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Phong Dien

Phong Dien is famous for its hospitality and unique culture. In particular, this place is a harmonious combination of nature and historical heritage, creating an attractive tourist destination. Let’s explore this wonderful land with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Phong Dien?

Phong Dien is a district located in the North of Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam. About 32 km from Hue city and about 138 km northwest of Da Nang. With geographical location:

  • The East and Southeast borders Huong Tra town and Quang Dien district
  • The South borders A Luoi district
  • The West borders Dakrong district, Quang Tri province
  • The Northwest borders Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province
  • The Northeast borders the East Sea.

2. How is Phong Dien district unique?

Phong Dien has strengths in ecotourism with many rich and diverse natural landscapes such as O Lau River, Thanh Tan Hot Springs, Phuoc Tich ancient village,… or historical relics such as Chien Hoa My area, Ba Truc slope,…

In addition, Phong Dien is also the long-standing cradle of traditional craft villages with many characteristics of Hue culture such as jewelry craft, blacksmith craft, pottery craft,… And the most unique are the festivals. has always been preserved and developed by the people of Hue for many generations such as: Nap dance, Thien Ha Thai Binh dance, Cau Ngu Festival, “Ancient Village Perfume” Festival,…

With its outstanding nature, scenery, culture, people, etc. Phong Dien tourism is expected to bring good values ​​to local tourism culture while also bringing tourist experiences. 

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3. When is the best time to visit Phong Dien?

Phong Dien’s climate is typical of Thua Thien Hue province’s climate, and has a common foundation with the climate of the whole country. It is characterized by a tropical humid monsoon climate with strong differentiation and erratic developments. But different from the Northern and Southern climates, because it belongs to the Central Coastal climate or the Eastern Truong Son climate, it has unique features. The weather pattern is divided into two main seasons: dry season and summer. rain.

According to the experiences of previous tourists traveling to Hue, the summer in Hue is hot, lasting from March to August. The rainy season in Hue often has storms and floods from June to November. Winter The weather is cold, sometimes the temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius. Spring in Hue is the most pleasant climate, from January to the end of March. Therefore, with Phong Dien travel experience, you should go to Phong Dien in the spring. Because it is spring to enjoy the cool air and enjoy the beautiful scenery here most comfortably.

4. How to get to Phong Dien from Hue city?

Starting from the center of Hue city, you follow Le Duan, Ly Thai To, Ly Nhan Tong streets about 15 km northwest and then meet a roundabout intersecting with National Highway 1A. From here, you just need to follow National Highway 1A northwest for about 17 km to reach Phong Dien district center.

5. Sightseeings in Phong Dien district

5.1 O Lau River

O Lau River embraces Phong Dien district with calm, clear, blue water that is extremely cool in the summer. In the winter, the river floods all four sides. After the flood, the river returns alluvium to make the fields greener and more fertile. This will be a destination to help you relax and feel peaceful after tiring working days.

5.2 Tam Giang Lagoon

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Tam Giang Lagoon is the largest brackish water lagoon in Southeast Asia with poetic and wild beauty. Sunrise and sunset here are things visitors should not miss. In addition, you can also visit Thai Duong Ha fishing village or Ru Cha mangrove forest with beautiful and wonderful natural landscapes.

5.3 Alba Thanh Tan hot spring

Only 30 km from Hue city center, Thanh Tan hot spring area is known as a famous resort destination with a variety of services. Among them, the most outstanding is still soaking in hot mineral springs.

Besides, there are many other attractive entertainment areas such as farms, Highwire cables, Ziplines, craft villages, etc. It is even more convenient when there is hotel room service and overnight camping with Many different prices and offers. This will definitely be an interesting destination for families or groups of friends.

5.4 Phuoc Tich ancient village

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Famous for the hundred-year-old beauty of Hue, Phuoc Tich ancient village is located only 40 km from the city center and surrounded by the gentle, clear O Lau river.

When you come here, you will experience a peaceful life in a quiet, close and friendly countryside. Currently, Phuoc Tich ancient village has up to 9 types of services, so you can freely visit and learn about Phuoc Tich ancient village.

5.5 Ham Heo Stream

Ham Heo Stream is a “cooling off” destination located in Khe Tran village, exploited and put into tourism by the Pa Hi ethnic people. Surrounded by wild, green nature, with clear water and tall mountains and trees, Ham Heo Stream has really attracted many tourists to relax here.

The lake here is not too deep, the bottom is quite flat, there are no sharp rocks, etc. Therefore, you will have complete peace of mind when traveling here with family and friends.

6. Specialties when traveling to Phong Dien

Each place has a famous specialty that makes a strong impression on tourists from all over. When traveling to Phong Dien, do not miss the following specialties:

6.1 Thanh Tra fruit

Phong Dien is famous for the Thanh Tra specialty tree along the fertile alluvial banks of the O Lau River. Thanh Tra fruit is a special grapefruit variety grown widely in Hue. The fruit appears smaller than other grapefruit varieties, similar in shape to a pear with sweet, delicious characteristics. Thanh Tra peel is bright yellow, grapefruit cloves are clear yellow.

In particular, Thanh Tra has a very unique scent, creating its own appeal. Just one lemon tree can spread its fragrance throughout the room. Thanh Tra is harvested in the season from July to September every year. Therefore, if you have the opportunity, please visit Hue and enjoy this natural gift.

6.2 Chao snails

Chao snail is a very special dish, saying that because of the rustic snail, people have combined with many ingredients to create a dish that is both chewy, crunchy, and rich in flavors of pepper, lemongrass, and galangal.

Although the appearance of snail chao is not as good as shrimp chao, it is more loved by many people. This is a dish that leaves a very good impression on many diners from near and far.

6.3 Melaleuca mushroom

Phong Dien’s rainy season begins, which is also the Melaleuca mushroom season. Just after 2 or 3 days of heavy rain, when the sun starts to shine, that’s when everyone races to find mushrooms. Melaleuca mushrooms have a mildly bitter taste. If you know how to prepare and reduce the bitterness, it becomes a dish that is both delicious and good for your health.

Local people often cook melaleuca mushrooms with sweet potato or spinach along with fresh fish, shrimp or pork belly,… to enhance the flavor of the dish. Anyone who has ever tried this Melaleuca mushroom dish will remember it, eating it once will make them want to eat it again.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Phong Dien

7.1 Staying overnight in Phong Dien

Because Phong Dien has many tourist attractions with beautiful natural landscapes, you don’t have to worry about finding a place to stay when traveling here.

  • Alba Wellness Resort By Fusion. Address: Phong Son, Phong Dien, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Thanh Tan Hot Spring By Fusion. Address: Phong Son, Phong Dien, Thua Thien Hue
  • Xepon Guest House. Address: Tan Lap, Phong Dien Town, Phong Dien, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Ngoc Chau Guesthouse. Address: An Lo, Phong Dien Town, Phong Dien, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Hoang Anh Guesthouse. Address: Phong An, Phong Dien, Thua Thien Hue

7.2 Staying overnight in Hue city

Because this tourist destination is not too far from Hue city. If you want comfortable accommodations and prepare for your next journey. You can return to Hue city to stay overnight.

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. Address: 49 Nguyen Hoang, An Dong, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Cherish Hotel Hue. Address: 59 Ben Nghe, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Cherry Hotel Hue. Address: 5 kiet 28 Vo Thi Sau, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Rosaleen Boutique Hotel. Address: 36 Chu Van An, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Indochine Palace Hotel. Address: 105A Hung Vuong, Phu Nhuan, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Imperial Hue Hotel. Address: 08 Hung Vuong, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Eldora Hotel. Address: 60 Ben Nghe, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.

Hopefully the useful information that Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, shares in the article above, will help you have a wonderful vacation in Phong Dien. We will also accompany you on your tour in Hue to explore the specialities of Phong Dien with exciting activities and unforgettable experiences.

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