Travel from Hoi An to Hue by car
After spending time in the wonderful old town of Hoi An, it’s time to leave this small town and visit other beautiful places too and Hoi An to Hue tour will definitely best choice.
Just a couple of minutes away from Hoi An, is the famous city of Danang. There are a lot of places to visit in the Hoi An to Hue tour but one thing you should never miss is the Marble Mountain in Danang. Marble Mountain according to Feng Shui beliefs is a lucky and holy place, that’s why shrines, pagodas and worshipping places were erected here. Most of them have been in the mountain for years. Marble Mountain is composed of five mountains, and each mountain is named for the natural element it’s said to represent: Thuy Son (Water), Moc Son (Wood), Hoa Son (Fire), Kim Son (Metal or Gold) and Tho Son (Earth). Among these mountains, Thuy Son, the biggest, is the only one open for public as of the moment.
( Marble Moutain in Da Nang)
Not keen of climbing stairs? No worries, this famous tourist spot has its own elevator, where you can see the whole stone carving village while you are on your to the top of Thuy Son Mountain. Primarily set up to help out elderly and physically challenged persons to get to the mountain and pray but as long as you 15,000 VND, you won’t have any problem with the ticket officer. Plus, you want to reserve your energy since I can tell you, there’s much to see and you don’t want to go down of the mountain without reaching the summit and not visiting all the pagoda and caves.
Once you finish exploring the mountain, learn the importance of it during the Vietnamese and American war, you can enjoy the Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, just at the foot of the Marble Mountain. This profession has been passed generation to generation and it’s nearly 200 years now.
After the climbing the Marble Mountain, relax and enjoy the refreshing water of My Khe Beach. Luxury hotels and restaurants are in the beachfront, making it easier for tourist to enjoy water activities and spa while in Danang.
Now get ready to traverse the winding road of Hai Van Pass. The famous route tourists take from Hoi An or Danang to Hue. Hai Van Pass is still part of the big Bach Ma Mountain. Here you’ll see city of Danang in a distance and Lang co Beach on the other side.
Right before you finish traversing Hai Van Pass, you will have the chance to appreciate the beauty of Lang Co town. Lagoon for oyster farming is on the left of the island and Lang Co beach on the right. You might want to try riding on a basket boat and visit some oyster farm before continue your journey to Hue.
Your Hoi An to Hue tour is almost over. A little more than an hour and you’ll be in the historical city of Hue. But before that, you get to see the huge Tam Giang Lagoon. This lagoon provides livelihood for a great number of villages in Thua Thien Hue. If you have time, you can interact with the locals and enjoy fishing, oyster farming and catching shrimps.
When you get to Hue, visiting the Citadel is a must. The Imperial City housed the last royal family of Vietnam – the Nguyen dynasty. There is much similarity of the place to the Forbidden Kingdom in Beijing, China though the Vietnamese culture is still apparent. Some parts of the Citadel were destroyed during the past two wars, but the government is doing their best to try and restore them. Aside from the royal palace and tombs, Hue is famous for another thing, their food, one best way to end your Hoi An to Hue tour.