Get a deeper understanding of the Nguyen, Vietnam’s last dynasty, in a special tour escorted by a royal descendant. From stop to stop, you will see Imperial Citadel, a small temple that worships Ngoc Son Princess, and the tomb of Gia Long - the founding emperor of the Nguyen dynasty who moved the capital from Hanoi to Hue and strengthened Vietnamese military dominance in Indochina. A Mandarin descendant will prepare royal specialties for you in his beautiful garden house for dinner.
You’ve probably heard that Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam, but do you know the stories and little facts behind the royal family? How has the Nguyen Dynasty shaped Hue from the past to the present and influenced the local’s everyday life? In our private tour, escorted by a royal descendant, you’ll discover more about Vietnam’s last dynasty.
Nguyen Dynasty succeeded in the growth of the Nguyen Lordship from a small fiefdom to a powerful empire through 143 years of rule with its extraordinarily built heritage and evolution of royal tomb designs that have become iconic symbols of the city.
Delve deeper into the past lives of the Nguyen dynasty in our tour of Royal Hue. Take your experience to the next level when you follow a royal descendant to check out sports relevant to the Nguyen family such as Imperial Citadel - a massive complex offering a look back to the life, architecture, and power of the Nguyen Dynasty; a small temple that worships the beloved daughter of King Dong Khanh; a private royal martial art performance at a dojo; and the tomb of Gia Khanh - the founding emperor who moved the capital from Hanoi to Hue and strengthened Vietnamese military dominance in Indochina. At the end of the tour, a Mandarin descendant will prepare royal specialties for you in his beautiful garden house.
Traditions, beliefs, customs, stories, and legends are revealed along the way. From stop to stop, you’ll see how Hue’s culture is in every corner and blends perfectly with the local life. Because if it isn’t culture, what makes this city so special?
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