HUE IMPERIAL CITADEL (Private Tour)
HUE IMPERIAL CITADEL
(whole day trip, Private tour: min 2persons)
Hue located 130 km northern of Hoi An, was the capital of Vietnam, the feudal sovereignty, from 1744 when the Nguyen lords controlled all of southern Vietnam from the city. The dynasty of the Nguyen family lasted (in theory) from 1802, when Nguyen Anh defeated rebels to control the city, until 1945, when the last emperor abdicated. The city was severely damaged in the 1968 Tet offensive during the American war, when house-to-house fighting lasted for weeks, but many architectural gems remain and are well worth a visit.
Hue is divided between the older fortified Citadel, containing almost everything interesting and the new, smaller sprawl that has developed across the river. The new side contains most of the facilities, the hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, and banks. People come to Hue to see the old Imperial complex, the Citadel and the Forbidden city, the pagodas, and the many tombs of the emperors that lie a few kilometers south of the city. Each tomb is a walled compound containing temples, palaces and lakes.
Hue is a quiet, relaxing city, big enough to be interestingbut small enough to bicycle around. The food is great, the best in Vietnam, and the women are supposed to be the most beautiful in the country.
07:30AM Guide & driveR will pick you up at hotel at Hoi An start to Hue, on the way will stop at Hai Van pass and arrive Hue at 10 AM
10:00 AM Start Hue city tour with Dragon Boat cruise on the gentle Perfume River to the seven -storey Thien Mu pagoda (Sky Lady Pogada) on the river bank - one of the most beautiful and ancient architectural structures of workship in Hue. Then heading to visit Imperial Citadel including Flag Tower, Ngo Mon gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City.
Have lunch at a local restaurant
In the afternoon, continue by car to visit Emperor Tu Duc or Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb before come back Hoi An
Back to your hotel around 5:30PM. End of tour
Price above are included :
Private transport (car, mini van)
English speaking guide
Meal & water
Wishing you have a nice trip!