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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.

7 Must See Places in Hue with English Speaking Driver

2. 7 Must See Places in Hue 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. Thanh Toan Bridge Thanh Toàn is a small village located 8km from Hue city center to the south direction. Because of the short distance, the village can be reached easily in many ways such as biking, motorcycle riding, car or even cyclo. The village still maintains green rice fields and vegetable gardens which give tourists a peaceful feeling when coming here. 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 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. Thien Mu Pagoda For visitors, this Buddhist site has the grand, ancient architecture to marvel at and photograph. Its long history (from the 17th century) allows us to learn a lot about what happened in the site, city, and country in the past. Thanks to the hilltop location, one of the best spots to view the Perfume River is here, especially during the sunset every afternoon. Dong Ba Market is the Biggest and Oldest Market in Hue City. Under King Gia Long, it was located outside Chanh Chanh Gate (Dong Ba Gate) of Hue Citadel. 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. 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

3. 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.

Hue: Full-Day City Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

4. Hue: Full-Day City Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

Join a guided tour of Hue's cultural treasures, from the serene Thien Mu Pagoda and iconic Imperial City to the grandeur of Emperor Khai Dinh's Tomb. Explore historical landmarks like the Flag Tower and Forbidden Purple City, ride a boat, and have a local lunch. After pickup from your hotel, visit Thien Mụ near the Perfume River, observing the river life and peaceful scenery along the banks. Next, see the symbol Hue, the iconic Thien Mu pagoda (Heavenly Lady pagoda). Have lunch at a local restaurant. Spend the afternoon exploring Hue Imperial City, the last royal city of Vietnam with three ramparts and beautiful constructions including the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh). Then, visit the Tomb of Empe Khai Dinh or Minh Mang built between 1864 to 1867 by 3000 soldiers and workers. It includes 50 monuments surrounded by a 1500m long wall and covers an area of 12ha. Finally, observe everyday life in Hue, and take in the sights and aromas of local vegetables, spices, and fabrics, before returning to your hotel.

From Danang: Hue Imperial City Private Tour via Hai Van Pass

5. From Danang: Hue Imperial City Private Tour via Hai Van Pass

Must-explore this site to admire the beauty of the timeless architectural structures of the ancient imperial capital with the Perfume River, the Citadel and the Kings’ tombs. - 8:00 am : Tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Da Nang city or Hoi An and transfer to Hue city - On the way from Da nang to Hue, the car will stop for you to visit some beautiful attraction such as: Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. Lap An Lagoon is an ideal place for relaxing and taking photos. - At 11:00 a.m: Arrive Hue city. The Citadel - Located on the northern bank of the inspirational Perfume River. Hue Citadel was built on an area of over 500 ha, including the Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City, known collectively as the Citadel. This is the administrative and the political center of Nguyen dynasty and the home of the king and the royal family. - At 12:30 : Have Lunch at a local restaurant ( Vietnamese local food) - You will have a chance to visit one of the most beautiful and famous pagoda in Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda - Khai Dinh Royal Tomb - a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Finish tour in Hue, then back to your hotel. Thank you for choosing our service!

4-Day 3-Night: Explore Vietnam Central Heritage from Da Nang

6. 4-Day 3-Night: Explore Vietnam Central Heritage from Da Nang

Morning: Pick up travelers from Da Nang International Airport, we will have lunch before check-in at the hotel and be ready to start an exciting day in the afternoon. Afternoon 2:00 - 2:30 P.m: Departure for the sightseeing of Son Tra Peninsula, visiting the highest Lady Buddha statue in the Central region. Continuing the journey to the Marble Mountains, exploring the beauty of mysterious caves with five mountains arranged according to the Five Elements system. Evening: 5:00 pm: Enter the beautiful Ancient Town of Hoi An. Take a walking tour and go shopping in the ancient town, admire the vibrant lantern-lit streets, and listen to the tour guide's commentary on the origin and development of Hoi An's ancient town. Have dinner to savor the local cuisine in Hoi An, back to Da Nang hotel Day 2 Da Nang – Hue (Breakfast, lunch) Morning 8:00: A shuttle bus pick you up for a trip to Hue. On the way, you will visit Lang Co Beach 10:00: You will visit the Imperial City of Hue, including the Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, The Mieu Temple, and Hien Lam Pavilion. Here, you will have the opportunity to delve into the history and gain insights into the construction and preservation of magnificent architectural structures throughout the centuries. Noon 11:00: Have lunch at Hue restaurant Afternoon 13:00: The journey continues with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda - the most beautiful pagoda in the former imperial capital. 15:00: The tour guide will take you to visit the Khai Dinh Tomb. Evening 18:00: Feel free to explore the vibrant night market in Da Nang (personal expense) Day 3: Ba Na Hills (Breakfast, lunch) Morning: The vehicle and tour guide will pick you up to depart for Ba Na Hills You will explore the flower gardens, Debay wine cellar, Loc Uyen Garden, Quan Am Cac, and pay respects to the Linh Ung Pagoda. You will then board the mountain train at the station and ascend to the summit of Ba Na Mountain to overlook the entire city of Da Nang. Noon: Have a buffet lunch and rest at the restaurant. Afternoon: The tour guide will take the group to visit Fantasy Park - the largest indoor amusement park in Vietnam. There are plenty of fascinating games waiting for you to enjoy. Take the cable car back down to Suoi Mo station and depart for Da Nang. You are free to relax and swim at My Khe Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, known for its crystal-clear waters. Evening: Leisure time in Da Nang Day 4: Leisure time - Da Nang airport Morning: You are free to enjoy swimming at My Khe Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, known for its pristine blue waters. Later, our driver will pick you up at your hotel for the Han Market exploring, You are free to go shopping for 30 minutes After shopping we will drive you to the airport or your hotel, and conclude the 4 Day 3 Night tour.

Hue Walking Tour with Tour Guide

7. Hue Walking Tour with Tour Guide

This program can take place in the morning or afternoon, with tours lasting from 2 hours to 2.5 hours. Our knowledgeable history tour guide will pick you up at Cuu Than Cong in Cua Ngan, and then assist you in purchasing tickets and continuing your Hue Imperial City Walking Tour.The Nine Holy Cannons (Cửu Vị Thần Công) Regarded as highly valuable bronze works of art, these ancient cannons were originally situated at the base of the Imperial Citadel, marking the entrance to the Ngo Mon Gate within the imperial city of Hue. 1. The Noon Gate (South Gate or Ngọ Môn Huế), constructed in 1833 in the traditional Vietnamese style under King Minh Mang's rule, served as a pivotal point for troop movements and ceremonies. 2. The Flag Tower (Kỳ Đài Huế), an architectural marvel of the Nguyen Dynasty situated in the heart of the south face of the Hue Citadel within the Nam Chanh fortress, served as the flag-bearing site for the royal court. 3. The Supreme Harmony Palace (Điện Thái Hòa), located in the Imperial City area of the Hue Citadel, served as the coronation venue for 13 Nguyen kings from Gia Long to Bao Dai, signifying its central importance in feudal regimes. 4. The Nine Dynastic Urns (Cửu Đỉnh Huế), a collection of bronze urns commissioned by Emperor Minh Mang in 1835, graces the front of The Mieu Temple in the Hue Imperial Citadel since its inauguration on March 1, 1837. 5. The Mieu Temple (Thế Miếu Huế), stands as a temple dedicated to worshiping the 10 Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty. 6. Dien Tho Palace (Cung Diên Thọ The project is large-scale with a large area and intricately carved details in an elegant style. In particular, the interior of the main hall is still preserved quite intact. 7. The Forbidden Purple City (Tử Cấm Thành Huế) was Only reserved for the king and royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty, non-duty officials were not allowed to move freely and civilians were not allowed to approach. Ending the journey to discover the history of the Nguyen Dynasty, I wish you a happy day. You can have your own time to learn about the many wonderful places in the Hue Imperial City area. Thank you for trusting and choosing us. Note: Good price when traveling with a large number of guests, please check price changes at the booking.

Hue City Tour Full Day - Private Tour

8. Hue City Tour Full Day - Private Tour

● Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue to start your 1-day Hue City Tour. The car will take you to the boat wharf. We will start the tour with a private dragon boat ride along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, a 400-year-old pagoda built in 1601. ● After visiting Thien Mu Pagoda, we will explore the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, learn about the architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty kings and their lives. Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam and a center of culture and education in the 19th century under the Nguyen Dynasty. ● The next stop will be Dong Ba market, the best place to witness the lives of local people and the products they sell. Dong Ba Market is an ideal place to buy Vietnamese cultural products and souvenirs. This is a huge market consisting of an old bell tower and nine buildings. Have lunch with famous dishes of Hue ● Visit the area of King Khai Dinh's Tomb, which is the 12th king of the Nguyen Dynasty. King Khai Dinh's mausoleum is a harmonious combination of East-West and Asia-European. ● The Minh Mang Tombs, mausoleum is one of the notable royal tombs in Vietnam, located in Hue. second king of the Nguyen dynasty. This mausoleum combines many traditional Vietnamese architectural and artistic elements, providing a special cultural heritage. End of drop-off at Hue Hotel.

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Touring inside Hue's Imperial City with Hung was an awesome experience. His vast knowledge of history and clear way of explaining everything made a great combination. Also, his English was very clear and he did not rush us at all. I would definitely recommend if you are visiting, you will get to learn so much not only about Hue and the Imperial City, but the whole of the country!

Great tour, we ended up being the only ones so had a private tour with our guide Phuong. We covered all the major things in the ancient city & phuong was very knowledgeable, encouraging questions. It took us a little while to get used to her accent but was find then. Phuong even paid our entrance fee until we could get to an atm as we had mislaid our money. Thanks Phuong

Our guide Ha is very knowledgeable and friendly and took time to answer all our questions. At the end of the tour she also recommended some restaurants and further activities to us.

Our guide Hung was really knowledgeable and generous with his time. We learned a lot about the Imperial Citadel and Vietnam in general. I would recommend!

the tour was great, good pace, v interesting . our guide Hung was amazing, he really made the tour stand out!