Best things to do in Thua Thienhue and sightseeing in Thua Thienhue
Hai Van Pass - Thua Thienhue
The road from Hue to Hoi An is a delight, kissing the coastline for a large part of the journey, winding through the Hai Van Pass that separates North from South Vietnam. We happened to go on a particularly foggy day, but our skepticism regarding the view was soon laid to rest as we looked back at the road that brought us up to the Pass, snaking out of the dense fog, breathtaking in its drama. Along the way, you can also stop at the Lang Co beach, which -- on a non-rainy day -- can be quite picturesque. The train that rides between Hue and Hoi An also skirts the coastline tantalizingly, but doesn't go all the way up to the Hai Van Pass. A taxi, particularly on a clear day, might be a better investment for the views from the top.
Lien Hoa Company - Thua Thienhue
Hands down our best meal in Vietnam. Given the culture of vegetarianism that seems to pervade through the city of Hue, finding a vegetarian meal would not have been tough in any case, but we hit a jackpot with Lien Hoa. The setting itself is quite lovely, with a tiny bonsai garden that greets you at the entrance. Our lovely waiter (who spoke precisely three words of English) smilingly suggested we try the fried spring rolls, a veg steam pot, and some veggies in tomato sauce, and we willingly obliged. Absolutely delicious. Can't recommend highly enough.