Hue is the ancient capital of the last royal dynasty in Vietnam that ruled the country for nearly one and a half century (1802-1945), and is now among the most popular attractions in the central area. The massive complex features hundreds of monuments and ruins, such as the Forbidden Purple City – once the residence of the royal family and badly damaged during the Vietnam War, the Imperial City, royal tombs, flag tower, pagodas, temples, a library and museum. Enjoy the fun day trip where we will show you best things of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our driver and local guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue anytime at your convenience. Best thing first, delve right into the Citadel and spend one and a half hour there to understand the Asian philosophy amd culture via the architecture and decoration of the construction, get to know about the the last royal dynasty of Vietnam and hear from your guide mysterious stories about the emperors.
Then take on a cyclo trip around Tinh Tam Lake (Lake of inner peace) to refresh your mind before we head to the next stop – Thien Mu Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hue which was once the holy center of the country for centuries. Spend roughly 45 minutes here to enjoy the tranquility of the place, admire the beautiful landscape of rivers, mountains and modern skyscrapers nicely blended together as well as gain an insights into the legend of forming the pagoda and learn more about the buddhism culture from your local expert. Happy time comes right after when you enjoy a lovely Vietnamese lunch in a cosy local restaurant.
Continue your trip one hour later to visit 2 most prominent royal tombs of king Minh Mang and king Khai Dinh – the second and second last emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. Due to distictive historical backgrounds, the two monuments feature strikingly different look and design that significantly tell about the two emporers’ life, characteristic and. Follow your local expert for more than 2 hours to learn more about the last royal dynasty of Vietnam and take some good photos before we head back to the city centre.
Part with your crew and end your trip.
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