Visit the page right now to book the cheapest tours in Hue with the greatest service ever
(PRWEB) August 26, 2012
With the rising demand of tourism, many travel services have been emerging in Vietnam. Among them, Smile Travel Vietnam is considered as the most reliable and greatest site. With the purpose of approaching more international customers, it has recently launched many great deals with discounted tour packages in different beauty spots. In particular, tourists have chances to get cheap tours, discounted from 30 to 50%. Smile Travel Vietnam especially puts emphasis on tours in Hue since it is becoming one of the hottest destinations these days.
Hue, the poetic and beautiful place, was the capital of the Southern Kingdom under Nguyen Lords’ Dynasty, and officially became the nation's capital under Tay Son Dynasty, King Quang Trung. The citadel palace complex is located on the North bank of Perfume River. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Hue Capital Citadel, Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel. It was said to be protected by the two sand dunes: The Con Hen and Con Da Vien on the Perfume River. Tourists traveling to Hue can explore the beautiful feudal palace, which is also the inspiration for numerous artists ever stepping inside.
Recognized as the World’s Heritage Site by the UNESCO, it is considered as the most amazing and frequently visited city of Vietnam. Especially, the city can attract about 12,000 visitors per day. The region of Hue offers numerous possibilities for tourist excursions: visits of the monuments in the Imperial city and of royal tombs, ecotourism, trekking, boat rides on the Perfume River or on the sea. Hue is also a good starting point to go sightsee to Bach Ma, Canh Duong, Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Phong Nha Grotto, Quang Tri.
The very first stop-over is the exterior circle, Hue capital citadel, which started to be constructed in 1805 under the Reign of Emperor Gia Long and was completed in 1832 under the sovereignty of Emperor Ming Mang. Over the past 200 years, it has still maintained original with nearly 140 small and large constructions. With a square shape, it is almost 10km in circumference, 6m high, 21m thick, with 10 entrances. On the top of the walls, 24 bastions are established for defensive purposes. Besides, the Citadel has an ancillary gate connecting the Tran Binh Bastion called the Tran Binh Mon (Peaceful protector Gate).
Getting further into the second circle, tourists can see the Royal citadel, also the most important part of the Citadel, which was built in 1804 but totally completed in 1833, under King Ming Mang’s reign. The Citadel, which is more than 600m long for each side, was built with bricks of 4m high and 1m thick. Around the citadel is a protecting trench system. Tourists can get access to the Imperial Citadel through four entrance gates. In the past, Ngo Mon Gate was only reserved for the King. Royal Citadel consists of more than 100 fascinating architectural works divided into numerous sections:
Situated inside the Imperial Citadel complex, behind the Throne Palace, the Purple Forbidden Citadel was reserved for Emperor. The whole site consists of 50 architectural constructions of different sizes and 7 gates for facilitating the entrance and exit. Besides, tourists can visit many renowned palaces such as the Great Palace Gate, Can Chanh Palace, Emperor's Private Palace, Queen's Private Apartment, and so on. There are still many other sections, for instance, Royal Theatre, Thuong Thien (the kitchen for the Kings' food), Thai Binh Lau (King's reading room), all of which are of great architectural value, luring uncountable visitors who are interested in feudal architecture.
Paying a visit to the special feudal relics of immense architectural and cultural values, tourists will surely love the traditional and classical side of Vietnam. Despite the long history with thousands of changes, the precious historical and classical beauty of this place still remains. Leaving the citadel and walking on streets, tourists will see the streets being filled with grit and grace. They can smell the ocean and hear the river. Actually, the beauty of Hue is mysterious.
Another main landmark is Perfume River, with the old city and the Citadel on the north side and the newer city, including most hotels and restaurants, on the south side. Much of the riverside has wisely been done up as a pleasant promenade and park dotted with bizarre sculptures. The tombs are located further south in the outskirts of Hue. It is said that visiting Hue is to visit all of Vietnam in the past, present, and future.
To visit such a great place, tourists just spend about $25 - $35 for a full day city tour by car. Or else, they can book the tour of Central Vietnam Stopover in 4 days and 3 nights with $198 - $365. Many other packages are optional and available on the website of Smile Travel Vietnam. Visit the page right now to book the cheapest tours in Hue with the greatest service ever.