Begin your journey at Tu Duc Tomb, where the grandeur of the Vietnamese Emperor Tu Duc's final resting place unfolds. Wander through serene gardens, admire impressive architecture, and discover the intriguing life of Tu Duc, who had 104 wives. This site sets the stage for an immersive experience into the opulence of the Nguyen dynasty. Tu Duc Tomb is just 8 kilometers from the city center, making it easy for a day visit. The tomb is in a quiet valley, surrounded by a big pine forest. You can see a beautiful view of the famous Perfume River from there.
Hop off at the magnificent Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site resembling a mini-city. Explore glorious palaces, intricate temples, and ancient gates, all transporting you to the era of emperors and dynasties. Witness the changing of the guard ceremony, an exclusive glimpse into the imperial court's regal traditions. The old capital, with its moat and ten fancy gates, has a palace, temples, gardens, and tombs. The tallest part is a flag tower.
Dive into history at the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, a treasure trove of royal artifacts and ancient relics. Marvel at royal clothing fit for a king, delicate ceramics, and ancient documents narrating tales of the Nguyen dynasty. This visit caters to the curiosity of history buffs seeking a deeper understanding of Hue's rich heritage. This museum shows and keeps many things from the old times in Hue, especially from the Nguyen dynasty.
There are collections of chinaware, painted enamel, royal clothes, seals, musical instruments, mirror paintings, golden wooden items, and special cannons from the time of Lord Nguyen and Nguyen Emperors. These things are very old, mostly from the Nguyen dynasty. Also, there is a different collection of Champa sculptures on display.
Seek spiritual peace at Thien Mu Pagoda, situated on the Perfume River's banks. Thien Mu Pagoda is probably the most famous pagoda in Hue. It is known for its old design, sacredness, and many hidden historical stories. Marvel at the seven floors of the pagoda and listen to the tranquil chants of monks. Witness Vietnam's most important car, the blue Austin, which played a pivotal role in monk Thích Quảng Đức’s historic protest in Saigon in 1963.
Hop back on for a lively experience at Dong Ba Market, the heart and soul of Hue. Navigate through a maze of stalls offering fresh produce, aromatic spices, and traditional handicrafts. Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere, shop to your heart's content, and do not miss trying the sweet, crispy Bánh Khoái pancakes, a local specialty that promises to delight your taste buds.
Immerse yourself in the captivating history, vibrant culture, and delectable flavors of Hue by booking your adventure today!