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Hue, the former capital of Viet Nam, welcomes a number of visitors every day interested in a mix of new and old. With many cool activities to enjoy the day, the night light in Hue city can be really cheerful and charming. Whether it’s a peaceful stroll along the banks of the Perfume River or a comfortable time drinking coffee, Hue nightlife is always filled with fun and joy. If you are wondering what to do in Hue at night, then get inspired by the amazing activities below!
Feast your eyes on the shimmering Trang Tien Bridge in Hue at night
Along the Perfume River, Trang Tien becomes famous as the most beautiful bridge in Hue. Therefore, it’s no wonder that this becomes an ideal candidate for the best view of the whole city. Admiring the poetic beauty of Trang Tien in a tranquil and romantic setting at night gives tourists some sense of peace through the magnificent spectacle.
Most wonderfully during the weekend, the Trang Tien Bridge tends to become sparkling in the light of the continuous changes in color once the sun goes down. At this time, visitors can see the impressive system of color change, such as blue, silver, red, yellow and purple. This is one of the main reasons the bridge attracts so many photographers every night.
Listen to traditional Hue music on the Perfume River at night
The truth is, when the night covers, Hue usually brings a nostalgic feeling. Especially, if you are visiting the city on a rainy night, you may feel sadder than usual. And the best way to soothe your soul’s deep melancholy on this night is to listen to traditional Hue music on a dragon boat floating on the Perfume River. This unique form of artistic activity has been preserved and developed for hundreds of years.
Although the performance is just over an hour long, the deep chants and gentle melodies of traditional music help you better understand the cultural life of the people of Hue. Moreover, after enjoying these folk songs, you can also participate in the projection of lights on the river to pray for great prosperity, good health and the best of luck.
Walk the streets at night
If you have a free soul who wants to explore the hustle and bustle of the city, then spending time strolling the streets at night is highly recommended. In Hue, the tourist-oriented night streets have had their presence in recent years. And one of the famous neighborhoods is Nguyen Dinh Chieu Pedestrian Street. The street is ideal for walking, sightseeing, shopping or even sampling many of Hue’s specialties.
You can easily find countless souvenir shops as well as bars or clubs there. In addition, there are also many young people who organize acoustic shows, art pieces, street paintings, flash mob dances, etc., which attract a number of domestic and foreign tourists. So the street is indeed a perfect place to meet and have fun at night.
Enjoy foods at the foot of Trang Tien Bridge at night
If you are wondering where to go to eat in Hue at night, you must definitely visit the culinary paradise at the foot of Trang Tien Bridge!
Every night at the foot of the bridge, on the Perfume River, visitors can enjoy a variety of Hue cuisine from banh my, banh loc, banh nam, bun bo, com hen, tofu, che Hue… In which, the “banh my Trang Tien” is the most famous one! Check out where to eat the other specialty foods in Hue.
Drink a cup of coffee while visiting the Perfume River at night
Another popular area to watch and relax is to stop at a sidewalk cafe. There are many streets lined with juice, coffee and drink vendors. Or, if you can, try looking for a rooftop café with a great view of the Perfume river. By simply sipping a cup of coffee, visitors can immerse themselves in the real life of the locals and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the ancient capital. The sight of the poetic Perfume River at night can calm the mind and empower you to let forgiveness pass.
Here are some popular coffee shops that have the great views of the Perfume River:
- Sky café – Midtown Hotel at 29 Doi Cung, Hue
- Song Trang café at 8/27 Nguyen Sinh Cung, Hue
- Imperial Hotel café at 8 Hung Vuong, Hue
- Co Huong café at 2 Tran Hung Dao, Hue
- Black and White café at 17 Le Loi, Hue
- Bet café at 294 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hue
Visit Pham Ngu Lao Pedestrian Street Bars
Pham Ngu Lao Street is a small pedestrian street with old houses and modern style houses. If you want to enjoy the calm and beautiful atmosphere and various inexpensive food or drinks, going to a Hue pub or bar in the evening is your first choice. Pham Ngu Lao and its surrounding streets are full of popular bars and pubs. It is good to spend time with your friends with a drink in your hand while listening to music
Here are the most popular bars and pubs you can search for:
- DMZ Bar at 60 Le Loi, Hue
- Brown Eyes Bar at 56 Chu Van An, Hue
- Ta Vet Pub at 11 Vo Thi Sau, Hue
- Taboo Pub at 16 Vo Thi Sau, Hue
- Gecko Pub at 9 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue