Famously being one of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Imperial City of Hue has long been a must-see attraction for tourists coming to Hue. The Imperial City of Hue was actually a walled fortress and palace belonged to the ancient city of Hue which was a capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for 140 years date back from 1805 until 1945.
Within the huge walls of Hue’s citadel, you’ll find the UNESCO-listed Forbidden Purple City and Imperial Enclosure. The home of the royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty, it shares a similar layout, and similar magnificence, to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Although long neglected and seriously damaged after the collapse of imperial rule in 1945, it is not hard to envisage its former splendour as you wander between the pavilions, palaces and gardens admiring what remains of the elaborate embellishments that once graced the elegant but brutal architecture....
7:00 am: Company’s bus and tour guide pick tourists up at the hotel and transfer to Hue. On the way, we stop at Hai Van Pass to admire the imposing and beautiful landscapes. We then arrive in Hue at around 10am
11:00 am: The tour starts with Dragon Boat cruise on Perfume River to visit the seven -storey Thien Mu pagoda (Sky Lady Pogada) on the river bank. Thien Mu is one of the most beautiful and ancient worshipping architectural structures in Hue.
We then move to visit Imperial Citadel with Flag Tower, Ngo Mon gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City. Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
Afternoon: the tour continues as we visit Emperor Tu Duc’s or Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb before come back to Hoi An
5:30 pm: Tourists are taken back to their hotel. The tour ends.