Hue Citadel - Thien Mu Pagoda - Dragon Boat Trip

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Discover the old capital of Vietnam by cruising along Perfume River on a dragon boat. Witness the changes of Hue city and wait for the sunset on this beautiful river. Also visit famous places in Hue such as Imperial Citadel, An Hien Garden house and Thien Mu pagoda. Join with us to have an overview of the harmonious combination of the characteristics of urban and rural area.



  • Visit Hue Imperial Citadel, an important historical witness with precious values 
  • Discover Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hue city 
  • Enjoy an hour Dragon Boat cruising along Perfume River 
  • Go to Hue Royal Antiques Museum and learn more about history via items and pictures 
  • Explore Dong Ba market, a symbol of Hue city 

Brief Itinerary:

8.00 - 8.15: Pickup time at your hotels in Hue city ceter area, then transfer to the Perfume River for boat trip.  

Take Dragon boat trip in an hour to Thien Mu pagodaSpend time to enjoy peaceful atmosphere on the river 

Arrive at Thien Mu pagodaadmire its architecture 

Move to Imperial CitadelListen to historical stories of this site.  

Visit Hue Royal Antiques Museum.  

Transfer to Dong Ba market 

12.00 - 12.30: Tour endsDrop you off at your hotels in Hue city center.  


We pick you up at your hotel in center of Hue city and depart to Perfume River. You will take a boat trip on Dragon boat in an hour. This is a good opportunity that you can observe the landscapes along the river and a part of city. Perfume River is only a symbol of Hue but also a poetic view of this tranquil city. The Perfume River is a river that crosses the capital city of Hue, it flows through many forests of aromatic plants before reaching Hue, bringing with it a pure and fresh aroma. This river is an inspiration for many songs and poems.  

Then, you will go to Thien Mu Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hue. The name of the pagoda comes from a legend. With the large scale and natural beauty, Thien Mu pagoda became one of the most beautiful pagodas in Cochin. Over historical event, Thien Mu was a place for worshiping of Tay Son dynasty. It lands near Perfume River and from here you can get really beautiful view to the river and Hue city.  

Next, you will transfer to Imperial Citadel, which is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – Nguyen Dynasty. Tour guide will lead you to this go inside and explore the citadel. It had used 143 years by Nguyen dynasty, from 1842. There are many items that still keep good condition here. Observe them while listening stories, the history can appear in front of your eyes.  

You will continue to visit the royal Antiques MuseumIt was built from 19th century in Nguyen dynastyIt has 300 items from clothesdaily tools of the royal which help you have a clearer view about the royal’s life in the pastWalk around the museumyou can be amazed by skillful and delicate items with precious values.   

For the last siteyou will arrive at Dong Ba market, the biggest market of HueYou can find many things therefrom foodspicesclothes to souvenirsetcYou can but some stuffs as gifts for your family and friends. 

Tour ends. Our guide will say goodbye and see you again! 


  • Pick up from hotel/stay in the center of Hue;
  • High quality vehicle;
  • English speaking tour guide during the trip;
  • Mineral water and tissue;
  • Entrance fees of all destinations;
  • Dragon boat trip.


  • Tips, personal fees and others not included in Inclusions;
  • Lunch.

Please Note

  • To locate your hotel, please visit or\ Filter by Neighborhood\ Hue city; 
  • Hotel pick up time will be varied from 08:00 to 08:30. We will inform you the exact time as receiving your hotel address. The pickup time depends on traffic jamweather and other customers in group tourTherefore, the driver and tour guide take time to collect all customersIf they come latewe hope that you can sympathize for this inconvenience and patiently wait them; 
  • If you stay outside Hue city Centerthere will be transfer round trip surcharge which depends on your hotel location and will be directly informed you before; 
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on trafficweather or other factors; 
  • The price is not applied in holidays. 

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