Pagoda of the Celestial Lady

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Private Excursion of Hue from Hoi An or Danang City

1. Private Excursion of Hue from Hoi An or Danang City

Hue (pronounced ‘hway’) was the capital city of Vietnam where the Nguyen dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945. Hue owes its charm partly to its location on the Perfume River. This location is also the destination of palaces, pagodas, tombs, temples, culture, and cuisine, as well as history and heartbreak — as such, the city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This private excursion gives you an opportunity to explore not only the Imperial Citadel of Hue, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Perfume River but also a chance to meet local people in a rural village. Your tour guide will pick up you at your hotel and upon arrival in Hue, you will visit locations and sites such as Haivan Pass, Langco Bay, the Khai Dinh Tomb, the Minh Mang Tomb and the Conical Hat Making Making Village. After having lunch, you will visit the Royal Citadel, the Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum, and the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. After your visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, you'll board a dragon boat for sight-seeing along the Perfume River. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off at the hotel you were picked up from.

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Da Nang: Full-Day Hue City Tour

2. Da Nang: Full-Day Hue City Tour

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, from where you will venture toward Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, you will visit locations and sites such as the Haivan Pass, Langco Bay, the Khai Dinh Tomb. Following lunch, you will visit the Royal Citadel, as well as the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank, the Forbidden City. Whilst there you will gain a deeper understanding about the last dynasty of Vietnam, the Nguyen Dynasty, as you visit old royal tombs and the Hue Citadel. You will also be provided with the opportunity to visit one of the most famous monasteries in Vietnam, Thien Mu Pagoda, and other historical sites. This is a comprehensive tour, including round-trip transfers, lunch tickets, all entrance fees, and the services of a professional tour guide.

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Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

3. 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

4. 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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Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

5. Da Nang: Small-Group Hue Imperial City and Hai Van Pass Tour

This tour takes a trip to the decadent Imperial City of Hue, a well-preserved walled city. Hue is a must-see for those who love history, complete with its beautiful architecture and Insta-worthy photo stops. Your tour will start at Khai Dinh Tomb, a site that looks more like a palace than a grave. After an equally impressive visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a five-tier temple built in the 1700s, is the highlight of this tour: the Imperial City. Throughout your experience there will be plenty of time to wander the many ancient temples, browse exhibits at the visitors center, and stroll elegant gardens. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to your Da Nang accommodation.

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Hue: Royal Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Private Guided Tour

6. 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

7. 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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Danang or Hoian: Transfer to Hue City with Sightseeing

8. Danang or Hoian: Transfer to Hue City with Sightseeing

Enjoy a bit of sightseeing on your transfer from Danang or Hoian to Hue city. Explore this charming city on the Perfume River and visit some of its palaces, pagodas, tombs, and temples while meeting some of the locals. Get picked up at your hotel or the airport in Danang or Hoian, visit places such as Haivan Pass, Langco Bay, and the Khai Dinh Tomb. Have a break for lunch, and then go see the Royal Citadel, the Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum, and the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. End your trip at your hotel in Hue.

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What people are saying about Pagoda of the Celestial Lady

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

About going and returning buses. In addition to the participants in the one-day sightseeing tour from Da Nang to Hue, there were customers who only picked up the hotel between Da Nang and Hue. On the way back, there seemed to be many customers heading from Hue to Da Nang, so there was no seat. Even though the tour gathered early, a plastic bottle of water that says it would be available was after lunch, so I decided to buy it at a break shop on the way. It seems that there were passengers with only the above buses and they could only be distributed after they completely separated from them. However, the temperature was high and the sun was strong, so I wanted them to pass water early. I think the trip to Kaydin and the Royal Palace was good. I don't know much English, but it seems that the guide explained in detail. It was a bit disappointing that I couldn't take pictures slowly because I went around the building quickly.

It was an excellent, complete and versatile tour

It was nor es su to find a Tour frontera Hoi An to Hue which could offer us what we wanted. We find it here. Our tourguide Ha Thanh showed grear enthusiasm and sympathy. He provided us a lot of information answering widely all of our questions. He adapted the tour to our wishes avoiding crowded hours. Definitely a wonderful tour