Memorable Moments

A River Runs Through It

A river runs through the heart of Hue, inspiring wonder, compelling you upstream. On the first leg of your journey, a cyclo ferries you to the Ngo Mon Gate of the Imperial City. You marvel at the ambitions of the Nguyen Emperors, and their grandiose designs. Their palaces, temples and galleries evoke a world that feels partly real but mostly fantastic. Further upstream, your sense of wonder deepens at the foot of one of Vietnam’s most iconic monuments, the tower at Thien Mu Pagoda. Now you’re wondering whether you haven’t stumbled into the dream-world of an East Asian landscape painting.

At the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, you’re sure of it, here among pavilions, stelae, courtyards, gates, ponds and gardens. Your appetite is sated... but not yet, not quite. Back at the Art-Deco splendor of La Residence, there is a Signature cocktail to be had on the hotel’s terrace. And then, as evening falls over the tranquil Perfume River, you sit down amidst frangipanis for a sumptuous Colonial Degustation Dinner prepared by La Resisdence’s award-winning Chef and Sommelier. You delight in each flavor of this singular culinary experience in the ambience of the by gone Colonial era.

Explore The Colonial Experience 

Perfume River Dinner Cruise
Depart from La Residence Hotel towards Thien Mu Pagoda, sparkling wine in the sunset followed by sumptuous dining in style with a delicious signature menu. This is a 2 ½ hour cruise departs at 18:30 and returns at 21:00.

A Taste of Hue Cooking Class
Depart to Hue local market by cyclo to experience the unique variety of local fresh food produce; back to the hotel, our Chef will guide your hand into creating some of the most traditional family dishes influenced by Hue gastronomic history.

Thien An Hill Picnic Lunch
The cool pine forest canopy of Thien An Hill awaits you for a bespoke picnic lunch. A relaxing break to unwind after a morning threading through Imperial Citadel and Tombs of Hue.

Vietnamese Cupping Therapy
This traditional massage using special pressure point techniques combined with relaxing effleurages will awaken live energy, improve & refresh blood circulation as well as eliminate tightness or fatigue from stiff muscles.

Vietnamese Poolside BBQ
Absorb the serenity of the gardens and the cool Perfume River breeze. This informal bbq concept is perfect for that family get-together or a romantic dinner you have both been waiting for.

La Residence Degustation
Discover our sophisticated six-course degustation menu complemented with a selection of wines. This memorable and romantic dining experience will be arranged for you & your special one at the most elegant surroundings of Le Parfum restaurant. Contact our restaurant team for menu reference and arrangement. A six hour advance booking is required.

An Dinh Culinary Delight
Step back in time, experience our culinary delight catered at one of the most seductive historical addresses in Hue. An Dinh Palace is once residence of King Bao Dai and his mother Queen Tu Cung during the 1920s. This themed dinner is available for group from 10 persons & a 24-hour advance booking is required