HUE CITADEL

Time: 11 hours

Place: Hue Citadel

 

Located in Central Vietnam and 110 km from the North of the hotel, Huế was the former capital of the last Dynasty of Vietnam and has an elegant setting on the banks of the Huong Giang or Perfume River surrounded by lush green hills. Still remaining its form of City under Middle Age and the constructions of monarchic, an invaluable museum of Vietnam, this is Imperial City - the last remaining section of 19th-century Hue, and it is now a modern experiment in recreating traditional Vietnam. The Imperial City was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 1993. Huế is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was the Citadel, which occupies a large, walled area on the north side of the Perfume River. Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the emperors, concubines, and those close enough to them were granted access; the punishment for trespassing was death. Today, little of the forbidden city remains, though reconstruction efforts are in progress to maintain it as a historic tourist attraction.

 

Roughly along the Perfume River from Hue lie myriad other monuments, including the tombs of several emperors, including Minh Mạng, Khai Đinh, and Tu Duc. Also notable is the Thien Mu Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Hue and the official symbol of the city.

 


Tour timetable

08h00: Pick up at Brilliant Majestic Villa hotel, transfer to Hue city via Hai Van Pass – well-known as the most beautiful pass in Vietnam. Stop on top of the pass and Lang Co Beach for taking photos

10h30: Visit one famous tomb of Khai Dinh among the most beautiful royal tombs of Nguyen Kings.

11h40: Lunch with Hue specialities

12h30: Visit the Imperial Citadel built by Nguyen dynasty - the last dynasty of Vietnamese feudalism

15h00: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda.

16h00: Transfer back to hotel.

19h00: Send-off guest at the hotel. Tour ends. 


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Arrival Date

November

25

Depart Date

November

26