing name: tea ga. 

Enjoying night tea here is considered an extremely unique lifestyle feature of the people here, attracting countless tourists to visit to experience this pleasure. If you have the opportunity, please visit once. Sit and sip a pot of hot tea next to a plate of melon seeds with a flickering oil lamp emitting an extremely soft, dim light, which will definitely make you feel extremely comfortable. Relax and get away from all the chaos of life.

  • Address: 2 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Duc Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam.

2.7. Explore Go Lim bridge at night

Lim Wood Bridge is a fairly new project in Hue City. This place combines the quintessence of modernity while preserving the traditional image of Hue City. Standing at Go Lim Bridge, you can easily admire the magnificent beauty of the banks of the Perfume River. At Go Lim Bridge at night, it is very bustling because there will be many young people coming here to organize cultural exchanges. You can immerse yourself and participate in these activities or simply stroll to enjoy Feel the cool air at night in Hue.

  • Address: Lim Wood Pedestrian Bridge, Vinh Ninh Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam.

2.8. Explore the bustling Western Quarter

A busy place with many young people in Hue, we must mention West Street stretching between three routes: Pham Ngu Lao, Chu Van An, and Vo Thi Sau. When the city lights up, the street becomes busier than ever. This place has become a familiar address for many young people and foreign tourists, attracted by its vibrant space, dining, entertainment, and bustling shopping. All activities here last until late at night. You can also find a variety of famous Hue dishes through street vendors on the sidewalk, or visit some pubs and cafes with live music here.

  • Address: 29 Chu Van An Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 18:00 p.m – 02:00 a.m from Friday to Sunday

2.9. Explore the XQ Embroidery Art Museum

If you are a lover of embroidery art, you cannot miss the XQ Embroidery Art Museum, a place that breathes life with color, creating a new breath for Vietnamese embroidery and creating a unique culture represents the land of the Ancient Capital. Here, tourists will be immersed in an impressive space with many harmonious but equally unique combinations of installation and performance art.

To create an XQ embroidery painting that leaves an unforgettable impression on visitors, the artisans have put a lot of creativity and ingenuity into combining graphic art with traditional Vietnamese embroidery techniques. The content of the paintings is mainly about topics related to homeland traditions and the deep love of the people of Hue.

  • Address: 1 Pham Hong Thai Street, Vinh Ninh Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam
  • Opening hours: 08:00 a.m – 21:00 p.m from Monday to Sunday.

2.10. Enjoy Hue cuisine

At night, Hue has many food and drink shops open to serve tourists. When talking about cuisine, it is impossible not to mention the Night Quarter near the gate of Dong Ba market, the city’s cultural house, the city post office, along the banks of the Perfume River, and even the foot of the Trang Tien bridge. The restaurants here are very diverse and rich with delicious Hue dishes. If you have set foot to explore Hue, you definitely should not miss specialties such as spring rolls, beef noodle soup, banh canh, tapioca cake, little ram cake, banh khoai, banh beo, bread, etc.; desserts such as sweet soup, green bean cake,… The shops here are often open very late, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. each morning.

You can experience more of our Hue tours below:

Da Nang And Hue 4 Days 3 Nights

Hue Fullday City Tour

Bach Ma Day Trip

DMZ Tour In Central Vietnam 

3. Conclusion

Above are the top 10 most interesting experiences in Hue nightlife that Metta Voyage shares with you. I hope you will have a very interesting trip. Don’t forget to visit our blog to see more exciting travel experiences.

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