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Thuan An Beach

Nature favors Hue with about 120 km of coastline. Therefore, in Hue there is no shortage of beautiful beaches. In addition to Lang Co beach and Canh Duong beach, tourists are also very “captivated” with Thuan An beach. And giving that place the title “Muse of Hue”. If you have never been here, let’s explore this beautiful beach with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is Thuan An beach?

Thuan An Beach is located in Thuan An town, Phu Vang district, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. About 18 km northeast of Hue city center and about 100 km northwest of Da Nang city.

Sunrise on Thuan An Beach

2. How is Thuan An beach unique?

As one of the most beautiful beaches in Hue, Thuan An beach attracts tourists because of its wild beauty. With long stretches of fine white sand and clear blue sea water. This is an ideal destination for tourists to enjoy the cool, peaceful space of the sea.

Compared to other beaches, Thuan An is special in that it is located where the Huong River flows down the Tam Giang lagoon into the sea. Therefore, standing in front of Thuan An beach, you will feel both the vastness of the sea and the gentleness of a river. King Thieu Tri himself once rated Thuan An beach as one of the 10 most famous landscapes in Hue.

3. When is the best time to visit Thuan An beach?

According to Hue travel experience, you should go to Thuan An beach from around April to September every year. During this time, the sea is cool, suitable for tourists to cool off, immerse themselves in the cool water. You can also participate in beach activities and walk on the smooth sand amidst the blue sky, white clouds, and extremely sunny sunshine.

Thuan An Beach

4. How to get to Thuan An beach?

Because Thuan An beach is located on the outskirts of the city, there are many transportation options to get here. Depending on your needs, you can choose to ride a motorbike, rent a car or take a bus. The important thing is to find it most convenient for you.

4.1 Traveling to Thuan An Hue beach by personal vehicle

This is the vehicle most people choose, because you can freely explore the beauty of the mountains and forests on both sides of the road. Furthermore, after going out to Thuan An beach, many of you will definitely want to go to nearby places. Traveling to Thuan An beach also helps you be proactive about time and schedule. Motorbike rental prices in Hue city are also very reasonable.

From Hue center to Thuan An beach is about 15 km long, if traveling by private car it takes about 30-40 minutes. Here you can choose one of the two routes below, both are only about 1 km apart. So you can take it if you find it more convenient.

  • Route 1: From Hue center, go to Hoai Thanh street, pass Bui Thi Xuan, reach Ngoc Khoi street, turn right to get to Ga bridge. Keep going and you will meet Nguyen Sinh Cung street, turn left to enter the market. From here, you follow Highway 49B for about 6 km and you will reach Thuan An beach.
  • Route 2: From Hue center, you still follow Hoai Thanh street, pass Bui Thi Xuan and then follow Bach Ho bridge. Go one more roundabout, see Le Duan street, then turn there. Go straight on Tran Hung Dao street, go to Gia Hoi bridge, turn left onto Chi Lang, go another 2km to Nguyen Van Sieu. Then, go to Nguyen Sinh Cung street, also follow Highway 49B for about 6 km more.

4.2 Traveling to Thuan An beach by public bus

This is a vehicle that few people use, but it is suitable for those who want to save money or are not confident in their driving. Standing in the center of Hue, you can take bus line number 3 and you can go straight to Thuan An beach. Its schedule is as follows:

  • Southern bus station – An Duong Vuong street – Hung Vuong street – Hanoi street – Tran Hung Dai street – Le Loi street – Nguyen Sinh Cung street – National highway 49B – Thuan An town.

The bus ticket price from Hue to Thuan beach is only about 5,000 VND/trip and 10,000 VND/round trip. According to Thuan An beach travel experience, you may not need to stand to pick up the bus at the bus station. But can stand on any of the routes in the above route. When returning, just follow the same route to return to Hue city.

Beach of Thuan An

5. Activities and Experiences at Thuan An beach

Traveling to Thuan An Thua Thien Hue beach, you will not only admire the wild beauty of the sea. But you also have the opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes and famous spiritual destinations near the sea.

5.1. Soaking in the cool sea water

There is nothing more ideal than immersing yourself in cool blue water and participating in entertaining games at Thuan An beach, especially on summer days. Thuan An Beach owns a total of three beaches called beaches 1, 2 and Phu Thuan beach. The beach here is wild, quiet and often deserted, very suitable for you to “escape” to rest and relax.

5.2. Checking in at Thuan An Hue beach with beautiful photos

Blue sea, white sand, golden sunshine are the “favorable condition” for tourists to check-in at Thuan An beach. Suggesting the most “poetic” time to take photos at sunrise and sunset at sea.

5.3 Visiting Hai Dai Station

When traveling to Thuan An beach, you also have the opportunity to visit and explore Hai Dai Station, where the Border Guard station is. It helps to control, defend and ensure the circulation of ships inside and outside. Hai Dai Station was on during the reign of King Gia Long, locates on Hoang Quang Street. And it has now become an interesting tourist destination near Thuan An beach.

5.4 Admiring Thai Duong Phu Nhan Temple

Besides famous religious buildings and temples such as Thien Mu Pagoda, Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda. Thai Duong temple – Ba Giang temple – wife of the sea god, is also a famous spiritual destination near the Thuan An beach. Legend has it that the temple was built several hundred years ago in association with the beliefs of the Cham and Vietnamese people. Tourists visiting this place often pray for luck and peace.

5.5 Visiting the fishing port right next to Thuan An beach

Learning about the lives of fishermen in fishing villages is also an interesting life experience. Visiting the fishing port next to Thuan An beach, you will witness firsthand the hustle and bustle of life. When fishing boats arrive at the port and large baskets of fish are transported ashore. Merchants are busy bringing fish to the market – the beauty of labor in simple everyday life that you have probably never seen before.

6. Specialties when traveling to Thuan An beach

Coming to Thuan An Hue beach, you not only discover the beauty of nature but also enjoy unique Hue cuisine.

6.1 Banh Loc:

Banh Loc cake in the ancient capital, although simple, has become a specialty that tourists cannot miss. There are 2 types of Hue tapioca cake: tapioca starch wrapped in banana leaves and plain tapioca starch. Both are very attractive with a moderately clear, fragrant, chewy and slightly salty dough shell. The filling is rich and fatty from shrimp, meat, and wood ear mushrooms. The flavor of the cake is enhanced when dipped in Hue’s own dipping sauce, which has a sweet and spicy taste.

6.2 Grilled pork vermicelli:

Hue grilled pork vermicelli is a memorable dish for anyone who has ever eaten it. The pork is richly marinated for about 1 hour and then grilled. The grilled meat is greasy, fragrant with the smell of pepper, onions, garlic, etc. on the outside is golden and attractive, the inside is soft and absorbing spices. The point that makes Hue grilled meat vermicelli famous is the extremely special thick broth that only Hue has. Surely no one can forget this flavor and want to visit Hue again to enjoy it.

6.3 Press cake:

This is considered the “national” cake of Hue. Each thin layer of dough is coated on the mold very skillfully. The filling is filled with meat, eggs, onions, etc. When eaten, the pressed cake is served with raw vegetables and dipped in sweet and sour fish sauce. The pressed cake is small but has enough aroma of onions, herbs, crispy sour taste from papaya, fatty aroma from meat and eggs,… has a strong “addictive” power to visitors.

6.4 Grilled and steamed seafood:

At restaurants and seafood bars near Thuan An beach, fresh seafood caught directly from the sea is always available. You can choose shrimp, fish, squid, crab,… and request them to be grilled or steamed according to your preference, which are extremely attractive. Suggesting some popular seafood restaurants: Phu Thuan, Hai Son, Huong Bien,…

7. Accommodation when traveling to Thuan An beach

Because Thuan An beach is not too far from Hue city center. Therefore, this is a tourist destination that can be visited during the day. After a day of sightseeing, swimming and participating in other exciting activities. You can return to Hue city to stay overnight.

7.1 Resorts:

If you are looking for a perfect tour in Hue, relaxing amidst beautiful nature. Moreover, if you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere without any problems, the resorts in Hue will be an irresistible choice.

  • Lang Co Beach Resort.
  • Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa.
  • Ana Mandara Hue Beach Resort.
  • Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa.

Above are all names that satisfy your dream vacation. Choose one of the luxury resorts in Hue for a vacation in the tropical paradise of the ancient capital.

7.2 Hotels:

Hotels in Hue are of great interest thanks to their affordable prices, plus beautiful locations – most are located in the central area, or near famous tourist destinations:

  • Golden Star Villa Hue.
  • Cherish Hotel Hue.
  • Cherry Hotel Hue.
  • Imperial Hue Hotel.

7.3 Homestays:

For young tourists who travel in the form of discovery, want to save money but still like a great place to stop, go straight to the hostels and homestays in Hue. What’s better than staying at a very affordable price, you still have the opportunity to own a lovely, small but cozy place to rest, right in the center of Hue city.

  • Deja Vu Homestay.
  • Mosaic Garden.
  • April Hostel.
  • EMT Homestay.
  • Branchiee Homestay.

8. Some necessary notes when traveling to Thuan An beach

Make your trip to Thuan An beach more fun, meaningful and complete. You need to note the following points:

  • Preparing the necessary items: personal suitcase, travel pillow, phone, camera,… To avoid forgetting necessary items, list them on a sticky note in advance and arrange them gradually!
  • Monitoring the weather forecast: you should do this to make sure that when you go to the beach, with ideal weather conditions, you can participate in fun and recreational activities at sea and take check-in photos.
  • Protecting the marine environment: Because Thuan An beach has just been exploited and is quite clean, pay attention not to litter indiscriminately and maintain general hygiene.

Thuan An Beach is an attractive tourist destination that you can not miss when traveling to explore Hue. Hopefully the above sharing will help you in planning a trip to Thuan An beach.

Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, with a team of consultants, tour operators and experienced and dedicated local guides. We are always ready to share information about the destination as well as willing to accompany you on your tours in Hue to explore the travel beauty of Thuan An beach with attractive activities and the most interesting experiences.

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