Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

Thua Thien Hue province

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Thua Thien Hue province's brief facts  

THUA THIEN HUE PROVINCE, NORTH CENTER VIETNAM

Geography | Tourism | Festivals | Tourist attractions | Ethnic Groups | Transportation

 

Area: 5,063.3 sq. km
Population: 1,143.5 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Hue City
Districts: Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Huong Tra, Phu Vang, Huong Thuy, Phu Loc, Nam Dong, A Luoi.

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Geography

Thua Thien-Hue Province is located in Central Vietnam. It is next to Quang Tri Province to the north, Da Nang to the south, and Quang Nam Province to the south-west. This province leans up against the Truong Son mountain range and is washed by the East Sea, along its 120km seashore.
Climate: The weather is submitted to tropical monsoon climate divided into four distinct seasons: fresh spring, very hot summer, mild autumn and windy, cold winter. The dry season lasts from March to August. It is hot with temperate rarely reaches to 39.5ºC. The rainy season lasts from September to February. It is quite cold with average temperature is 19.7ºC, but sometime down to 8.8ºC. In this time, it rains a lost, sometime lasts all day. If tourist would to avoid rainy, they come to Da Nang City, 108km from south of Hue. In the mountain area, the weather is cool with the annual temperature is between 9ºC and 29ºC. The most convenient time to visit the area is from November to April.

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Tourism

Thua Thien-Hue offers very diversified and beautiful landscapes. Nature and human beings create a harmoniously beauty with Bach Ma (White Horse) National Park and other attractive beaches such as Thuan An, Lang Co and Canh Duong.
The province provides a well-balanced blend of royal heritage and folk culture. As a matter of fact, tourists discover dozens of handicraft villages, with annual festivals that are painstakingly organized.
Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and its surrounding still exist tens of pagodas constructed more 300 years ago, and hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early 20th century.
Besides, tourist is able to enjoy many traditional famous dishes and find out about sophisticated handicraft here.
Hue Citadel has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO since December 1993, Hue Royal Musical (Nha nhac) has been declared as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage since November 2003.

Recommended travel services in Thua Thien - Hue:

Hue Hotels | Hotels in Hue | Tours in Hue and Central Vietnam

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Festivals

in January | in June | in July | in August |

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Tourist attractions

Bach Ma Mountain

Bach Ma National Park

Canh Duong Beach

Lang Co Beach

Mineral Stream of My An

Ngu Binh Mountain

Perfume River (Huong River)

Tam Giang Lagoon

Phuoc Tich ancient village

Dieu De Pagoda

Dynastic Temple (The Mieu)

Hermitage Bien Duc Thien An

Hien Lam Pavilion

Ho Chi Minh Museum (Branch in Hue)

Ho Quyen (Tiger Arena)

Hon Chen Temple

Hue Citadel

Hue National School (Quoc Hoc Hue)

Hue Royal Fine-arts Museum

Hue Temple of Literature

Nam Giao Esplanade

Pavilion of Edicts (Phu Van Lau)

Phu Cam Main Cathedral

Principal Gate (Ngo Mon)

Redeemer Church

Royal Library (Thai Binh Lau)

Royal Theater (Duyet Thi Duong)

Thanh Toan Tile - roofed Bridge

The Flag Tower

The Nine Dynastic Urns

The Nine Holy Cannons

Thien Mu Pagoda

Throne Palace & Great Rites Court

Tomb of Dong Khanh

Tomb of Duc Duc

Tomb of Gia Long

Tomb of Khai Dinh

Tomb of Minh Mang

Tomb of Thieu Tri

Tomb of Tu Duc

Tu Dam Pagoda

Tu Hieu Pagoda

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Ethnic groups

Viet (Kinh), Ta Oi, Co Tu, Bru Van Kieu, Hoa.

Tours in Hue and Central Vietnam

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Transportation

Transportation by train, road, air and water routes is very convenient.
Road: Thua Thien-Hue Province is 654km from Hanoi, 1,051km from Ho Chi Minh City, 85km from Da Nang. The province has the National Highway 14 that links Hue with Central Highlands. It is also on the National Highway 1A that connects Hanoi and Ca Mau.
Train: The Thong Nhat Express trains from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh stop at Hue Railway station. The local trains come to some other provinces.
Air: Phu Bai Airport serves flights: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City and Hue - Hanoi

Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism

Related information:

Hue City | Lang Co beach | Mount Tuy Van | Tam Giang Lagoon | Thien Mu Pagoda | Thuan An beach | Kite flying in Hue | Beauty of the Perfume River in Hue | Tu Hieu pagoda | Hue’s royal tombs showcase |

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