By train the journey from Nha Trang to Hue is scheduled to take from 13 to 14 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Nha Trang to Hue
There are currently 4 trains a day from Nha Trang to Hue.
- The fastest train service from Nha Trang to Hue is Train #SE4 departing at 02:41 and scheduled to arrive in Hue 12 hours 54 minutes later at 15:35.
- The slowest train service between Nha Trang and Hue is Train #SE6 departing at 00:00 and scheduled to arrive in Hue the next day at 13:42, which is a scheduled journey time of 13 hours 42 minutes.
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Location of Nha Trang Train Station
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Location of Hue Train Station
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Imperial City in Hue
The Imperial City in Hue is one of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam and the major attraction for visitors to the city of Hue.
Opening Hours and Entrance Fee
The Imperial City is open daily from 07:00 to 17:30 and the entrance fee is 150,000 VND ($6.6 USD) for adults and 75,000 VND ($3.3 USD) for children.
The Imperial City of Hue is located on the Perfume River on the opposite bank of the river to the railway station.
About the Imperial Citadel
The site is impressively large: an area of 2 km by 2 km originally surrounded by wall and with a moat on 3 sides and the Perfume River on the fourth. Construction of the city commenced in the early 1800s as the capital city of the last royal dynasty of Vietnam, which finished in 1945.
Damaged in the Battle of Hue
Unfortunately, not much of the original city remains following fierce fighting between American and Vietnam forces in 1967. Out of more than 160 buildings only 10 remained intact thereafter. Despite the near complete destruction of the city there are still impressive things to see there, and more the Vietnamese authorities have made a lot of effort to improve visitors experiences. This includes restoring the city and recreating scenes from city life back in the 1800s with ceremonial changing of the Imperial Guards and similar rituals being performed by actors and musicians.
Highlights of the Imperial City
The 3 main things to see at the Imperial City are:
- The Thai Hoa Palace: Once the Emperor’s coronation hall. This is the largest building that remains intact.
- Ngo Mon Gate: The most beautiful of the City Gates.
- Troung Sanh Residence: The Palace of Longevity has been recently renovated. The Palace is surrounded by its own moat.