Hue was known as an imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which reigned from the 17th to the 19th century. With splendid emperors’ tombs, ancient pagodas and the remains of the Citadel, the city retains its royal charm. The most famous tour they often choose to discover Hue is Hue city tour, which shows tourists many special historical sites of the ancient city.
Hue was known as an imperial capital to the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which reigned from the 17th to the 19th century. With splendid emperors’ tombs, ancient pagodas and the remains of the Citadel, the city retains its royal charm.
Start with a 10-minute cyclo ride from your hotel to the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO listed site. Enter through the towering main gate and you will be appreciated the magnificent architecture and gardens while your guide explains about the events and the intrigue of the former royal court. Despite being bombed heavily, there are some incredibly well preserved sections still intact and others which are being lovingly restored. Continue to drive to Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument and standing on the riverbank with its seven-storey tower, the pagoda is a sight to behold.
In the afternoon, drive-out 30 minutes to the elaborate Khai Dinh Royal Tomb. Its architecture and atmosphere showcase elements of eastern art and western designs. Continue to the serene Tu Duc Royal Tomb, the fourth emperor of Nguyen Dynasty. His tomb designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of Feng-Shui. Transfer back to your hotel with an optional stop en route at an incense stick making house.
Suggested time: 09:00
Duration: 8 hours
Transportation in air conditioned private vehicle
English speaking friendly tour guide
All other meals
Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc.)
Gratitude to guide and driver
Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
Visa Fees, airport taxes or any other government fees or additional surcharges
``A most enjoyable trip. Our tour leaders Duong was excellent. Well, orgomufed, capable completely got on very well with the whole group.``