Hue Imperial city

As you know, Hue is a serene beautiful in central Vietnam. Hue was the capital of the country from 1802 to 1945 in the Nguyen Dynasty. This last feudalism had built lots of construction buildings, temples, palaces, pagodas…creating the Complex of Hue Monuments. Coming to Hue today, travelers can have an opportunity to explore this real authentic Vietnamese city and know all about the former royal life in the old times.


Duration: full day

Pick up point: hotel in Da Nang

Drop off point: hotel in Da Nang

Highlights: Hai Van Pass – Lang Co town – villages – rice fields – Imperial city – Buddist pagoda – Royal tomb


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Spectacular Hai Van Pass

In order to start our journey, in the morning our local guide and driver will come and meet you up at your hotel in Da Nang then we begin our Da Nang to Hue Tour.

Our next stop on the way is imposing Hai Van Pass. Hence, this pass is one the most spectacular pass and imposing ones in Vietnam. In sunny days, we will have such a picturesque scenery of the area. From up high, we can have a panoramic view of Da Nang as well as Da Nang Bay in a far distance.

As we reach the top, you can have some free time to wander off around and sightseeing some of old relics which were built by the Nguyen Emperors to defend for themselves and made it as the southern defensive point for the Citadel in Hue. Even from here, you can see some of the war relics such as Watching Towers and especially US bunkers that they set up in the war to control this area.

Next, to continue our Hue Day Trip from Da Nang, we then follow this snaking road to go down and make another stop at Lang Co town. This is an attractive spot for every tourist as you can have a full view of the village and see how amazing the mountain is! At this point, your camera is ready to grab some of the nicest pictures.

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Lovely Lang Co Town

Later on, we are then heading off directly to Hue city. Thus, we will pass through rustic villages of Hue and realize the local life of Vietnamese people. Sometimes, you might see some water buffaloes en route and at your request, we can stop in a while for you to photograph this strong animal. Somehow, you also see some farmers working in the field and since then you will know more of our wet rice culture cultivation.

Upon reaching Hue city, we then first sightseeing a typical Buddist pagoda in Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda ( Heavenly Lady Pagoda). Thus, this relic was built on a top of the hill and overlook the Perfume river – the nicest and romantic river in Hue. It is said that many Nguyen Emperors came here in the old times for poetry and relaxation.

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Beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda

Located in the front is a 7-level Phuoc Duyen tower with small pavilions on both sides carved with some poems from Nguyen Emperors. As we move further in, we will see a triple gate with some standing gate keepers and then Dai Hung Sanctuary. It is the place where the local people as well as Buddist monks come here to pray daily.

Besides, this 400-year-old spot is a home to many novices and homeless children. Buddist monks had come to collect and raise them up. To end this place, we then go to the back and visit the old car that superior monk used for his self-immolation in Saigon in 1963.

To move on our Da Nang to Hue Tour, we then go to Hue Citadel – a former head quarters of Nguyen Dynasty. Therefore, this 500-hectare complex has 3 walled cities from outside to inside: The Citadel, The Imperial city and The Forbidden city. The Nguyen family had spent 27 years in building it and they completed the construction in 1832. Hence, it became the symbol of royalty from Nguyen as well as a center for living quarters, religious ceremonies and defensive fortress for all royal members. Although the site was heavily damaged in Tet Offensive in 1968 but many buildings and palaces still survived.

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Impressive Hue Imperial City

As the guide briefly tell you the history, we then stroll around this massive complex and pay a visit to Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden City, Truong Sanh Palace…So through the story of your tour guide, you will know about the royal life in the ancient times and find out some typical architectures of the buildings here.

To move on our Hue Full Day Tour from Da Nang, we then take you to a local restaurant for lunch. You can sample some of Hue’s finest cuisines.

After lunch, the car driver will transfer us to see one of the masterpieces in architecture in Hue – Khai Dinh Tomb.

This is one of the most typical mosaic architectures in Hue in 19th century. So, the construction of the tomb began in 1920 and it took almost 11 years to finish it. From a far, Khai Dinh Tomb looks like a splendid castle in Europe. By the way, it became the final resting spot for the Emperor.

Then, on arrival here, we then walk up many stairs and sightseeing Honor Courtyard with statues of mandarins, soldiers and animals. Located in the middle is a big Memorial set up by Bao Dai to worship his father. To continue, we then walk up more stairs and visit Khai Thanh Palace with beautiful mosaic architecture and it was where the Emperors’ remains buried.

Finishing up the trip, we then go back down and from here our guide and driver will take you back to your hotel in Da Nang. Our Da Nang to Hue Tour is coming to the end here. We wish you all the best and hope you have a memorable time with PTV.



Dragon boat cruise – Hue

First, this is a private tour with professional English speaking guide and our experienced driver. We will help you out explore Hue city in one day from Da Nang. So, you will find the best cuisine of central Vietnam and special architectural buildings in the old times. At the same time, you will have a deep understanding about the royal life and know all legacy of Nguyen Dynasty when the city was the capital for the country.


So, if you are in Da Nang or Hoi An city and look for Hue Full Day Tour from Da Nang or Hoi An to Hue Day Trip, please send an email to us at, we will promptly response to you. Or contact us at Whatsapp at 0084 979613777. We are honored to serve you and give you the best services. We are always at your service 24/7.


Da Nang to Hue Tour inclusion: Da Nang to Hue Tour exclusion:
– 4 – seat private car with air conditioning

– Experienced driver

– English speaking guide

– Entrance ticket

– Cold water and wet tissue

– Lunch


– Travel insurance

– Other expenses

– Soft drinks and beverages

– Tips and gratuities

Things to bring: Travel tip:

-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Climbing shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray; Shoulder covers


In months of October, November, December, January, February; it normally rains in Hue, let’s bring rain coats with you. For the rest of the year, it is usually hot and humid.



  • Hue 1 Day Tour from Da Nang departs from Da Nang city or Hoi An city only and is conducted in a nice sunny pleasant day. We will not organize the tour in case of bad weather.

Children policy

  • FOC for children under 5 years old
  • 50% charge for children from 6 to 12 years old
  • Full charge as adults for children over 12 years old 



Khai Dinh Tomb – Hue

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Da Nang

Da NangDa Nang (Vietnamese: Đà Nẵng) is the third largest city in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh city and Ha Noi in terms of urbanization and economy and one of the major port cities, in addition to Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi and Hai Phong. Situated on the coast of the East Sea, at the opening end of the Han River, it is the biggest city in Central Vietnam. Read more


HueHue is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802–1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor’s home; and a replica of Read more

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