Tours from Hue

Tours from Hue

Tours from Hue help tourists learn more about Central Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage, with many temples, pagodas, and monuments that are popular tourist attractions. All clients will be able to explore stunning natural beauty, from beaches, rivers, and mountains to the city, which offers plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy, such as shopping at local markets, exploring ancient ruins, or taking a boat ride along the Huong River. With its unique blend of culture and nature, tours from Hue are an ideal option for travelers looking to experience something truly special in Central Vietnam.

Metta Voyage would like to suggest all tours from Hue, such as Hue –  Hoi An, Hue – Danang, Hue – Quang Binh,  and tours around Hue city.

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Hoi An Private Sightseeing Tours

Hoi An private sightseeing tours are a fantastic way for tourists to discover the beauty, history, and culture of this ancient town in Vietnam. With a private tour, visitors can customize their itinerary, choose the sights they want to see, and enjoy a more personalized travel experience. Visitors can choose the start time, duration, and pace of the tour, ensuring that they have plenty of time to explore the sights and take in the city’s unique ambiance. 

Hoi An Walking Private Tour

A Hoi An Walking Private Tour is an excellent option for tourists who wish to explore the Hoi An Ancient town on foot, with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. With this tour, visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the narrow streets and alleyways of the old town, discovering its hidden treasures and learning about its history and culture.

FAQ

Central Vietnam

The central region of Vietnam has a coastal climate so it has great weather most of the year. However, there are likely to be thunderstorms in October and November so it is better not to plan too many outdoor activities at this time. May to August is summertime, which means it can be quite hot. The temperature can hit up to 40 Celsius degrees. 

If you plan to visit Da Nang, Hue, and Hoi An, January/ February to August is recommended. The weather is pleasantly nice with rare heavy showers. 

Average temperature and rainfall levels of Hue: Here

Within the country

To travel within Vietnam, airplanes, trains, and coaches are the most common mode of transportation. If you want to get from Hanoi to the Central Highlands or South Vietnam, it is highly recommended to book a flight. Flight tickets might be pricier but it will save you from the long wait and uncomfortable accommodation on trains. 

If you only travel to a nearby city that takes only 4-5 hours on the road, book a coach.

Within the city

Vietnam offers a wide range of transportation from taxis, taxi motorbikes, Grab app, Be app, and buses. (But it can be really difficult for foreigners to take a bus.) 

In the dry season (January – July)
January is one of the coldest months, with temperatures down to 20 °C. In February, temperatures will increase slightly and rainfall will decrease.
From March to May, the temperature will increase significantly and peak in May. The lowest rainfall during this period should be suitable for outdoor activities.
June and July are the hottest months of the year, with temperatures reaching as high as 40 °C. The rain gradually increased, softening the heat of summer in Central Vietnam.
In the rainy season (August – December)
The rainy season starts in August with many days of unexpected rain and strong winds. Rainfall is highest in September and October, so the weather is much cooler. In November, there are still many rainy days, and the average temperature drops to 21 degrees Celsius. The rainy season ends in December, but rainfall remains high while temperatures drop to a new low of 19 °C.

Da Nang 

In the journey to discover Central Vietnam, visitors cannot ignore the tourist destination of Da Nang. This is the city of many beautiful bridges such as Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Love Bridge; wild and poetic beaches such as My Khe beach, Non Nuoc beach, Xuan Thieu beach… and many other beautiful landscapes such as Ngu Hanh Son mountain, Son Tra peninsula, Ghenh Bang, … Da Nang not only attracts tourists by the beautiful scenery, but also attracts visitors by many attractive Da Nang delicacies such as vermicelli with seasoning, veal, Quang noodles, chicken rice, …

Hoi An

Located on the central coast of Vietnam, Hoi An is a well-preserved Ancient Town that cuts through the canals. As a former port, Hoi An is a reflection of history in its architecture. It is a combination of Chinese styles with wooden shophouses and temples, the colorful French colonial buildings, the iconic Japanese Bridge Pagoda, and the traditional Vietnamese tube houses.

Regardless of the fast pace of life outside, once you set your foot in this town, your mind is instantly calm and restful. The incredibly cozy and intimate atmosphere created by the ancient houses and the peaceful scenery will definitely put your mind at ease. 

Hue

Hue City is a vibrant and lively city located in the central region of Vietnam. It has a rich cultural heritage, with many temples, pagodas, and monuments that are popular tourist attractions. Hue is also known for its stunning natural beauty, including beaches, rivers, and mountains. The city offers plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy, from shopping at local markets to exploring ancient ruins or taking a boat ride along the Huong River. With its unique blend of culture and nature, Hue City tour is an ideal option for travelers looking to experience something truly special in Vietnam.

Most visitors to Vietnam will need to obtain a visa before arriving. You can apply for a visa through the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your home country, or contact Metta Voyage for support with your e-visa application.

Hanoi food tour

Talking about Hanoi’s capital is talking about the land of thousands of years of civilization, in addition to famous destinations such as Sword Lake, Bat Trang pottery village, Hanoi’s old town, commercial centers, etc. You will experience the unique cuisine here.

Hanoi cuisine is known for its delicious traditional dishes with unique and rich flavors that have never disappointed diners everywhere. Hanoi, with its 36 ancient streets, has a variety of delicious food options spread throughout, so everyone can enjoy delicious Hanoi dishes.

When it comes to Hanoi, the first thing will be pho, a dish that has reached the world. In addition, there are many other special dishes such as vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, Thang long fish cake, Hanoi vermicelli, shrimp paste vermicelli, Ho Tay shrimp cake, rib porridge, mussel porridge, cake Thanh Tri rolls, Phu Thuong sticky rice, Vong village nuggets, Phu Do vermicelli, banh chung, Uoc Le spring rolls, etc.

Northwest food tour

Food tourism in the North, especially in the Northwest mountains, always gives visitors new experiences. Northwest cuisine is very diverse and prepared according to the local people’s own recipes. You can try dishes such as buffalo meat guarding the kitchen, Thang Co horse of Lao Cai, pa ping top, Lai Chau’s armpit pig, grilled stone moss, au tau porridge, Bac Me Lam rice from Ha Giang, etc.

The Northwest is also famous for forest bamboo shoots from Vau, cork, bamboo, and apricot. Northwest specialty rices such as Bac Huong Dien Bien rice, Eight Dien Bien rice, Seng Cu rice (Bat Xat Lao Cai), Ta Cu rice (Muong Te Lai Chau), Nuong Dien Bien sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice…

Hue food tour

Besides discovering the ideal destinations in Hue, you should definitely not miss the culinary experience here. Referring to Hue cuisine, we will immediately think of royal cuisine because of the sophistication in each dish.

For Hue, eating is also one of the arts that Hue people pay great attention to and elaborate on. The dishes in Hue are very carefully prepared and have a very unique taste that can’t be confused anywhere.

Hue cuisine is one of the elements that make up the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the dishes are made from popular ingredients but have a rich and unforgettable aftertaste. The most famous specialty is probably “Bun bo Hue”. Besides, there is also mussel rice served with fish sauce and topping, Hue cakes such as filter cake, Banh Beo, or Hue cake, 36 kinds of Hue royal tea, etc.

Hoi An food tour

Traveling to Hoi An includes discovering and experiencing famous places such as the old town, Cu Lao Cham, Tra Que vegetable village, beautiful beaches, etc. You will experience Hoi An cuisine with Hoi An specialties such as Quang noodles, Cao Lau, chicken rice, wontons, cauldron cakes, wet rolls with grilled meat, etc.

Not only causing memories with ecstatic delicious dishes, the restaurants in Hoi An also make visitors fall in love with their beautiful decoration, professional service, and distinctive space. Restaurants located in the old town often hang old paintings decorated with flower pots, ornamental plants, and fine art objects. Restaurants in Hoi An also have traditional names, inherited from many generations.

Saigon food tour

Saigon is the most developed and busiest city in Vietnam. Saigon cuisine has the influence of many regions and some countries in the world. Saigon is a city that “does not sleep”, You can come here and comfortably eat and play at any time. You can experience Saigon cuisine by eating in clusters such as markets or food alleys such as:

Ben Thanh Market and Ho Thi Ky Market are two places that always attract a large number of diners. Coming to Ben Thanh market, there will be vermicelli, rice vermicelli, sweet tea or sticky rice, and also various kinds of Banh Beo in the Central region. Ho Thi Ky Market is famous for attractive dishes with Cambodian cultural colors such as Cam tea, Num Bo Choc vermicelli, grilled beef spring rolls with lemongrass, etc.

You can also try to experience culinary alleys such as alley 76 Hai Ba Trung, alley 84 Nguyen Du, and alley 284 Le Van Sy to learn more about street food culture. The Japanese Quarter (Le Thanh Ton), the Chinese Quarter (District 5, District 6, District 11), or the Han Quarter (District 7) are the same attractions in Saigon.

In addition, in Saigon, there are hundreds of street stalls, street vendors, and street vendors specializing in Saigon snacks such as mixed rice paper, grilled rice paper, Saigon knock-on noodles, smoothies, etc. It will make you forget the way home because it is surprisingly delicious, cheap, and diverse.

No matter what parts of Vietnam you are traveling to, here is a list of 10 essential items you need to pack.

  • Backpack 

A thick-strapped backpack will be extremely useful for all the walking and traveling. It is recommended to pick a backpack that is big and durable enough to carry all your essential belongings such as water bottles, sunscreen, snacks, and maybe some clothes to change during the day. If you buy some food or souvenir on the way, a backpack is your credible safe. 

  • Travel pillow

If your trip includes a lot of road trips, a travel pillow is a must-have. Long hours of sitting and sleeping on a coach will be much better with a soft pillow to assist your neck. For your health, remember to pack a travel pillow to Vietnam.

  • Earplugs

Vietnam is sleepless, but travelers are not. Earplugs are necessary for light sleepers to have a restful and peaceful sleep. These items are perfect to ward off snorers or crying babies on long flights as well.

  • Diarrhea treatment

Medicines are a need for travelers. At some time during your travels, you will suffer from a terrible stomach ache for eating something you are not used to. Your travel routine is also different from your normal routine so the digestive system might have some problems getting used to it. Some remedies will help you to quickly recover and allow you to fully enjoy your Vietnam trip.

  • Below-the-knee skirts/ trousers

Vietnam has a lot of pagodas and temples along with the country. If you want to enter these holistic places, below-the-knee clothing is required. To express your respect, make sure that you bring some modest skirts or trousers while visiting sacred locations. On days that you plan to visit pagodas or temples, it is best to dress politely and not show too much skin. 

  • Power adapter

For Vietnam, travelers are recommended to use plugs type A (two flat vertical pins), type C, and type F (two round pins). The electricity supply in Vietnam is 220 Volts at 50 Hz. It is best you prepare a global adapter before traveling to Vietnam. 

If you are from Europe (excluding the UK), your power plugs are similar to the ones in Vietnam. If you are from North and Central America or Japan, you use the same plugs but it is needed to check the voltage carefully. If you are from the UK, type G plugs with 3 rectangular pins can be used in Vietnam but this plug is not common in Vietnam. If you are from Australia, you need an adapter. 

  • Power bank 

Power banks are super convenient. This will save you from boredom on a long flight, bus, or train ride. If you are using LTE constantly, power banks will be your lifesaver as your phone battery will burn down really fast. The worst scenario is having a dead phone in a foreign country that doesn’t speak English so avoid that by having a power bank.

  •  Sun protection

Vietnam has a tropical climate, which means it will be sunny and hot for most of the time. Protection yourself with a high SPF sunblock or spray. A wide-brimmed hat is also recommended to cope with the extreme sunlight. 

  • Waterproof jacket

During the monsoon season, a light and waterproof jacket will protect you from sudden rainfall. In Vietnam, the locals often use a thin plastic poncho that is extremely helpful when you are riding a motorbike. 

  • Mosquito-repellent

Undoubtedly, there are a lot of mosquitoes and insects in Vietnam. It is wise to carry a bottle or spray of insect repellent. Remember to apply it before going out and reapply it during the day. This can save you from malaria and dengue fever. 

If you happen to get bitten by mosquitoes, the famous tiger balm can prevent the bites from getting infected. Rub it to the mosquito’s bite to reduce swellings and itching

The currency used in Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong (VND). While US dollars are accepted in some places, it’s generally recommended to use Vietnamese dong for smaller transactions.

Most visitors to Vietnam will need to obtain a visa before arriving. You can apply for a visa through the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your home country, or through an online e-visa application.

We will send you an email notification within 24 hours of your order, and we will make every effort to find and suggest a similar alternative hotel that matches your preferences. If the suggested hotel is more expensive than your original choice, we will contact you first to discuss the price difference and get your approval before making any changes to your booking.

In this case, please inform us and the hotel immediately, as any modifications or charges will be subject to the hotel’s regulations. We will make every effort to provide you with comparable ground services.

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  • Bring mosquito nets during the rainy season if you go backpacking. 

As mentioned above, petechial fever is quite dangerous even though we have treatment for it. If you have a petechial fever, the worst scenario is that you would end up hospitalized. The mosquito sucks your blood to nourish her eggs and our trip sadly ended earlier than expected. A mosquito net will protect you from this bloodsucker. 

  • Equip yourself with hats, umbrellas, and raincoats to avoid heat in hot seasons

Some tourists prefer to soak up the sun but in Hanoi, Vietnam, the hot season is so extreme that many people get sunstroke. Do not underestimate this problem! Also, without umbrellas or raincoats, you may get soaked to the skin due to sudden showers. 

If your immunity is weak, it makes sense anyway that you are ill, have to lie on your bed, take some pills and stare dejectedly out the window. A sense of disappointment arises, for sure. 

Weighing up all the pros and cons, Metta Voyage highly recommends tourists visit Hanoi during the dry season (November to April) for the sake of your exhilarating and unforgettable experience. 

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About Hue

  1. Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most famous and picturesque Hue temples in Vietnam. Located on a hill overlooking the Perfume River, this pagoda is known for its iconic seven-story tower, which is visible from afar and has become a symbol of Hue. 

Built in 1601, Thien Mu Pagoda has a long and fascinating history. The pagoda was later expanded and renovated by various emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty, who strongly supported Buddhism. The main hall of Thien Mu Pagoda houses a giant bronze statue of the Buddha, along with other smaller statues and artworks. Visitors can also explore the pagoda’s various pavilions, shrines, and courtyards adorned with intricate carvings, colorful decorations, and beautiful gardens.

  • Address: Nguyen Phuc Nguyen street, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province
  • Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entrance fee: Free

2. Tu Hieu Pagoda

Tu Hieu Pagoda is a historic Hue temple, founded in the 17th century, with its tranquil atmosphere, beautiful architecture, and scenic gardens. Visitors to Tu Hieu Pagoda can explore the various halls, shrines, and courtyards of the temple, which are adorned with intricate carvings, colorful decorations, and beautiful artworks. 

One of the highlights of Tu Hieu Pagoda is the large pond in front of the main hall, which is home to a variety of fish and water lilies. Visitors can also explore the various gardens and courtyards of the temple, which are filled with statues, pagodas, and other decorative elements. Another notable feature of Tu Hieu Pagoda is its connection to the life of the Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat Hanh spent several years at the pagoda in the 1940s as a novice monk, and the pagoda has since become a pilgrimage site for his followers and admirers.

  • Address: Duong Xuan Thuong III hamlet, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province
  • Opening hours: 5:50 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Entrance fee: Free

3. Tu Dam Pagoda

The next famous Hue temple you should know is Tu Dam Pagoda. It is situated in a tranquil and scenic setting, surrounded by lush green trees and overlooking a small lake. The pagoda is known for its peaceful atmosphere, stunning architecture, and rich history. The temple was built in the early 17th century and has undergone several renovations over the centuries. Its architecture features a blend of traditional Vietnamese and Chinese styles, with intricate carvings and decorations that showcase the skilled craftsmanship of the era.

Visitors to Tu Dam Pagoda can explore the various halls and courtyards of the temple, which are filled with statues, paintings, and other artworks that depict Buddhist legends and teachings. One of the most notable features of the pagoda is the beautiful wooden statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, which is housed in the main hall.

  • Address:  No 1, Su Lieu Quan, Truong An Ward, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province
  • Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entrance fee: Free

4. Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, also known as Huyen Khong Pagoda, is a beautiful Buddhist Hue temple. The temple is famous for its stunning natural surroundings, as well as its peaceful atmosphere and intricate architecture. The pagoda is situated on a mountain, and visitors will need to climb a steep set of stairs to reach the temple. However, the climb is well worth it, as visitors will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

The architecture of Huyen Khong Pagoda is also impressive, with ornate carvings and intricate details adorning the walls and ceilings. The temple also features several beautiful courtyards and gardens, which are perfect for relaxing and meditating. One of the most unique features of Huyen Khong Pagoda is the underground cave system that lies beneath the temple. Visitors can explore these caves, which are filled with stalactites and stalagmites, and are believed to have been used by monks for meditation.

  • Address:  Dong Cham hamlet, Huong Ho commune, Huong Tra ward, Thua Thien Hue province
  • Opening hours: Full day
  • Entrance fee: Free

5. Bao Quoc Pagoda

Bao Quoc Pagoda is one of the most beautiful Hue temples you can not miss when visiting Hue. It was built in the 17th century and has since undergone several renovations, making it a remarkable blend of traditional and modern architecture. The pagoda features a main prayer hall, several smaller shrines, and a stunning five-story pagoda that rises high above the temple. Visitors can climb the stairs to the top of the pagoda and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding city and countryside.

Bao Quoc Pagoda is also known for its intricate artwork and decorations. The main prayer hall is adorned with beautiful statues, carvings, and paintings, and the walls and ceilings are decorated with colorful frescoes that depict scenes from Buddhist mythology. One of the most unique features of Bao Quoc Pagoda is the ancient tree that grows within the temple grounds. The tree is said to be over 500 years old and is believed to have been planted by the founder of the temple. Overall, Bao Quoc Pagoda is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Hue

  • Address:  Ham Long hill, Bao Quoc Street, Duc Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue province
  • Opening hours: 5:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Entrance fee: Free

1. Hue Beef Noodle (Bun Bo Hue)

Bun Bo Hue is a specialty of all three regions in Vietnam, but the best taste is in Hue. The dish has main ingredients, including vermicelli, beef, and pork rolls, with a typical red broth, lemongrass, and shrimp flavor. A hot, spicy, and rich bowl of beef noodle soup will make you hard to resist. 

2. Noodle Soup With Meat Balls (Bun Thit Nuong) 

Bun Thit Nuong is also a favorite dish of many tourists. This dish has conquered many domestic and foreign tourists with only simple ingredients such as rice vermicelli, pork, pickles, peanuts, and fish sauce. Moreover, this dish is delicious with raw vegetables or lemongrass skewers. 

3. Mussel Rice (Com Hen)

Com Hen is a dish that has existed for more than 200 years; food has made many tourists eat once and remember it because of its highly-seasoned, spicy taste. However, this dish will become fishy if you do not know how to enjoy it. Therefore, you should separate the soup and rice into each bowl to taste the full flavor of the dish.

4. Hue’s ‘Purgatory Rice’ (Com Am Phu) 

Com Am Phu is a famous Hue food that appeared during the Nguyen Dynasty. It is a harmonious combination of familiar delicacies in Hue cuisine, such as ram meat, spring rolls, shrimp lice, omelet, herbs, and pickles, with steamed rice and fish sauce. 

5. Bot Loc Cake (Banh Bot Loc)

When referring to Hue food with the best taste in this city, it is impossible not to mention Banh Bot Loc. Indigenous people have processed and seasoned it according to their recipe to produce a typical shrimp and meat pie. The dipping sauce is also essential to help make the food the most flavorful. 

6. Steamed Rice Cake (Banh Beo) 

Banh Beo is a daily dish of the Hue people. The shape of the cake is round, like Beo leaves, the cake is made from the main ingredients of rice flour, and the filling is shrimp and onion fat combined with sweet and spicy fish sauce. Not too fussy, but this is a favorite dish for anyone coming to Hue.

7. Thick Noodles Soup (Banh Canh)

Hue has many delicious Banh Canh, such as Banh Canh Ca Loc, Banh Canh Cua, Banh Canh Nam Pho, etc. Most of their flavors are highly seasoned and aromatic. The chef cooks each bowl of soup with all their heart, choosing the freshest ingredients and adding spices to taste.

8. Khot Cake (Banh Khot) 

Banh Khot dish is Hue food with the best price. The taste of the greasy flour and coconut cream dish combined with the delicious shrimp meat. When eating, you will use lettuce and vegetables to roll Banh Khot and dip it with sweet-and-sour sauce.

9. Hue Pancake (Banh Khoai) 

Banh Khoai is the name in Hue, also known as Banh Xeo in South Vietnam. The main ingredients of this dish are rice flour, shrimp, meat, bean sprouts, and onions, and then people fry it in a hot pan. The dipping sauce is a significant stage because it determines whether the dish is delicious.

10. Fried Sticky Rice Dumplings (Banh Ram It) 

In Hue, Banh Ram It is one of the rustic dishes very familiar to the people. It is divided into two parts: the soft dough part at the top and the crispy ram cake at the bottom. The unique feature of Banh Ram It is dipped in a sweet-and-sour sauce prepared specially.

11. Rectangular Dumpling (Banh Nam) 

Banh Nam is also a specialty of Hue. This cake has a delicious taste, soft and smooth, with a hint of shrimp. The cake is rectangular and very thin; inside is a layer of rice flour on the surface of the leaves, filled with shrimp and meat. 

12. Hue-style crepe (Banh Ep)  

Banh Ep has a small shape but a very fragrant smell. The cake blends harmoniously, full of flavors: greasy, tough, sour, and crunchy, but they are made from familiar ingredients such as flour, meat, eggs, vegetables, etc. This food is the favorite snack of Hue people.

13. Fruit-shaped Mung Bean Cake (Banh Dau Xanh Trai Cay)

Banh Dau Xanh Trai Cay is an aristocratic cake because they are made very meticulously and with much effort. In the past, this type of cake was only used at the banquets of Kings. Nowadays, it has become a favorite food of tourists because of its lovely shape and luscious taste.  

14. Sweet Soup (Che)

Che in Hue is inherently fragrant, delicious, and famous throughout the region because of its unmistakable taste. Although they are all made from simple ingredients such as green beans, coconuts, and potatoes, they still make tourists mouth-watering. Some famous Che in Hue includes Che Hat Sen Boc Nhan Long, Che Tao Xon, Che Bap, etc.

15. Lemongrass Skewers (Nem Lui)

Nem Lui is not only found in Hue. However, with its own recipe, spring rolls in Hue have features that make visitors fall in love. Nem is made mainly from pork and pork skin, marinated with ingredients, then skewered on lemongrass or bamboo sticks, and cooked on a charcoal stove. If you want to enjoy this delicious Hue food, you should eat it when it’s hot.

1. Meliá Vinpearl Hue 

Standing out against the time-color-covered architecture in the peaceful Hue city, Melia Vinpearl Hue is a transformation that brings a touch of tradition combined with modernity with sharp and sophisticated cubic design. This 5-star hotel not only has state-of-the-art facilities but also offers a comfortable panoramic view of famous landmarks in Hue.

  • Address: 50A Hung Vuong Street, Phu Nhuan Ward, Hue City, Vietnam 

2. Imperial Hue Hotel 

The Imperial Hotel Hue is a well-known 5-star hotel renowned for its impeccable service and attention to detail. The hotel features elegant rooms and suites, multiple dining options, a spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and conference facilities. In addition, the hotel’s central location in Hue allows easy access to popular tourist attractions.  

  • Address: 8 Hung Vuong Boulevard, Hue city, Vietnam 

3.  Indochine Palace Hotel  

Indochine Palace is a prestigious 5-star hotel with a design that blends a colonial mood and modern-day. This place will bring guests a feeling of elegance, luxury, and sophistication with impeccable service and an extensive range of amenities. Besides, the hotel is surrounded by a lush exotic garden, an ideal place to retreat after long days of hard work. 

  • Address: 105A Hung Vuong Street, Hue City, Vietnam 

4. Senna Hue Hotel 

Senna Hue Hotel is a five-star hotel with a luxurious and cozy space inside and many large and cool trees outside. The highlight here is also the Koi fish tank. The hotel combines French style and Hue’s art. At the same time, the cuisine here is also very diverse, from Asian dishes to traditional Hue dishes. 

  • Address: 7 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, VietNam

5. Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel & Spa 

Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel & Spa features well-appointed rooms and suites with elegant décor and modern comforts. This 5-star sophisticated hotel is a palatial building located on a tree-lined street and overlooking the romantic Perfume River. Additionally, the hotel provides conference and event spaces for business meetings or special occasions.

  • Address: 2 Le Loi Street, Vinh Ninh, Hue City, Vietnam

6. Azerai La Residence Hotel  

Azerai La Residence Hue is a luxurious 5-star hotel known for its elegant French colonial architecture and riverside setting, and the hotel offers a sophisticated and indulgent experience for tourists. In addition, the hotel features a range of facilities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and wellness center. 

  • Address: 5 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Vietnam

7. La Vela Hue Hotel 

La Vela Hue Hotel is a 5-star hotel that provides a memorable stay with its blend of modern comfort and traditional charm. It can be said that the hotel has amenities, including a rooftop bar, lounge, infinity pool, sundeck, sun loungers, and 3 fine dining restaurants. In addition, there is a luxury spa and gym for guests to enjoy.

  • Address: 17 Dong Nam Thuy An, Street 22, Thuy Duong Ward, Hue City, Viet Nam 

1. Dong Ba Market

Opening hours: 3 AM – 8 PM

Address: Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

Dong Ba Market is a vibrant hub of culinary activity located in the heart of central Vietnam. This market was located at Dong Ba Gate, the eastern gate of the Hue Imperial Palace. From the outside, it looks similar to other normal marketplaces. But, once inside, visitors would understand why Dong Ba Market is known as “Hue’s most lively and crowded market.” 

2. Ben Ngu Market

Opening hours: 3 AM – 6 PM

Address: 36 Pham Van Dong Street, Vy Da Ward, Hue City

Ben Ngu Market is another must-see for visitors in Hue. It’s near the An Cuu River at the intersection of Phan Dinh Phung and Phan Boi Chau streets. Ben Ngu Market is loved because it always creates a timeless, vintage atmosphere. Ben Ngu Market is particularly known for its affordable costs, especially when contrasted to the nearby Dong Ba Market. Typically, sellers here sell necessities that are used on a daily basis.

Ben Ngu Market is another must-see for visitors in Hue. It’s near the An Cuu River at the intersection of Phan Dinh Phung and Phan Boi Chau streets. Ben Ngu Market is loved because it always creates a timeless, vintage atmosphere. Ben Ngu Market is particularly known for its affordable costs, especially when contrasted to the nearby Dong Ba Market. Typically, sellers here sell necessities that are used on a daily basis. In other words, you may find everything you need to start a new life here, including fresh ingredients, food, clothing and textiles, vegetables, flowers, and even live animals. If you intend to cook dinner at your homestay, it’s a good idea to swing by Ben Ngu Market to stock up on the best supplies.

3. An Cuu Market

Opening hours: 3 AM – 6 PM

Address: 36 Pham Van Dong Street, Vy Da Ward, Hue City

An Cuu Market was created during the Minh Mang dynasty and became a significant location for Chinese imports and exports. Based on appearances, it was the busiest market in southern Hue City. An Cuu Market is the most well-known Hue food market among travelers, among the numerous exceptional gastronomic meccas in Hue City. All of Hue’s “must-eat” classics, such as the scrumptious Grilled Pork Rice Noodles, savory “bánh bèo”, and mouthwatering “bánh ram ít”, are available for pennies on the dollar. Because of the variety of cuisines available, you will immediately fall in love with this intriguing destination as a gourmet tourist. Aside from ethnic hallmark meals, you may readily get calming and delicious sweet delicacies like as various types of “chè”, milk tea, and so on.

4. Xep Market

Opening hours: 4 AM – 6 PM

Address: Ngo Duc Ke – Nhat Le Street, Thuan Thanh Ward, Hue City

Xep Market was formed around the last years of the 19th century, to the beginning of the 20th century when Dong Ba market “come out to the public”. At first, the market was formed due to the need to exchange, buy and sell necessary goods in daily life such as rice, fish sauce, salt, areca, betel nut, vegetables, etc of the townspeople living in this area. The reason it’s called “Xep market” is because the market used to be very small in size, meeting right on the last dead-end alley at the intersection of Mai Thuc Loan – Ngo Duc Ke streets. Entering this area, you can visit fruit stalls, tea shops, and snail burdens with typical Hue flavor to enjoy. Sweet and fragrant coconut green bean soup for only 5.000 VND, mango with chili sauce 15.000 VND / bag for a few people to eat, or snails, spicy fried snails 12.000 VND / plate… well worth a try.

5. Hue Night Market

Opening hours: 5 PM – 2 AM

Address: 1 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City

Hue night market was formerly located at Big C Hue, now it has been moved to the West Street area (Pham Ngu Lao Street), which has a more favorable and busiest location in Hue. Especially, this is also a place where a large number of tourists gather for entertainment, entertainment, shopping… In the past, Hue night market was also quite popular, but later it gradually narrowed and faded, so the return of China Food shopping center Pham Ngu Lao pedestrian street is a new breeze stirring up the night air. The food at the food stalls here is generally quite rich, with the price not too expensive nor too cheap, but delicious and attractive. Especially here, we can also witness the food processing and enjoy it on the spot, like in many other famous night markets.

1. General Information 

  • Location: 140-142 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen Street, Huong Long Ward, Hue City, Vietnam 

  • Open time: From 8 AM to 6 PM/ every day 

  • Entrance fee: Free

2. How To Get To Thien Mu pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda is just 5km from Hue center, so you can easily go to this place by many means of transportation, such as motorbike, bicycle, taxi, go on foot, or especially by cyclo – an interesting means of transport with bold Vietnamese traditions. 

3. History Of Thien Mu Pagoda 

– Early 17th century: Lord Nguyen Hoang ordered the construction of Thien Mu Pagoda on Ha Khe Hill, near the Perfume River in Hue.
– 1665: During the reign of Lord Nguyen Phuc Tan, the pagoda underwent expansion and renovation.

– 1710: The pagoda was significantly expanded and enhanced under the patronage of Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu. He erected a massive bell cast from bronze and installed it in the pagoda’s tower, known as Dai Hong Chung.

– 1904: During the reign of Emperor Thanh Thai, a large-scale renovation of Thien Mu Pagoda took place.
– 1963: Thien Mu Pagoda gained international attention during the Vietnam War. In June of that year, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc famously self-immolated in protest against the South Vietnamese government’s religious policies.

– Today: Thien Mu Pagoda stands as a symbol of resilience and spiritual devotion.

3. Tips when tourist visit The Thien Mu Pagoda 

– Dress appropriately: As Thien Mu Pagoda is a religious site, it’s respectful to dress modestly.
– Be mindful of the behavior: Keep your voice low.

– Remove your shoes: Upon entering the pagoda’s buildings, it’s customary to remove your shoes.
– Explore the surroundings: Thien Mu Pagoda is located by the Perfume River, offering beautiful natural surroundings. Take a stroll along the riverbanks, enjoy the sunset view, and enjoy a tofu pudding here.  

Hue City is a tourist attraction in Vietnam, home to famous restaurants with traditional dishes and a nostalgic atmosphere. When you visit the greatest Hue restaurant, you will not only get the chance to sample authentic Hue cuisine, but they also offer stunning interiors and first-rate service. Many restaurants in Hue, in addition to the traditional ones, are run by ex-pats and provide typical western fare including spaghetti, pizza, and grilled meats. This article will present a list of Hue restaurants, including both national and international eateries, that are well-liked by both locals and visitors.

1. Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant

The first Hue Restaurant we would like to introduce to you is Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant, where you may have imperial Vietnamese food. Tinh Gia Vien restaurant offers a royal ambiance filled with vibrant lanterns, elegant bonsai trees, and lush vegetation. Another special feature is that all the service staff here are dressed in traditional Hue costumes, creating the feeling of a real Vietnamese royal meal.

Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant offers set meals with drinks, dessert, and rentals for royal costumes. The cuisine served in this restaurant is created by the Nguyen Dynasty’s successors, and includes a variety of imperial delicacies such as steamed rice with chicken, beef soup with lotus root, and shrimp dumplings in a clay pot. All meals come with drinks and desserts, though prices vary based on the food. Tinh Gia Vien Restaurant is also near the Royal Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda so it’s a fantastic place to make a stop.

  • Address: 7K/28 Le Thanh Ton Street, Hue city

2. Ancient Hue Restaurant

When visiting Hue, another restaurant you should take advantage of is Ancient Hue Restaurant, which will bring you back to the 1800s. You will have the chance to enjoy the distinctive cultural elements of an ancient gardening restaurant by visiting Hue Ancient Restaurant, particularly the meals with Hue style and flavor. Moreover, you can also enjoy local arts and traditional music and dance performed in the restaurant in addition to the meals.

Ancient Hue Restaurant specializes in serving Hue cuisine, particularly the Royal Course Dinner – a meal with dishes served by the royal family. Especially, tourists can join in a personalized cooking session about traditional Vietnamese meals. You can take a boat journey to Dong Ba Market to purchase the supplies for this cooking class as part of the course, and the chef will next teach you how to prepare delicacies like bun bo hue (Hue beef noodle soup) when you return to the restaurant. This definitely is an amazing experience for you in a Hue restaurant.

  • Address: 104/47 Kim Long Street, Hue city

3. Les Jardins De La Carambole

With views of the Huong River and Hue City Center, Les Jardins De La Carambole is another luxurious Hue restaurant you should visit. The restaurant has a diversified menu that offers genuine French, Italian, and Vietnamese dishes. Les Jardins De La Carambole is famous for its delicious dishes, and luxurious villa atmosphere and is adjacent to the Complex of Hue Monuments. Because of this, it has become a well-liked dining location for tourists. Visitors can also take in live piano concerts upstairs by coming here.

  • Address: 32 Dang Tran Con Street, Hue city

4. Nina’s Café Restaurant

Ninas Cafe restaurant is a family-owned restaurant that serves Vietnamese cuisine, Western cuisine, and Hue specialties at affordable costs. The famous dishes of this restaurant include Fried noodles, grilled pork, and a salad of banana flowers. Additionally, set menus with some of the eatery’s most well-liked meals are offered for about $6.5. We highly advise tasting some of these foods because they are exclusive to Hue and really delicious. While you are in Hue, Ninas Cafe can assist you in planning tours in addition to providing food. The staff will also do their best to assist you if you have any inquiries regarding Hue or Vietnam.

  • Address: 16/34 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, Hue city

5. Tropical Garden Restaurant

The next Hue restaurant that we want to introduce to you is Tropical Garden Restaurant. Due to its location near Truong Tien Bridge and Dong Ba Market, Tropical Garden Restaurant is a well-liked tourist attraction. The eatery offers a variety of Vietnamese cuisine and features live music every evening. You can select to enjoy your meal in a thatched hut in the tropical garden or at a community table inside. The restaurant is a great place to have dinner because of its magnificent garden at night. When you come here, you should try Hue specialties like Nem Lui, fried crab and Banh Beo, a steamed rice cake.

  • Address: 27 Chu Van An Street, Hue city

About Quang Binh

Top things to do in Quang Binh:

  • Visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Vietnam, including a network of caves and underground rivers. Visitors can take a boat tour of the park and explore some of the most famous caves, such as Phong Nha Cave and Paradise Cave.

  • Explore the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

Quang Binh was heavily affected by the Vietnam War, and visitors can learn about the region’s history by exploring the DMZ. Popular sites include the Vinh Moc Tunnels, Ben Hai River, and Khe Sanh Combat Base.

  • Relax on the beaches

Quang Binh has a number of beautiful beaches, such as Nhat Le Beach and Da Nhay Beach, where visitors can swim, sunbathe, and relax.

  • Visit historical sites

Quang Binh has a rich history, and visitors can explore sites such as the Hoang Phuc Pagoda, Tam Toa Church, and the Quang Binh Citadel.

  • Try local cuisine

Quang Binh is known for its delicious seafood, as well as dishes such as banh khoai (a kind of savory pancake) and bun bo Hue (spicy beef noodle soup).

Itinerary for a Quang Binh food tour:

Start the day with a traditional breakfast of banh cuon, a steamed rice flour roll filled with minced pork and mushrooms, served with fish sauce and herbs.

Visit a local market to sample some of the region’s fresh seafood, such as mussels, clams, and squid. Try some grilled seafood, served with a dipping sauce made from garlic, chilli, and lime juice.

Visit a local restaurant for lunch and try some local specialties, such as banh khoai, a kind of savory pancake made with rice flour, shrimp, and pork, or bun bo Hue, a spicy beef noodle soup that’s a specialty of central Vietnam.

In the afternoon, visit a local coffee and try ca phe sua da, a traditional Vietnamese iced coffee made with sweetened condensed milk.

End the day with a dinner of cha ca, a dish of grilled fish that’s marinated in turmeric and served with rice noodles, herbs, and peanuts.

  • Sun Spa Resort & Villas: This beachfront resort is located in Dong Hoi, the capital city of Quang Binh. It features luxurious rooms and villas, a spa, a fitness center, and several restaurants and bars.

  • Saigon Quang Binh Hotel: This hotel is located in the heart of Dong Hoi and features luxurious rooms and suites, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and several restaurants and bars.

  • Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le Hotel: This hotel is located in the center of Dong Hoi and features spacious rooms and suites, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and several restaurants and bars.

  • FLC Luxury Hotel Quang Binh: This hotel is located in the coastal town of Quang Ninh and features luxurious rooms and suites, a golf course, a spa, and several restaurants and bars.

  • Nam Long Plus Hotel: This hotel is located in the center of Dong Hoi and features modern and spacious rooms and suites, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and several restaurants and bars.

About Hoi An

Hoi An is located in Quang Nam province on the banks of the Thu Bon River, 30km south of Da Nang and on the coast of the East Vietnam Sea. Coming to Hoi An, you cannot skip Hoi An Ancient Town which captivates visitors with its extremely rustic and idyllic timeless beauty. Especially, The Old Town of Hoi An features a historic mood with colorful lanterns, making itself classic and ancient at the same time.  No wonder UNESCO declared the old town a World Heritage Site in 1999.

  • Walk around the Old Town

Hoi An ancient town is located on main roads close to the river, such as Bach Dang, Nguyen Thai Hoc, Phan Chau Trinh, Tran Hung Dao, Tran Phu, Le Loi streets, Minh Anh Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province.

Hoi An is something of a rarity in Vietnam as it managed to escape most of the bombing that razed many other cities to the ground during the Vietnam War.

This means that the beautiful buildings here were spared, and so you will still find some gorgeous architecture here in the Old Town, which makes it the perfect place to go for a walk and take in all the sights.

The Old Town has now been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is said to date back some 2,000 years.

  • Visiting the assembly hall and ancient house

Visit the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall

Address: 46 Tran Phu street, Minh Anh ward, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. 

One of the most opulent buildings in Hoi An is the Fujian Assembly Hall which dates from the 17th century. This was built by the Fujian Chinese community in Hoi An and is considered a sacred space.

The main hall here is covered in carved figures that feature around a gateway that is etched with carvings of mythical Chinese creatures. There is also a large courtyard here, and legend has it that if you pray in the Assembly Hall, then you will be lucky when it comes to conceiving children. This is down to the presence of the 12 Midwives which are carved fertility statues that stand on the grounds of the hall.

Tan Ky Family House

Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

The Tan Ky Family House is one of the most historically significant buildings in Hoi An and is located in the Old Town section of the city. The family home was built in the 18th century and would have belonged to a family of merchants.

The architecture here combines Japanese, Chinese, and traditional Vietnamese design motifs, and you can now take a tour of this amazing property.

Some seven generations of merchants lived in the home, and you will still find their original furniture and memorabilia here, which will give you an idea of how people would have lived in Hoi An in the days of old.

Visit Phung Hung Old House

Address: 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

The house is known for its ornate and colorful entrance hall covered in lanterns and embroidered wall hangings.

There is a pretty balcony with spectacular views and a charming suspended altar.

  • Admire the Japanese Covered Bridge

Address: 186 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

The Japanese Covered Bridge is located in the center of the city and is also one of its focal points. The bridge spans some 12 meters and is famous for its ornate carvings. 

The only covered bridge in the world to house a Buddhist temple was built in the 16th century to symbolize goodwill between Chinese and Japanese merchant communities. Unlike most other buildings in the old town, decorated in flamboyant Chinese and Vietnamese architectural styles, the bridge has retained a distinctively Japanese character, with subdued decorations and references to Japanese history.

  • Enjoy a traditional Hoi An water puppet show

A great way to get under the skin of local culture, this re-creation of Vietnamese traditional village tales through the medium of puppets who seem to float on the water is a delight for all ages. An English-language narration helps you keep up with the light-hearted storylines. Make sure to pre-book – these hour-long shows (made up of several mini-tales) are deservedly popular.

  • Dropping flower garlands on the river 

If tourists come to Hoi An on the full moon day of the month (lunar calendar), do not miss participating in the traditional lantern festival on the Hoai River. This is the most beautiful moment that Hoi An owns. When the shimmering lights from the candles flicker from the lanterns floating on the river, it is also the time when they bring people’s thoughts and sorrows along with the flowing water.

  • Discovering the old-town cuisine 

Hoi An cuisine is extremely rich and diverse, with a distinct Central Coast flavor. When visiting Hoi An, you should try white rose cake and Cao Lau.

White rose cake is also known as dumplings or cauldron cake. Small cakes like white roses are dotted with green of vegetables, a little red and pink chili, and a little golden fried onion.

Cao Lau Hoi An: A dish associated with Hoi An has a strange name and a unique taste. Cao Lau is a noodle dish made from flour mixed with the ashes of Melaleuca firewood, so the noodles are bright yellow, big, and soft. The soft noodles combined with shrimp, pork, char siu, and raw vegetables have created a typical Cao Lau dish only available in Hoi An.

  • Participating in Folk games 

Coming to Hoi An and participating in folk games is a great experience you should not miss on your travel itinerary.

Usually, folk games are held in the evening at the beginning of Nguyen Thai Hoc Street or Kazik Park, Bach Dang Street, or an empty lot area right on the banks of the Hoai River (near Hoi An Bridge Pagoda). Visitors can join in the fun atmosphere of folk games in Hoi An, such as Bai Choi, roundabout beating, blindfolded pot beating, et cetera.

  • Visiting Cham Island Hoi An

In 2009, the Cham island cluster was recognized by UNESCO as one of the few biosphere reserves in the world. Cham Island is endowed by nature with majestic sapphire blue beaches such as Bai Xep beach, Ong beach, and Bai Huong beach, with nearly 950 marine species. 

  • Exploring Bay Mau Coconut Forest

Another best thing to do in Hoi An is to explore the wilderness in Bay Mau Coconut Forest. Known as the “Southwestern region in the heart of Hoi An,” Bay Mau Coconut Forest is situated about 3 kilometers to the south of the center of Hoi An Ancient Town. 

Coming here, you can have a relaxing journey on a basket boat floating up and down the river under the lush tree canopy. If you are more of a daredevil, you can always join the thrilling basket boat dance performance by the skillful boatmen.

1. Meliá Vinpearl Hue 

Standing out against the time-color-covered architecture in the peaceful Hue city, Melia Vinpearl Hue is a transformation that brings a touch of tradition combined with modernity with sharp and sophisticated cubic design. This 5-star hotel not only has state-of-the-art facilities but also offers a comfortable panoramic view of famous landmarks in Hue.

  • Address: 50A Hung Vuong Street, Phu Nhuan Ward, Hue City, Vietnam 

2. Imperial Hue Hotel 

The Imperial Hotel Hue is a well-known 5-star hotel renowned for its impeccable service and attention to detail. The hotel features elegant rooms and suites, multiple dining options, a spa, fitness center, swimming pool, and conference facilities. In addition, the hotel’s central location in Hue allows easy access to popular tourist attractions.  

  • Address: 8 Hung Vuong Boulevard, Hue city, Vietnam 

3.  Indochine Palace Hotel  

Indochine Palace is a prestigious 5-star hotel with a design that blends a colonial mood and modern-day. This place will bring guests a feeling of elegance, luxury, and sophistication with impeccable service and an extensive range of amenities. Besides, the hotel is surrounded by a lush exotic garden, an ideal place to retreat after long days of hard work. 

  • Address: 105A Hung Vuong Street, Hue City, Vietnam 

4. Senna Hue Hotel 

Senna Hue Hotel is a five-star hotel with a luxurious and cozy space inside and many large and cool trees outside. The highlight here is also the Koi fish tank. The hotel combines French style and Hue’s art. At the same time, the cuisine here is also very diverse, from Asian dishes to traditional Hue dishes. 

  • Address: 7 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, VietNam

5. Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel & Spa 

Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel & Spa features well-appointed rooms and suites with elegant décor and modern comforts. This 5-star sophisticated hotel is a palatial building located on a tree-lined street and overlooking the romantic Perfume River. Additionally, the hotel provides conference and event spaces for business meetings or special occasions.

  • Address: 2 Le Loi Street, Vinh Ninh, Hue City, Vietnam

6. Azerai La Residence Hotel  

Azerai La Residence Hue is a luxurious 5-star hotel known for its elegant French colonial architecture and riverside setting, and the hotel offers a sophisticated and indulgent experience for tourists. In addition, the hotel features a range of facilities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and wellness center. 

  • Address: 5 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Vietnam

7. La Vela Hue Hotel 

La Vela Hue Hotel is a 5-star hotel that provides a memorable stay with its blend of modern comfort and traditional charm. It can be said that the hotel has amenities, including a rooftop bar, lounge, infinity pool, sundeck, sun loungers, and 3 fine dining restaurants. In addition, there is a luxury spa and gym for guests to enjoy.

  • Address: 17 Dong Nam Thuy An, Street 22, Thuy Duong Ward, Hue City, Viet Nam 

Types of Massage Available in Hoi An

  • Traditional Vietnamese massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Thai-style foot reflexology massage

You can choose from a variety of massages including traditional Vietnamese massage, aromatherapy massage, hot stone massage, and Thai-style foot reflexology massage. Traditional Vietnamese massages focus on acupressure and stretch to restore energy and balance in the body. Aromatherapy massages use essential oils to help relax the mind and body while hot stone massages use heated stones to ease muscle tension. Thai-style foot reflexology massages involve applying pressure to the feet to relieve both physical and mental stress. Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage or want to alleviate sore muscles, there is a massage type for everyone in Hoi An.

Best Spas in Hoi An 

  1. Ozone Spa

Address: 9 Phan Boi Chau Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

2. La Spa

Address: 132 Hung Vuong Street, Thanh Ha Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

3. Blue Gift Spa

Address: Mac Dinh Chi Street, Cam Son Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

4. Golden Rose Spa

Address: 03 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

5. Palmarosa Spa

Address: 48 Ba Trieu Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

6. Citrus Health Spa Hoi An

Address: 99 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Son Phong District, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

  • Advanced Cooking Class of the Day at Red Bridge

Red Bridge Cooking School is one of the oldest names in Hoi An when it comes to cooking classes, having been running classes for over 10 years.

For a half-day cooking class, you’ll first be guided through the Hoi An Central Market in the Old Town. Next, you’ll take a 25-minute boat ride to the restaurant and cooking school. Here, you will visit Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village to see a variety of herbs and fruit trees.

Using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils, we cook four famous dishes, including the national dish ‘Pho’, grilled fish with braised fish. is Grilled Shrimp with Banana Leaves and Grilled Chicken with Banana Flower Salad. The cooking class lasted about 3 hours.

  • Hoi An eco-cooking class

This exciting Hoi An eco-cooking class takes place in the picturesque village of Cam Thanh, about 5 kilometers from the ancient town of Hoi An.

Immersed in the peaceful countryside setting, you’ll first visit a local market and then cruise the river in a traditional basket boat. You will have the opportunity to try crab-catching when you canoe through the canals of the Seven Mau Nipa Forest.

Back in the kitchen, you’ll learn about Vietnamese culinary culture as you cook with professional local chefs. And recipes will be available to take home, so you can taste Vietnamese again in the comfort of your own kitchen.

  • Hoi An’s Most Famous Cooking Class in My Grandma’s Home Cooking

My Grandma’s Home Cooking is a great place to study if you want a healthy mix of local food and culture. However, they only have one class for beginners to learn about local cuisine.

My Grandma’s Home Cooking has morning and afternoon cooking classes to choose from, both of which do not include a tour of the Hoi An market. Menu: pancakes, grilled spring rolls, green papaya salad, braised fish. Braised fish dishes are served with rice, soup, and desserts prepared by the assistants.

  • Cooking class at the River Side restaurant of the 4-star hotel Laluna

At River Side Restaurant, in addition to learning to cook local dishes, the teachers will explain to you the knowledge related to nutrition in each dish. By taking classes with teachers at Laluna, you will also learn skills in time management, calculation, material selection, and communication.

Go to Hoi An market, choose the freshest ingredients yourself, and cook Vietnamese rustic dishes. After learning and cooking with their own hands, they created special dishes. You will also enjoy your own finished product right at the River Side restaurant.

In addition, at the end of the session, each visitor will receive a certificate of completion of the course.

About Danang

  • Take a trip to Ba Na Hills

When you come to Danang, Ba Na Hills is a destination you should not miss. Ba Na Hills, nestled in the Truong Son Mountains near Danang, is a captivating destination that offers an enchanting escape for tourists. Accessible via a scenic cable car ride, this mountain resort boasts breathtaking panoramic views, a cool climate, and a charming French village ambiance. Visitors can explore attractions like the Golden Bridge, a stunning architectural marvel held up by giant hands. Thrill-seekers can indulge in exhilarating rides at the Fantasy Park amusement center, while nature enthusiasts can trek through the lush forests and discover hidden waterfalls. 

  • Visit My Son Sanctuary

A visit to the My Son Sanctuary is one of the top things to do in Danang Vietnam for tourists. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a mesmerizing complex of ancient Hindu temples dating back to the Champa Kingdom. Steeped in history and spirituality, the My Son Sanctuary showcases intricate architectural details and ornate carvings, offering a glimpse into Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage. Exploring the ruins and learning about the religious significance of this sacred site is a truly immersive experience. The tranquil atmosphere and picturesque surroundings make it a perfect place for photography enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

  • Visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture 

Located in the heart of the city, the Museum of Cham Sculpture houses an impressive collection of Cham artifacts, providing a fascinating insight into the ancient Cham civilization that once thrived in central Vietnam. The museum showcases intricate sculptures, statues, and reliefs, showcasing the artistic and cultural brilliance of the Cham people. Visitors can admire the exquisite craftsmanship and learn about the religious and historical significance of these artifacts through informative exhibits. With its rich cultural heritage and captivating displays, the Museum of Cham Sculpture offers an enriching experience that should not be missed.

  • Explore the Marble Mountains

Exploring the Marble Mountains is also a must-do activity for tourists visiting Danang, Vietnam. These five majestic limestone mountains are not only a natural wonder but also hold great cultural and spiritual significance. Each mountain is named after one of the five elements – metal, wood, water, fire, and earth – and is adorned with caves, pagodas, and breathtaking viewpoints. Visitors can climb the stone steps to reach the mountain peaks, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Inside the caves, intricate Buddhist shrines and statues create a serene atmosphere. Whether you’re a nature lover, a history enthusiast, or simply seeking tranquility, a visit to the Marble Mountains is a memorable experience in Danang.

  • Visit the Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda is a well-known pagoda, situated on the Son Tra Peninsula in Danang. The pagoda is home to a towering 67-meter-tall white statue of the Goddess of Mercy, known as Lady Buddha, which is an awe-inspiring sight. The tranquil atmosphere, beautifully manicured gardens, and stunning coastal views create a peaceful ambiance for visitors. Exploring the pagoda complex allows tourists to admire the intricate architecture, and intricate Buddhist artwork, and learn about Vietnamese religious practices. A visit to the Linh Ung Pagoda definitely is an unforgettable experience in Danang for visitors.

  • Visit Danang Night Market

The Night Market in Danang is a vibrant and bustling destination that should not be missed when visiting Vietnam. As the sun sets, the market comes alive with colorful stalls selling an array of goods, from local handicrafts and souvenirs to delicious street food. The aromas of sizzling grilled meats and aromatic herbs fill the air, tempting passersby to sample the mouthwatering dishes. With its lively atmosphere, friendly locals, and unique offerings, the Night Market in Danang is truly one of the top things to experience in this coastal city.

In the dry season

  • Remember to bring light clothing, protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and umbrellas to avoid direct sunlight.
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and moisturizer to protect your skin.
  • You should bring a bottle of water with you because the hot weather will cause you to sweat and become thirsty. 
  • The dry season is usually the peak season in Da Nang, Vietnam. Therefore, you should book your flight tickets and accommodation as soon as possible.

In the wet season

  • Visitors should come to Da Nang at the beginning or end of the rainy season to avoid long rainy days.
  • Always remember to bring an umbrella, a raincoat, waterproof shoes, a hat, and a waterproof bag for electronic devices.
  • Check the weather forecast continuously to plan your trip. 
  • Bring some necessary medicine in case you get sick from the rain. 
  • Visitors should stay at resorts with a variety of activities so that they can enjoy the trip even on rainy days. 

Ngu Hanh Son Da Nang, also known as Non Nuoc. This is the convergence of 6 limestone mountains right next to the coast of Da Nang. These six mountains include Kim Son, Thuy Son, Moc Son, Duong Hoa Son, Am Hoa Son and Tho Son. This scenic spot is famous for its picturesque scenery of mountains, clouds, and caves. Marble Mountains Danang is located about 8 kilometers from the city center, in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city.

  • Address: 81 Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Hoa Hai, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang
  • Opening hours: 07:00 a.m to 05:00 p.m all day

1.The ideal time to visit Marble Mountain

If you want to visit Ngu Hanh Son Da Nang, you can go at any time of the year. But ideally, you should come here from early September to early October. At this time the weather in Da Nang is cool and rarely hot, it is very suitable for visiting Marble Mountains and having fun activities  in Da Nang city.

One of the primary reasons why people are hesitant to climb the mountain during the summer is because of the high temperatures, which can reach 30 to 36 °C. The temperature will be substantially cooler if people arrive before 08:30 a.m in the morning or after 16:30 p.m in the afternoon. For the best experience, visitors should bring mineral water and casual attire!

2. How to move to Marble Mountain

About 8 kilometers from Da Nang city center. The road to Ngu Hanh Son is extremely easy to go. Some means that visitors can refer to:

Motorbikes: Visitors can rent motorbikes in the city center for quite cheap prices, about 100 thousand to 150 thousand /a unit /a day.

Taxi: If traveling in a large group, Taxi is an ideal choice for tourists.

 

1.Overview of French Village Danang

Ba Na Hills is a famous tourist destination not only in Da Nang but also known to many domestic and international tourists. After taking the second cable car, you will reach the French village – which is built based on the simulation of the unique cultural works of France. French Village Danang, also known as French Village, is the most impressive work of Ba Na Hill. Visitors do not need to go to Europe far away to see the arched roofs of the magnificent cathedrals that in this village can be admired with their own eyes.  Visitors can wander through cobblestone streets lined with colorful homes and shops, or take a cable car ride up to nearby Golden Bridge for stunning views of the surrounding area.  

With a total area of 45,300 m2, French Village is separated into seven distinct zones, including the most picturesque village in France- Brittany; the purest medieval town in France – Conques Aveyron; the Chateau De Chenonceau area, the village of Apremont sur Allier, Saint Denis Cathedral; … It was planned by French architects as a vacation paradise, with seven zones and 32 spectacular buildings. Additionally, French Village Danang also features a hotel system ranging from 3 to 5 stars. With so much to see and do, French Village in Ba Na Hill is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

2. History of French Village Danang

The French Village Danang was inspired by sketches in the notebook of a missionary named Pigneau De Behaine about his amazing voyage through France. He is the first foreigner who steps foot in Ba Na Hills, Vietnam, bringing France from memory. French Village is the essence of medieval France, rebuilt from the several cities and villages that Pigneau previously walked through.

Since being invested and built by Sun Group in 2007, French Village Danang has become a destination not to be missed when coming to Danang. From the colors, materials, and designs to the architectural details, French Village exudes modern Europe. This place is supposed to look like a small version of France, complete with squares, churches, towns,  hotels, and villages.  Click to French Village to know more about this place.

3. Ticket prices to visit French Village Danang

Entrance fee for visitors:

  • Adult ticket price: 850,000 VND 

  • Child ticket price (1m – 1.4m): 700,000 VND

  • Child ticket price (<1m): free

Ticket price for combo cable car ticket and buffet:

  • Adult ticket price: 1,190,000 VND 

  • Child ticket price (1m – 1.4m): 910,000 VND

  • Child ticket price (<1m): free

The ticket price includes free most of the games in Fantasy Park, tickets to the Funicular, flower garden, French village, and Debay ancient wine cellar. Tickets do not include entrance fees to the Wax Museum, stuffed animal games, and carnival skills at the fantasy Park amusement park.

Da Nang is not only famous for its beautiful beaches and rich cuisine, but also for its excellent health care and Spa Massage services. The demand for beauty is increasing, which is one of the reasons that many spa facilities are open. Below Metta Voyage would like to suggest to visitors the top 10 best massage services in Da Nang suitable for each individual needs of visitors.

Sai Thanh Foot Massage – Best Quality Spa Massage Da Nang

  • Address: 90 Le Thanh Nghi, Hoa Cuong Bac, Hai Chau, Da Nang

Queen Spa & Massage – Treatment and health care Da Nang

  • Address: 144 Pham Cu Luong, An Hai Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City

Harnn Heritage Spa – Profesional Spa

  • Address: InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Bac Beach, Son Tra, Da Nang

Herbal Spa – Da Nang massage is the most popular

  • Address:

  • Address 1: 201 Duong Dinh Nghe, An Hai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang city, Vietnam

  • Address 2: 102 Duong Dinh Nghe, An Hai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang city, Vietnam

  • Address 3: 90 Duong Dinh Nghe, An Hai Bac, Son Tra, Da Nang city, Vietnam

  • Address 4: 101 Ta My Duat, Da Nang city, Vietnam

Bay Mau coconut forest is a must-visit attraction for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the West in the heart of Vietnam. Unlike the mossy ancient houses in Hoi An, Bay Mau coconut forest boasts a stunning and unspoiled green coconut forest running straight along both sides of the river. This place used to serve as a base during the resistance war of the Vietnamese army and people, which adds historical significance to its already idyllic charm.

The Bay Mau Water coconut forest has a rich history that is rooted in revolution and resistance. With its origins dating back to the time of the French and American wars, this area was once a safe haven for the army and people who sought refuge in its discreet and dense terrain. Today, Bay Mau coconut forest has grown to hundreds of hectares and remains a testament to the courage and bravery of those who fought for their freedom.

  • Address: Can Nhan Village, Cam Thanh Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province
  • Opening hours: 7 am – 5 pm
  • Entrance ticket: 30.000 VND

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