Hue is the capital city of Thừa Thiên – Huế Province, Vietnam. Between 1802 and 1945, it was the imperial capital of the Nguyễn dynasty. Huế originally rose to prominence as the capital of the Nguyễn lords, a feudal dynasty which dominated much of southern Vietnam from the 17th to the 19th century. During the Vietnam War, Huế’s central location very near the border between the North and South put it in a vulnerable position.
Tu Duc Tomb is located in a narrow valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village (currently Thuong Ba village, Thuy Xuan Commune, Hue City). It is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. The tomb lies in a pine forest, 8 km from Hue.
Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel): This construction started in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and was completed in 1832 under the reign of Emperor Ming Mang. Under Nguyen’s reign, kings have ordered to build ramparts, palaces and various construction works. For over 200 years until now, it is still mostly original with nearly 140 small and large constructions.
Thiên Mụ Pagoda is a historic temple in the city of Huế in Vietnam. Its pagoda has seven stories and is the tallest religious building in Vietnam. It is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital.
The pagoda sits on the Hà Khê hill, in the ward of Hương Long in Huế. It is around 3 km from the Citadel of Huế constructed by the Nguyễn Dynasty and sits on the northern bank of the Perfume River.
7:45 a.m – Pick you up at the hotel to go to Hue. On the way to Hue, you will go through Hai Van Tunnel – the longest tunnel in South East Asia.
10:30 a.m – Visit Tu Duc tomb
12 p.m – Eat lunch and take a rest
2:30 p.m – Visit Hue Citadel
4 p.m – Visit Thien Mu Pagoda
5:30 p.m – Back to Da Nang
Price: $47 USD / person
- Tour guide
- Entrance ticket