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It just takes you a half day to join with us traveling around Hue city and visit two famous Royal Tombs of Nguyen Emperors which reflects a feature of Vietnamese culture under Nguyen Dynasty. We also take you to the local village where still remains traditional craft jobs: making conical hat and incense stick. You will have the opportunity to know how the local people make those stuffs, from beginning steps until the last products as well as learn more about the daily local life.
13.30 - 14.00: Pick you up at your hotel in Hue city center and start the tour. You will visit:
Khai Dinh King’s tomb
Minh Mang King’s tomb
Visit Xuan Huong village
16.00 - 16.30: Tour ends. Drop you off at your departure point in city center.
Hue is an ancient city which has many values about the history and culture from the past until the present. If you love history and always want to explore new lands, you should not miss Hue city tour. This half day tour will help you have the opportunity to learn more about the history through to King’s tombs and special culture through traditional craft village.
First of all, you will come to Khai Dinh Tomb. It's about 10km from city center, you will come to one of the four most famous tombs in Hue. Khai Dinh King was the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and the last King decided to build tomb. This tomb took 10 years to complete all of details, from 1920 – 1931. Khai Dinh tomb is a combination of many characteristics between Western and Eastern such as French style, Indian style, etc. Many materials for this tomb were delivered from China, French, etc.
The next stop is another royal tomb of Nguyen Emperors, Minh Mang Tomb, which is considered as the most majestic of all Royal Tombs. After 7 years becoming King, Minh Mang decided to find land to build his tomb. Finally, the tomb was built at Cam Ke mountain area. It took 3 years to complete this tomb. It has many small parts in the tomb. Minh Mang tomb has symmetrical design. There are many plants are grown in the tomb which make a green vibe for the tomb and work as an air conditioning of the tomb. The tomb impress people not only the architecture but also the skillful detailed sculptures. You can walk around the tomb and find out more about the history of the tombs as well as Vietnamese history in that time. If you have any question about the tomb, don’t hesitate to as your knowledgeable tour guide for finding the detailed answers. It is renowned for its architecture that harmoniously blends into the nature surroundings.
Then, you will transfer to the last place, Xuan Huong village. You will have the opportunity to learn more about making conical hat and incense stick. Those craft jobs appear long time ago in Hue city and have become traditional jobs of the local. It is not only a simple job but also has its own spiritual values for this land. You will see and listen to steps to make the product as well as observe their daily life.
After that, you will take you back to your hotel. Tour ends. Our guide will say goodbye and see you again!
31.00 (per person)