When is the best time to visit Hue the Imperial City?
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Hue, located in central Vietnam, is among the most culturally historically important cities of the country, being home to the ancient capital of Vietnam. Hue is famous for its royal heritage, traditional Vietnamese culture, and exquisite cuisine. Its climate is usually hot and humid especially, in certain months of the year. When is the best time to visit Hue? The most appropriate time to visit Hue is in the dry season and if you can try to avoid the monsoon season.
February to April, the best time to visit Hue
In these spring months, the weather is at its best for every activity. The temperature hovers around 220C, which is comfortable to visit Hue’s many tourist attractions. The Thien Mụ Pagoda, Thai Hoa Palace, Dien Thọ Palace, Ngo Mon, Tomb of Khai Dinh, Ngu Binh Mountain, Trang Tien Bridge are all at their best at this time of year. The mild temperature also means you can do a little wandering of this picturesque city. From February to April, the rainfall is at its lowest in Hue, giving you ample time to soak in the many wonders and transcend to a different era in Vietnam’s history. Also, you can enjoy unique traditional performances of Nha Nhac Cung Dình Hue or the Royal Court Music of Hue.
Hue in June to July
In these months, it is possible for travelers to visit Hue, but it will be a little hot. In those summer months, the weather is at its hottest, with an average of 300C, which can become uncomfortable for many travelers. While a little hot around this time of year, the sky is high and blue, naturally lighting the many beautiful tourist attractions of Hue.
August to December – the Monsoon Season of Hue
It is still possible for travelers to visit Hue and the Imperial Citadel in the rainy season, but not recommended. Firstly, Hue is quite crowded in August due to the tourist peak season. Secondly, the monsoon season brings with it; frequent heavy rains that can last for a few hours.