Hue General information Hue, is a beautiful city filled with art and architecture. The capital of the Nguyen emperors, Hué is packed with temples, tombs, palaces and pagodas – or at least the remains of those that successive armies didn’t manage to completely destroy. Foodies won’t want to miss the degustation-style Imperial cuisine for which this city is rightly famous for. On the banks of the Perfume River, the peculiar light of this historic place adds a hazy, purple tint to photographs. Tourists may face persons soliciting business, typically in an aggressive or bold manner. While the reality of mass tourism may be annoying, it is important to remember that without the mass tourism, Hue would have been destined for oblivion. After the wars conclusion in 1975, many of the historic features of Hue were neglected and left to decay, because they were seen as “relics from the feudal regime.” In 1990 the local People’s Committee declared these sites National Treasures and in 1993 UNESCO designated the complex of monuments as a World Heritage Site. The restoration and preservation work began along with the cities development as a center for tourism and transportation for central Vietnam. Weather Summary Hue has a tropical monsoon climate. The rainy seasons starts off in September and precipitation falls more frequently in October and November, ending in December. The cool season hits from December through February with highs averaging at 24ºC (75.2°F). From March through September temperatures average 28ºC to 32ºC (82.4°F-89.6°F), remaining hot and dry. The hottest months are May and August, when it can get as high as 40°C during the day.