Discover the Nguyen Dynasty Legacy on our small group tour of Hue Imperial City and Purple Forbidden City. With limited time, it’s essential to have a great guide and a comprehensive learning experience.
Our 3-hour Walking Tour is designed to maximize your time and provide a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s history. Explore the most unique sights of the Imperial City, including The Phoenix Tower, The Hall of the Supreme, and the stunning Museum of Antiquities. Learn about the founding father of the Nguyen Dynasty, Gia Long Emperor, and the 12 other Emperors that followed. Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s rich heritage and culture through art, architecture, and history.
Choose between a small group or a private tour for an exclusive experience. Our small group tours offer a relaxed walk through the main sights with plenty of time to take pictures and soak up the history.
Book now to discover the fascinating history and beauty of Hue Imperial City and Purple Forbidden City with our expert guides.
|USD 32 Per Person
|Small Group Tour at 9 am & 2 pm
|USD 27 Per Person
The iconic Phoenix Tower or Lau Ngu Phung, a five-storied tower built during the Nguyen Dynasty, stands as a remarkable testament to the grandeur of Hue’s royal heritage.
The Ngo Mon Gate, also known as the “Noon Gate”, was the main entrance for the emperors to the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City. It features the impressive Thai Hoa Palace and its breathtaking Throne Hall just beyond.
Thai Hoa Palace, is the largest and most impressive palace in the Hue Imperial City, boasts a magnificent golden throne, royal dragon emblems, and a rich history of important Imperial court ceremonies.
The King’s Throne, an iconic national treasure located at the heart of the Thai Hoa Palace, boasts an incredible legacy spanning generations of Nguyen Dynasty monarchs. This is a sight that must not be missed on your visit to Hue.
The To Mieu is an ornate temple in the southwest corner of the Imperial City. It is a significant historical and cultural landmark that houses altars for 10 emperors and nine dynastic urns, serving as a tribute to the deceased kings of Vietnam’s Nguyen Dynasty.
The Cuu Dinh is a collection of nine magnificent bronze urns crafted by Hue artisans. They stand as a testament to the power and longevity of the Nguyen dynasty and are recognized as a world documentary heritage.
Built in 1804, Cung Dien Tho served as a home for the mothers and grandmothers of the kings. It offers visitors the chance to admire the largest front screen in Hue, explore a Buddhist temple, browse a souvenir shop, relax in a cafe by a serene lotus pond, and marvel at lavish furniture and utensils.
The Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities houses an impressive collection of artifacts, including royal clothing, porcelain, and furniture, providing visitors with a glimpse into the customs and traditions of the era. This museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in history, art, and culture.
Great Tour in Hue Imperial City
I can only agree to other ratings about this citadel tour.
My was my guide, she is really friendly and in every sense a perfect guide. She did this tour interesting and pleasent, here English is very good, for sure better than mine. As I was the only guest, there were plenty opportunieties for questions, that she was all able to answear, really impressive knowledge.
The imperial city is definitly worth a visit, and this tour helps to get the background of all the things to see and the history of Hue. The length of the tour was perfectly designed, including possibilities of breaks if needed.
I recommend booking this tour!
Best Hue city tour
We booked with Bee Bee Travel agency the tour for visiting the Imperial city of Hue, which it was fantastic. Our guide Linh know a lot about all the history of Vietnam and their several wars, dynasty, emperors… really interesting!
Linh came to our hotel to pick us up to go to the Citadel. We did the morning tour, starting from 8:30h to 11:30h more or less.
We highly recommend this tour with Bee Bee Travel!
Imperial city walking tour
Great walking tour with Bee Bee Travel. Ended up being a private tour with just the two of us and our guide who gave us some great insights into the history of the imperial palace and Vietnam. Easily the best tour we’ve had so far in Vietnam! Thanks a million!
Super guide in incredible scenery
We had a very nice experience with out tour guide Nguyen at the Imperial City. She speaks very good English, knows a lot of details and interesting facts about the citadel and is very willing to answer any question. It probably isn’t the cheapest tour, but it was worth the money!
A great way to understand so much more about the Imperial City site. It’s huge, and without a guide I think you’d be wasting a lot of your time. Our guide “Tomato” was informative and very personable.