Hue Imperial City Daily Ingroup Tour via Hai Van Pass

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You will visit Hue Imperial City – the ancient capital of Vietnam as well as the accommodation of 13 Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty - the last feudatory Empire of Vietnam. Taking the trip with Dacotours, you will see how enthusiastic and passionate our tour guides are as we always try our best not only to bring the happiness and to deliver great stories about culture to our customers but also to devote to sustainable tourism development.and give hand to reserve the world heritage. Visiting Thien Mu Pagoda will give you a clearer view of the spiritual culture of the Vietnamese people and sightseeing the majestic scenery of the Perfume river. It is also a special spotlight to admire the tombs of Khai Dinh King and experience the architectural & religious influence of France. Such a nice experience to know more about the old time of Southeast Asia culture.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Dacotours Co.,Ltd

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Stop At: Da Nang

Thank you for coming to this fantastic Da Nang city. We will pick you up from Da Nang city center and depart for an amazing trip to Hue with Dacotours.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon)

As an important part of the Hue Imperial Citadel, which was recognised by UNESCO as a World's Heritage Site in 1993, Noon Gate is a huge U-shaped construction consisting of a brick and stone foundation and a wooden pavilion with terracotta tiles. The project aims to prevent water leakage from the foundation and to preserve the upper pavilion, known as Lau Ngu Phung (Pavilion of Five Phoenixes). Built in 1837 under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang (1820-40) of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945), the structure seriously damaged during the decades of wars against the French and Americans.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Thai Hoa Palace

Thai Hoa palace is among the most important constructions of Hue Imperial City where Nguyen kings had ruled the country for over 100 years. Built in 1805, Thai Hoa palace is a typical royal architecture in style of “double houses on one foundation” decorated with enamelled bronzeware, gilding and lacquer. Main decorative patterns of the palace are dragons and clouds together with many symbolic ornaments inside and outside of the building. This palace also houses the throne of all Nguyen kings and a splendid 9-dragon gilded canopy above the throne.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hai Van Pass

On the way to Hue City, we will go through the magnificent Hai Van Pass with impressive landscape of verdant mountain and clear blue sky. From there, you can enjoy the panorama view of Da Nang City, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula. Crossing over a spur of Truong Son mountain range between Thua Thien-Hue Province and Da Nang City, it stands at 500m above sea level, making it the highest pass in Vietnam.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Mieu Temple

Built in 1821 by Emperor Minh Mang to worship 10 Emperors from the Nguyen Dynasty. Here, you will listen to the stories of each kings of Nguyen Dynasty and understand more about the culture of ancestors worshiping in Vietnam

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Thien Mu Pagoda

This is the oldest pagoda and also the symbol of Hue city. Right in front of Thien Mu pagoda, you will find Phuoc Duyen tower - 21m tall and has 7 floors, each floor is there a Statue of Buddha . Inside the tower, there is a spiral staircase leading up to the top floor, where a golden Statue of Buddha used to be there.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Khai Dinh

Located on Chau Chu mountain. Khai Dinh Tomb is special with strange architecture, unlike the tombs of the previous kings. It is a mixture of many different cultures. At the first glance, Khai Dinh tomb is like a castle in Europe, because it was built on a concrete slope. Indigenous materials such as wood, stone, brick and lime here are just a negligible amount, overwhelming by the modern materials.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Located on the northern bank of Huong River, the former capital of Vietnam is an area which is over 500ha, including the Royal and the Forbidden City. Hue citadel was the administrative and political center of Nguyen Dynasty – the last Feudatory Emperor of Vietnam. In 1993, Hue Citadel was admitted “the World’s Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO.

Duration: 1 hour
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