VIETNAM

HALF DAY HUE, 2 OPTIONS, HIGHLIGHTS OR INSIDER
HALF DAY HUE, 2 OPTIONS, HIGHLIGHTS OR INSIDER

HIGHLIGHT

HALF DAY HUE, 2 OPTIONS, HIGHLIGHTS OR INSIDER

ITINERARY

0900 depart from your Hue hotel for your half day, the former imperial capital of Vietnam.
 
OPTION 1 HIGHLIGHTS OF HUE: THE IMPERIAL CITADEL- CYCLE TOUR-KHAI DINH TOMB- DONG BA MARKET

Depart from your hotel in Hue. Start at 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; full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study.

After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument, depart to the tomb of the former emperor Khai Dinh which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue.

Before heading back to your hotel take time to stroll around Dong Ba Market with your guide.  The market is another of the must see sites in Hue, the stalls are teeming with color and a great place to catch a glimpse of everyday life. 


 
OPTION 2: CYCLO TOUR TO TAY LOC MARKET- HO QUYEN TIGER ARENA- TU HIEU PAGODA- ROYAL ANTIQUITES MUSEUM

Pick up from hotel by cyclo and head to dai noi ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax; full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study. Continue by cyclo to Tay Loc Market which is located in the northwest part dai noi. This market is mostly for locals and is rarely visited by tourists. From Tay Loc transfer by vehicle to the beautiful pagoda which dates back to 1843. Located in a forest of pine trees this monastery was once the home of Zen master. One of the most interesting parts of the pagoda are the eunuch tombs from the former Royal Court which in the whole city of Hue are only found here. If in Hue on Thursday or Sunday mornings between 0900-1000 join up to 20 Buddhist monks and nuns who gather together to pray and read aloud scriptures. This is highly recommended. Ho Quyen, which was an arena where duels between elephants and tigers were fought for the entertainment of former Kings, will be visited next. The last fight was held here in 1904 and although small, you can climb the nearby ramparts and gaze down upon the area where the animals once fought. Last but not least, visit the Royal Antiquities Museum, a beautiful ancient house restored as a museum and where you will discover a collection of ornaments from dynastic times.  At the end of the tour, return to your hotel.

These tours can be taken in the afternoon if desired.
 

  

 

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HALF DAY HUE, 2 OPTIONS, HIGHLIGHTS OR INSIDER

DATE & PRICE

DEPARTURE DATE:  Year round on request.

TOUR PRICE          :  Please contact EXOTIC ASIA TRAVEL for the best price offer by emailing to info@exoticasiatravel.com or calling us: (+84) 902 321 923.

 

HALF DAY HUE, 2 OPTIONS, HIGHLIGHTS OR INSIDER

USEFUL INFORMATION

Our services include:

English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
 
Our services do not include:


Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
International and domestic Flights
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
Tips, Travel insurance

 

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