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May 23, 2024

Embrace The Tranquility Of Hue Citadel With A Stay At Azerai La Residence Hue

If you are in the mood for a lengthy and relaxed holiday, Huế is the right place for you.
Embrace The Tranquility Of Hue Citadel With A Stay At Azerai La Residence Hue

Azerai La Residence Hue and its riverside pool at dusk | Source: KAYAK

If tranquility were a treasure, Huế would be its endless chest.

In Huế, tranquility is abundant, offering visitors a serene experience that’s hard to put into words. The unhurried pace, friendly locals, and beautiful natural surroundings create a memorable visit to this historic citadel.

Arriving at Huế airport, you’ll be greeted by warm hospitality, whether it’s from your driver or a street vendor selling beef noodle soup. Stay a bit longer to take in the golden palaces, sample the local cuisine, explore the city, or simply enjoy watching the Hương Giang River at sunset.

Biking to watch the sunset alongside Thiên Mụ Pagoda in Huế | Source: Gody.vn

If you’re thinking about getting away for a few days, a retreat to Azerai La Residence Hue nestled in the heart of Huế could be just what you need. Curious about what this getaway entails?

Savor, Experience, And Stay: Maximizing Your Historic Citadel Vacation

Exploring Huế Across The Seasons: A Year-Round Journey

Each season in Huế offers its own unique charm, much like the changing colors of the sky.

  • January - March: Spring brings cool weather, with temperatures around 20°C. Trees start to sprout, creating a fresh and vibrant atmosphere. This is the most popular time to visit.
  • April: Huế Festival season kicks off, and the climate begins to warm. The city buzzes with excitement, attracting many tourists.
  • May - August: Summer paints the banks of the Perfume River with the bright red blooms of poinciana trees. The sunny weather is perfect for beach trips to places like Lăng Cô and Thuận An.

Admire The Majesty Of Huế Citadel And UNESCO Heritage Mausoleums

The Huế Imperial City is a must-see landmark in Huế, recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Covering 520 hectares, the citadel features square architecture, surrounded by ancient brick walls and a large lake.

Huế Imperial City, a historical site associated with the Nguyễn dynasty, marks the final dynasty in Vietnamese feudal history | Source: Silk Path

While exploring, be sure to visit Ngọ Môn, the impressive entrance gate adorned with intricate carvings, which draws millions of visitors each year.

Next, let’s explore the complex of Huế mausoleums, with three prominent ones to visit:

  • Tự Đức Tomb: Located about 6km from the city center, it’s accessible by motorbike. The tomb combines lake scenery, natural mountains, forests, and royal architecture. The romantic lake next to the mountains is a favorite spot for young people in traditional ao dai.
  • Khải Định Tomb: Though smaller than the other mausoleums, it stands out with its majestic and luxurious architecture. The interior features intricate stone patterns, with materials imported from France, Japan, and China.
  • Minh Mạng Tomb: This expansive site includes 40 structures. Highlights include Đại Hồng Môn, the main gate leading to the mausoleum, and Tân Nguyệt Lake, surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.

Savor Huế’s Culinary Delights: A Taste Of Royalty

When visiting Huế, don’t overlook its rich culinary heritage, which reflects its history through various dynasties. To experience the grandeur of dishes fit for kings, you can try Nem Công Chả Phụng, Gà Tần Thuốc Bắc, or Chè Long Nhãn.

Bún bò Huế, a quintessential culinary delight worth trying when visiting here | Source: Khám phá Huế

If you enjoy street food, the following dishes are worth trying:

  • Bún bò Huế: This dish features a sweeter and milder bone broth compared to its Southern counterpart, served with patties, meat, pork sausage, chopped raw vegetables, bean sprouts, and banana flowers.
  • Bánh canh cá lóc: Made with rice flour noodles and soft, well-marinated fish, this soup is flavorful and popular.
  • Bánh bèo, nậm, lọc: These rice cakes are filled with shrimp and meat, each paired with different types of fish sauce.
  • Cơm hến and mì hến: For just 10,000 VND, enjoy a bowl of baby basket clams rice with rice, clams, vegetables, onions, peanuts, and fragrant fish sauce broth, served with a side of clam broth. This is a favorite breakfast dish in Huế.

Heritage Spots Cherished By Generations Of Huế Residents

If you have 24 hours to experience life as a local in Huế, here are some must-visit places:

  • Đông Ba Market: A traditional market rich in history, offering a variety of items from household goods to unique local cuisine.
  • Thiên Mụ Pagoda: A cultural and religious landmark of Huế, featuring picturesque scenery along the banks of the Perfume River.
  • Quốc Học Huế High School: This century-old school, known for its ancient architecture, is located in the heart of the city.
  • Thủy Xuân Incense Village: Admire the vibrant incense bouquets in yellow, blue, purple, red, and pink, reflecting a tradition passed down through generations. The village is near Vọng Cảnh hill.
Hương Village has become a popular tourist destination in Huế recently. When visiting, aside from checking in, consider supporting the local artisans by purchasing their products | Source: VinWonders.

For easy access to all tourist destinations around Huế, it’s best to stay in central locations.

Azerai La Residence Hue is an ideal choice, offering a prime location on Lê Lợi Street and well-designed Huế exploration tour services.

Azerai La Residence Hue: A Historic Retreat, Once Home To The French Resident Superieure

The Architecture Of Azerai La Residence Hue: A Reflection Of Rich History

Originally part of the residence of the French Resident Superieure constructed in the 1930s, Azerai La Residence Hue boasts a serene, timeless charm stemming from its French-inspired architecture.

Azerai La Residence Hue stands majestically like an ancient castle in the heart of Huế | Source: VnExpress

From the exterior, it resembles a classic mansion distinct from the bustling streets. The hotel is distinguished by its Art Deco architectural style, prevalent in the 20th century, characterized by its generous and elegant details, such as the round dome. Symmetrically arranged, the row of houses extends on both sides, adding to its allure.

Azerai La Residence Hue is a beautiful, modern style that incorporates a harmonic blend of round and square elements. Surrounded by lush greenery and featuring a large swimming pool in the back lobby, the hotel offers a refreshing ambiance for guests.

The Art Deco style is showcased through the details of the central building’s dome, along with its symmetry | Source: LENS Journey

It has also hosted numerous distinguished guests, including former President of Brazil, Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, and most recently, Emperor Akihito.

The hotel has been honored many times in prestigious industry awards. The mix of exquisite space and high-class service has helped Azerai La Residence Hue honorably enter the Top 100 most wonderful destinations in the world, exclusively voted by the famous Time magazine in 2019, or Top 4 in the category "Top 10 Hotels in Southeast Asia", voted by the famous magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

Discover Huế In A Day: Guided Bicycle Tour With Local Insight

A must-do experience in Huế is a bicycle tour through the Historic Citadel, exploring the city’s most picturesque streets. Azerai La Residence Hue offers professionally organized tours that provide insight into the daily life of Huế residents.

Cycling through the Historic Citadel | Source: Vietravel.

Starting at the Citadel, the tour includes visits to landmarks like Đông Ba Market and the Huế Royal Antiquities Museum, followed by a scenic ride along the north bank of the Perfume River to Bao Vinh ancient town.

Local guides will accompany you, sharing each destination’s beauty and fascinating history along the way. Cycling through the ancient Bao Vinh town, once a bustling trading hub in the historic Phú Xuân region and later the capital of Huế, offers insights into its rich past. Following the tour, you’ll indulge in a delicious lunch featuring carefully crafted specialties at a charming garden house.

Furthermore, you have the option to cycle along the road by Thiên Mụ Pagoda, where you can witness the sunset over the Perfume River. This bicycle tour offers a close-up view of Huế’s serene and tranquil atmosphere, allowing you to experience the beauty of the Huế Citadel firsthand in a unique and memorable manner.

After a day of exploring Huế, unwind with the amenities offered at Azerai La Residence Hue:

  • Le Spa: Indulge in high-end heat therapy and sauna sessions. With separate sections for men and women and six newly designed treatment rooms in Art Deco style, you can enjoy quiet relaxation in an isolated spa space.
  • Gym: Stay active with modern equipment, including treadmills, cycles, and elliptical machines, designed to meet your fitness needs during your vacation.
  • Elegant garden view Bar: Treat yourself to luxurious evenings with premium wines and cocktails in an elegant setting. The bar also offers coffee and non-alcoholic beverages to guests.