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Quang Dien

Quang Dien is a land with many historical and cultural relics and traditional local craft villages. Furthermore, this place has many beautiful landscapes, rich lagoon ecosystems,… These are favorable conditions for Quang Dien to attract tourists from all over to visit and explore. Let’s learn more about this wild and beautiful land with Origin Vietnam.

Tam Giang Lagoon 29

1. Where is Quang Dien?

Quang Dien is a district of Thua Thien Hue province, located in Central Vietnam. About 17 km from Hue city and about 130 km northwest of Da Nang city. With geographical location:

  • The East borders Hue city.
  • The West borders Phong Dien district.
  • The South borders Huong Tra town.
  • The North borders Phong Dien district and the East Sea.

2. How is Quang Dien unique?

With its location along the Perfume River and near the East Sea, Quang Dien has a diverse and beautiful natural environment.

Furthermore, this is a land rich in cultural and historical traditions. Nature has endowed Quang Dien with rich natural conditions with over 3,500 hectares of water surface of Tam Giang lagoon, 12 km long coastline,… Besides, Quang Dien is also a buffer zone of inland sand, Melaleuca, fishing villages,… have created the wild and idyllic beauty inherent in the typical Vietnamese countryside.

IMG Sycamore Tree Quang Dien 3

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

Thua Thien Hue in general and Quang Dien in particular have a different rainy season compared to the North and South of Vietnam. The rainy season here coincides with winter – cold. Therefore, plants, flowers, leaves, and animals in Quang Dien are also in the buffer zone between the biological world of Indo-chine.

Nestled in the tropical monsoon region, the terrain is both coastal and highland, the climate of Thua Thien Hue in general and Quang Dien in particular has two distinct seasons:

  • The dry season is from March to August, influenced by the southwest wind, so the air is dry, hot and muggy.
  • The rainy season is from September of the previous year to February of the following year. September and October often bring floods. November rains persistently.

According to Quang Dien travel experience, the ideal time to travel here is in the dry season, from March to August. During this time, the weather is less rainy, sunny, and the temperature is not too high or too low. short. It facilitates movement and participation in sightseeing activities and outdoor experiences.

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

Starting from the center of Hue city, you follow Hanoi street, cross Phu Xuan bridge, Tran Hung Dao street, Dinh Tien Hoang street. You continue to go straight along provincial roads DT8B, DT8, Nguyen Vinh street about 17 km northwest to reach the center of Quang Dien district.

5. Sightseeings in Quang Dien

5.1 Tam Giang Lagoon

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Tam Giang Lagoon has an area of ​​about 52,000 hectares and stretches nearly 70 km from the O Lau river mouth to the Huong river mouth. Moreover, this area has a rich and diverse ecosystem, a habitat for many rare animals and plants.

When coming to Tam Giang Lagoon, you can participate in many interesting activities. One of the popular activities is taking a boat on the Tam Giang River and exploring the special natural landscape of this area. You can also participate in fishing, experience catching seafood with local fishermen and enjoy fresh seafood specialties.

In addition, Tam Giang Lagoon also has other tourist areas such as Ben Quan, Tam Giang Traditional Craft Village and Phuoc Tich Traditional Craft Village. Coming here, visitors can explore the culture, traditions and typical crafts of the local people.

5.2 Con Gai Market

Con Gai Market is a traditional riverside market with a long history and is considered a local cultural and commercial symbol. Con Gai Market is located in Quang An commune, about 10 km west of Quang Dien town center. This place is famous for its open, cool space and many traditional trading stalls.

Besides at Con Gai Market, you can find a variety of goods such as vegetables, fruits, fresh foods, clothes and many other items. In addition, the market also has stalls selling local specialties and dishes, allowing visitors to enjoy the rich and unique dishes of the Central region.

5.3 Ha Lac Pagoda

IMG Ha Lac Pagoda Quang Dien

Ha Lac Pagoda is a pagoda located in Quang Thanh commune, Quang Dien district, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. This pagoda was built in the 18th century and is one of the oldest pagodas in Thua Thien Hue province. Ha Lac Pagoda is famous for its unique architecture and is an attractive destination for tourists coming to Quang Dien.

5.4 Tan My Beach

IMG Tan My Beach Quang Dien 1

Tan My Beach is a beach tourist destination located in Quang Dien, Thua Thien Hue province, Central Vietnam. This is one of the beautiful beaches and attracts tourists because of its pristine natural landscape and fresh air.

Tan My Beach has fine white sand and clear blue sea water, creating a beautiful scene. The climate in this area is relatively warm and temperate all year round, creating favorable conditions for visitors to enjoy outdoor activities.

When coming to Tan My Beach, visitors can participate in many interesting activities such as swimming, resting on the sand, sunbathing, playing water games, or enjoying fresh seafood. The beach is also the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful sunset and relax after tiring activities.

5.5 Sycamore tree – Mat Biec studio

IMG Sycamore Tree Quang Dien 2

Ngo Dong Tree is a tourist destination located in Quang Dien, Thua Thien Hue province, Central Vietnam. It became famous after being used as a filming set for the movie “Dreamy Eyes” – a famous Vietnamese movie based on the novel of the same name by writer Nguyen Nhat Anh.

When visiting here, you can enjoy the peaceful and fresh space of trees and immerse yourself in a poetic space. You can take beautiful photos, organize extracurricular activities or simply relax and enjoy the natural space.

5.6 Ngu My Thach mural village

IMG Ngu My Thach Mural Village Quang Dien

From a simple, ordinary fishing village, after the project to build a mural village, the rustic houses of the people in Ngu My Thanh in Hue quickly took on new colors, becoming a horizon filled with color. Thanks to it’s change that has brought this place a new transformation. So, Ngu My Thanh mural village quickly became a sought-after tourist attraction and attracted thousands of tourists.

6. Specialties when traveling to Quang Dien

6.1 Nam cake

Hue banh nam can be considered both a snack and also the main dish. The cake must be wrapped in dong leaves, floating on the opaque white dough is a little minced shrimp and meat that have been prepared richly and deliciously. You can eat the cake with sweet and sour dipping sauce, adding a little green chili for the true Hue flavor.

This is a rustic dish familiar to Hue people with a rustic and simple flavor but enough to captivate anyone who tastes it for the first time. When traveling to Hue, you must definitely try delicious Nam cake.

6.2 Hue sweet soup – delicious yet elegant dish

When mentioning Hue, it would be a mistake to ignore sweet soup because this is a specialty that makes up the quintessence of Hue cuisine. In Hue, there are hundreds of types of sweet soup, each with a different flavor and processed quite elaborately, such as lotus seed sweet soup, longan sweet soup with lotus seeds, pomegranate seed sweet soup, roasted meat sweet soup, yellow mon wax sweet soup, sweet soup. Areca flowers,..

Hue sweet soup is cooked under the skillful hands of Hue girls, becoming a dish that attracts tourists with its own sweet, rich flavor, not to be confused with sweet soup in any other land.

6.3 Nem Lui Hue

Nem lui is not only found in Hue, but here, this dish has a very special flavor that makes it unforgettable for anyone who tastes it once. The main ingredients of Hue spring rolls include pureed pork, mixed with thinly sliced ​​skin, then rolled and skewered onto bamboo sticks and grilled over charcoal. This dish is served with rice paper, vermicelli, raw vegetables, green mango,… And especially the soul of the main dish is a special thick soup dipping sauce that is not available anywhere else.

6.4 Hue beef noodle soup – a specialty of the ancient capital that captivates all tourists

When talking about Hue specialties, we certainly cannot miss the famous Hue beef noodle soup with a rich, mildly spicy flavor typical of Central Vietnamese people that cannot be found anywhere else. A full bowl of Hue beef noodle soup usually has beef, blood, pork sausage, beef patties and crab patties, especially the vermicelli noodles which must be big and thick, not small noodles like in the North or South.

Beef noodle soup is now sold in many places. But when coming to Hue and enjoying a rich, spicy bowl of vermicelli in the cold weather. You will fully feel the special deliciousness of this dish.

6.5 Mussel rice – a specialty with rich flavors of Hue

Although mussel rice is not a very special dish and can be found in many places in Hue. This dish has become a specialty thanks to its unique flavor. Mussel rice is made from cooled cooked white rice. Then added mussels, pork rinds, shrimp paste and some spices. They served it with raw vegetables, banana ears, bean sprouts and some chopped white taro stems.

Mussel rice is a specialty dish with a unique flavor of Hue. Only by enjoying it here will you clearly feel the special delicious flavor of the dish. If you have the opportunity to set foot in Hue, don’t forget to enjoy this delicious dish.

IMG Tan Thanh Beach Quang Dien 2

7. Accommodation when traveling to Quang Dien

7.1 Staying overnight in Quang Dien

  • Dinh Huy Guesthouse. Address: Quang Thanh, Quang Dien, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Hung An Hotel. Address: 72 Tam Giang, Quang Phuoc, Quang Dien, Thua Thien Hue.

7.2 Staying overnight in Hue city

Because Quang Dien is quite close to Hue city, you can go back and forth on the same day. After participating in exciting experiential activities in Quang Dien, you can return to Hue city to rest and relax.

  • 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.

With a very wild and idyllic landscape, Quang Dien attracts tourists from all over the world. Thanks to its historical tourist attractions, long-standing culture, unique traditional craft villages, etc. Especially the kind-heartedness and hospitality of local people.

Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately to get an attractive schedule for your upcoming vacation. We will also accompany you on your Hue tour to explore travel beauties in Quang Dien with interesting destinations and memorable experiences.

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