Hue City features beautifully natural landscapes and the king’s ancient tombs. With one day Hue city tour, you can visit famous pagodas such as Thien Mu Pagoda, tombs such as Ming Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, traditional paper flowers village of Thanh Tien. Furthermore, you can visit extraordinary architecture and wonderful landscapes of Hue Citadel and much more.
Hue 2-day Tour
Hue Citadel, Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb, Thanh Toan Bridge, Thanh Tien, Thuan An Beach
Tour day one itinerary
Hue Citadel, Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb
Tour day two itinerary
Thanh Toan Tile Bridge, Thanh Tien Paper Flowers Village, Thuan An Beach
- Type of tour: Private car tour
- Duration: 2 day tour
- Departure: 8:30AM or at selected time
With an area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel).
Hue has chosen to be the capital city of the Southern Kingdom by all Lords Nguyen and officially became the capital under Tay Son Dynasty. For approximately 400 years, Hue has become a great landscape and architectural site. Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1993.
Ngu Binh Mountain in the south is used as a front screening elevation. Two sand dunes of The Con Hen and Con Da Vien on the Perfume River are chosen as geomancy condition “dragon on the left, tiger on the right” to protect the capital city.
Minh Mang Tomb
This majestic tomb is renowned for its architecture and sublime forest setting. The tomb was planned during Minh Mang’s reign (1820–40) but built by his successor, Thieu Tri.
Minh Mang’s tomb is in An Bang village, on the west bank of the Perfume River, 12km from Hue.
Khai Dinh Tomb
This hillside monument is a synthesis of Vietnamese and European elements. Most of the tomb’s grandiose exterior is covered in blackened concrete, creating an unexpectedly Gothic air, while the interiors resemble an explosion of colourful mosaic.
Khai Dinh was the penultimate emperor of Vietnam, from 1916 to 1925, and widely seen as a puppet of the French. The construction of his flamboyant tomb took 11 years. The tomb of Khai Dinh is 10km from Hue in Chau Chu village.
Situated on the north bank of the Perfume River in the village of Huong Long, five kilometers from the city of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved religious sites in Vietnam.
The name of the pagoda comes from a legend. Long ago an old woman known as Thien Mu (literally “Heavenly Lady”) appeared on the hill where the pagoda now stands. She told the local people that one day a King would come and build a Buddhist temple for the country’s prosperity. In 1601, on hearing this legend, King Nguyen Hoang began construction of the pagoda.
Tu Duc Tomb
The Tu Duc Royal Tomb in Hue is one of several Royal Tombs in the outskirts of the former Imperial Capital. Was built between 1864 and 1867, and was designed as a tribute to the fourth Nguyen Emperor’s life.
The imperial tomb of Tu Duc is considered to be the most beautiful Imperial tomb of every Hue. This tomb set in a beautiful natural and bathed by a Lake, 6 km outside of Hue, was used by the Emperor Tu Duc in life as Summer Palace and spiritual retreat.
Thanh Toan Bridge
Far about 8 km from Hue city to the east, Thanh Toan Bridge, also known as Thanh Toan tile roofed bridge is situated on a small ditch in Thanh Thuy village, Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy district, Thua Thien Hue province.
Along with Japanese Covered Bridge – Hoi An, Thanh Toan tile covered bridge is classified as rare and have high artistic value in types of ancient bridges in Vietnam.
Visiting Thanh Toan Bridge is one of the top things to do in Hue travel. This is one of 2 bridges retaining the most unique architectures in Vietnam today.
Thuan An Beach
Thuan An beach is situated near by Thuan An mouth, where Huong River runs to Tam Giang lagoon and then to the sea.
15 km from Hue, Thuan An is a very enjoyable place for tourists after a full day to sightseeing the Citadel, mausoleums, pagodas, and Hue scenery. Thuan An is also the place, where Hue people gather to enjoy the fresh air and sea-bath in summer time.
Thanh Tien Paper Flowers Village
A little village, sitting in the suburbs of the city of Hue, where a tradition in paper flowers craftsmanship is still being passes along generations. Thanh Tien was once a center of the confetti manufacture, a product highly demanded for the worship ceremonies in December. Today in Thanh Tien, only 7 km from the center of Hue, one can learn how to make tulips, roses, poppies, etc. in all the colors of the rainbow equipped only with paper and scissors.
Prices per person
1 pax 102 USD
2 pax 51 USD
3 pax 35 USD
4 pax 28 USD
Private air-conditioned car or van with very good English speaking driver, parking fees, mineral water.
Notice: tour ends on the second day arround 5:30pm; our driver will give you information and guide you outside the visiting places. only private tours can select departure time different than stated
Food, other drinks, other expenses, entrance fees, tips.