The poetic and beautiful Hue of Vietnam was chosen to be the capital of the Southern Kingdom under Nguyen Lords’ Dynasty, and officially became the nation’s capital under Tay Son Dynasty, King Quang Trung. The citadel palace complex is located on the North bank of Huong River (Perfume River), inside Hue city. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). It was said to be protected by the two sand dunes: The Con Hen and Con Da Vien on the Perfume River, as “dragon on the left, tiger on the right”. If you are in Hue, please join us in this small journey exploring the beautiful feudal palace, the inspiration for numerous artists ever stepping inside!
Thiên Mụ Pagoda (Vietnamese: Chùa Thiên Mụ) is a historic temple in the city of Huế in Vietnam. Its pagoda has seven stories and is the tallest religious building in Vietnam. The temple is often the subject of folk rhymes and ca dao about Huế, such is its iconic status and association with the city. It is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital.
Ho Quyen, Tiger Fighting Arena and Elephant Temple
Ho Quyen, Tiger Fighting Arena – One of the most interesting sights in Hue 8/10
3km out of Hue.
This is probably the most interesting site in Hue, and it is all too often overlooked by visitors. It was built in 1830 during the reign of Emporer Minh Mang to stage yearly battles between an elephant and a tiger. The last one took place in 1904, and tigers fighting elephants has since gone the way of bear baiting in Europe.
Tu Duc Tomb: Emperor Tu Duc enjoyed the longest reign of any monarch of the Nguyen dynasty, ruling from 1848-83. Although he had over a hundred wives and concubines, he was unable to father a son (possibly he became sterile after contracting smallpox). Thus, it fell to him to write his own epitaph on the deeds of his reign. He felt this was a bad omen, but the epitaph can still be found inscribed on the stele in the pavilion just to the east of the Emperor’s tomb. This stele is the largest of its type in Vietnam, and had to be brought here from a quarry over 500 kilometers away–a trip that took four years.
Dong Ba Market:
Hue’s Dong Ba market (Cho Dong Ba)–like so many of the markets around the world in places people rely on markets for their day-to-day food and merchandise needs–is a bustling, crowded affair with things for sale crammed into every available space.
Price Rate: 40 usd/ pax
All daily trips include:
– Private car transfers and Boat tour on Perfume River
– Snack food and water
– Vietnamese meal at La Carambole Hue (French – Vietnamese Restaurant -the best cuisine in Hue.
– All the entrance fees
– English tour guides
Exclude: personal expense and Tips.
From 1 yrs – 4 yrs: Free of charge
From 5 yrs – 9 yrs: Half price
Over 10 yrs: full of charge
Cancel before 5 days of departure: no charge
Cancel before 4 days of departure: charge 30%
Cancel before 3 days of departure: charge 50%
Cancel before 2 days of departure: full charge
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