HUE NIGHTIME FUN
Live from the River
- Address: Hue Thuong Travel Service Office – 5 Dinh Tien Hoang
Hue is known as one of the birthplaces of traditional music in Vietnam. For that reason, the best way to relax in Hue in the evening is to attend a folk song performance on the Perfume River. Listening to traditional Hue music on a dragon boat cruise is a memorable experience. This genre has now become popular nationwide because it expresses deep feelings in the soul of Vietnamese people.
A French Bridge in Hue
- Address: Truong Tien Bridge
In 1897, Levecque, the French Resident Superior in Central Vietnam, assigned legendary engineer Gustave Eiffel (best known for designing the Eiffel Tower in Paris) to construct the Truong Tien Bridge. The construction was completed in 1899. The Truong Tien Bridge has gracefully silhouetted the Perfume River for over 100 years and has seen the many recent ups and downs of the ancient capital. This is one of the symbols of Hue, attracting a large number of international and domestic visitors. View Trang Tien Bridge at night to see how peaceful and gorgeous this bridge is. Wandering along the river banks to observe the local lives around this bridge is a great way to spend an evening.
A local Vietnamese market
- Address: Dong Ba market- 2 Tran Hung Dao, Phu Hoa
Dong Ba is the biggest commercial center of Hue and the surrounding region. It stands along the north bank of Perfume River, stretching from Trang Tien Bridge to Gia Hoi Bridge. When visiting, you can easily spot the old bell tower standing proudly amidst the complex of buildings. However the architecture is not really the highlight, but more the atmosphere and the daily pace of the market itself. The market is a mix of local Vietnamese produce and souvenirs, and it’s fascinating to engross yourself in market life. Be prepared: it is dirty and grimy, and a tourist tax is inevitable!
Animated at Night
- Address: Hue night market – Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Vinh Ninh
Located at Nguyen Dinh Chieu street are a row of 11 ancient houses and vendor shops. Coming to this special Hue market, you can walk around, enjoy street food, and talk with local people who are friendly and hospitable. You can easily find countless souvenir shops here so it would be a great place to visit and buy some souvenirs to take home. There are also a lot of young locals who hold acoustic shows, art plays, and the like, which attract both domestic and foreign tourists. You should take a moment to stop and enjoy some traditional food while sitting and taking in a tremendous view of the Perfume River.