What to Drink in Hue – Hue travel guide


In the Heart of the Royal City

  • Address: DMZ bar – 60 Lê Lợi Street, Phú Hội

If you want to find a vibrant spot in the middle of the royal city of Hue, DMZ bar is the ideal destination.

Established in 1994, its name is derived from the demilitarized zone that once divided Vietnam during the Vietnam-America war. DMZ is Hue’s best and most popular bar, where travellers can enjoy an impressive range of cocktails and wines. DMZ bar occupies a two-storey building along Le Loi Street, here you can enjoy expansive views of the Perfume River from the upstairs garden terrace or play a game of pool next to the bar downstairs.

A Tea House of Natural Beauty

  • Address: Vỹ Dạ Xưa coffee – 131 Nguyễn Sinh Cung Street, Vỹ Dạ

Whether you want to begin a new day with a cup of coffee or relax after a busy day, Vy Da Xua tea house is a lovely place to visit. This famous teahouse is a delightful venue for coffee, tea, sweets and other drinkable treats. Designed with an old style architecture and interior, Vy Da Xua Café is a great spot to get a feel of the Imperial City as you watch the sun rise or set over the Perfume River.

It’s an inspirational setting due to its natural beauty. Listening to the birds singing in the sky or watching the flowers coming into bloom while sipping on your drink is never a bad idea.

Royal show – A Show Fit for a King

  • Address: The Theatre of Hue Traditional And Royal Art – Doan Thi Diem, Phu Hau

The Hue Royal Court of Music is an ideal destination for relaxing. The most common form of traditional music in Hue is ‘Nhã nhạc cung đình Huế’. “Nhã nhạc” mean elegant, referring to a broad range of dance and musical styles performed at the Vietnamese royal court from 15th to 19th century. Generally, Nha Nhac was featured at ceremonies associated with celebration, anniversaries, and religious holidays. It plays a really important role in Vietnamese musical heritage.

The enchanting nature of this musical performance is due to the array of instruments, ranging from string to wind instruments, not to mention the appearance of some percussion instruments. Of all the forms of traditional music in Vietnam, only this royal music is deserving of national status due to its sophistication and elegance.

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