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The Nguyen Emperors in Hue Imperial City - Beebee
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The Nguyen Emperors in Hue Imperial City

Hue Imperial City Tour

The Nguyen Emperors in Hue Imperial City


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The story

This tour is designed specifically for travelers who love learning about the modern history of Vietnam before the all the wars with the West happened. Vietnam in this period was leading by a great family, whose name is NGUYỄN, who had a tremenduous contribution to Vietnam politically and culturally speaking.

We name this unique tour “The Nguyen Emperors”, also known as Hue Imperial City Tour, will be revived through a 3-hour guided walk in the Hue Imperial City. Our local expert will walk you through our modern history from 1802 to 1945 and see by your own eyes the First Wall of Hue Citadel, The Imperial City and The Forbidden City with its wonderful art and architecture.

The most significant place to learn about Vietnam history and Hue Ancient Capital City, we cover it all with amazing clues and explanation!!!

Detailed Itinerary

14:00 PM – 17:30 PM

We meet up the crew of under 8 people for a briefing at Lac Thien restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang street before the history session starts in the Hue Imperial City. We start to go into one of the main ancient gates of Hue Citadel to stand ourselves in front of The Flag Tower, Noon Gate Square, Holy Cannons, Phoenix Tower and Noon Gate Entrance. You’ll be explained the rise of Gia Long Emperor and Hue Ancient Capital City in 1802.


We begin to enter the Hue Imperial City to visit the Royal Courtyard and the Supreme Harmony Hall and learn about its royal art and architecture.


After learning about the Nguyen Emperor’s ruling system, we start our journey to see Emperor’s and their family’s lives in the Forbbiden City. Our detour starts from Mieu temples with extra-ordinary stories of each Nguyen Emperors to the charming Queen’s Mother Residences, Dien Tho and Truong Sanh, and many stories about the Vietnam War which was taken place in the heart of the Forbidden City.


We end up visiting the Museum of Antiquities before a stop at the Duyet Thi Duong Royal Theater and Co Ha Royal Garden. Story of Nguyen Emperor’s ending in 1945 would be also told at these sites.


Finally, we will take you to have a tea at the beautiful Royal Treasury before saying goodbye.


Please note that you are required to COVER YOUR KNEES AND SHOULDERS with appropriate clothing when entering the Imperial City.

Our price DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRANCE FEE and you do not to pay entrance fee for our hosts as they are government licensed tour guides who manage to speak English beautifully to revive the most turbulent and controversial part of Vietnam history.

8 years old+ Age
  • Departure
    Lac Thien Restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hue City.
  • Departure Time
    14:00 PM - 17:30 PM
  • Dress Code
    Culturally casual and appropriate.
  • Include
    English Speaking Expert
  • Not Included
    Food & Drink
    Entrance Tickets
    Personal Expense


  • Luke Voogt
    August 24, 2017 at 9:27 am

    A uni friend of mine in Danang introduced me to Thư and her tour group. She met up with me night before and was happy to introduce me to another friend and Hue’s nightlife. She and her colleague (sorry I forget his name but he’s a lovely bloke) had an excellent knowledge of Hue and the Imperial City. And a great sense of humour! They were more than happy to point out all the nuances, like which parts of the Imperial City were restored and which were original. The tour was informative, interactive and fun. And best of all, when we were done she and her colleague took me to her favourite street food joint in Hue, where the food was delicious but ridiculously cheap.

  • Hannah Dressler
    August 24, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Best Tour So Far in Vietnam!

    We had a wonderful tour through the ancient Imperial City with a lot of information about the City, Nguyen Kings, and also about the Vietnamese culture.

    We can definitely recommend this tour.

  • Fafa Yip
    August 24, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I booked an Imperial Citadel Tour and my guide is Sammie. On that day, I was travelling from Da Nang to Hue, my train was a bit delayed. But Sammie is a very kind girl that she came to my hostel and pick me up instead of me going to the meeting point.
    It was an extremely hot day but I still enjoy the tour so much. Sammie told me a lot stories about the Citadel and the Kings. After that she took me to the Watch Tower of one of the walls, there is a beautiful scene and we visited some farmers nearby the wall as well. Then she took me to a Cafe and ordered me a salty coffee!! Yumyum! We talked a lot and I am so impressed that how she and her colleagues have a goal and passion to promote Hue with the concept sharing economy. Really appreciate that! Definitely I would recommend Beebee Travel to my friends!

  • Isabel Raeschle
    August 24, 2017 at 9:01 am

    My boyfriend and I did the Imperial City Tour with Thu and it was amazing!

    In this walking tour she provided us with all the important information about the imperial city but was also able to answer all our questions about Vietnam’s history and culture. She also motivated us to take part and stay focused by asking us questions (many which we couldn’t answer but were followed with a very informative answer).

    We learned much more about Vietnam on this tour compared to many other tours we did during our stay in Vietnam.

    Her perfect English made the tour easy to follow and her personality made us feel like we have gained a new friend in Vietnam. Thu took the time to have Che (a Vietnamese dessert drink) with us at the end of the tour and give us further advice for our stay in Hue.

    Additionally, booking the tour online was easy and we had no trouble finding the meeting point where we enjoyed lunch right before the tour (excellent food btw).

    Finally, we want to say thank you for the great experience Beebee Travel!

    With kind regards,

    Isabel and Christian

  • Jennifer Choi
    August 24, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Having been on a great free walking tour led by Tu, I bumped into him and his colleague Su at dinner. Over clam rice they convinced me to go on the Hue and War History tour. I had been thinking of seeing the Vinh Moc tunnels, but while great, they were a 2.5 hour ride from town and I wanted somewhere a bit closer but equally interesting. This really fit the bit. Tet started us on the Hue Imperial Citadel and took us to a quiet buddhist temple, and after some grilled pork Su whisked me to an abandoned mansion (not the water park!) and the bunkers. I’ve had a number of tours around Vietnam and these guys are professional, speak good English, and can really make your experience a personal one rather than following a script with dates and names that you’ll forget as soon as you pass the sight. Highly, highly recommended.


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