Perhaps more than any other city, Hue reflects the former glory of the nation of Vietnam. The history of Hue goes back to the 3rd century BC, when it was the capital of the Han Dynasty’s Nhat Nam district. From the 5th to the mid-14th century, Hue was a capital of the central Vietnam Kingdom of Champa. Then, in 1601, Lord Nguyen Hoang decided to build his capital here, about seven miles from the coast, founding the ancient imperial city of the Nguyen kings. The last emperor, Bao Dai, abdicated his throne in 1945 before 150,000 people, as the Japanese marched into the city. Today, Hue is known as “The City of Beauty,” and is the culinary center for central Vietnam. With Hue’s historical significance, the city was awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994.
Biking around Hue to visit some traditional craft village and cruising on Perfume river
Pick-up time: 8:00 or 13:00
Drop-off time: 12:00 or 17:00
Pick-up/drop-off location: Hue
Notes: Tour departs from our office in Hue – in Le Loi street.
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