Unique Things to do in Hue

The former imperial city of the Nguyen dynasty, Hue's attractions and activities are heavily influenced by its royal history. The entire royal palace compund is one of the most popular attractions in Hue, and along with it many different architectural elements in the city are also characteristic of this era, transporting one back in time. Besides the buildings, even the culture, tradition and jobs are heavily influenced by the royal court. Throngs of craftsmen relocated here because of the insatiable royal demand for sophisticated art, bringing about a creative and artistic enclave made up of sculptors, artists, painters, carvers and all sorts of artisans, many of which still survive today, but are at risk of becoming extinct as the younger generation choose to leave for the bigger cities in search of fortune. 

Backstreet Academy helps you to uncover the best of these artisans and allow you to have a in-depth experience with them and try making something for yourself under the guidance of these masters. Take half a day to try these unique things to do in Hue and you would not be disappointed. You would leave with a precious memory and an experience so special and personal it would stay with you for a long time. We have also selected the best tours and activities in Hue, highly rated by travelers that will leave you wanting more!

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Alex Rogers
Alex Rogers 25 May, 2018

Conical Hat Workshop (Non La)

The host was welcoming and very sweet. We enjoyed making hats with her though it did not take as long as we thought and ...

Rosanna Sander
Rosanna Sander 17 Mar, 2018

Cooking Hue Classics With a Local - Vietnamese Savory Pancakes, Pork Skewers and Grilled Pork Noodle

We booked a cooking class with BA and it was interesting. We learnt to cook some dishes and taste so good. The host, she...

John Lee
John Lee 16 Mar, 2018

Cooking Hue Classics With a Local - Vietnamese Savory Pancakes, Pork Skewers and Grilled Pork Noodle

We have just come back from our cooking class with a lovely lady at her family home in Hue. She was a lovely host and al...

Nguyen Nhatdiep
Nguyen Nhatdiep 16 Mar, 2018

Wood Carving with descendants of Imperial Artisans

I did a wood carving class with Mr Dinh and it was a highlight of my trip in Hue. Me Dinh is sooo friendly. He helped me...

Lynn Nylander
Lynn Nylander 22 Feb, 2018

Massage Workshop

We had a fun time learning massage techniques. The time flew by but we learned a lot. The translator and host were nice.