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Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) Tours and Activities

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The Forbidden Purple City (Tử Cấm Thành), which sits at the center of Hue’s Imperial Enclosure, was once reserved for exclusive use by the emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Only eunuchs passed through its halls, since even his most trusted servants weren’t allowed beyond the gates. Today, this historic citadel sits mostly in ruins, destroyed during several wars throughout the nation’s history. Despite some recent rebuilding efforts, travelers can easily spend a long afternoon wandering paths that crisscross the grounds, exploring portions of the foundation, now overgrown with foliage, and examining the painting, woodwork and architecture that still remains. A 10 kilometer moat surrounds what was created to resemble the Forbidden City of Beijing, and 10 gates protect these once royal grounds.

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Hue Heritage Day Trip With Lunch From Da Nang

Hue Heritage Day Trip With Lunch From Da Nang

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Spend the day touring Hue's culture, heritage and traditions on this memorable tour that showcases the best of the city's top attractions. In addition to checking out historic landmarks, religious temples and city streets, you'll savor a traditional Vietnamese lunch as part of this all-inclusive tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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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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$35.00
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Private Car Service in Hue with Driver

Private Car Service in Hue with Driver

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See the historic highlights of Hue your way with a private car service that allows you to create your own sightseeing itinerary. You’ll be able to explore the UNESCO-listed imperial city at your own pace and skip the hassle of car hire and navigation. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off mean that you don’t need to worry about finding a meeting point.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion to HUE ROYAL PALACE & KING TOMB,PERFUME RIVER from CHAN MAY Port

Shore Excursion to HUE ROYAL PALACE & KING TOMB,PERFUME RIVER from CHAN MAY Port

Skip the crowded tour buses heading from Chan May into Hue and explore the remnants of this ancient capital at your own pace. Meet your guide at your cruise ship’s terminal – no hard-to-find meeting points on this tour – and take your own comfy vehicle into Hue on this private tour. Spend some time exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Imperial City, taking in the grandeur of this centuries-old palace while your guide provides personalized commentary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Hue City Tour Via Hai Van Mountain , Lap An Lagoon, Perfume River, Royal Palace

Hue City Tour Via Hai Van Mountain , Lap An Lagoon, Perfume River, Royal Palace

8:00am. Our tour guide and driver pick you up from your Hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang city. Our route is via the Hai Van Pass , we will have a brief stop there for you to take photos from this summit On arrival in Hue, we 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. After our tour of the Citadel, we will visit the Thien Mu Pagoda . 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. Next , We do 30 Minute Boat Trip on Perfume River, Then, Lunch at Local Restaurant, After That we will visit Khai Dinh Royal Tomb, designed to blend in with its natural surroundings and built on principles of feng-shui. Finish the Tour & send you Back hotel in Hoi An or Da Nang city
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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HUE CITY TOUR via HAI VAN PASS & LAP AN LAGOON from DA NANG or HOI AN ( PRIVATE)

HUE CITY TOUR via HAI VAN PASS & LAP AN LAGOON from DA NANG or HOI AN ( PRIVATE)

As the pre-colonial capital of Vietnam, Hue should be high on any visitor’s must-see list; its imperial history, lush scenery, and rustic cuisine provide an essential counterpoint to the fast pace of life in other parts of the country. This day-long tour packs highlights into every spare moment, such as visits to the former Imperial Capital and the majestic Khai Dinh Tomb. Even the journey over from Hoi An or Da Nang is memorable, with stunning views of the countryside from the country’s highest mountain pass, the Hai Van Pass.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) costs USD 35.00. Guided Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) tours start around USD 35.00 per person. See all 7 Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) tickets and tours on Viator.
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