Visa, Hotel & Travel

  • 1. Visa information
    2. Conference venue
    3. Transportation
    4. Accommodation
    5. Destination information
    6. Tour information

    1. Visa information

    Travelers to Vietnam are required to hold a passport valid for at least six (06) months beyond the completion of their visit and must contain a valid visa except for citizens of countries having bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Vietnam such as most Asean countries, Korea, Japan and Scandinavian countries. Please check the list for EXEMPTION OF ENTRY VISA TO VIETNAM.

    According to the requirement from the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, the participants of ICCE 2018 must hold a visa for conference purpose. Therefore, for a visa issue please contact us for a formal invitation letter.

    2. Conference venue: Saigon Morin Hotel ★★★★

    Established in 1901, Hotel Saigon Morin is awarded as Top 5 best historic hotels in Vietnam and one of the most classic hotels in Hue City.

    Located in the very heart of Hue, offering the best view of historic Truong Tien Bridge & beautiful Perfume River, Hotel Saigon Morin is regarded as the LEADING 4-STAR HOTEL in Hue with 180 well-equipped guest rooms and Suites. Featuring the French colonial style, the hotel provides the professional services of accommodation, indoor and outdoor fine dining restaurants, recreations and international meeting rooms.

    Hotel Saigon Morin offers not only the professional services but also a historic place of more than 100 years. Striving to maintain its charming, the hotel offers the most comfortable stay for all the guests. Read more.

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    3. Transportation

    Vietnam Airlines flying schedule

    IEEE ICCE 2018 offers a pick-up service from Phu Bai International Airport (HUI) to Hue city and vice versa. The shuttle buses will bring you to/from the location where the conference takes place. The bus will not stop at other destinations except the end-points and will depart between 9:30 and 18:00. If you arrive before this time, our advice is to have coffee while you wait, and then make use of the pick-up service when it begins. Here are the details of buses at different locations:

        Phu Bai Airport  ⇒ Hue   09:30/13:30/18:00 | 17.07.2018
        Phu Bai Airport (HUI)
         Saigon Morin Hotel  USD 12/pax
                  09:30         | 18.07.2018
        Hue ⇒ Phu Bai Airport   10:30/12:00/17:00 | 20.07.2016      Saigon Morin Hotel
        Phu Bai Airport (HUI)
     USD 12/pax

    In addition, the private cars with more flexible time and destinations are also available for you. The price of private car Hue ⇔ Phu Bai Airport is 19 USD/pax one way. It takes about 20 minutes by car from Phu Bai Airport to Hue.

    If you choose the pick-up service at registration page but then has something changes, please contact us by sending an email to latest 2 days before your departure.

    4. Accommodation

    Hotels provide special rates rooms for conference participants as

     Saigon Morin Hue Hotel/Deluxe ★★★★  No 30 Le Loi str, Hue City Vietnam              USD 82
     Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa/Deluxe ★★★★   No 51 Le Loi str., Hue City, Vietnam               USD 49
     Mường Thanh Holiday Hue/Deluxe ★★★★  No 38, Le Loi str, Hue city, Vietnam              USD 47
     Indochine Palace /Deluxe ★★★★★  105A Hung Vuong Street, Hue City, Vietnam              USD 99

    5. Destination Information

    Hue, once the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, is known as the cultural heart of Vietnam. Several sources claim that the name ‘Hue’ was derived from “Hoa”, meaning harmony, which could be the reason for the Nguyen dynasty to choose Hue as its emperor city. Lying along the banks of the Perfume River (Huong Giang) and embedded in the mountains, Hue has managed to preserve its grandeur and former glory along with its unique atmosphere. For more than a century, from 1802 to 1945 to be exact, Hue was the capital of Vietnam and the emperor’s domicile. Its citadel and the Forbidden City are truly important historical destinations that are worth-visiting. In 1993 the UNESCO declared a number of monuments in Hue as world cultural heritage sites.Read more –

    Hue: places of interest:

    Citadel and Imperial City: Resembling the style of the Forbidden City in Beijing, the citadel complex is built with two walls: the Outer Wall (Ngoai Thanh) and the Inner Wall (Noi Thanh). The Citadel complex is surrounded by the impressive Outer Wall, which is built from 1805 to 1832, 11 km length, 6 m height, with 11 gates, 24 towers, as protection against all kinds of intruders and enemies. Inside the Outer Wall there was a city-inside-the-city, where the inner circle of the emperor and their families resided. The Outer Wall is encircled by a moat (23 m broad and 4 m deep) which is now mostly covered by water lotus. Read more. –

    The Thien Mu Pagoda was constructed 1601 by Nguyen Hoang (1525-1613), who was the ruler of southern part of Viet Nam. He followed an old legend, saying that a Holly Lady has often appeared, who predicted that one day, a popular leader of the country will establish a pagoda at this hill for the sake of the country peace and prosperity. He then ordered to build this pagoda in order to fulfill the prophecy. The pagoda Thien Mu (Pagoda of the heavenly woman) lies on the bench of the Perfume River (Huong Giang), approx. 5 km von Hue, in the suburb Kim Long. It can be reached by taxi (appr. 4 USD), or – with more spectacular views – by boat (“dragon boat”) from Hue. Read more.



    The Minh Mang Tomb is one of the most interesting emperor tombs in Hue. It is situated 12 km outside the city, on Cam Ke Hill, on the west bank of the Perfume River and can be reached by car or – much nicer – by boat. Emperor Minh Mang (1820 – 1841) was the second son of Emperor Gia Long, who founded the last Vietnamese dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). He had been planning to build a tomb for himself as early as 1826. But it was not until September 1840, after fourteen years of looking for a suitable location that the construction of the tomb began. During the building phase, in January 1841, Minh Mang got ill and passed away at the age of 52. Emperor Thieu Tri, his successor to the throne, continued the task according to his father’s plans. Minh Mang’s corpse was buried in Buu Thanh in August 1841. The construction of the tomb, however, was not completed until two years later, in 1843. Read more. –


    Tu Duc Tomb: Located in a narrow valley 8 km from Hue (Duong Xuan Thuong village), Tu Duc Tomb 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 Duc (1848-83) who had the longest reign of all emperors of the Nguyen dynasty. As usual at that time, Tu Duc 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 Duc used the tomb as a palatial retreat together with his many wives and concubines. Read more. –


    Khai Dinh Tomb: Emperor Khai Dinh, who ruled 1916-1925, has chosen slope of Chau Chu mountain, 10 km from Hue, as the location to build his tomb. The construction of the tomb was started on 1920 and lasted for 11 years. The architecture of this tomb is the most criticized of all the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. The structure of the tomb (admission fee: 55.000 Dong) is of concrete elements with cement, a mixture of Vietnamese and Western concepts. It can be seen as an attempt of fusion building style or a symbol of the decline of Vietnamese culture during the colonial era; it depends on your view and mood. Read more. –



    Lang Co Beach lies between Da Nang and Hue. Lang Co itself is a developing touristic area, where the natural beauty of the lagoon, the long beaches and the fishing village is still mostly untouched. On the way from Da Nang to Hue, just after passing the Hai Van Pass, while descending from the pass the very nice village of Lang Co with its nice white sandy beaches appears. Lang Co is an attractive, peninsula stretch of palm-shaded sand with turquoise lagoon on one side and very long beach facing the Pacific Ocean on the other. It’s a great place where lots of visitors make a lunch stop or spend the night. Read more. –



    Hai Van Pass (Hai: ocean, Van: cloud) is a scenic pass on the road from Da Nang and Hue, on the National Road 1A in Vietnam. You have basically two alternatives: take the classic pass traversing the mountain or take the. If you have time, it is recommended to take the picturesque classic mountain road (length 21 km). The mountain road is used since many centuries, but has been paved by the French and then enlarged by the South Vietnamese and the Americans due to its strategic position. The tunnel (length 6.28km) is newly built and is opened 2005. Read more.


    6. Tours Information 

    ◈ HUE CITY TOUR FULL DAY (USD 150 – Single | USD 100 – Combine)

    Spending a full day of unraveling the majesty of Hue, Vietnam’s last Imperial capital, on this private guided tour. This tour offers you a great chance to get insights into the city’s history at spots including Imperial City, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb as some highlights of the Complex of Hue monuments recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. Considering the soul of Hue, poetic Perfume River flows through the heart of the city witnessing many ups and downs. Taking a dragon boat trip down the river from Linh Mu Pagoda, it is a great chance to enjoy the beauty of the river and its landscapes along the river banks as well as to capture some images of fishermen’s daily life. Noticeably, a short talk to the artisan at the incense making village will surely reveal something interesting about Hue people’s spiritual life adding more values to the distinctive Hue culture in comparison to any other places in Vietnam.

    – Having great insights into the history and culture of the city
    – Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    – Exploring the local culture at incense making village
    – Being seduced with the delicious local specialties
    – Taking delighted cruise trip down Perfume River

    Brief Itinerary:
    ⦁ 8:00am: Picking up at hotel
    ⦁ 8:30am: Visiting the Citadel
    ⦁ 10:30am: Visiting Linh Mu Pagoda
    ⦁ 11:30am: Dragon boat trip on Perfume River
    ⦁ 12:00am: Having lunch with local specialties
    ⦁ 2:00pm: Visiting Tu Duc tomb and stop by incense making village
    ⦁ 3:30pm: Visiting Khai Dinh tomb
    ⦁ 5:00pm: Seeing off at your hotel. End of service

    What including:
    –  Private Transfer by air conditional car
    –  English speaking guide
    –  Entrance Fee
    –  Lunch with local foods
    –  Mineral water and tissue
    –  Dragon boat trip on Perfume river

    What excluding: Personal expenses not mentioned above

    ※ THANH TOÀN CYCLING TOUR (USD 113 – Single | USD 75 – Combine)

    Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture on this private tour of Hue with a delighted riding on the off the beaten path to the countryside where famous Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge located. On the way, you will stop by some interesting places such as village temple, pagoda and local market to enjoy some snacks and observe the real images of daily life of locals before partaking in cooking Vietnamese food at a local house. This is such a great opportunity for you to deeply learn more about Vietnamese culture, especially the cuisine that charms lots of visitors. Paying a visit to the Agriculture and Tools museum offers more insights into the water rice culture associated with locals in hundreds of years along with taking tons of beautiful photos of the peaceful rural landscapes.

    – Exploring the rural area by biking on the off the beaten path
    – Immersing yourself in Vietnamese culture while cooking and enjoying savoury local food
    – Visiting charming Thanh Toan tile roofed bridge and the agriculture museum
    – Capturing the real images of rural life and stunning landscapes along the way

    Brief Itinerary:
    ⦁ 9:00am: Starting the cycling trip from hotel
    + Stopping at ancient temples
    + Traversing the local market
    ⦁ 10:30am: Visiting Thanh Toan tile Roofed bridge and the museum
    ⦁ 11:00am: Joining cooking class and have lunch
    ⦁ 1:30pm: Cyling back to hotel. End of the service

    What including:
    – English speaking guide (1 guide per 10 pax)
    – Entrance Fee
    – Bicycle with helmet
    – Mineral water and tissue
    – Cooking class & lunch

    What excluding: Personal expenses not mentioned above

    When the night falls, sparking lights along the main streets and from the dragon boats on the Perfume River makes Hue so much more enchanting and poetic. As it was the former imperial city of Vietnam, Hue remains in its heart the sense of authenticity as well as has great stories of history and culture to tell visitors. In addition, its fine cuisine is a precious mosaic of the culture that you should not miss. Hue has fostered a unique array of dishes that are a legacy of its time as Vietnam’s imperial capital and continue to be the pride of its people. Inherited the recipes from the Royal style and the traditional cuisine, Hue food is so special in tastes and ways of cooking and enjoying, from the street food, vegetarian food to royal court meal. However, they all interactively influence one another. Taking a “Cyclo” – the iconic Vietnamese mode of transport, the excursion to explore Hue by night is such an unforgettable experience for you while experiencing the best of Hue.

    – Exploring the splendid beauty of Hue by night
    – Tasting the glamourous delicacies of Hue
    – Experiencing cyclo riding across the streets with sparkling lights
    – Getting some insights to Hue history and culture and its people

    Brief Itinerary:
    ⦁ 5:00pm: Taking cyclo and starting the trip from hotel
    ⦁ 5:15pm: Stopping by Dong Ba Market
    ⦁ 6:30pm: Visiting Ho Chi Minh President’s house
    ⦁ 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Enjoy cyclo riding to explore Hue By night and local Specialties, including:
    + Hue fried Pancake
    + Hue beef vermicelli noodles
    + Traditional rice cakes
    +Sweet soups (Chè).
    ⦁ 9:00pm: Returning to hotel/ Free time

    What including:
    – Cyclo with rider
    – English speaking guide (1 guide per 13 pax)
    –  Local foods
    What excluding: Personal expenses not mentioned above