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Hue Imperial City Walking Tour | 3-hour visit Best Hue Royal Palaces

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    Stop At: Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue Vietnam

    Please indicate in the booking form which time you would like to start tour in summer time ( March to October), at 8:00 or 14:00.

    8:00 We meet up the crew of under 8 people 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 The Flag Tower, Noon Gate Square, Holy Cannons, Phoenix Tower and Noon Gate Entrance. You’ll be explained the rise of Gia Long Emperor and Hue Ancient Capital City in 1802.

    8:30 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.

    9:30 After learning about the Nguyen Emperor’s ruling system, we start our journey to see Emperor’s and their family’s lives in the Forbidden City. Our detour starts from Mieu temples 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 which was taking place in the heart of the Forbidden City.

    10:30 We end up visiting the Museum of Antiquities before 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.

    11:00 Finally, we will take you to have a tea at the beautiful Royal Treasury before saying goodbye.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    Lac Thien, 6 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Phú Hoà, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • English Speaking Local story-teller
    • Bottled water
    • Conical hats
    • Raincoat (if rainy)
    • Entrance fees 150,000 VND/ person
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed August 4, 2019

    We had a very nice experience with out tour guide Nguyen at the Imperial City. She speaks very good English, knows a lot of details and interesting facts about the citadel and is very willing to answer any question. It probably isn't the cheapest tour,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Toon G
    Reviewed July 7, 2019

    We really loved the tour. We only had one day in Hue and wanted to make the most of it, and we feel we really got to know the imperial city. My’s English and her enthusiasm was perfect - she answered all our questions and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Inspiration519914
    Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

    A great way to understand so much more about the Imperial City site. It’s huge, and without a guide I think you’d be wasting a lot of your time. Our guide “Tomato” was informative and very personable.

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    Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

    We had a great time with Nguyên during the citadel tour. Nguyên has a great knowledge and passion about her city, which is very inspiring. Highly recommend!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Sunny D
    Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

    We did the imperial city walking tour 3h - focus history). The guide took the time to explain the history of the Nguyen dynasty and the life inside the city. As well we did a global overview of the architecture. The group was small (<8...More

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