1. Overview

Hue is a province on the Central Coast, bordering Laos, the East Sea, Quang Nam, Da Nang, and Quang Tri. Hue is famous for its poetic, peaceful, and gentle beauty. That charm makes anyone want to travel to Hue at least once in their life. Coming to the ancient capital Hue, visitors can admire the golden palaces, majestic mausoleums, and historical landscapes, all of which create a unique beauty for the land of Hue. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hue City was once the ancient capital of Vietnam and, under the Nguyen Dynasty, from 1802–1945, was the political, cultural, and religious center of the country. To explore the unique beauty of Hue, you can join Hue Imperial City Tours. With these Hue Imperial City tours, you will visit the most famous places in Hue and discover the most fascinating experiences on the tour.

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2. Which season is best to travel to Hue Imperial City?

It is difficult to confirm which time of year is the most ideal to travel to Hue. Because at each stage, Hue has its own beauty. Depending on the needs and purpose of the trip, tourists decide which season is best to go to Hue. However, the best time to travel to Hue suggests that you go from July to September every year. At this time, Hue is in autumn, the weather is sunny and cool, and the air is fresh. This is an extremely ideal time for vacations and fun without having to worry about the weather. However, if you want to immerse yourself in the Hue Festival, you can plan to travel to Hue around April 27–May 2 every year!

3. Discover The Top 5 Most Attractive Hue Imperial City Tour

3.1. Hue Imperial City Walking Tour (2.5 Hours)

The Hue Imperial City Walking Tour is only about 2.5 hours. This tour would be best if you don’t have time for a full-day Hue City Tour or a half-day Hue City Tour. During this tour of Hue Imperial City, you will visit the most famous site in Hue, which is the Imperial Citadel of Hue. An experienced tour guide will guide you on this tour and tell you stories from inside the palace. The tour’s departure time will start in the morning or afternoon at 8:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Additionally, you can customize your departure time to your liking, as long as you’re comfortable with it.

On this tour, you will explore the famous places of Hue Imperial Citadel: the Nine Holy Gods, Ngo Mon, Phu Van Lau, and Kim Thuy Hao; Hue Royal Palace; and temples of the Nguyen Dynasty. Our experienced local tour guide will show you the order of worship as well as how to pray and burn incense to offer to the emperors. The last place on the Hue Imperial City Walking Tour is the Forbidden City, the private residence of 13 emperors, concubines, and eunuchs. In this area, we will admire the residence of the Emperor’s mother, the Imperial Library, the Imperial Lake, the Imperial Garden, and the Imperial Theater.

3.2. Hue Imperial City Tour Half-day

The half-day Hue Ancient Capital Tour is a very flexible tour for you to visit selected locations in Hue city. Because with the Hue Imperial City Tour Half-Day, you can choose a half-day morning or afternoon tour. In this Tour, we will visit all the highlights of Hue, known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such as the Imperial Citadel of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb, the incense-making village Thuy Xuan , and Dong Ba Market. 

Dong Ba Market, the largest commercial center in Hue, is known as a shopping paradise.

Thien Mu Pagoda is about 5 km from the city center, located on Ha Khe Hill, right on the banks of the romantic Perfume River. Coming here, you will be impressed by the ancient feudal architecture through the marble turtle statue, the 7-story Phuoc Duyen tower, etc. You can see more:  Discover Top 7 Hue Temple – A Journey Through Time and Culture

Minh Mang Hue Tomb is one of seven mausoleums built during the Nguyen Dynasty. The project has the most majestic and standard architecture under the Nguyen Dynasty and is a destination that attracts a large number of tourists from all over to visit and admire during their Hue travel itinerary. 

Explore Thuy Xuan, an incense-making village. This is where you can learn how to make incense by hand, and you can keep what you make as souvenirs.

3.3. Hue Imperial City Tour 1 Day

Hue Imperial City Tour 1 Day is the perfect trip to explore all the must-see attractions in Vietnam’s ancient capital, known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945, is famous for the Perfume River, the 400-year-old sacred Thien Mu Pagoda, the Hue Imperial Citadel complex, and seven Hue royal mausoleums. If you love Vietnamese history and want to learn deeply about the lives of the Emperors, concubines, and eunuchs, you should book a full-day Hue City Tour to explore the Imperial City of Hue.

Highlights of the tour: you will learn deeply about the feng shui of Hue Imperial Citadel, Hue Royal Tombs, Visit the tombs of King Khai Dinh and King Minh Mang. Enjoy a dragon boat trip on the Perfume River, enjoy ancient stories about Emperors, concubines, and eunuchs of the Nguyen Dynasty, learn about the legend of Thien Mu pagoda, and taste Hue specialties at local restaurants.

3.4. Hue Imperial City Tour 2 days 1 night

Hue Imperial City Tour 2 days 1 night departing from Da Nang, meets all customers’ needs and is a great choice for your vacation. Famous attractions are arranged reasonably and fully, and you can enjoy a rich variety of cuisine with typical local dishes, etc. With Hue Imperial City Tour package 2 days 1 night, you will experience sightseeing in the following order: Tam Giang Lagoon, Pearl Village, Hue Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Phuoc Duyen Tower, Dai Hung Palace, See Ca Hue, Trang Tien Bridge, Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, etc. When participating in the Hue package tour, you do not need to worry about food, rest, or transportation because it is included in the tour itinerary.

3.5. Hue Imperial City Tour by boat and watching the sunset on the Perfume River

With this tour, visitors will experience the most beautiful moment of sunset on the Perfume River. The tour ticket price includes a delicious tea and cake set, along with a local guide who will introduce local culture and share interesting stories about this land. The boat will take you across Truong Tien Bridge and towards Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda located on the Perfume River.

You will comfortably admire the scenery on both sides of the river and take beautiful pictures on the yacht, watching the sunset at the most beautiful time of the day. Along the Perfume River, you will have the opportunity to see landscapes associated with the culture and history of the city, such as Hue Ancient Capital, Nghenh Luong Dinh, Quoc Hoc Beer, or Con Da Vien. Marveling at the natural beauty of the poetic Perfume River as the sun sets will certainly be an unforgettable beauty in your journey to discover the beauty of Hue City. You can enjoy Ca Hue to immerse yourself in the immense melodies imbued with Hue culture.

4. Some experiences participating in Hue Imperial City Tour

You should choose a tour with a tour time that suits your needs and interests. 

You should choose a tour with a price that fits your budget. You should book a tour before going to avoid being booked out.

You should choose a tour with good service quality, ensuring safety and comfort for your trip. You can refer to Hue tours from Metta Voyage.

You should bring comfortable shoes to walk around tourist attractions.

Bring hats, hats, sunscreen, etc. to protect your skin from the sun.

You should wear polite, discreet clothing when visiting historical and cultural relics.

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5. Conclusion

Above are Discover The Top 5 Most Attractive Hue Imperial City Tours that Metta Voyage shares. We hope you can choose the most suitable Hue Ancient Capital tour. Don’t forget to visit our blog  to see many other interesting travel experiences.

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