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Sinh Village

Sinh village has a dreamy beauty and the sublimation of traditional art. This is where you can explore and enjoy the art of woodblock painting, an endless source of inspiration.

Sinh village paintings are known as one of the living witnesses with a long history in the ancient capital. Although it has gone through many ups and downs of time, Sinh village’s paintings still exist today and are preserved and developed. Let’s explore this beautiful village with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Sinh Village?

Sinh village is located in Lai An village, Phu Mau commune, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. About 10 km north of Hue city center and about 103 km northwest of Da Nang city.

2. How is Sinh village unique?

Sinh Hue village is an ancient village located on the banks of the Perfume River. This village is 10 km north of Hue city. This place has a history of more than 500 years and was once a prosperous commercial center of Hue.

When coming to Sinh village, you will admire the unique Sinh village painting art and participate in the traditional wrestling festival on January 10 every year. In particular, this is a unique Hue tourist destination that anyone who loves art and culture cannot miss.

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3. History of Sinh village in Hue

Sinh Village is a Hue tourist destination located along the banks of the Huong River. Sinh village is the Nom name of Lai An village – one of the villages that appeared very early in Dang Trong. Moreover, opposite Lai An village is the Thanh Ha river port and the famous Bao Vinh ancient town. Since the 15th century, people from Thanh Hoa, Hai Duong, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh provinces came here and established this Lai An village.

This is a bustling trading center and ancient cultural center in the ancient capital. Furthermore, this is a craft village that makes traditional woodblock paintings for worship and to serve religious needs, pray for peace, and relieve drought. Specifically, Sinh village paintings have about 50 themes, mainly reflecting social life scenes and ancient beliefs. Especially, in Sinh village, there is also an extremely famous wrestling festival and the craft of making roasted seeds and making incense.

4. When is the best time to visit Sinh village in Hue?

In Hue, there are many scenic spots and delicious dishes that you should try. Therefore, if you travel to Hue in good weather, you will easily explore the beautiful ancient capital without fear of being interrupted by sudden rains.

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 Hue travel experience, you should go to Hue in the spring. Because it is spring to enjoy the cool air and enjoy the beautiful scenery here most comfortably.

5. How to get to Sinh village in Hue?

5.1 Moving To Hue

5.1.1. By plane

Actually, 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.

5.1.2 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. On the other hand, 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,…

5.1.3 By train

If you have a lot of time to travel to Hue and love sightseeing along the way, choose the train and train tickets are not too expensive. Normally, trains usually have hard seats, soft seats, beds and air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned compartments. Otherwise, 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.

5.2 Traveling to Sinh village from Hue city

The road from Hue city center to Sinh village is about 10 km long. It will take you nearly 20 minutes to travel. Road to Sinh village:

  • From Hue city, you need to go north to Hoang Hoa Tham street.
  • Turning right onto Le Loi street, continue straight across Dap Da bridge.
  • Going straight on Nguyen Sinh Cung street for another 2km then turn right onto provincial road 10A.
  • Continuing to go left, follow Nguyen Sinh Cung street, turn left at Provincial Road 2.
  • Going along Provincial Road 2 about 3.3 km to reach Sinh village.
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6. Activities and experiences in Sinh village

6.1 Learning about the craft of making paintings in Sinh Hue village

When coming to Sinh village, you will discover the characteristics of a woodblock painting through the words of artist Ky Huu Phuoc – the last person to hold the secret to making Sinh village paintings. This type of folk painting is used to serve the religious needs of the people of Hue. In particular, paintings from woodblocks are often seen during holidays or worship. After the offering is completed, the paintings will be burned to make offerings to the ancestors.

Specifically, Sinh village paintings are printed on Do paper sizes. Woodblock molds are made from jackfruit wood, thi wood or nickel wood to create the clearest lines. After printing is complete, it will continue to be repainted with colors prepared from leaves, ash, bricks, seashells…

6.2 Creating your own unique paintings

In addition to learning about the craft of making folk paintings from woodblocks, you can also try their hand at making their own unique painting. Next you will use black ink to spread on the woodblock, use Do paper to print on it and dry the painting to let the ink dry. After that, the artisans will instruct you to use different colors to paint the painting.

This is a unique experience that many tourists enjoy. Especially, this activity contributes to promoting tourism, preserving and developing traditional craft villages.

6.3 Participating in the vibrant Sinh Hue village wrestling festival

Every year on the 10th day of the first lunar month, people in Phu Mau commune beat drums and flags to organize the Sinh village wrestling festival. This is a cultural beauty that has existed for more than 400 years, since the time of Lord Nguyen. Therefore, this festival attracts a large number of tourists to attend. With this beautiful tradition, rich in martial spirit, helps stimulate the physical training and courage and cunning of young people.

The wrestling festival in Sinh Hue village usually only lasts for one day and has two main parts: the ceremony and the festival. During the ceremony, the village elders will perform a ceremony to pay their respects to the Thanh Hoang at Lai An village communal house. In the conference, the wrestlers are divided by age, winning 3 matches and advancing to the final round. Wrestling participants do not have to be local people, but tourists can also register to wrestle.

7. Enjoying Hue specialties when traveling to Sinh village

Besides admiring and learning about Sinh village paintings, this place is also an attractive destination for anyone who loves to explore Hue’s cuisine. Here, you will enjoy dishes rich in Hue flavors from simple cakes such as pressed cake, tapioca cake, Nam cake, dirt cake,… Besides, many famous specialties such as mussel rice, “underworld” rice, chicken rice,… also make you so fascinated that you forget the way home.

When mentioning the specialties of the ancient capital in Sinh village, it is impossible not to mention Hue beef noodle soup – a famous dish throughout the country. Beef noodle soup here is cooked with rich broth, delicious beef, chewy vermicelli, herbs and spicy chili vinegar. You can enjoy Hue cuisine at many restaurants on both sides of the road, along the banks of the Perfume River or in ancient houses at reasonable prices.

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8. Accommodation when traveling to Sinh village in Hue

Because this destination is located not too far from Hue city center. You spend a whole day experiencing Sinh village, then you return to Hue city to rest.

In fact, Hue has many quality hotels and homestays for tourists to choose from. Depending on your needs and cost level, you can refer to resort locations after traveling to Hue.

8.1 Resorts:

If you are looking for a perfect tour in Hue, relaxing amid 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.

8.2 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.
  • Thanh Uyen Hue Hotel.
  • Villa Hue.
  • Cherry Hotel Hue.
  • Rosaleen Boutique Hotel.
  • Indochine Palace Hotel.
  • Imperial Hue Hotel.
  • Eldora Hotel.

8.3 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.

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

Sinh village tourist area in Hue is a new tourist destination, attracting many visitors. Coming to Sinh village, visitors will discover the cultural beauty of a traditional craft village making folk paintings. Furthermore, you can also create your own picture from woodblocks and enjoy the culinary paradise of Hue.

Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately – the leading tour operator in Vietnam. We will work with you on your journey to explore Hue and Sinh village tour will definitely bring you new and unique experiences.

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