Imperial Hue with Lunch
A full day journey to visit the glory of the Imperial Hue Dynasty in its Royal Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Also visit Thien Mu Pagoda which reflects the Buddhism base in the area since 17th century followed by a boat ride along so-called Perfume River. Depart from Da Nang in your motor coach with a 2.5 hour scenic drive viewing paddy fields and plantations to Hue. Upon arrival, you will board a local boat and cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. It’s the oldest monastery in Hue, dating back to the 17th century. It is an octagonal seven tier stupa, which has long been regarded as the symbol of Hue. The best way to get to Thien Mu Pagoda is by a leisurely cruise along the Perfume River. Your journey continues on your motor coach to visit the Royal Citadel & the Imperial City, the past glory of Hue. Emperor Gia Long modeled the Royal Citadel on the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The Royal Citadel is composed of three walled enclosures, each within the other – a city within a city. Visit the Imperial City, which housed the palaces, pavilions, civil and religious ceremonies and official audiences with the civil mandarins. Then visit the Forbidden Purple City, located within the Imperial City, this was the royal palace used only by the imperial family and the concubines and eunuchs, who served them. This part of the Imperial City suffered the most extensive damage during the Vietnam War and little remains of the original structure - today there are just ruins. UNESCO as a World Heritage Site is presently restoring it. A Vietnamese sumptuous lunch will be served at an Ancient Hue Restaurant. After lunch, return to Tien Sa port and reboard your SeaDream yacht.
Notes: It is recommended that for religious reasons, ladies have their shoulders covered and do not wear shorts or very short skirts. No sleeveless tops are allowed. Gentlemen should wear trousers and short sleeved shirts. Full length trousers and pants are required. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Da Nang, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours
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