The eventful nightlife of Hue
Hue, the ancient capital and now a tourist drag, still remains its vaguely quaint beauty. Once you have time, let’s experience a night on Scent River. On one bank of it, large verdant grassland at the foot of Ngo Mon gate of Dai Noi palace is ideal for some walk. On the other bank, there are some lovely informal cafes, with hundreds of seats outside (normally full of families and pilgrims). You can also hire a boat for 2 hours and listen to Hue royal music on boat, or a slow but cool cyclo across Trang Tien Bridge.
Wanting to explore famous food in Hue? An address to enjoy traditional sweetened porridge is 17 Hung Vuong Street. It is not very common for tourists, but worth trying.
Searching for good bars and cafes near your hotel? There are many. Brown Eyes Bar at 56 Chu Van An Street has warm atmosphere, friendly staff, music at request, free internet access and cheap prices never inflated for tourists. It stays open late till the last guest come out, and you can dance the nights away. Another bar, which seems attractive to youngsters, is DMZ cafe, located at 60 Le Loi Street. It is always very animated: sometimes 300 seats are all filled up. You can enjoy Hue and Italy food and leave your writing or drawing on the walls. Many expats love Why Not? Bar for its convenient location (at 21 Vo Thi Sau Street, not very far from the main tourism centre), appetite food and soft music. Despite its small space, Thu cafes at 3/34 Nguyen Tri Phuong is indeed delightful. You cannot know why strangers can get together as friends so easily here, which give everyone a happy time and the wish to come back every night. Besides, the cheap original beer and board games around the bars are highly recommended for your entertainment.