Hue is one of places which have many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no places like Hue where still remains a lot of original historical vestiges such as : Royal palaces, beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings, tens of pagodas constructed more than 300 years ago. Besides, Hue is a place where the royal music, sophisticated handicraft and traditional famous dishes originated. Hue, the ancient capital of vietnam, is classified by the government as a very precious property and on December 1993 Hue was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by Unesco.
Each Royal mausoleum reflects the personality of the Emperor it commemorates. The most majestic is that of Emperor Minh Mang, a staunch follower of Confucianism with many wives, concubines and a small army of children. Planned by the Emperor and built shortly after his death in formal Chinese style, it’s opulent and exotic, and a good example of classic Sino-Vietnamese architecture.
The tomb of Tu Duc, the ‘poet Emperor’, is set in an elegant garden with a magnificent lake and pavilion complex. The tomb, unlike the others, is simplicity itself despite the lavish opulence of his reign (it’s really just a monument – he was buried elsewhere to thwart grave robbers).
In complete contrast to Emperor Tu Duc’s stylish creation, the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh is an unprepossessing concrete construction on the side of a wide valley. Its interest lies in the uneasy combination of Vietnamese and European features, the use of fragments of ceramics and glass for decoration, and the striking views from the courtyard in front of the mausoleum.
Hoi An – Marble Mountain – Hue
Departing from Hoi An, you’ll be driven along China Beach and up into the Marble Mountains. After that, you will climb up Thuy Son (Water) by the stone stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the nearby countryside, and visit Huyen Khong cave before entering Tam Thai and Linh Ung pagodas. You will take a rest at the foot of the mountain, where you can visit Non Nuoc stone village. Here, you can see the local skilful sculptors creating many marble products which are exported to many countries worldwide.
After a picnic lunch, you’ll be driven to your hotel in Hue. You will cruise along the Perfume River to visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda. From there, you will drive to visit one of city’s “garden houses” and then return to your hotel for stay overnight in Hue.
The garden houses are a unique feature of Hue. The houses are traditional, privately owned, and set in attractive formal gardens. Some have connections with the old Royal Imperial Court. Hue traditional architecture has long had close associations with the natural environment. The garden houses reflect this association. Each is highly individual - house and garden, people and scenery, plants, clouds and water co-exist and blend with each other in a harmonious context. The narrow streets and abundant flora give the garden house area a country village feeling.
- Free Vietnam Visa invitation letter.
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
- Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
- Boat trip
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants
- All sightseeing tickets.
- VAT and other taxes
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Travel insurance
- Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
- Vietnam visa stamp fee
- Other services not mentioned above.