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Huế: Việt Nam's most affordable tourist destination

Visitors visit Huế City. Huế was named as among the cheapest destinations in Asia for April and May. – VNA/VNS Photo Đỗ Trưởng

HCM CITY – Ancient Huế City of the central province of Thừa Thiên - Huế is named as among the cheapest destinations in Asia for April and May.

With many across Asia looking forward to long weekends and holidays in the coming weeks, digital travel platform Agoda revealed the tourist destinations with the cheapest accommodations on average. Travelers looking for some of the best deals in Asia are best off in Udon Thani, Thailand. While in Việt Nam, Agoda said, it’s Huế where travelers can enjoy the most competitive room rates in April and May.

Accordingly, Huế is the most affordable tourist destination, with an average room rate of US$43. Huế takes the crown from Ninh Bình, which came out on top of the cheapest destination ranking a year ago.

Vũ Ngọc Lâm, country director Vietnam at Agoda shared: “With many across Asia looking forward to upcoming public holidays like Songkran, Hari Raya, and Golden Week – and locally with Hùng King’s Festival and the double holiday of Reunification Day on April 30 and International Labour Day on May 1 - now is a great time to plan a holiday. It is Agoda’s ongoing mission to help travelers see the world for less, and what better way to do that then by sharing the latest cheapest destinations ranking just in time for this popular travel time.” 

The destinations with the cheapest average accommodation rates across eight Asian markets are Udon Thani in Thailand, Surabaya in Indonesia, Huế in Việt Nam, Kuching in Malaysia, Iloilo in the Philippines, Bengaluru in India, Narita in Japan, and Kaohsiung in Taiwan. 

Despite being the tourist destinations with the lowest average room rates, the locations researched have a lot to offer to visitors. From the lively cities of Bengaluru and Kaohsiung to the relaxing riverbanks of Huế and Kuching.

A new report from also named Huế as among the destinations that domestic travellers want to visit most during the upcoming holidays.

Accordingly, Huế ranked seventh in the top 10 most searched domestic destinations for Vietnamese travelers traveling from April 26-May 1, 2024.

Booking also said that as temperatures continue to rise, 75 per cent of Vietnamese travelers are seeking cooler destinations to escape the heat. This preference is reflected in a surge of interest for Đà Lạt, a city renowned for its refreshing mountain air and serene landscapes. Đà Lạt tops the list as the most searched domestic destination by Vietnamese travelers for this holiday period.

Huế, located in central Việt Nam, is a city steeped in history and culture, serving as the former imperial capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty. The city is renowned for its historic monuments, including the Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its majestic palaces and temples. The Hương (Perfume) river flows through the city, adding to its picturesque charm, and visitors can take a boat cruise to enjoy views of the surrounding architecture. Huế is truly a must-visit destination in Việt Nam.

The upcoming holidays, which are Vietnamese Reunification Day and International Labour Day, will last five days, are expected to bring many visitors to Huế City. 

In the first quarter of this year, Thừa Thiên - Huế attracted 892,000 visitors, a jump of 41 per cent year-on-year, including 447,000 foreigners, up 75 per cent over the same time last year.

For the whole year, the province targets to welcome up to 4 million visitors, with 60-70 per cent being domestic visitors. – VNS

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