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- Its a good adventure to spend a more hours. We opted for one entrance which took us around 2 hours. It was 200K and you buy your ticket at the gate. When you enter there are maps where you can see which each building is. Good activity to do, you can see some areas are under construction as well.Written 18 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Located about half-way between Hue and Danang (to the south of Hue), Bach Ma National Park is absolutely incredible. Rather than take a tour, we found a taxi driver on the street and came to an agreement on a price for him to take us to the park - wait for us for a few hours - and take us back. It's only about a 30 minute drive to the base of the park but the top of the park - where you want to go - is steep and takes another 30 minutes to do in the car. The average motorbikes won't make it and might even be banned. At the top, there is a peace bell and an observation area in what was a U.S. firebase during the Vietnam War. Just below that are some Vietnamese caves and tunnels you can explore if you dare. We went in with our cellphone flashlights. It was neat. There are also incredible hiking trails but not for the feint of heart. There are places where you will almost certainly get wet crossing rivers and such. It was probably the most fun we had hiking in a long time Bring food and water!! There was none on site...especially now during COVID time when there are limited tourists making the rounds.Written 28 February 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The grounds are just amazing. Almost reminded me of the work of Capability Brown in their crafting of the landscape.
Very few other visitors in Apr 22. Peaceful.
Worth a visitWritten 19 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Most tourists will arrive at the Thien Mu Pagoda after a pleasant boat ride on the Perfume River. The octagonal pagoda is pretty and sits in a lovely garden, where lots of immaculately manicured bonsai trees are displayed. Just out of sight there is an active monastery, because you can occasionally spot some monks around. Worth spending a solid hour.Written 17 May 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Visited the Tu Doc Mausoleum on the way back from some other sites. It was a bit quieter than some of the other tombs. Interesting nonetheless.
You can find about a bit about the history of the monarch. As well as pay 5K for food for this fish - which i can never help but do!!Written 20 April 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The palace of the puppet kings the French supported during their "protectorate" in the 19th and 20th centuries.... The "neo" architecture is interesting--much rebuilt after 1968, one assumes--but it is the vast collection of photographs and artifacts, some from Vietnam, some from France, that is of most interest. Don't miss the dress-up/photo opp hall where, for a small price, you can be an emperor for a few moments.Written 7 May 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The bridge is an ornate Japanese bridge located in the quiet Thuy Thanh village, around 7km east of Hue. We visited this with a tour guide, as part of a group of 12 people touring Vietnam and Cambodia. The bridge leads to the open market on the other side, which is also worth a visit.
Another place to visit while you are here is Thanh Toan Museum.Written 21 December 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This imperial tomb is located a bit outside of Hue so it will take a bit of effort to get there. We took our rented bikes from downtown Hue and had no issue getting here. Others can take taxis or any other form of transport. I assume tour guides come here too but we were on our own. This is the tomb of one of the last emperors - an eccentric who was only on the throne for about 9 years if I recall. But his tomb is utterly breathtaking. You walk up a large number of steps with dragon railings (which is pretty common) but with glass or stone eyes (not common). You arrive at a mezzanine level lined with stone statues of courtesans and horses and even elephants. They are reminiscent of the terra cotta warriors in China. But the actual tomb building interior is the highlight. It's porcelain tiles and gold lief are just stunning. It was truly the most impressive space I've seen in Vietnam and ranks at the top of my list worldwide!! I know that the number of imperial tombs and temples in Hue is overwhelming. If you only do one - do this one!Written 28 February 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- With a fit pair of legs, we set out with our guide. It all looks a bit grey to start with, but as you climb and look inside you will see some really amazing colours.As I have said in my other reviews, you really do need a guide, or you will see lots but know nothing.Written 30 September 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- What a lovely river, the Perfume river is. We walked along this river for a while and took in the beauty. It is a wide river which we saw a few times while in Hue.Written 30 September 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Great hidden gem for some fantastic photos.
Only thing is, it's hard to get into as they have 'security' on the front gate that tell you that you cannot go in due to health and safety.
Before you get to the gate, there is a dirt track on the left, & there will be a woman there asking you to pay to park (don't pay her, just park a little further down the road!). If you walk down the dirt track (and the trees) & make a right it will lead you straight to the dragon slide. If you use google maps it's easy to find.
We got there easy enough & the security guard said no, until I said we only wanted to take pictures & wouldn't be long he said we could stay if we paid him 20,000VND each (0.86USD), we only have 10,000VND in cash which he settled for so maybe don't carry too much with you so you can 'give all you have'.
We stayed there for around 40 minutes. Had a good wander round. There was loads of other tourists that came the same way as us so it's obviously not 'off limits'.
Just be polite & understanding & 'security' are happy to let you stay with no trouble.Written 30 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Dong Ba is on the tourist must-do list for Hue, but I would offer the following caveat. Most of the markets you'll see on the tourist route in SE Asia actually cater to tourists. They're relatively clean, with ample space, and most of what's sold will fit in your suitcase. Dong Ba is huge, interesting, but, in my view, it is a real market, not much tourist-oriented. This is where residents shop in Hue, unless they are affluent. Space is a bit cramped, it's a bit dark in some places, and the tourist can be assailed by an assortment of touts and louts who apparently will get a commission on anything you buy--if they can convince the merchant they guided you to his/her stall. The array of contents was fascinating, but we felt an hour was plenty. Too much intensity from all directions. I rate it "very good" for those who can handle this sort of thing.Written 7 May 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Hot and humid weather, just wonderful to swim in warm water and big waves. Beach was not clean, and there was lot of people and some dogs pooping.Written 14 June 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Located between the city and Tomb of Tu Duc, this pagoda is peaceful, hidden away in lush vegetation. I liked the greenish water lily pond near its entrance gate, nice to take photos with. It's aka "Eunuch Pagoda" because there r many tombs here where eunuchs in the Imperial City was buried. Recently, Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the most famous Vietnamese monks in the world, rested in peace.Written 19 February 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Lovely place to stop the beach is beautiful and there is also the sight of the mountains behind. It is just a good place to stop whether you swim or just wander along the beach it is peaceful and you are not bothered by beggars.Written 14 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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