Traveling to Hue is what many history-lovers choose. The ancient city has not only a wide range of royal palaces and stunning landscapes to offer but also the richness of Hue local food that is magnetic to many food lovers.
Depends on your family’s travel style, you might have in mind a way to tour Hue. Many choose to do private cars in Hue in one day, some prefer the exciting feeling sitting on a motorbike, others “slower one” (well I mean here is they are smart not to rush, and) love seeing the city in details choose to do a walking tour in Hue.
In fact, Hue is the best city to experience by foot. We are here to tell you why!
Hue essential attractions are easy to do on foot
All the places to visit in Hue are in plain area with the layouts covered by charming lakes and well-organized trees. You would feel like walking in peaceful parks dotted with artistic buildings from 19th century. Even for visitors with walking disability, there is smooth surface everywhere to enjoy the scenery while learning about its special features.
Visitors also feel safe in the walking city of Hue since there will be no vehicles allowed inside Hue tourist destinations.
In fact, most of the Hue sights are restricted walking areas. The 19th century old Hue Citadel complex built by Nguyen Emperors host valuable history and architecture values is a walled city with three layers.
While you can use bikes and motorbike around the outer wall of the Citadel, once passing the Ngu Phung Tower and Ngo Mon Entrance, it must be by foot only in the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden city.
The same goes with many Hue royal tombs!
Doing a walking tour in Hue is a must for you regardless mean of transport you choose to get around in Hue. However, with easy access and great organization help you to enjoy Hue attractions more than any city in Vietnam.
Many Hue walking routes to choose from
From self-explored to well-planned itinerary,there is a real variety from walking tour in Hue to choose from.
If you’re planning to a self-guided walking tour, you can do the legend walk on Truong Tien Bridge and Dong Ba market. It guarantees you great fun in that most visited market in Hue while enjoying many local Hue food.
Another great Hue walking route to consider for whom loves art and history is the walk of Hue art on Le Loi Boulevard. As known as experts in walking tours, we have made a special article about the Hue Art of Walk here in case you are curious of what Hue museums you will immerse during this walk.
Experience Hue cuisine by foot is one of the best things to do in Hue for food lovers. You get to take you time and breath in all the sensual flavors from food and capture cultural local scenes by eyes.
Beautifully, the city is busy with many evening Hue street food corners that you can read more to experience yourself here.
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Finally, you can find a selection of other well-planned Hue walking tours by reliable tour operators such as Bee Bee Travel with their famous Hue Walk of Revolution and Hue Walk of Imperial City Tour.
They are all Hue expert guides who love helping visitors understand the many specific aspects of Vietnam History, such as the two Indochina Wars that none of any company in Vietnam actually discover.
Their routes help visitors to see Hue city from a different angle while giving you excellent insights into the history topics you are curious about.
Furthermore, with close to 400 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, they clearly are the best Hue Walking Tour company to choose from. Catch them now before they book out!
Hue is green and shady everywhere
Surprisingly for you, Hue is by far the cleanest and greenest cities in Vietnam.
Thanks to the French who placed Hue as the center of their attention during their colonization time, Hue received great planning by famous architects. One of them was Schneider et Letellier who built the iconic Truong Tien Bridge.
While decorating Hue with many stunning French-influenced buildings which still stood around, they planted trees and created leisure parks as well.
As local residents of Hue, we feel thankful for a green living and healthy lifestyle the city offers. Only when you do a walking tour in Hue, you feel its freshness and healing effect! You are welcome to enjoy the endeavor Hue specially gives to us!
A pedestrian-friendly city of Hue
Unlike Hanoi where there is this chaotic traffic with millions of motorbikes “stealing” lanes from pedestrians, Hue is a romantic city with many local parks on the two sides of Perfume River.
The breeze coming from the river also brings natural coolness to ease you from a boiling day in the summers. While walking around Hue center, you can easily spot a cute café on the pavement or have an amazing seat to watch sunset by the river with your lover.
Most importantly, you won’t be bothered so much with street vendors who try to sell you things. Hue is great that way!
Find Your Bearings with a Walking Tour in Hue
It’s not true when many people saythere is nothing to do in Hue. In fact, if you can’t visualize how big Hue is,and, to answer the most common question asked in Hue is “What I should see in Hue?”, doing a walking tour! To make it more fun, do it with a local guide from Hue!
Not only you can supplement yourself with tons of valuables information that are not written in any guidebook, you get to chat with a real local from Hue who will eventually give you tips of best Hue restaurants to eat or best pubs/ bars to relax at night. You may find the experience with them far more interesting than visiting tourist attraction itself. At the end, human connection is what we seek for when traveling, isn’t so true?
Finally, walking around in Hue on your first day not only helps determine what you do with the rest of your time, but because it’ll help you gain your bearings and start to familiarize yourself with where you are.
So there you go! Everything you need to know about Hue, the perfect city to do a walking tour. Why rushing yourself in Hue? Put on your good pair of shoes, bring a hat and plenty of water, start your roam in the city of Hue now! You will be surely making great memory in this wonder land.
Also, for those of you who love a good and educational walking tour in Hue Imperial City with a guide, check out Hue Walk of Imperial City by Bee Bee Travel.