Dong Ba Market, Hue

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Hue Walking Tour to Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City

1. Hue Walking Tour to Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City

Agreed Time: Our Friendly & Informative Tour Guide will pick you up at 4 Holy Cannons of Ngan Gate of the Citadel (Cửa Ngăn) for Hue Imperial City Walking Tour. Today, we will have about 2.5 hours walking in the Hue Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City to learn about History of Hue and Vietnamese Royal Culture with: Nine Holy Cannons (Cửu Vị Thần Công): 9 cannons that Hue artisans cast in Gia Long's second year (1803). Nine cannons are considered as one of the most valuable bronze works of art. The ancient nine cannons were placed at the foot of the Imperial Citadel, at the entrance of the Ngo Mon Gate - the imperial city of Hue. During the reign of King Khai Dinh, they were relocated to their current position. Noon Gate (South Gate - Ngọ Môn Huế): Built in 1833 in the traditional Vietnamese style under the rule of King Minh Mang and used by the Kings for troop movements and ceremonies. Flag Tower (Kỳ Đài Huế): an architectural monument of the Nguyen Dynasty located in the middle of the south face of Hue citadel within the Nam Chanh fortress which is also the place to hang the flag of the royal court. Supreme Hamorny Palace (Điện Thái Hòa): This Palace is located in the Imperial City area of Hue citadel, which is the coronation place of 13 Nguyen kings from Gia Long to Bao Dai. In feudal regimes, this palace was considered the center of the country. Nine Dynastic Urns (Cửu Đỉnh Huế): These are nine bronze urns, located in front of The Mieu Temple in Hue Imperial Citadel. The Nine Peaks was commissioned by Emperor Minh Mang in the winter of 1835 and inaugurated on March 1, 1837. The Mieu Temple (Thế Miếu Huế): The Mieu also called The To Mieu built in 1821 by Second Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty - Minh Mang. This is a temple to worship 10 Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty. Dien Tho Palace (Cung Diên Thọ): Dien Tho Palace is a system of palace architecture in Hue Imperial Citadel, the residence of the Queen Mothers. Located in the west of the Forbidden City, north of Phung Tien Palace and south of Truong Sanh Palace, Dien Tho Palace is considered to be the largest scale palace architecture system remaining in Hue. Forbidden Purple City (Tử Cấm Thành Huế): The Forbidden Purple City belongs to a complex of the ancient capital of Hue, which is the center of daily life of the Kings, their Queens, Minor Wives and Cocubines of the Nguyen's Emperors. The Forbidden City is located behind the Thai Hoa palace, was first built by King Gia Long (1804). In the third year of Minh Mang's reign (1822), the king changed the name into Forbidden Purple City. After Hue Forbidden Purple City, our local guide will say good bye to you, and we finish our fantastic Hue Imperial City Walking Tour. You can have your own time to discover more about life of locals in the area of Hue Citadel.

Hue: City Highlights Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

2. Hue: City Highlights Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

IN THE MORNING ● 08:00am: Our guide will pick up at hotel and start the full day Hue City Tour Day ● Dragon boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue city. This seven – story pagoda was built in 1601 and witnessed different events that befell the yet it is still standing. Here you will have a chance to learn about the history of Vietnamese Buddhism and how important it is to our local community. ● Imperial Citadel – The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty. A complex of around 100 monuments in 520 hectares of the Nguyen Dynasty. It was the former working and private residence of 13 Emperors, concubines, and eunuchs. ● Dong Ba Market – the largest market in Hue City and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. The market is located on the northern bank of the Perfume River and is considered to be the cultural and commercial hub of the city IN THE AFTERNOON ● 11:30 – 12:30: Have lunch at local restaurant with hue speciality dishes. ● Visiting Khai Dinh Tomb: the 12th Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty and ruled from 1916 until his death in 1925. His tomb, which was completed in 1931, is a fusion of Western and Eastern architectural styles and is known for its intricate details and lavish decorations. ● Minh Mang Tomb: The tomb of Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty, famous for landscape and Oriental Architecture. ● Stop to visit Thuy Xuan incense village on the way back. It has been famous for its high-quality incense for over 400 years, and it is a great opportunity to witness how locals create these fragrant products. ● 4:30 – 5:00pm: We will finish the Hue City Tour.

From Hue: Full-Day Hue Imperial City Sightseeing tour

3. From Hue: Full-Day Hue Imperial City Sightseeing tour

In the morning 8h00 – 8h20 am: Our car and guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue city center Get on a dragon boat along the Perfume river to Thien Mu Pagoda Visit Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pogoda in Hue city Then you will transfer by car to visit: Hue Imperial Citadel – the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty Dong Ba Market – the busiest market in Hue city Having lunch with Hue's dishes at Madam Thu Restaurant In the afternoon Transfer by car to visit: Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – which is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture Minh Mang King’s Tomb – considered as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into its natural surroundings. Conical hat village and incense stick village 4h00 – 5h00 pm: Back to your hotel. Tour ends Finish 1-day small Group tour in Hue .

Ba Na Hills: Private Car Transfer from Hue, Hoi An & Da Nang

4. Ba Na Hills: Private Car Transfer from Hue, Hoi An & Da Nang

Agreed Time: Our Friendly and Experienced Driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hue or Da Nang or Hoi An Ancient Town to depart for scenic drive through Coastal Route (we can have some optional stops on the way with Hai Van Pass, Lap An Lagoon & Marble Mountain if you travel Hue to/from Hoi An, or Hue to/from Da Nang). Upon arrival, our driver can help you to buy Cable Car Ticket. You then have a day to enjoy this amazing Theme Park while our driver waiting for you to take you to Hue, or Da Nang, or Hoi An Ancient Town. Ba Na Hill Station (or Ba Na Hills) is a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountains west of the city of Da Nang, in central Vietnam. The station, advertised as "Da Lat of Danang province" by local tourism authorities, was founded in 1919 by French colonists. Linh Ung Pagoda is situated near the station, with a cable car nearby to tourists and from the resort. The Ba Na Cable Car, opened on March 29, 2013, holds the world record for the longest non-stop single track cable car at 5801 meters in length. Its latest tourist attraction is the Golden Bridge (Golden Hand Bridge Danang).

Hue: Dragon Boat Cruise, Imperial Citadel, & Market Day Trip

5. Hue: Dragon Boat Cruise, Imperial Citadel, & Market Day Trip

Discover Hue's interesting history, diverse culture, and enduring traditions on this guided day trip. Start in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Hue. Relax on the transfer a colorful dragon boat. Take in view of charming villages and lush countryside from the Perfume river. Listen as your guide shares stories about the river on the way to the iconic seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda. After seeing the Pagoda, head to the Imperial Citadel to explore a complex of ancient royal palaces and temples that date back the 11th century. Recharge with some tasty local food at a nearby restaurant before heading to the Market. Wander thorugh stalls heaped with traditional wares, fresh produce, and colorful clothes. Explore Hue's majestic royal tombs that were created to honor past emperors. Stop in a traditional village to see how artisans make Vietnam's iconic conical hats and sweet-scented incense sticks. Return to your accommodation with unforgettable memories of Hue's natural, historical, and handcrafted gems.

Hue: Private Dragon Boat, Thien Mu Pagoda, & Royal Tomb Tour

6. Hue: Private Dragon Boat, Thien Mu Pagoda, & Royal Tomb Tour

Board the dragon boat after a pickup from your hotel in Hue. Take a 30-minute boat cruise on the Perfume River to visit the oldest pagoda in Hue: the Thien Mu Pagoda. Admire this stunning 17th-century Buddhist Pagoda located on a hill overlooking to the Perfume River. Explore the structure as you visit each of its 7 floors. Afterward, return to the dragon boat Trip and continue cruising along the Perfume River. Reach Minh Mang Tomb, famous for beautiful landscape and architecture. Next, continue by car to theelaborate Tomb of King Khai Dinh. This is the smallest tomb of the Nguyen Emperors, but took the longest to build. This is only tomb built with a blend of Western and Eastern architectural styles. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Hue at the end of the tour.

Hue: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

7. Hue: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the very best of what Hue has to offer with a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop-on and hop-off as much as you wish, creating your own itinerary along the way that best suits your interests. Discover Dong Ba Market, Hie Imperial Citadel, Pilgrimage Village and Tu Duc Tomb to name a few. There's so much to uncover in Hue, such as the vibrant Dong Ba Market. Here you can shop until you drop and your belly is full. You're bound to get lost in the maze of stalls this bustling market offers, with everything from fresh produce and aromatic spices to traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. While you're here, the sweet, crispy pancakes known as Banh Khoai are a must! Why not hop-off at the Tu Duc Tomb? This is where the Vietnamese Emperor Tu Duc and his Empress rest. Here you'll learn all about Tu Duc's life of extravagance and luxury with some interesting facts thrown in as well. Maybe the magnificent Hue Imperial Citadel is more your thing? This UNESCO World Heritage Site is like a mini-city within a city. Featuring intricate temples, ancient gates and glorious palaces, you'll be transported back to a time of Emperors and dynasties! Whilst you're here, make sure you don't miss the chance to witness the impressive changing of the guard ceremony - it really is worth sticking around for. Our infamous red City Sightseeing buses will ensure you visit all of these incredible places and much more, so book your 24 or 48-hour ticket today! Bus Stops: 1) Toa Kham Boat Wharf 2) Dong Ba Market 3) Hue Imperial Citadel 4) An Hien Garden House 5) Thien Mu Pagoda 6) Hue Train Station 7) Tu Hieu Pagoda 8) Pilgrimage Village 9) Tu Duc Tomb 10) Khai Dinh Tomb 11) Nam Giao Explanade 12) Quoc Hoc Hue

Hue: Imperial City Guided Tour with Perfume River Boat Trip

8. Hue: Imperial City Guided Tour with Perfume River Boat Trip

Explore Hue and find out the charm of the city. While exploring the picturesque and beautiful city, tourists and regular visitors also find that it is a quiet and peaceful place. The unique atmosphere here is made up of elements of Vietnamese culture. Some of the city's most notable features are feudal architecture. From here, visitors can glimpse the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam. Our first stop is Dong Ba market, the largest market in Hue and also a trading place of many small businesses. This place best depicts the daily life of the locals. The massive Hue Citadel is the most well-known and iconic site in Hue. Begun in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long, it is actually a sprawling complex comprised of the Imperial City, several museums, lakes, and beautiful gardens, all laid out in a series of concentric circles. We also visit Hue Royal Antiques Museum. There you can admire artifacts, as well as learn about the ancient royal life of this city. After that, we will go to Thien Mu Pagoda - a historic pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River in Hue, Vietnam. Apart from their scenic riverside and hilltop location, the Thien Mu Pagoda and its environs are also rich in history, standing witness to almost four hundred years of tumultuous nation-building in Vietnam. Take a boat trip on the Perfume River back to Hue center.

Hue City Tour by Car with English Speaking Driver

9. Hue City Tour by Car with English Speaking Driver

If you prefer not to join a group tour, the Hue City Tour By Private Car is the ideal option for exploring the famous attractions of Hue. Book our Hue Private Car with a basic English-speaking driver and take charge of your own time, visiting all the Hue relics at your convenience. 1. Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) As a massive work with high architectural value, Hue Citadel was built over a period of nearly 30 years - started in 1804 under the reign of King Gia Long and completed in 1833 under King Ming Mang. The construction is a unique combination of traditional Vietnamese architecture, Oriental philosophical ideology, and Yin-yang theory, influenced by a type of Western military architecture called Vauban. 2. The tomb of Minh Mang Came here as part of a tour that it that this emperor 14 years to find the spot where he wanted his tomb to be built. It's said that all original buildings were destroyed in the war and had to be rebuilt 3. Thien Mu Pagoda For visitors, this Buddhist site has grand, ancient architecture to marvel at and photograph. Its a long history (from the 17th century). Thanks to the hilltop location, one of the best spots to view the Perfume River is here, especially during the sunset every afternoon. 4. The Khai Dinh Tomb is the mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, the twelfth emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam. It is located on the Chau Chu mountain, about 10 kilometers from the center of Hue. The tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most unique and interesting royal tombs in Vietnam. 5. Tomb of Tu Duc Emperor Tomb of Tu Duc is located in a narrow valley of Duong Xuan Thuong village (currently Thuong Ba village, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue city). It was the place where he could retreat from the Citadel to compose poetry or go hunting because the monument was finished when the king was still in reign. 6. Visit Thuy Xuan incense village. This is where you can learn about the incense-making process, experience making incense with the people, as well as check in with the beautiful colorful space. Drop off at hotel Hue and Hue center.

Hue: Transfer to/from Airport, Hoi An, Danang by Private Car

10. Hue: Transfer to/from Airport, Hoi An, Danang by Private Car

Agreed Time: Our experienced and friendly driver will pick you up from your hotel in city center to depart for Private Car Transfer Hue to/from Hoi An or Da Nang. Today, you can choose to have direct transfer or choose some options with stops for sightseeing tour on the Best Coastal Scenic Route in Central Vietnam: 1 - My Son Sanctuary: located about 40km from Hoi An Ancient Town and constructed between the 4th and 14th century by Cham people to worship Shiva, Vishnu, Brama and some other Gods and Goddess of Hinduism. 2- Ba Na Hills is a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountains west of the city of Da Nang, in central Vietnam. The station, advertised as "Da Lat of Danang province" by local tourism authorities, was founded in 1919 by French colonists. Linh Ung Pagoda is situated near the station, with a cable car nearby to tourists and from the resort. The Ba Na Cable Car, opened on March 29, 2013, holds the world record for the longest non-stop single track cable car at 5801 meters in length. Its latest tourist attraction is the Golden Hand Bridge Danang. 3 - Marble Mountain: All of the mountains have cave entrances and numerous tunnels, and it is possible to climb to the summit of Thuy Mount (Water Mount). Several Buddhist sanctuaries can also be found within the caves, making this a famous tourist site. This area is also famous for stone sculpture making village and stone-cutting crafts in the foot of the mountain. 4 - Linh Ung Pagoda on Monkey Mountain (Vietnamese: Chùa Linh Ứng Bãi Bụt): also known as Lady Buddha Pagoda in Da Nang is one of the three most famous Linh Ung Pagodas in Da Nang. Not only famous for its sacred spiritual culture, but also known as a famous Tourist Destination of Son Tra Peninsula. Possessing a prime location, unique architecture, plus the beauty of the charming countryside make any visitor super-heartened every time they visit. 5 - Hai Van pass: This is well known as Cloudy Pass, the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam where you can overlook the mountain, sky, and ocean. This is a pass just north of Danang city with recent historic significance. 6 - Lang Co bay: Lang Co bay is known as Village of the Storks located in central of Vietnam and at the bottom of Hai Van Pass which defines two different climatic zones. This is also recognized as one of the most World beautiful Bays. 7 - Lap An Lagoon: Lap An lagoon is a small attractive lagoon with a turquoise mountain on one side and 10 km of beachfront on the other. If you arrive here on lunch time, try tasty seafood and see the landscape beside the local restaurant and fishing village. 8 - An Bang Cemetery: Tombs City of Ghosts is located in An Bang Village, Phu Vang district of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam. This cemetery with hundreds of huge, colored tombs/mausoleums of all shapes. An Bang is a tranquil village near Thuan An Beach, about 35 kilometers East of Hue City. Therefore, the local people call it City of Ghosts.

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What people are saying about Dong Ba Market, Hue

It was an incredible experience. Our guide, Duy, was fantastic. He spoke English fluently and made listening to the history of the imperial citadel very engaging.

Hung is a friendly guide who speaks English very well. I really enjoyed the guided tour, and I learned many things. Thanks again !

The imperial palace is a huge complex so it was great to have a guide to walk us around and share the history and culture.

Excellent activity. Value for money and not to be missed. Guide Nhien was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional.

Beautiful day in Hue, nice tour, very good guide, Thank you