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Heritage Sites of CENTRAL VIETNAM

Heritage Sites of CENTRAL VIETNAM

Code: PT-CVN01

Transportation: Car, Flight, Ship

7 Days 6 Nights

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     The Central Vietnam is rich in natural history and culture. This tour encloses the 3 UNESCO- designated World Heritage Sites: the 16th century silk route trading port of Hoi An, My Son valley, the sacred remains of the ancient Cham civilization, and the ancient Imperial city of Hue. One night in Bana Hill station gives you an escape from the heat of the plain.
 
Day 01: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City/ Danang/ Hoi An (D)
 
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Connecting flight to Danang Int’l airport. 
 
Welcome by your English speaking guide & transfer to Hoi An, 30km south of Danang. 
Check in hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Day 2: Hoi An (B, L, D)
 
Full day sightseeing tour.
 
Hoi An is a small town in Central Vietnam, famous for its wooden houses, for its family chapels, for its Assembly Halls and for its silk shops.
The town of Hoi An, known as Faifo in Europe, played a central role in the commerce between Vietnam and the rest of the world from the 16th to the 19th century. Nowadays the town attracts tourists from all the continents.
 
  
 
AM visits:
 
Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community, roughly 40 years before they left the city to return to Japan under the strict policy of sakoku enforced by the Tokugawa Shogunate, and renovated in 1986. Today, it's the symbol of Hoi An. It links the Japanese and the Chinese quarters. On both ends of the bridge there are altars with guardians; dogs on one side, and monkeys on the other one. In the middle of the bridge there is a small shrine.
Phung Hung House, just west of the Japanese Bridge, a traditional two-story wooden house, inhabited over 100 years by eight generations, /or/ Tan Ky House, whose design of the house shows how local architecture incorporated Japanese and Chinese influences. Japanese elements include the crab shell-shaped ceiling supported by three beams in the living room. Chinese poems written in mother-of-pearl are hanging from a number of the columns that hold up the roof.
Fujian Congregation hall, linked to the Chinese immigration back in the 16th century. Chinese used to form congregations according to their region of origin. All Assembly houses follow a similar pattern, four halls with a central yard. The purpose of these houses was to meet friends, pray to the gods, and pay respect to the dead ones.The Fujian congregation is one of the largest in Hoi An. Inside the complex there is a yard, a temple with many murals and statues, and a small chapel dedicated to the deceased Fujian community leaders.
Enjoy one-hour boat cruise on the Thu Bon river.
 
PM:  Free for self exploration or shopping.
                
Overnight in Hoi An.
 
Day 3: Hoi An/ Danang (B, L, D)
 
AM: Excursion to visit My Son, Cham Holy land, located in the Quang Nam province, 40 km southwest of Hoi An, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty, between the 4th and 12th centuries. My Son Sanctuary is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king.
 
   
 
PM: Route to Danang. Visit the Marble mountains en route. 
Arrival and check in hotel.
 
Overnight in  Danang.
 
Day 4: Danang/ Ba Na Hill station (B, L, D)
 
Excursion to Bana Hill.
 
The Bana mountainous resort, which stands at the altitude of 1,487m above sea-level, has an average annual temperature that varies between 17 and 20°C (62.6 - 68°F).  Each of the four seasons appears within a single day in Ba Na: spring in the morning, summer at noon, autumn in the afternoon and winter at night. One particular characteristic is that the clouds are at the mid-height of the mountain, so the peaks are always clear. Ba Na also possesses very beautiful forests with green pine hills that why it is home to a former French resort built in the early 1920s, which once boasted 200 villas, restaurants, and clubs. Its temperate climate, unspoiled forest, and spectacular views over the South China Sea and the Lao mountain range made Ba Na a popular place to retreat for the French and wealthy Vietnamese. The Ba Na cable car line  is awarded 2 World Guinness records.
 
  
 
AM: Route to Bana Hill, situated 40 km from Danang. Cable cars to reach the top. Visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, Nui Chua & the Mountain Peak (at the height of 1,487m).
 
PM: Visit Vong Nguyet villa and its wine cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda, Sakyamuni Buddha's monument. After dinner, enjoy the firing activities and drink traditional wine
 
Overnight at Bana hill.
 
Day 5: Ba Na/ Hue (B, L, D)
 
AM: Cable car to go down.  Coach trip to Hue, via Hai Van pass.
 
Hue, the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty between 1802 and 1945, located in the Central part of Vietnam, is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The seat of the Nguyen emperors was the Citadel, which occupies a large, walled area on the north side of the Perfume River. Inside the citadel was a forbidden city where only the emperors, concubines, and those close enough to them were granted access; the punishment for trespassing was death. Today, little of the forbidden city remains, though reconstruction efforts are in progress to maintain it as a historic tourist attraction.
 
 
PM: Visit the Imperial city, 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  islets: Hen islet and  Da Vien islet  on the Perfume River, as "dragon on the left, tiger on the right". 
 
Overnight in Hue.
 
Day 6: Hue  (B,L, D)
 
 
AM: One-hour boat cruise on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda for visit.
“A visit to Hue would not be complete without a boat excursion on the gentle Perfume River, or else you cannot feel the romance of Hue”.ThePerfume River , 80 km long, crosses the capital city of Hue, in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien and owes its name to the fact that it flows through many forests of aromatic plants before reaching Hue, bringing with it a pure and fresh aroma.
Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heavenly  Lady Pagoda), one of the most  fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city, is situated on Ha Khe hill, on the north bank of the Perfume River, 5 kilometers from Hue city.
 
 
 
PM visits:
* Emperor Tu Duc’s Tomb, located in a narrow valley 8 km from Hue ,  is one of the most beautifully designed complexes among the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. Embedded in a lush pine forest, this tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Đuc (1848-83) who had the longest reign of all emperors of the Nguyen dynasty. As usual at that time, Tu Đuc had begun planning and constructing his tomb long before he died in 1883. Thus, the major parts of the tomb complex were built around 1864-67. In his lifetime, the Emperor Tu Đuc used the tomb as a palatial retreat together with his many wives and concubines.
Dong Ba Market, considered as a paradise for snapshots of daily activities as well as for shopping with everything from souvenir items to bronze goods, Hue sesame sweetmeat, conical poem hats, just to name a few.
 
 
 
Overnight in Hue.
 
Day 7: Hue/ Ho Chi Minh City/ Departure (B, L)
 
Transfer to Phu Bai airport for departure via Ho Chi Minh city.
 
Including:
 
     - A/C vehicle with driver (from 4s to 45s up to your group size)
    - 3* Hotel in Double /or/ Twin occupancy with breakfast included
     - Entrance fees, boat cruise
     - English speaking tour guide
     - 2 * 500ml - bottles of mineral water + 1 wet tissue/ person/ day
     - 1 Peace Tour cap + 1 Vietnam tourist map/ person
     - Full meals as mentioned (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
 
Excluding:
 
     - Drinks in meal, personal expenses, tips
     - International flights
     -Domestic flights: Ho Chi Minh city/ Danang
                                      Danang/ Ho Chi Minh city
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