Hue was once the Capital of Vietnam and its now known as the Cultural Capital. Situated on the banks of the Perfume River, sightseeing in Hue is filled with pagodas, tombs, glimpses of the Perfume River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the incredible Imperial City.
Therefore, a visit to Vietnam would not be complete without spending some time in this great Ancient City, and there is no better way to see its sites than taking a Half day Hidden Hue Walking Tour. We know the city inside out and will ensure that you have a fantastic day and your interests are covered, be it the majestic sites of the rulers of the Nguyen Dynasty, exploring royal roads and local life.
Best of all, you get to do it at your own pace, walking tours you decide where you want to go and how long you want to spend there. Its a private tour and you are in charge.
– Pick up and drop off at hotel
– English speaking guide
– Entrance ticket
– Lunch and bottled water & travel insurance
– Drinks during the meal,
– Other personal expenses,
– Tip for tour guide
The walk starts with the crossing of the Perfume River over the Truong Tien Bridge. At the end of the bridge, turn left to stroll along the river (Tran Hung Dao Street) toward the Flag Tower (Kỳ Đài). Turn right on the Dinh Tien Hoang Street to enter the Outer Wall at Thuong Tu Gate.
Turning left after passing Thuong Tu Gate, you will see the Flag Tower again on the left and the Inner Wall on the right with its Ngo Mon Gate.
Enter the Forbidden City at Ngo Mon Gate. Upon going through the Ngo Mon Gate you can climb up just after the entrance: the view two both sides is marvellous. On the upper floor of the Gate there are two huge Emperor’s drums.
After the visit of the Forbidden City, if you have time, exit the Forbidden City not at Ngo Mon Gate, but at the Hien Nhon gate, continue to Dinh Cong Trang Street, turn left to Dinh Tien Hoang Street, go to the Tinh Tam Lake (the Emperor’s lotus lake). Tinh Tam Lake offers quiet hidden corner to take a meditative rest. When you are ready to go back, detour on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, go straight on the Nguyen Trai Street to exit the Citadel through the Ngan Gate.
Turning right after ending of Ngan Gate, you walk along the sidewalk and see Da Vien Bridge on the left. Da Vien was officially named by King Tu Duc. After King Tu Duc –owner of the Da Vien garden – died in 1883, the Nguyen Dynasty was facing a crisis. Da Vien soon became deserted and was destroyed by a storm in 1904.
Along Da Vien Bridge, you continue walking down Da Vien Park and through a small brigdge to touch a Wodeen Walking Road. The road is over 380m long, 4m wide, floor area over 2,440 m2 is paved with wood imported from South Africa.
Take in the magic of Perfume river before ending your Hidden walking tour back in the center of the city.