Hué Walk of Imperial City

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  • Morning TourStart Time: 08:30
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Start time: 08:30 or 14:00
Lac Thien Restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang street
Min Age : 8+

Departure Time

8:30 and 14:00


  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Unique Conical Hat (Lend during tour)
  • Water

Price Excludes

  • Entrance Ticket (150,000 VND/ person)
  • Personal Expense
Hué Walk of Imperial City | Vietnam during Nguyen Feudal Era

Hué Walk of Imperial City is a special walking tour in Hue for travelers who love learning about the feudal history of Vietnam in the Hue Imperial City with a local guide.

NGUYEN Emperors gained power in 1802 and ruled Vietnam from Hue till 1945. They built many palaces and monuments which still remained in the Ancient Capital of Hue. Despite the massive damages of war and weather, it is nowadays the World UNESCO site, a must-see attraction for your visit in Hue. 

Your local guide will walk you through three walls in Hue Citadel, Hue Imperial City and Forbidden City. He/ she will tell you many wonderful stories of our Nguyen Emperors as you walk pass their ornate palaces. You will have a wonderful image of Vietnam society during Nguyen Feudal era. 

You will also learn about how the Vietnam War that happened in the Hue Citadel. Hué Walk of Imperial City is definitely an excellent thing to do in Hue in half a day. 


Hué Walk of Imperial City Map
Hué Walk of Imperial City Guide


We meet up the crew at Lac Thien restaurant, 6 Dinh Tien Hoang street. We start our walking tour through Hue Imperial City. You’ll be explained the rise of Gia Long Emperor who laid out an excellent military map of Hue Citadel. You’ll learn about Vauban design and fengshui in this old city of Hue.


We begin to enter Noon Gate to visit the Royal Courtyard and the Supreme Harmony Hall. You learn about its royal art and architecture. Please remember the Hue Imperial City dress code is long sleeve shirts and pants.


After learning about the Nguyen Emperor’s ruling system, we start our journey to see Emperor’s and their family’s lives in the Hue Forbidden City. Our detour starts from Mieu temples with stories of each Nguyen Emperors to the charming Queen’s Mother Residences, Dien Tho and Truong Sanh.


We finish our Hue Imperial City walking tour at Duyet Thi Duong Royal Theater, Co Ha Royal Garden and Hue Museum of Antiquities. Story of Nguyen Emperor’s ending in 1945 and the Battle of Hue in 1968 would be also told at these sites.


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

Some Useful Information for an Enjoyable Hué Walk of Imperial City
  1. Walking area: Hué Walk of Imperial City will be taken place inclusively in the Hue Imperial City and Hue Forbbiden City. Its total walking distance is about 2,1 kilometres. 

  2. Dress code for Hue Imperial City: You must cover your shoulders and wear short at least over the knees for this important Hue attraction. We have to refuse you if your clothings are not appropriate on the day. 

  3. Entrance fee for Hue Imperial City: There is no entrance fee for Hue Citadel, however, when you do visit the Hue Imperial City: 

    • Adult: 150,000 VND

    • Children under 12 years old: 30,000 VND

  4. Tips for Hué Imperial City and Hué Citadel:

    • Buy combo ticket: it saves you at least $5 each person if you plan to visit other attractions in Hue after the tour. Options are: Hue Imperial City, Minh Mang and Khai Dinh for 280,000 VND/ person or Hue Imperial City, Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc tomb for 360,000 VND/ person.

    • Plan and read ahead: please book ahead of time if you wish to do this tour with us. It’s always better to have a local guide to explain details and tell your meaningful stories of this Hue unique place. To have a better understanding of the place before your visit, read more:

    • Hue Imperial City Opening hours are from 07’00 to 17’30. It’s better to visit in the morning as it’s quieter and pleasant. Our tours start at 08’30 and 14’00 in the winter time. 

    • What to prepare of Hue Walk of Imperial City: good walking shoes, water and good camera. 


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John F

Couple Traveller

Great tour with good balance of time vs detail
Was just the two of us with a single tour guide (she was a freelance tour guide working for Beebee) so we had the opportunity to ask a lot of questions and tailor the tour timings nicely. Good length with a healthy level of history of Hue Imperial explained.

September 4, 2018


Group Traveller

A fruitful walk with a lovely local guide
We made a great choice with Beebee’s citadel walking tour last Saturday morning. Our local guide, Bem, was knowledgeable and super lovely. I mean, she could perfectly balance between facts & figures and humorous explaination. The weather was hot but we had wonderful time together exploring the ancient capital, Vietnamese history and local culture. 100% recommended!

August 30, 2018


Couple Traveller

Imperial City tour Hue
We had a fascinating tour with our friendly & knowledgeable guide Bem! She made our tour very enjoyable with her inspiration about this Imperial City!!

August 20, 2018

Eszter L

Couple Traveller

Hue Imperial City Walking Tour with knowledgeable local guide
Me and my friend András participated to a 3-hour walking tour in Hue’s “”Imperial City”” with a local guide (a student named Bem).
Our guide was konwledgeable, cheerful and spoke good English. She took the time to answer our questions, but did not overload us with information. I mean: she found the right balance between things to know and things to see/experience.
I recommend the tour to anyone wishing to discover the Imperial City, even if you have as little time in Hue as we did (half a day).

August 19, 2018

Gerard R

Solo Traveller

Nice tours
I booked 3 tours with this company (hue imperial city, local food tour and walking tour) and I had a really good time with hours exploring about the Hue imperial history and its famous cuisines.All the guides were very kind with me and explained me a lot of things to enjoy the city of Hue as much as possible. 100% recommendable!

August 19, 2018