We have got active readers here; they comment, like on FB, RT or tweet on Twitter and send us emails. Last week, I tweeted I was going to Hue and asked for tips and in the afternoon, I received an email with a file of 2 pages from Noelle! She just enumerated all the things I needed. Noelle is a university student in Hanoi and she’s also very active on Twitter.  She blogs here: http://psychonoelle.wordpress.com/ Today, I am sharing  her travel tips with you! 

What to eat & where to find them:

  • Bun Bo Hue at 13 Ly Thuong Kiet St. Tip:  the first restaurant you see is better than the next one.
  • Bun Bo Gio Heo on Nguyen Du St. (near the three-way intersection on Nguyen Du-Chi Lang). Tip: The best of its kind is served there.
  • Banh Cuon or Bun Thit Nuong on Kim Long St. Tip:  The street has a lot of restaurants, but the best tasting ones are served at  Huyen Anh’s.
  • Che Sao at Phan Boi Chau St (in front of Tran Hung Dao Theatre). Tip: It is best to buy them between afternoon and evening.
  • Banh Beo, Banh Loc at the three-way intersection on Truong Dinh St–Ba Huyen Thanh Quan St
  • Che Hem on Hung Vuong St(near the four-way intersection on Hung Vuong St-Nguyen Tri Phuong St)
  • Banh Khoai Lac Thien  at the three-way intersection on Tran Hung Dao St–Dinh Tien Hoang St. Tip: The taste is similar to Banh Xeo in HCM City but a little bit more delicious.
  • Banh Canh on Pham Hong Thai St.
  • Chao Bo on Hai Ba Trung St and from Nguyen Van Cu St to Nguyen Hue St.
  • Com Hen and Bun Hen on Han Mac Tu St . Tip: This kind of food may not be for the weak of stomach.
  • Dong Ba Market. Tip:Don’t forget to buy these specialty foods for your friends:  tom chua Hue, me xung, banh phu the, banh it den.

What to drink & where to get them:

  • Any coffee blend at Dung Café on Truong Dinh St. Tip: There are so many cafes in this place but you should try this place first.
  • Hoang Phuong Coffee and Lac Thao Vien Coffee at Chi Lang St . Tip: This is the best place to enjoy the moon; it’s near Huong river too.
  • Killer blends of moothies on Nhat Le St.

Where to visit:

  • Dai Noi is usually the first stop for foreigners especially when it’s their first time to visit Hue. Tip: You should spend 1 day to enjoy this place. The canteen only serves drink so don’t forget to prepare your lunch :D

Mausoleums:

  • Tu Duc mausoleum. Tip: Roughly 2 hours to explore entire the place.
  • Dong Khanh mausoleum. Tip: It’s just about 800m from Tu Duc mausoleum so this should be in the itinerary.
  • Minh Mang mausoleum. Tip: It’s the farthest mausoleum, but if you have time, you can enjoy the sight from Huong river to the mausoleum by hiring a ferry-boat

Temples:

  • Thien Mu . Tip: It’s too famous to miss!
  • Tu Hieu on Le Ngo Cat St. Tip: It’s just 300m from Thien Mu so better check it out too.
  • Huyen Khong 1 and Huyen Khong 2: Tip:You had better ask for the tour guide to take you go around Huyen Khong 2, which is the farthest temple in Hue, but it’s the most beautiful one with breath-taking sight of bamboos, pond, spring, and mountains.

Churches:

  • Dong Chua Cuu The on Nguyen Hue St and Phu Cam Church on Nguyen Truong To St.

Beach:

  • Thuan An beachTip: Roughly 15km from the city but could be a bit pricey.
  • Lang Co beach. Tip: It is more beautiful than Thuan An and there are a lot of resorts near this place.

Highlands:

  • Bach Ma Mountain. Tip: It’s in many ways like Da Lat, especially the weather.
  • You can visit Thien An hill and visit Dan Vien Thien An

Getting Around:

These places in Hue are far away from each other so tourists tend to catch a taxi or xich lo. Tip: Tell the driver that you know the address if you don’t to be ripped off.

Thanks Noelle! <3

This is Noelle with her mom :-)

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