Huế is the capital city of Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, Vietnam. Between 1802 and 1945, it was the country's imperial capital under the Nguyễn dynasty.
The city is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Perfume River, just a few miles inland from the East Sea. It is about 430 miles (692.02 kilometers) south of Hanoi and about 680 miles (1,094.4 kilometers) north of Saigon.
Huế features a Tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification. The dry season is from March to August, with high temperatures of 35 to 40 °C (95 to 104 °F). However, due to the high humidity, heat index temperatures can reach 50°C during this period. The rainy season is from August to January, with a flood season from October, onwards. The average rainy season temperature is 20 °C (68 °F), sometimes as low as 9 °C (48 °F). Spring lasts from January to late February.