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Feature:This way finds out many charming of Hue ancient capital by bike. We will take a cycling trip around Hue city and countryside. We are going to rural area for interest sights and to see local life. This tour gives you more the tranquil, peaceful, beautiful sightseeing in different village surrounding Hue including green paddy fields, rivers, Hill, handicraft villages and old architecture which Hue people remain until now. Let cycle with Impress Travel to have more Hue natural beautiful life.
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Thanh Toan bridge: Thanh Toan bridge is located about 7 kilometers to the east of Hue in Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy district. It was reportedly established during the reign of Emperor Le Hien Tong (1740-1786) and has been maintained by the village ever since. Construction of the bridge was initiated by Tran Thi Dao, the wife of a high-ranking Mandarin in Le Hien Tong's court. Tran, who came from this area, had the bridge constructed to better facilitate transportation and communication in the village that lines both sides of the canal. When the Emperor heard of her charitable act, he exempted the village from taxation as a reminder for them to live up to her example. In 1925, Emperor Khai Dinh granted her a posthumous title and ordered the villagers to establish an altar on the bridge in her memory.
In many guidebooks, the bridge is referred to as the "Japanese Bridge" since it bears some stylistic resemblence to another small wooden bridge in nearby Hoian (see the Japanese Bridge, Hoian, on this website). Recognizing the bridge's historical value, the Cultural Ministry renovated the bridge in 1991.
Vong Canh hill: Vong Canh hill is 7 km from the center of Hue. It is not so beautiful and well-known as Mount Ngu. Still, as it is called, standing from the top of Vong Canh Hill, tourists can enjoy the lovely panorama of Hue especially the Nguyen Dynasty's tombs.
Ho Quyen Arena: Ho Quyen is an arena where tigers and elephants fought to the death, gladiator style, for the benefit of the royal family and other high-ranking spectators. It was constructed in 1830 along the south bank of the Perfume river, about 200 yards from Long Chau temple where royal war elephants were worshipped and buried.
In traditional Vietnamese culture, tigers were feared beasts that preyed upon helpless villagers and their livestock. In contrast, elephants were noble animals who represented the prestige and virility of the royal family. The fights held here between the two species were carefully rigged so that the elephants held the upper hand in every fight. The tigers were routinely declawed and tethered, with their teeth filed down to further put them at a disadvantage. Although the tigers could put on a show by jumping and charging at the elephants, the elephants would generally (if not always) win in the end by trampling the tigers to death.
Fights were usually staged once a year, and the last was held in 1904, though royal elephants continued to be reared in the area until the August Revolution of 1945. Unfortunately, the site is not well preserved, and is rapidly approaching ruin unless conservation measures are taken soon.
Operation : Daily departure
Duration : 1 day
Tour route : Hue city and around
Brief description : This way finds out many charming of Hue ancient capital by bike. We will take a cycling trip around Hue city and countryside. We are going to rural area for interest sights and to see local life. This tour gives you more the tranquil, peaceful, beautiful sightseeing in different village surrounding Hue including green paddy fields, rivers, Hill, handicraft villages and old architecture which Hue people remain until now. Let cycle with Impress Travel to have more Hue natural beautiful life.
Am: Our guide and driver welcome you at your hotel. At 8.00 am you start your biking trip to cycle to the countryside for visiting ThanhToan Bridge. On the road you can see green rice paddy fields. It take you about 5 km from Hue city centre to Thanh Toan Bridge. On arrival you can enjoy an old bridge which still keeps unique architecture until now. Together with you can see the small museum where display Vietnamese farmer’s instruments on field work. Here you can learn more of daily life of countryside people, sights on the small river. After visiting Thanh Toan Bridge and local market to know the daily life of local people you will leave this tranquil village and ride about 5 km across the small roads with beautiful villages in Hue to see vegetables or rice fields. You have a short break and ride pass a road section with many bends. After that you cycle off roads about more 5 km to arrive a bridge. Along the way you see more of Hue countryside hidden charms with colorful villages. Arrive the bridge where cut down Highway No 1. Stop on the way for taking photos and learn more special of villages. You go ahead and continue cycling or there is a transport to support you when you are tired. The transport will take you from the bridge to restaurant for having lunch. Those who continue cycling, with this route of cycling about 7 km you have time via mountainous villages in southern of Hue city. The roads now is not solf as in the plain. They are sometimes smooth and some routes are up and down hills for more experiences with beautiful sights as well as interesting feeling. Arrive restaurant, take a rest. Have lunch at restaurant.
Pm : This afternoon you go on your cycling to pass through roads for more discover of countryside with peaceful and wonderful sights of villages in Hue in 3 km. Next you ride up hill to spend your time and visit Vong Canh Hill where is the best view for you to have pictures of Perfume River and Pine Trees. You will not feel regret to step your foot on this hill. On the way to return Hue city centre you will wind about roads in 3 km more different villages. This route of paths are up and down. You will stop to relax or take photos about 10 minutes along the way for having more views of Hue people and villages. Going on to visit Electricity With Roots ( Dien Voi Re) where was to make the elephant more victories in battle during the undaunted build industrial base of Nguyen Dynasty as well as nice lake before the temple and more visiting Tiger Right (Ho Quyen). Under the Nguyen Dynasty, this is the arena of e-war between elephants and tigers to the festival sacrifices and service of recreational needs for the Kings, officials and residents. Here is the chance for you both explore hidden charm of Hue countryside as well as learn more of Nguyen Dynasty history sites. There is transport to support you from Tiger Right back hotel incase you don’t wish to cycle more. You ride about 3 km on the way back hotel at 5.00 pm.
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Our prices include: Private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fee (s), bike, Lunch and Complimentary water.
Our prices exclude: International flight to/from Vietnam, Single supplement charge, Vietnamese entry visa fee, Travel insurance, Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program, Personal expenses and Tips for driver & tour guide.
What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, sun-block, insect repel, flashlights, good shoes, cable locks.