Hue - Discovering Huế - Day 1: The Forbidden Purple City & A Glimpse of Ancient Life in Vietnam

Discovering Huế - Day 1: The Forbidden Purple City & A Glimpse of Ancient Life in Vietnam

(31 reviews)
Imperial City of Huế, Hue, Vietnam
45 mins

About the tour

Join Spring and Hieu on another series as they take you through the legendary treasures of Huế. Royal houses and majestic structures, cart vendors selling their fresh products and herbs or steaming original local street food, and women covered in Nón Lá and Áo Dài … all this and more is Hue, Vietnam’s former capital. In this tour, Spring and Hieu have decided to travel to the central of Vietnam to share with you everything they know about their Imperial City through stories from the locals (Under your Google and Youtube Search radar!). Spring and Hieu are pretty fun to hang out with and can make you laugh and relax just a little. They love their job and can do it for 60 years so when you come to Saigon, you can catch up with them and have a nice cafe together :) You will love Saigon even more after this trip, add color to your postcard collection and learn about the Vietnamese way of life! ✏ Please keep in mind that this is a slow pace tour, it's not adventurous like their scooter ride in Ho Chi Minh city :) ✏ Be bold and ask the couple every question that pops up in your mind!! Spring and Hieu want to make this tour as interactive as possible so answering your questions creates joy in their hearts. ✏ Stay open-minded. Just a little bit is good ♥

Meet your local guide

Hieu & Spring

Spring and Hiếu (pronounced almost like Hugh) are a couple who have been guiding tours for more than 5 years in Vietnam. This live streaming tour is a condensed version of Vietnam's untold history and culture from their Vietnamese perspective and is based on their experiences face to face with more than 3000 guests over the past 5 years. History made them realize how grateful they are to have a better life than their people did. They have it 1000 times easier than their older folks did. For them, Vietnamese people were the strongest, smartest and most courageous people back then. Book their virtual trip and you just might feel the same. They are always finding new ways to do it better than last time. Spring and Hieu are here to give you value and maybe make you decompress a little. When not guiding guests, Spring loves lifting weights, listening to K-pop and watching Korean dramas. Hieu loves doing yoga taught by his teacher Sadhguru and reading different kinds of stuff.

Hieu & Spring has been guiding since Jul 2015

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Hue with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Hue. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Stacey P.

09 May 2021

We were on their first tour of the area. Hieu is very knowledgeable of the history of the Forbidden Purple City. I think when they get their rhythm down, they will do a great job with this tour. They need to stop more for postcard views.

Ann L.

09 May 2021

Engaging tour about the Nguyen dynasty and the architecture.

karin h.

09 May 2021

always fun tours

Sonja M.

09 May 2021

Beautiful tour!

Ploy K.

09 May 2021

Spring and Hieu traveled from Ho Chi Min City to Hue to just show us how beautiful Hue is. Just wow! The forbidden purple city was just outstanding and the way Hieu and Spring explained made me learn so much about the Vietnamese history. It was much more than the French and American stories! Highly recommended.

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