Experience the glory of Vietnam's royal past with a day trip to Hue, still recognized by many as the country's Imperial City. Packed with old temples, stone citadels, ancient tombs and more, Hue is abundant in political, cultural, and religious history that's just waiting to be discovered. Board a shuttle from your Hoi An hotel in the morning and you'll be off to the renowned city, but not before you make a couple of photo stops at Hai Van Pass, an extraordinary mountain pass stretching 21km long, and Lang Co Beach, a scenic stretch of palm-covered white sand that runs along the highway on the way to your destination. As soon as you arrive at Hue, take your lunch break so you can remain energized throughout the rest of the day. Enter the famous Imperial City through The Citadel, a major attraction surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls that encompass palaces, shrines, and the Forbidden Purple City that once was the emperor's home. Within the Imperial City, you'll see the Thien Mu Pagoda, an iconic and unofficial symbol of Hue that stands 7 storeys high - possibly the oldest and prettiest religious structure in the whole of Vietnam. You'll also visit the Tomb of Tu Duc, the 4th and longest ruling emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, where you can observe the unique architecture and harmony with the surrounding natural scenery. After a long afternoon exploring the rich past of the old city, you'll make your way safely back to your Hoi An Hotel.