Single from AUD $147.00
Twin from AUD $96.00
Exploring Hue is one of Vietnam’s greatest pleasures and this day tour reveals the fascinating history and spectacular beauty of this town. Visit the ancient citadel which reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers, take a cyclo ride through Hue’s backstreets as well as discovering the eclectic and mesmerizing tombs of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang.
8.30am depart your hotel for the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. The ancient citadel reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and modern (the Royal Citadel was badly damaged in the latter stages of the war) but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today.
From here take a cyclo through dai noi ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study.
Continue to visit Thien Mu (Celestial Lady) Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River. In the grounds of the pagoda is the Austin car made famous when in 1963, a resident monk drove the vehicle to what was then Saigon to protest against the southern regime, the photo was one of the most well known images of the war.
For lunch to try some renowned Hue cuisine. In the afternoon see the tomb of the former emperor Minh Mang then journey on to Khai Dinh’s Tomb.
Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide. (L)
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