Vietnam Historical Sites

In Vietnam’s major cities — Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City — history lives on in the colonial architecture, the 11th century temples, and restored artifacts from numerous wars. These destinations are full of museums, galleries, and buildings with more than a few stories to tell and each played witness to the long and storied history of the nation.

Hue Vietnam
Hue

Central Coast and Caves

Your introduction to Hue's history should begin in the ancient citadel, exploring the elaborate palaces and temples built by Vietnam's Nguyen Dynasty Emperors. Here, in this stunning part of the city, beautifully restored, one of the Vietnam War's most horrific battles took place and almost razed it to the ground.

To best understand the complex history of Vietnam's royal past, occupations, and war-torn later years, make sure to hire a guide to take you around the plentiful sights of Hue.