Welcome to the city of Hue, let us guide you through the bustling streets, natural landscape and unique architecture including the perfume river, tombs, pagodas and many temples, all of which have become major tourist attractions for visitors from all over the world. You will rediscover the ancient world of the emperors of 13 kings of Nguyen dynasty, from Gia Long to Bao Dai. Is the first Unesco world heritage site in Explorer the village where women make the traditional hats and learn from our expert guides about the lives of these people.
1 Day Hue City Tour
Tour Code: AC1D
Duration: 1 Day (approx. 8 hours)
Your tour begins with a boat trip along the beautiful river – Perfume river, to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Built more than 500 years ago the pagoda is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the country. Here you will see the vehicle that the monk Thich Quang Duc drove to Saigon in before committing his act of self-immolation in protest against the government in 1963.
Returning to Hue you will visit the World Heritage listed Citadel. This impressive edifice has a 10,000m circumference and is made up of three ramparts; Kinh Thanh (Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). The main gate to Imperial Citadel is where the last king of Vietnam, Bao Dai, abdicated in August 30th ,1945.
Following your 2 hour exploration of the Citadel you will enjoy lunch at a local pancake restaurant before returning to your hotel to freshen up and rest for a while.
Your next stop is the tomb of the Emperor Khai Dinh with its unique artwork and mosaics made from glass and ceramic fragments. During Khai Dinh’s reign many western influences began to seep into the country and this is evidenced by the mixture of Western and Asian architecture of his tomb.
On the way back to hotel, you will have a chance to stop by this roadside village and observe how locals make cinnamon incense as well as traditional conical hats which is most famous from Hue, with its distinctive high-quality bamboo leaves often inter-lay with pink paper pictures and Vietnamese poems. Your tour will end as the sun sets over the city.
Included: Private transfer, English speaking guide, entrance fees, meals as indicated, wet towel, bottle of water.
Excluded: Insurance, accommodation, visa, flight tickets, tips and other expenses.
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