Half Day Hue Insider - Half Day
Today’s tour will begin at 08:00 (or alternatively 14:00). Move off the beaten track for a look at the imperial city’s hidden gems during this hue half day tour. Climb into a cyclo for ride through the ‘Old City’. Stop at Tinh Tam Lake, a peaceful oasis where emperors used to come to relax. Take a short stroll, admiring the tranquil atmosphere and lotus flowers growing in the calm waters. Then hop back in the cyclo for a short ride to Tay Loc Market. Step inside and mingle with the locals while browsing the colourful stalls.
Venture further out of town to the countryside where time seems to have stood still. Explore a tranquil pagoda set deep in the woods. See the tombs of eunuchs and learn of their role in the Royal Court. If it happens to be a Thursday or Sunday, witness the gathering of Buddhist monks and nuns who gather in this serene setting to pray together.
Continue your trip by a visit to An Dinh Palace, the private residence of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second last and the last emperor until 1955. It was built in 1917 with French architectural styles. After the war, the building was seriously damaged and it was recently restored as part of a German Government aid project. Chance to get an overview of life of a Royal family through the bedroom, entertaining rooms and book room.
Last but not least, visit the Royal Antiquities Museum, a beautiful ancient house restored as a museum. Admire the collection of ornaments from dynastic times, then return to the hotel.
This tour can be taken in the afternoon if desired.
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