The majestic complex of Hue Monuments lies gracefully along the slender Perfume River in Hue City along with some adjacent areas of Thua Thien Hue Province. Hue City, once was the old Imperial Capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty, constitutes the cultural, political and economic center of the province today.
Morning (8:15 am-12:30 pm): After breakfast, our transfer car and tour guide arrive to pick you up, start the Hue City Full Day Tour.
First destination: Dong Ba Market. Here you can see the bustling daily life of local people and small vendors that make a living in the market. You can seize the opportunity to buy and snack on some amazing local street food or get a Palm-leaf conical hat as souvenir, which you can later use during the trip.
Afterward, visitors will sit through a boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue City. Continue by paying a visit to the Imperial Citadel of Royal Dynasty of Nguyen Family (1802 – 1945) & Royal Antiques Museum – a collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty.
Lunch break at a local restaurant, where you can try out various Hue signature dishes or Western and Asian food.
Afternoon (12:30 – 17:00): Moving to the next destination: The Incense stick village, Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a blend of Western and Eastern architecture and last but not least, Minh Mang King’s Tomb, admiring the majestic symmetry of the architectural constructions.
Return to your hotel. On the way back to your hotel, we make a short stop at the Handicraft Village in Hue city where Conical hats are made. Seize the chance to learn more about Palm-leaf conical hats and the process of making one, using traditional old techniques.
16:00 – 17:00 pm: Car take you back to Hue city. End of the tour.