FORBBIDEN CITY/ KING KHAI DINH'S TOMB / KING TU DUC’S TOMB
Hue ancient capital city tour
Make tour of the former Imperial capital, modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. Enter the Ngo Mon Gate, main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure and the central passage reserved for use by the Emperor. Continue to the Supreme harmonious Palace or Thai Hoa in Vietnamese with its spacious hallways and ornamental roof, the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns, and the ruins of the Forbidden Purple City, once home to the royal family.
Short drive to legendary Thien Mu pagoda on the north bank of Perfume river. Take 30-minute enjoyable boat excursion downstream to explore the life along the banks of the ancient royal capital city.
End your morning activities at a restaurant serving beautiful local dishes.
Your ancient capital exploration resumes with visit to the tomb of King Tu Duc, the dynasty’s longest reigning ruler (1847-1883). Unlike other tombs, the 12ha tomb complex with theater, bedroom, moon viewing house, pagoda, fishing pond was used by the King and his entourage as summer palace during his lifetime. Head to visit Tomb of Khai Dinh, located in Chau Chu mountain. Built for the Emperor Khai Dinh between 1920-31, the last tomb of its kind is an impressive structure combining western and eastern architecture, guarded by statues of soldiers and animals. This is only royal tomb that position of the king’s corpse can be found.
Wrap up your day with short visit to exciting Dong Market before being transferred back to your hotel.
- Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
- Experienced local tour guide
- Sightseeing fees to the indicated places
- Meals as indicated
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- Insurance of all kind
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal expenditures, tips
- Other services than mentioned above