Enchanting Hue, located in Central Vietnam, is one of the most famous attractions. Besides being a city full of unique cultural and historical traits, Hue is also well-known as the house of the last Vietnam’s royal family.
Those who have been to Hue will have a feeling about a poetic, beautiful land with imperial opulence, colonial relics, and picturesque landscapes whose attractiveness is undoubtedly stunning. The tranquil Huong River flowing gently through the city, fascinating and ancient Thien Mu Pagoda, Ngu Binh mountain full of green pine trees, the Imperial City, royal tombs witnessed all the changes of Hue and Vietnam in many periods of history.
Hue carries the ancient charm of the old capital and the mysterious stories about royal life. Hue residents are proud but warm, eager to share the city’s monumental history with visitors. Join us to have an amazing time in Hue.
From 8:00 to 8:20 AM, our driver and guide pick you up and start the tour. Get on the dragon boat, go along the Huong River to enjoy the fresh atmosphere and peaceful beauty of Hue on the way to Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda here.
After visiting Thien Mu, we get on the mini van and go to the Imperial City, one of Vietnam’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here we get the chance to see the living, working, worshiping and relaxing areas of Nguyen Kings’ family, the last royal family in Vietnam.
Then, we have a 5-min walk from the palace to the royal museum to know more about the king’s life through royal objects exhibited there.
The last stop in the morning is Dong Ba Market, before we head to the restaurant for lunch at Nha Toi Restaurant, a great time to savor the best Hue traditional foods and some royal tea while having your feet relax in herbal water after the meal.
In the afternoon, we will visit two royal tombs Minh Mang and Khai Dinh with traditional architecture and French-influenced style, respectively.
In the past, Emperor Minh Mang oversaw great expansion to his empire, and his large, ordered tomb is a representation of military might, successful conquest, and cultural conservatism. Meanwhile the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh tends to split opinion with its striking blend of Eastern and Western styles.
We will take a 10-min trip on a mini van to Thuy Xuan Village to visit a local family who produce the traditional incense. According to an old artist, the craft of making incense here has existed for about 700 years under the Nguyen Dynasty. You can have many photos taken with creative decoration from colorful incense sticks made by people here.
At 4:30 PM, we see you off at your hotel.
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