Referring to Hue city (ThuaThien Hue province), people think of the Nguyen Dynasty and the gentle Perfume River, are known as the typical feature that bring a unique style cannot be mixed with any destination in Vietnam. And in the two beauties, Perfume River is considered as the soul of that beautiful land, which anyone who has ever visited Hue always feels nostalgia. Therefore, tours to Hue is one of the top favourite destinations of foreign tourists when plan a perfect vacation in Viet Nam.
Two tributaries of the Perfume River start from the Truong Son mountain range and then they integrate at the Bang Lang fork. Called Perfume River as long ago, this river flows through many fragrant herbs forests, so when entering the city the river brought the scent of natural vegetation especially in the autumn, flowers from orchards upriver from Hue fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma, hence the soubriquet.
With a length of about 80km, Perfume River bends under very soft curves, hugs the Thien Mu hill. The two sides of river are temples, palaces, etc, reflected on the river as a picture wearing full of ancient features. In clear blue river, the water shimmering like sapphires under the sunshine, the boat up and down. Sometimes you can hear a really meditative and deep chanty mixed in the jingle bell of Thien Mu Pagoda, feel the soul as quietly enter the sacred stillness. It is interesting to experience a boat trip on the river once, listen to Hue ecstatic folk songs touch people's hearts, especially at the dead of night.
Long existed since the Hung Kings, Perfume River has seen many tragic wars that just painful as well as glorious in history of Vietnam and then we catch the river become calmer, more gentle as today. For the Hue people, Perfume River is the pride and always believe that the poetic as well as charming beauty of city is precisely because of great contributions of Perfume River. The Perfume River appears particularly with special nuances, just soft as a fanciful silk painting, just earnestly passionate as a quite music in the heart of the city.
Hue is also very suitable for Vietnam family tours. Why is it? Simple because your naughty children will not be able to take their eyes off the massive mausoleums, palaces print subtle patterns of dragons, phoenixes. In addition, there are a lot of delicious dishes such as mussel-rice, Hue beef noodle eating once and remember forever.