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Huong Thuy

Huong Thuy possesses many unique tourist attractions, with majestic and poetic natural landscapes. This place has many mausoleums, temples, famous picnic tourist areas, and nationally ranked relics with unique architecture and a long history. Let’s explore this beautiful tourist destination with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Huong Thuy?

Huong Thuy is a district of Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. About 12 km southeast of Hue city center and about 82 km northwest of Da Nang city. With geographical location:

  • The East borders Phu Loc district.
  • The West borders Hue city, Huong Tra town and A Luoi district.
  • The South borders Nam Dong district.
  • The North borders Phu Vang district.

2. How is Huong Thuy unique?

With a total natural area of ​​about 456.02 square kilometers, Huong Thuy has a relatively favorable geographical location for economic trade development.

In particular, not only has beautiful natural scenery, Huong Thuy is also one of the famous Hue tourist destinations because of its countless historical and cultural relics at the provincial and national levels, besides it owns many unique and famous traditional handicraft villages.

3. When is the best time to visit Huong Thuy?

Located in the tropical monsoon climate, the weather here has a cycle of 4 seasons:

  • Spring is cool and warm.
  • Hot summer.
  • Cool autumn
  • And winter is cold and windy.

The average temperature throughout the year is 25°C, the average lowest month temperature, which is January, is 19.9°C; The average highest month, which is July, is 31oC (absolute highest 40oC). Here, two seasons form: dry season and rainy season. The rainy season starts from September of the previous year to April of the following year. The dry season starts from May to September.

Therefore, the most ideal time to travel is in the dry season. During this period, the climate is relatively cool, the weather is sunny, and there is little rain. It is convenient for traveling as well as participating in other experiential activities.

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4. How to get to Huong Thuy?

4.1 Moving To Hue

4.1.1. By plane

This is the most convenient and fastest means of transportation for tourists from other provinces and cities to reach the Hue tourist area. Most domestic airlines currently have direct flights to Phu Bai airport, Hue. Flight time from Hanoi to Hue takes about 1 hour 15 minutes, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue about 1 hour 30 minutes.

4.1.2 By passenger car

If you live in nearby localities, choosing a bus is quite suitable because the travel time is short and the cost is relatively low. If you are in remote provinces, you can choose a sleeper bus to travel.

  • From Hanoi to Hue, please refer to buying bus tickets from popular bus companies running the Hanoi – Hue route such as Hung Thanh, Camel, Duc Thinh,…The Hanoi – Hue route has a travel time of about 12 – 14 hours.
  • From Ho Chi Minh City to Hue it takes about 20 hours. Some popular bus companies running the HCM – Hue route include Hoang Long, Huong Ty, Minh Phuong,…

4.1.3 By train

If you have a lot of time to travel to Hue and love sightseeing along the way, choose the train. Train tickets are not too expensive. Trains usually have hard seats, soft seats, beds and air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned compartments. If you go far in the hot season, you should choose trains SE3, SE1, buy air-conditioned sleeper tickets to be comfortable and shorten travel time.

4.2 Traveling from Hue city to Huong Thuy

Starting from the center of Hue city, you follow Hung Vuong, An Duong Vuong, Nguyen Tat Thanh streets about 12 km southeast to reach the center of Huong Thuy town, Huong Thu district. The road from Hue city to Huong Thuy town is very beautiful and easy to travel. You can travel by means of transportation such as: motorbike, personal car or taxi.

5. Sightseeings in Huong Thuy

5.1 Khai Dinh Tomb

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It is considered a top-notch work in the art of creating shapes from glass and porcelain. Khai Dinh Tomb impresses both tourists and archaeologists with its luxury, antiquity and rich architectural value. Besides, there is the cultural and historical beauty of the reign of King Khai Dinh – the 12th emperor of the Nguyen dynasty.

5.2 Thuy Tien Lake

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Previously an abandoned place, but thanks to its mysterious and somewhat magical beauty, Thuy Tien Lake has now become a tourist attraction everywhere. At the same time, it also conquers and causes visitors’ curiosity and desire to explore because the space is somewhat mysterious, ancient and mysterious.

5.3 Thien An Hill

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Originally a ‘virtual living’ check-in point in Huong Thuy for tourists who love to explore. Thien An pine hill with winding hills has an extremely poetic and romantic beauty. In addition, this is also where Thien An Monastery is located – a monastery with magnificent, ancient architecture and bold Asian culture.

5.4 Thanh Toan tiled bridge

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Nearly 8 km from Hue city center, Thanh Toan tile bridge has now been recognized as a national monument with a long history. It possesses a unique, ancient architectural style and is the place where the procession of the spirit of Mrs. Tran Thi Dao – the person who built this unique tiled bridge – is held. This is a bustling festival with many rituals and attractive entertainment and cultural tourism activities.

5.5 Memorial space for late painter Le Ba Dang

With a total area of ​​16,000 square meters, Le Ba Dang Souvenir Museum has recently become one of the most famous tourist destinations in Huong Thuy. With a fresh and spacious natural space, it also owns more than 50 works of art by the late artist Le Ba Dang. They are created from many materials and methods and belong to many different genres.

6. Specialties when traveling to Huong Thuy

When traveling to Huong Thuy, you will not only admire the beautiful and poetic natural landscape. You also have the opportunity to enjoy the specialties of this peaceful ancient capital.

6.1 Hue beef noodle soup

Hue beef noodle soup is a famous specialty not only in the country but also known to friends around the world. A bowl of beef noodle soup brings many different flavors from spices and seasoning vegetables such as the smell of lemongrass, bone broth, lemon, pepper,… but blends extremely well to create a full-flavored broth that makes Diners can’t stop eating.

6.2 Underworld Rice

Hue underworld rice is one of the specialty dishes imbued with Hue culture. Strange name but very attractive. The dish is made from many colorful ingredients, creating an extremely attractive culinary picture.

White rice is usually placed in the middle, surrounded by green vegetables, pickled mustard greens, pork belly, spring rolls, Hue rolls,… and decorated with a little onion and cilantro.

6.3 Banh Canh

Banh Canh is a familiar rustic dish found in Quang Tri and Quang Binh, but Hue Banh Canh is the most premium dish with red broth from crab bricks and shrimp mixed with cashew nuts. Banh canh fibers are transparent, flexible, tough and do not break.

6.4 Banh beo

Banh Beo is a famous dish of Hue. To make a bowl of banh beo requires meticulous hands, carefully choosing the type of rice to grind into flour and then pour into the cake. When eaten, the cake is soaked in spices, served with a special dipping sauce made from pure fish sauce, sugar, garlic,… Everything blends together so diners can’t stop eating.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Huong Thuy

When traveling to Huong Thuy, you can refer to some of the hotels below.

  • Huong Thao Hotel. Address: Thuy Duong, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Alina Hotel. Address: Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Phu Bai Hotel. Address: 50, Thuan Hoa Street, Phu Bai Ward, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue.
  • An Tay Guest House. Address: 07 Kiet 1, Thuy Duong Ward, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Huong Lan Guesthouse. Address: Thuy Phu, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Hue Homestay. Address: Kiet 286, Thuy Phuong, Huong Thuy, Thua Thien Hue.

Above is useful information about the destination Huong Thuy from Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator. We are pleased to accompany you on your Hue tour to discover the hidden charming of Hue with attractive destinations and unforgettable experiences.

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