HUE IMPERIAL CITY WALKING TOUR
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting time: 14:00
Meeting point: Lac Thien Restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hue City. Maximum number of clients: 8 pax.
This tour is designed specifically for travelers who love learning about the modern history of Vietnam before the all the wars with the West happened. Vietnam in this period was leading by a great family, whose name is NGUYỄN, who had a tremenduous contribution to Vietnam politically and culturally speaking.
We name this unique tour as Hue Imperial City Tour, will be revived through a 3-hour guided walk in the Hue Imperial City. Our local expert will walk you through our modern history from 1802 to 1945 and see by your own eyes the First Wall of Hue Citadel, The Imperial City and The Forbidden City with its wonderful art and architecture.
The most significant place to learn about Vietnam history and Hue Ancient Capital City, we cover it all with amazing clues and explanation!!!
We meet up the crew for a briefing at Lac Thien restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang street before the history session starts in the Hue Imperial City. We start to go into one of the main ancient gates of Hue Citadel to stand ourselves in front of Phoenix Tower and Noon Gate Entrance. You’ll be explained the rise of Gia Long Emperor and Hue Ancient Capital City in 1802.
We begin to enter the Hue Imperial City to visit the Royal Courtyard and the Supreme Harmony Hall and learn about its royal art and architecture.
After learning about the Nguyen Emperor’s ruling system, we start our journey to see Emperor’s and their family’s lives in the Forbbiden City. Our detour starts from Mieu temple with extra-ordinary stories of each Nguyen Emperors, to the charming Queen’s Mother Residences, Dien Tho and Truong Sanh, and many stories about the Vietnam War, especially the Tet Offensive, which was taken place in the heart of the Forbidden City.
We end up visiting the Museum of Antiquities after a stop at the Duyet Thi Duong Royal Theater and Co Ha Royal Garden. Story of Nguyen Emperor’s ending in 1945 would be also told at these sites.
Finally, we enjoy a cup of tea at the colonial-style Royal Treassury before saying goodbye to you.
Please notice that we offer this tour with the most in-depth information and cover many hidden paths in the Hue Imperial City that are not written in any guide book or travel sites.
Also, our price DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRANCE FEE and you do not have to pay entrance fee for our hosts as they are government licensed tour guides who manage to speak English beautifully to revive the most turbulent and controversial part of Vietnam history.
Meeting Point for Group Tour: Lac Thien Restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hue City.
Please use Google Map to find Lac Thien Restaurant, it is one of the first local restaurants in Hue who opened for visitors 20 years ago and serve great Hue Local Food.