Tomb of Minh Mang

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Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

1. Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

Your tour driver will take you to a selection of historic and natural highlights around Hue. Some of the highlights you may visit include: Thanh Toan Bridge: a rare arched wooden bridge that is comparable with the famous Japanese bridge in Hoi An. The bridge is situated right next to the local market, where you can experience a little of local life. Tu Duc Tomb: the tomb was built between 1864 and 1867 while the Emperor was still alive. It’s a sprawling complex set around a lake where the Emperor spent much of the summer. Minh Mang Tomb: this is the tomb of the most beloved emperor and is also widely considered to be the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. It is renowned for its architecture that harmoniously blends with its natural surroundings. Khai Dinh Tomb: this royal tomb displays a perfect fusion of Western and Eastern architecture. Emperor Khai Dinh was as controversial as his tomb is luxurious. Hue Citadel: the home of Vietnam’s last royal family, the Nguyen Dynasty. The walled palace is the manifestation of the Nguyen dynasty’s power. Its massive halls, royal courtyards, garden design and architecture will leave you in awe. Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda): surrounded by serene natural scenery, this pagoda is considered the most beautiful pagoda in the city.

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Hue City: Exploring Hue City By Car and Private Dragon Boat

2. Hue City: Exploring Hue City By Car and Private Dragon Boat

The friendly driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby to begin your day tour of Hue. Visit Thanh Toan Bridge, a wooden arched bridge with a tiled roof and unique architecture. Then, move on to the Khai Dinh Tomb, also known as Ung Lang Tomb, to appreciate its unique architecture that blends both modern European and Vietnamese influences. Next, you will see Minh Mang tomb, located in La Khe Bai Village, Huong Tho commune. The solemn and quiet architecture set in a poetic landscape demonstrates both the Emperor's strict nature and deep beliefs. Afterwards you will head to Hue's most famous attraction, Hue Citadel. Visit this imperial palace to learn more about the history of the Nguyen dynasty. After this you will go to the Thien Mu Pagoda - the oldest pagoda in Hue - located on the banks of the Perfume River. Finally, you will get to ride on the dragon boat and cruise back along the Perfume River for about 40 minutes to reach the city center. Then, your driver will meet you at the boat station and transfer you back to your hotel in Hue.

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Hue: Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Private Guided Tour

3. Hue: Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Private Guided Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Hue and head to the first stop of the tour, Minh Mang Tomb. The site is considered one of the best examples of Nguyen Dynasty architecture and artwork, and is set within a beautifully landscaped garden. Next, proceed to Khai Dinh Tomb. This tomb is situated in the Chau Mountains, in between scenic pine, cassava, and sugar cane farms. The tomb's architecture is a blend of East and West. It took eleven years to build and was completed in 1931. Then, continue to Tu Duc Tomb, located in an area of rolling hills and pine trees 7km outside Hue. The tranquil grounds are filled with trees, ponds, and pavilions where Tu Duc used to write poetry. Emperor Tu Duc had his tomb built 16 years prior to his death and actually wrote his own biography prior to his death. The last stop of the trip will be the Thien Mu Pagoda. It is the oldest religious structure in Hue and is also one of the most impressive. It was constructed during the 17th century to worship the legend of a local woman with spiritual connections. The tour ends with drop-off back at your accommodation in Hue city.

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Hue: Private Tour by Car with Driver

4. Hue: Private Tour by Car with Driver

Enjoy the flexibility of traveling at your own pace with your private driver to discover the highlights of Hue's heritage. Following the suggested route, your driver will pick you up at 9 AM and take you to the Minh Mang Tomb, located at the junction of two tributaries of the Perfume River surrounded by rolling hills. Next, stop at Khai Dinh Tomb, situated on one of the Chau Mountains. Khai Dinh's tomb is surrounded by natural beauty and its architecture is a blend of East and West. Then, stop at Tu Duc Tomb, located in a beautiful area made of rolling hills and pine trees.Your driver will recommend a good and cheap restaurant where you can enjoy tasty dishes. In the afternoon, visit the the colorful Imperial City, an ornate palace complex surrounded by towering fortress walls. Your last stop is the Thien Mu Pagoda, constructed during the 17th century to worship the legend of a celestial lady. It became well-known worldwide when, in 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a 66 year-old resident monk died after setting himself on fire to protest anti-Buddhist policies of the government of South Vietnam. After your visit here, you will be dropped off back at your hotel in Hue city.

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