Vietnam

Hue City Highlights

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

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tour highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Perfume River
  • Discover the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of Hue's oldest religious structures
  • See the Hue Citadel
  • Explore the Royal Complex
  • Visit two of Hue's most beautiful mausoleums, the Tu Duc & Khai Dinh Royal Tombs

tour details

Located in central Vietnam, Hue is the former capital of Vietnam’s last dynasty and enjoys an elegant setting on the banks of the Perfume River. Founded as a royal city in 1687, Hue is known for its citadels, palaces, royal tombs and pagodas. You’ll commence your tour with a boat trip on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of Hue’s oldest religious structures. Next you’ll make your way to the Hue Citadel. Located on the banks of the Perfume River, the citadel was designed for the exclusive use of the emperor and his household and forms part of the broader royal complex, which has been officially recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. You’ll conclude your tour with a visit to the Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal Tombs, considered to be two of Hue’s most beautiful mausoleums.

tour description

Enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue.

Visit the Hue Citadel. The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long it was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. The Citadel is a square 2 km wall encompassing 3 walled enclosures; the Citadel, Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial city, Hoang Thanh and in the centre the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh where the Emperor lived. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Continue your tour with a visit to Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Royal Tombs, considered to be two of the three most beautiful mausoleums around Hue. Construction of the tombs was meticulous carried out starting whilst the king was still alive in order to ensure his comfort in the next life. Most of the tombs have courtyards, a temple for worship, statues of elephants and figures and a pond, but the layout of each is different reflecting differing each king's personality and style.

includes

Lunch
Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance & boat fees
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)

    notes

    The boat trip may not be operated due to bad weather conditions.
      Tour code: HUIDDFCT

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