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OVERVIEW:

Hue is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802-1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor's home; and a replica of the Royal Theater.

 

DESTINATIONS:

Hue is former Capital of Vietnam in latest feudal time and also main city of Central Coastline

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore Imperial Citadel where former Vietnamese Kings and families were living and working
  • See royal architecture art in burying in feudal time

 

RECOMMENDED WHAT TO BRING:

Sun block, camera, insect repellent, wide brim hat, sun glasses

We depart from your hotel at 8am and are boarding a boat for a trip on the Perfume River to visit the towering Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.  Differing legends explain how the pagoda came to be - one tells of an old woman who instructed Lord Hoang Nguyen in 1601 to walk contemplatively along the river with a lit incense stick and to build a city at the spot where the incense stopped burning.

 

We then take a short drive into a lush valley of the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen emperors.  Each is an expression of the unique personality of the man whose remains it holds and each is comprised of three elements: a temple dedicated to the worship of the deceased emperor and his queen, a stone stele that records the biographical and historical high points of his life, and the royal tomb itself.  We will visit one of the tombs of emperors Minh Mang before driving back to town for a lunch of classic Hue cuisine.

 

In the afternoon, we continue to visit the massive Kinh Thanh Citadel is the most well known and iconic site in Hué.  Begun in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long, it is actually a sprawling complex comprised of the Imperial City, several museums, lakes, and lovely gardens, all laid out in a series of concentric circles.  We also visit the Forbidden Purple City, originally built in the early 1800s for the personal use of the emperor and staffed by eunuchs who posed no threat to the royal concubines.  Nearly destroyed in the Tet Offensive, the ruins today house the Royal Library and the grounds flourish with mimosa plants and vegetable gardens. Walking some steps, we’ll touch Vietnamese traditional Dong Ba market, explore an array of local products, dry food stuffs, magical ingredients…Then, return to hotel. End of services!

Tour price per person (US$)

2pax

3-4pax

5-6pax

7-8pax

67

(1.507.000vnd)

57

(1.282.000vnd)

45

(1.012.000vnd)

32

(720.000vnd)

 

INCLUDED

  • Local foods
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees and boat trip
  • 02 mineral water bottles/person
  • VAT (government tax)

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Beverages, guide gratuities and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)

 

*VALIDITY: 01/10/2016 – 31/12/2017

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