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Perfume River Journey

At the riverside in Hue, board a boat for a wonderful journey up the Perfume River to the tombs of Vietnam’s emperors. During a two-hour journey upriver you can first explore Thien Mu Pagoda, a serene and picturesque landmark which is also an important Buddhist site. From here, in 1963, the monk Thich Quang Duc traveled in his pale blue Austin to Ho Chi Minh City and publicly burned himself to death to protest against the anti-Buddhist stance of the President.

Continuing upstream, you will disembark at Minh Mang’s tomb, set in gardens of pine and frangipani.

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Other experiences in Hue

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Citadel Visit
    The Citadel in Hue

    Citadel Visit

    Citadel Visit

    Crossing to the north bank of the Perfume River, you will enter the imposing moated Citadel, built by Emperor Gia Long in 1804.

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  • Y Thao Garden Restaurant Cooking Course
    Y Thao Garden Restaurant, Hue

    Y Thao Garden Restaurant Cooking Course

    Y Thao Garden Restaurant Cooking Course

    Located near the ancient citadel in a peaceful suburb of Hue, the Y Thao cooking school is a truly unique way to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine and, of course, lend a hand in creating a culinary masterpiece.

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You can enjoy this activity as part of the suggested tours below, or we can weave it into a trip shaped entirely around you.