7 Awesome Things to Do in Hue, Vietnam Right in the middle of Vietnam, Hue was the capital for 143 years (1802 – 1945). It is a city rich with history. Hue is home to 7 imperial tombs as well as the ancient imperial city. During the Vietnam war, Hue suffered badly. The “Battle of Hue” was one of the longest and deadliest battles. Along with the human casualties, many historic sites were damaged or destroyed.
Hue was once Vietnam’s capital and the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Rich in history and monuments, the city itself is a work in progress with little choice of restaurants and hotels. While I didn’t fall in love with the city, I was impressed by the sights it had to offer. As the former home to the last emperor of Vietnam, there are plenty worth seeing.