Top 5 locations for best photos in Hue

Last updated - January 26, 2024
Top 5 locations for best photos in Hue

Hue city - the former capital of Vietnam, with friendly people, delicious food, and beautiful scenery are the things that attract tourists to Hue. Besides, the ancient capital also has many photogenic places, suitable for those who like to take a selfie or take artistic photos.

Located in the sunny and windy central region, Hue is the world cultural heritage city, a unique cultural,  tourist centre, and the Festival city of Vietnam. Coming to Hue, visitors have countless options to visit, explore and capture beautiful photos. If you want to have "million-like" photos in the ancient capital, you can't miss the 6 locations below.


Hue Imperial Citadel

With an area of more than 500 hectares, the Citadel is an area including the Imperial Citadeland theForbidden Citywith more than 100 architectural works built during the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty. Through many ups and downs of history and time, Hue Citadel still retains its unique architectural features and is the top choice of tourists who come to Hue. The location is open to welcome guests from 9 am to 10 pm, so you can also check in under the bright sparkling lights of this place.

Ladies in Ao Dai infront of Hue Noon Gate of  Ịmperial citadel

In recent years, the movement of wearing Ao Daihas become popular in Hue. The project "Hue, the Ao Dai capital of Vietnam" has also been approved by the province. Therefore, tourists should also try wearing Ao Dai to take photos at relic sites. Some stores you can refer to include Ich Huong Duong shop on Le Huan Street and Ton Nu Ao Dai on Phan Chu Trinh Street, etc. Each Ao Dai has a rental price of from 150,000 to 600,000 VND, depending on the model. Guests will be instructed by the rental staff on how to wear them.

Address: Street 23/8, Thuan Hoa Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province

Minh Mang Tomb

Minh Mang Tomb, also known as Hieu Lang, is located near the Bang Lang intersection, 12km from Hue city centre. This mausoleum has symmetrical architecture, located in the middle of a cool area of hills, rivers and lakes, as beautiful as a watercolour painting. In the front part of the mausoleum, the architectural density is sparse and airy; the deeper you go, the thicker the architecture becomes. In the middle of that campus is a fragrant lotus pond.

Minh Mang tomb is one of the photo destinations in Hue city

"Prime" locations for tourists to take photos to check in include Bai Dinh (The courtyard includes rows of statues of civil and military mandarins, stone elephants and horses, and the stone stele of Thanh Duc Than Cong written by King Thieu Tri); Minh Lau Tower (2-storey building, 8 roofs, with Confucian architecture); Tam Dien area (Including Hieu Duc Mon and Sung An Palace, which is a place to worship the King and Queen Ta Thien Nhan); Tan Nguyet Lake (Architectural work shaped like a new moon embracing the sun, expressing the concept of transformation - the factor that creates the universe of ancient people), etc.

Address: Huong Tho Commune, Huong Tra District, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue province.

Tu Duc Tomb

If we talk about mausoleums with beautiful, charming landscapes, we cannot help mentioning Tu Duc Tomb (Khiem Lang). Stepping through the Vu Khiem gate, visitors will encounter Luu Khiem Lake emitting a fragrant lotus scent, creating a poetic and peaceful space. In particular, on the banks of Luu Khiem Lake, there are two floating houses on the water: Xung Khiem Ta and Du Khiem Ta. These are two unique architectural works of the Tu Duc Tomb architectural complex in particular and the Hue ancient capital relic complex in general.

A beautful scenery at Tu Duc tomb - a great ideal destination for photo shooting

The overall structure of Tu Duc's mausoleum is romantic but sombre, built according to his wishes before his death. Some places in the mausoleum you should visit are Khiem Cung Mon, Vu Khiem Gate, Luong Khiem Palace, Minh Khiem Duong, Chi Khiem Duong, Luu Khiem Lake, Xung Khiem Ta, Du Khiem Ta, Hoa Khiem Palace, Tinh Khiem Island, etc.

Address: Thuong 3 Village, Thuy Xuan Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province

Thuy Xuan Incense Village

The next extremely beautiful location to take photos in Hue is Thuy Xuan Incense Village - a traditional craft village located modestly at the foot of Vong Canh Hill, which has existed since the Nguyen Dynasty. The profession of making incense appeared in Thuy Xuan village 700 years ago. Coming here, visitors can visit the craft village to learn about the lives of the people here, as well as buy incense to support the local people.

For impressive photos, Incense Thuy Xuan village in Hue is unmissable destination

In particular, most of the shops selling incense here have extremely special photography backgrounds, with the vibrant colours of incense sticks, spreading and shimmering in the sunlight, creating an extremely "cool" background for the photo. The top choice when you go to the incense village is clothes with bright colours and few patterns.

Address: 84 Huyen Tran Cong Chua, Thuy Xuan Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province.

Hue National High School

Along the bustling Le Loi street, one can easily see a school painted bright red with a school gate bearing bold "Hue" architecture, which is Quoc Hoc School - Hue's first high school. Built during the reign of King Thanh Thai, in 1896, Hue National High School's campus is very large so you can leisurely stroll the corridors, classrooms, and school grounds, visit ancient French architecture and take souvenir photos.

Do not miss Hue national high school for your great photo shootings

Tourists often visit the Hue National High School at noon or after 5:00 p.m. to visit and take photos when there are no students. Wide porches, tiled roofs, shuttered glass windows, along with a dark red gate and fence are a very beautiful background. No matter which corner you stand at, you will get an impressive set of photos.

Address: 12 Le Loi, Vinh Ninh ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue province

Taking a look at the above mentioned locations, we can see how wonderful Hue places are for photography. Both are attractions to explore the history, culture and people of the Ancient Capital of Hue, as well as discover "million-like" photography angles, making your visit to Hue more complete and meaningful.

If you are planning a trip to the Central region in the near future, don't forget to invite your friends and relatives and let Ama Journeycreate a great itinerary to help you enjoy the sights, taste traditional cuisine and take the most beautiful photos for yourself.

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