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Thien Mu Pagoda Tours

Thien Mu Pagoda
The 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda towers over the banks of the Perfume River (Song Huong River). The pagoda, which sits among the buildings of a Buddhist monastery, became known as a site for anticommunist protests after Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist clergy member, self-immolated and brought attention to the plight of his people.
 
The Basics
The Thien Mu Pagoda is most often visited as part of a half- or full-day tour of Hue, departing from Hoi An or Da Nang, or from the city of Hue itself. Most tours combine the pagoda with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Citadel (Da Noi) and the Forbidden Purple City, while others include a Vietnamese cooking class or a sunset boat ride on the Perfume River. Exploring with a guide will enhance your experience.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Thien Mu Pagoda is a must-see for history buffs and first-time visitors.
  • The pagoda is part of a monastery, so remain quiet and dress modestly.
  • Wear plenty of insect repellent, as the riverside location attracts mosquitoes.
 
How to Get There
Located on the road that runs parallel to the Perfume River, the Thien Mu Pagoda is easily reachable by taxi, scooter, or bicycle. Skip the expense of booking multiple taxis or hiring a car by opting for a guided tour that includes round-trip transport.
 
When to Get There
The best time to explore the monastery is during the early morning or late afternoon, when temperatures have cooled and are more conducive to walking. Head to the pagoda in the evening to combine it with a sunset cruise on a traditional dragon boat.
 
The Rage of Thich Quang Duc
Few visitors would think to make a connection between the Thien Mu Pagoda and the rock band Rage Against the Machine; however, the band used an image of Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist monk who set himself alight in his car in condemnation of communism, to inspire the cover of an album.
Address: Kim Long, tp. Huế, Thua Thien, Hue Province, Vietnam
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Hue sightseeing Tombs and Pagoda with private driver

Hue sightseeing Tombs and Pagoda with private driver

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Tour some of Hue’s remarkable ancient monuments without getting rushed around by a guide on this private driving tour. Explore Hue’s ancient tombs at your own pace; set your own departure time with your private driver and spend as much time as you want at each site. Walk around tombs to ancient Vietnamese emperors like Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, and Tu Duc, and visit the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD22.00
Price varies by group size
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USD22.00
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Hue City Full-Day Tour

Hue City Full-Day Tour

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See the UNESCO-listed Imperial City on a full-day sightseeing tour of Hue. The former imperial capital on the banks of the Perfume River offers visitors a glimpse of royal palaces and tombs. Visit Dong Ba Market; take a dragon boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda; and tour the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum and kings’ tombs with your guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD31.40
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USD31.40

Hue city tour with private english speaking driver: see royal tombs and more

Hue city tour with private english speaking driver: see royal tombs and more

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The notable sights of Hue can be tricky to visit without a car; this private service takes up to four passengers without a hassle. Make four stops in 4–5 hours or five stops in 6–7 hours, including the royal tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the Citadel. The itinerary is flexible, with extra time for lunch if you request. Fuel, tolls, parking fees, and hotel pickup are included—a great value.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD28.21
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USD28.21
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Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda by Dragon Boat

Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda by Dragon Boat

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If you only have time for one day trip from Hue, make it a cruise down the Perfume River. Hop aboard a traditional dragon boat for a scenic cruise, passing the Dong Ba Market and the Truong Tien Bridge, then jumping off to explore the sacred Thien Mu Pagoda.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD46.16
per group
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USD46.16
per group

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Hue on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its scenic surroundings. Pleasure your palate with exotic ingredients at the Dong Ba Market; explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hue Imperial City on a guided walking tour; and absorb the sacred atmosphere of a local nunnery as you enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Conclude your tour with a tranquil cruise down the Perfume River (Huong River) and enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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USD69.00
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USD69.00
Taking safety measures

Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

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Rather than exploring as part of a huge group, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour of Hue, the historical capital of Vietnam. Ideal for first-time visitors and time-pressed travelers, this tour transports you between dispersed landmarks, including the Thien Mu Pagoda and the far-flung Tomb of Khai Dinh, and ensures you benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD52.00
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USD52.00

Private Full day Imperial Hue city tour from Hue

Private Full day Imperial Hue city tour from Hue

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It can be a challenge to experience Hue’s many highlights in one day and avoid the crowds: this tour gives you that chance. Explore the ancient former Imperial city of Hue with the luxury of your own private tour. Witness the citadels, royal tombs of emperors, palaces and pagodas. Learn about the area’s incredible history with your private guide, enjoy a boat ride along the Perfume River and relax in your private car. Magnificent highlights include the Thien Mu Pagoda, Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD75.65
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USD75.65
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Hue City Private Tour

Hue City Private Tour

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We classified to choose the excellent English speaking, friendly, thoughtful and fexible, knowledgeble tour guides for you. New and morden with A/C vehicles. We will tell you some stories and myths not common in guidebooks or on the internet. We would take care you before, during and after the tour. We can customize the tours following your requests as well.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD95.39
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USD95.39
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A Glimpse of Hue Tour

A Glimpse of Hue Tour

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See where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled Vietnam during this half-day tour of the Imperial City of Hue and the Forbidden Purple City. Your informative guide provides a glimpse of this major historical complex, once a foremost cultural and religious center and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll ride a dragon boat on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) and visit the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum. Round-trip hotel transport by minivan included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD23.00
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USD23.00

Private Full-Day Hue Cyclo Tour

Private Full-Day Hue Cyclo Tour

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Discover the top attractions of Hue by cyclo on this private full-day tour. In the morning, your guide shows you the treasures of Hue Imperial City (aka Forbidden City) and Thien Mu Pagoda. Return to the city by dragon boat and have a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, learn about the Nguyen dynasty as you visit the Tomb of Tu Duc and theTomb of Khai Đinh. Your tour includes lunch, guide and cyclo driver, boat tour, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD72.83
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USD72.83

Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

Hue: Sightseeing by Private Car

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Your tour driver will take you to a selection of historic and natural highlights around Hue. Highlights Stay comfortable in an air-conditioned, modern vehicle See the oldest Pagoda in Hue Discover the Citadel which was home to Vietnam's last royal family
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD27.70
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USD27.70
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Hue Private Guided Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Tour

Hue Private Guided Tombs and Thien Mu Pagoda Tour

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Skip the crowded and impersonal organized group tours. This private guided tour of some of Vietnam's best historic attractions—such as Minh Mah and Khai Dinh tombs—offers the flexibility to adjust the itinerary to your own preferences.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD42.06
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USD42.06
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Full-day Hue City, Perfume River, and Thien Mu Pagoda Bike Tour

Full-day Hue City, Perfume River, and Thien Mu Pagoda Bike Tour

Cruising the Perfume River is a popular activity for visitors to Hue, but for an active alternative, opt to explore by bike. Cycle around Hue’s UNESCO-listed Citadel and Imperial City, enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, then bike along the Perfume River to see the Thien Mu pagoda and Royal Nguyen Tombs.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD134.62
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USD134.62
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Hue Full Day City Tour | Private visit Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda & 3 Royal Tombs

Hue Full Day City Tour | Private visit Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda & 3 Royal Tombs

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Experience the essential authentic Hue with first class comforts & levels of customer service in one day Visit the 5 must-see places to visit in Hue Enjoy the best of Hue local food at the best Bun Bo Hue Experience Hue city tour full day with more privacy than a Hue city group tour
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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USD53.34
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USD53.34
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Exploring Hue Imperial City, Tu Duc tomb and Thien Mu pagoda With lunch

Exploring Hue Imperial City, Tu Duc tomb and Thien Mu pagoda With lunch

Our team of professional guides and drivers will give you a great day by exploring the architecture, history, culture and cuisine of Hue.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD95.00
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USD95.00

Hue Sightseeing Tours with 3 Tombs, Hue Citade, Thien Mu Pagoda by car

Hue Sightseeing Tours with 3 Tombs, Hue Citade, Thien Mu Pagoda by car

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Every year, thousands of tourists visit the poetic Hue, the dreamy and romantic ancient capital of Vietnam, the city of two World Heritages. Most of the city’s cultural and natural tourist destinations are just a few kilometers away from each other, so taking a sightseeing day tour around the city on a private car with our professional driver/guide will make your visit to our dreamy land much more meaningful and enjoyable. When using our private car service, besides seeing the major attractions close up, you will delve into some of the greatest places that other tourists often miss when they visit the Imperial city
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD24.62
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USD24.62
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Explore Hue Imperial City- Royal King's Tomb and Pagoda with Lunch

Explore Hue Imperial City- Royal King's Tomb and Pagoda with Lunch

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Hue city is the one that still preserves comparatively the intact appearance of a complex of the monarchic capital consisting of walls, palaces, royal tomb, etc. Every year, Hue attracts a lot of tourists coming from all over the world. The most famous tour they often choose to discover Hue is Hue city tour, which shows tourists not only special historical sites but also beautiful landscapes of the ancient city. - Private Tour with English Speaking Tour Guide - Private Hue sightseeing tour with Perfume River cruise - Marvel at Tu Duc Tomb, one of Hue’s spectacular Royal Tombs
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD129.81
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USD129.81
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Shore Excursion from Chan May Port to visit Hue city (Tombs, Imperial & Pagoda)

Shore Excursion from Chan May Port to visit Hue city (Tombs, Imperial & Pagoda)

Located on the bank of Song Huong- Perfume River; Hue, the capital of Thua Thien Hue province in Central Vietnam, is 700 km southern Hanoi, 1100km northern Ho Chi Minh City, and only a few miles from the sea. Not until 1945 was Hue the national capital, the political, cultural and religious center of Vietnam under the control of Nguyen Dynasty. Most well-known for its historic values; Hue had been recognized as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD101.54
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USD101.54
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Hue City Imperial Royal King Tomb Private Tour from Hue

Hue City Imperial Royal King Tomb Private Tour from Hue

See the UNESCO-listed Imperial City on a full-day sightseeing tour of Hue. The former imperial capital on the banks of the Perfume River offers visitors a glimpse of royal palaces and tombs. Visit Dong Ba Market; take a dragon boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda; and tour the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum and kings’ tombs with your guide. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included. Full-day Hue city sightseeing tour Observe daily life at Dong Ba Market Ride a dragon boat and visit Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) See the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel and learn about the Nguyen Dynasty Enjoy lunch and a look at the royal tombs Minivan transport from selected hotels included
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD109.04
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USD109.04
Price varies by group size

Full-Day Hue City Tour

Full-Day Hue City Tour

Spend a full day exploring UNESCO-listed Hue and relive the glory of the former Imperial capital. Get a taste of local life at the buzzing Dong Ba Market; cruise along the Perfume River to the sacred Thien Mu pagoda; then marvel over historic monuments like the Forbidden Purple City and Kinh Thanh Citadel. After lunch (own expense), discover the legacy of the Nguyen Dynasty with a visit to the elaborate Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
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USD59.00

Private Tour: Full-Day Hue City Tour Including Boat Trip on the Perfume River

Private Tour: Full-Day Hue City Tour Including Boat Trip on the Perfume River

Visit Thien Mu Pagoda by boat on a Perfume River (Huong River) cruise during this private tour. Learn about the Buddhist landmark from your own personal guide before a short drive to visit the tombs of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, former Nguyen emperors. After a restaurant lunch of Hue cuisine, wander through the Imperial City of Hue and the Forbidden Purple City, both part of the UNESCO World Heritage site where you’ll learn about Vietnam's history. Private hotel transfers are included.
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  • 1 day
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USD61.54
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USD61.54

Shore Excursion: Hue City,Royal King Tomb,Perfume River:CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port

Shore Excursion: Hue City,Royal King Tomb,Perfume River:CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port

PROGRAM : Our tour guide pick you up from CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port .Please give us Your Pick up & Drop off Time to pick up as your cruise ship schedule. Then Transfer to Hue city,visit the Citadel,Hue’s prime attraction, which contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. Hue has been known as the Imperial City of the Nguyen Emperors rising to glory during their reign from 1803 – 1945. Lunch at Local Restaurant. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime. 30 Minute Boat Ride on Perfume River Visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. We will send you back to the port on time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD143.59
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USD143.59

Shore Excursion from CHAN MAY Port to Visit HUE city, King Tomb, Perfume River

Shore Excursion from CHAN MAY Port to Visit HUE city, King Tomb, Perfume River

TOUR PROGRAM : Our tour guide pick you up from CHAN MAY Port ( Please give us Your Pick up & Drop off Time to pick up as your cruise ship schedule and you walk a few steps from the ship and meet our guide holding your name on Welcomed Board. Arrive to Hue and visit the Citadel, Hue’s prime attraction, which contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. Hue has been known as the Imperial City of the Nguyen Emperors rising to glory during their reign from 1803 – 1945. Lunch at Local Restaurant. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601. Then You do Boat ride on Perfume River. Next,Visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. We will then begin our drive back to the port and we will have you back at least one hour or more before departure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD153.85
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USD153.85

Cruiseship Tour: Hue City,Royal King Tomb,Perfume River:CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port

Cruiseship Tour: Hue City,Royal King Tomb,Perfume River:CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port

TOUR PROGRAM : Our tour guide pick you up from Entrance Gate of CHAN MAY or TIEN SA Port (Please give us Your Pick up & Drop off Time to pick up as your cruise ship schedule and you walk a few steps from the ship and meet our guide holding your name on the sign Then Transfer to Hue to visit the Citadel, Hue’s prime attraction, which contains the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor’s Private Residence. Hue has been known as the Imperial City of the Nguyen Emperors rising to glory during their reign from 1803 – 1945. Lunch at Local Restaurant. Next, Visit Thien Mu Pagoda considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue, Thien Mu is an active Buddhist monastery with origins dating back to 1601,Then we do 30 Minute Boat ride on Perfume River Visit the serene Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. We will then begin our drive back to the port on Time (One Hour Before Departure ).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD129.81
From
USD129.81

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