Getting around Hue is a little bit pricey due to the distances between each of the famous destination. But it is still possible for tourist who is working on a budget to go around and visit the entire famous destinations with a little cost and with much needed driving and/or cycling skills.
This sample itinerary is perfect for a traveler who has a limited time in the city of Hue and can drive long distances with a motorbike.
7:30 AM – Depart from hotel
8:20 AM – Tu Duc Tomb – The tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, the fourth emperor of Nguyen dynasty. It is one of the most interesting of all the royal tombs. This tomb is special for Emperor Tu Duc himself lived in the grounds of the tomb.
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9:45 AM – Minh Mang Tomb – The tomb of the second emperor of Nguyen dynasty, Emperor Minh Mang. It is considered as the most majestic of the royal tombs in Vietnam. The tomb is well-planned and built with oriental architecture.
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11:10 AM – Khai Dinh Tomb – The smallest but the most detailed of all the royal tombs. The tomb built for Emperor Khai Dinh, the 12th emperor of Nguyen dynasty. The tomb is designed with a fusion of western and eastern architecture.
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Citadel – Imperial City – It is UNESCO’s World Heritage Site that housed the last royal dynasty of Vietnam – the Nguyen Dynasty. The most visited place in the Central Vietnam.
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3:30 PM – An Hien Garden House – One of the oldest garden houses in the city of Hue. It was originally built for a princess, 18th daughter of Emperor Duc Duc, the fifth emperor of Nguyen dynasty.
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4:00 PM – Thien Mu Pagoda – It is the oldest pagoda in Hue city which is both legendary and historical.
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5:00 PM – Perfume River – Watch the beautiful sunset in this romantic city of Hue while sipping a cup of coffee or a cold drink on the banks of Perfume River.