Huế is a city located in the center of Vietnam, in the province of Thừa Thiên-Huế. It has approximately 287,000 inhabitants. It was the capital of the Asian country until 1945. It is well known for its architectural heritage, whose Hu de Monument Complex was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1993.
Former imperial capital where the extension and style of its imperial city were similar to the Forbidden City of Beijing. Nowadays it is a city full of life, crossed by the Sông Hương river or the Perfume river.
Hue was conquered in the fourteenth century by the Viets of the north. In 1687 the Viets made Hue its capital, continuing its expansion in the Cham territory. It continued to be the capital under the Nguyen dynasty being ruled by thirteen emperors, the last of whom ruled until 1945. Today Hue remains the intellectual capital of Vietnam, as it has 12 universities. Hue knew how to maintain his cultural identity, while other cities were accommodating to foreign influences.
The Nguyen dynasty left a unique legacy, an imperial city of citadels, palaces, tombs and temples established in the peaceful countryside bordering the Perfume River. Today Hue remains a quiet village and quiet streets around the Perfume River. Today you will embark on the Perfume River on a romantic journey, where the peaceful surroundings of gardens and lakes where one of the places of greatest cult of Hue, the Pagoda of Thien Mu. Then visit the mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and then You will visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. To end up, let's take a look at Dong Ba Market. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to your starting point.