Abalone Resort & Spa

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transportation around Hue

by eastmann

Hi all,

I just realise the bridge across the river to the citadel is huge! Not something you can easily walk across from the city centre. Are there busses to the citadel and how much would they cost ? Where can I take them ?

Also , what's the current reasonable rate of hiring taxis cyclos, etc ?

I'll be staying at the Tha Binh 2 hotel, anyone travelled there by bus before ? and where can I take the bus from the city centre back to the airport ?

thanks much , this will make easier in case it rains, or I get too tired of


Re: transportation around Hue

by elpariente

You can cross the bridge on foot and walk besides the river up to the citadel ( Imperial Palace)
Also this is the area where you may get a boat to visit the Perfume River

Re: transportation around Hue

by balhannah

A cyclo is good way to get around the city. I hired one for one hour and it cost 30,000dong last year. Prices vary as you have to barter for a price, so its up to you how much you pay!

Re: transportation around Hue

by Travel_kat

In Hue I've also stayed in the Thai Binh 2 hotel and I just walked to the citadel. If I remember correctly, it took met 20 - 30 minutes with a lot of fotostops. I always take an umbrella with me, good for the rain AND the sun.
To visit the imperial tombs (they are really very very beautiful) I arranged a motodup taxi in the hotel. Last year in June 2008 it costed 8 US$ for a half day.

Re: transportation around Hue

by DSwede

As Katia says, it is only a ~25 minute walk from hotel to the citadel, including stops and crossing the bridge. The bridge is not that massive. It will take ~3 minutes to cross walking. I walked Hue forwards, backwards and everywhere for 3 days. I felt very comfortable walking the city since the distances were manageable and the streets were easy to navigate.

Re: transportation around Hue

by eastmann


That's a relief. Thought it would cost me a "bomb" to travel around. thanks for letting me know how much the options costs, just in case. Yep I just bought myself a brolley and also a poncho - to use depending how heavy the rain or windy.


Travel Tips for Hue

Foreign Exchange

by shintarojon

(last date visited - July 10, 2006)

Vietcom Bank

20 US $ = 318,000 dong
1 US $ = 15,900 dong

July 12, 2006)

Asia Commercial Bank

20 US $ = 319,700
1 US $ = 15,985 dong

Hue dragon boats

by galy

Hue boats are themselves a part of the special Hue experience. Thanks to local entrepreneurs eager to exploit their city's past, a walk along the riverside reveals a galaxy of glittering lights suspended from forms that slowly coalesce into dragon-like shapes.
Dragon boats have outer hulls decorated to resemble a gorgeous dragon. In the past, no matter how rich a common person became, ownership of such a vessel was forbidden: they were exclusively reserved for royalty.
Nowadays, anyone who has the money can buy any boat they like, and there is no shortage of new dragon boat owners. A one-hour shuttle trip between Trang Tien Bridge and the Heavenly Lady Pagoda costs VND2,000 a person.

Minority Villages

by DSwede

There are several places in Vietnam to see the smaller minority villages (some 54 minorities exist in Vietnam). Day trips from Hue often include them, particularly the DMZ tours.

Many of these villages live daily lives with the barest of essentials. Despite the fact that they do not have running water, many of them still have the paradoxical satellite antenna for their TV's.

They often still speak their own dialects and live self sufficiently by their own harvests. Many of them live by the farming practice of slash and burn. They burn portions of the forest. The burnt vegetation adds nutrients to the soil which will in turn fertilize their crops on the steep hills.

You can get to these by browsing the DMZ tour pamphlets.


by leffe3

Cyclos are without doubt one of the best ways to get round the city. We decided to take a 1 hour trip with a Cyclo (US$2) round The Citadel. It's a great way of seeing the Citadel - which is now a village within the city of Hue, surrounded by the moat on 3 sides and the river on the 4th. Only bicycles, motorbikes and cyclos are allowed inside the Citadel, so this contributes to a very relaxed 1 hour - although in real terms it becomes 2 hours, so be warned! :)

Excellent spring rolls

by jmmorgan about Paradise Garden

Situated in the gardens of an old house this is a great spot for an evening meal. The restaurant has an extensive menu and the staff were very happy to explain the dishes to us and to help us select a good range of food. Our waitress even told us when we had ordered enough food or else we may have gone on! The spring rolls were excellent. We had never met make them yourself style but after a few moments tuition we were off. Wonderful.


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