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Thien An Hill

Besides the system of ancient palaces, temples, and mausoleums, if you have the opportunity to travel to Hue Ancient Capital, you should visit Thien An Hill. This is a new check-in point that has been attracting a large number of tourists recently.

With the breathtakingly beautiful natural landscape, you can take countless super beautiful and romantic check-in photos. Let’s explore this romantic hill with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Thien An Hill?

Thien An Hill is located in Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy district, Thua Thien – Hue province. About 8 km south of Hue city center and about 99 km northwest of Da Nang city.

2. How is Thien An hill unique?

According to local people’s beliefs, the name Thien An means peace from heaven. The old pine forest system here will give you a space similar to Da Lat.

The zigzag slopes contribute to the beauty of this place. Thien An in the eyes of tourists becomes lyrical and extremely captivating. This is an ideal stop for long-distance travelers to rest after your journey to explore Hue.

This is also a place to comfort lost souls. On beautiful days, pick up your backpack and walk on these wild roads, you will escape your daily worries and worries, and immerse yourself in the poetic natural scenery.

If you want to go to King Khai Dinh’s mausoleum, you will definitely have to go through Thien An Hill. Possessing romantic beauty, Thien An Hill is considered a small Dalat, a city of love suitable for couples. Furthermore, the beautiful scenery and fresh air in the hills will comfort lonely hearts with the fire of freedom, generosity and conquering nature.

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3. When is the best time to visit Thien An hill?

The tourist season in Hue is from November of the previous year to April of the following year, and the ideal time is around January to April. At this time, the weather is cool, sunny and little rain. It is convenient for moving and participating in outdoor activities.

You should pay attention and limit going to Thien An hill during the rainy season, from October to December. At this time, the weather is rainy, the roads are slippery and create bad experiences for visitors.

4. How to get to Thien An hill?

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 to Thien An hill from Hue city

Thien An Hue Hill is not too far from Hue city center, so you can choose many means of transportation such as: motorbike, car, taxi,…

  • Directions: From Hue center, go to Hoai Thuong street, then go straight to Le Ngo Cat and Minh Mang streets. Then, go straight through Khai Dinh street until you see the sign “Thien An Monastery” then you have arrived.
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5. Activities and experiences at Thien An hill

The cool weather in Thien An hill all year round and the picturesque scenery are one of the reasons that attract many tourists to visit this place. Below are the most interesting experiences for you when exploring Thien An hill:

5.1 Exploring the Benedictine Monastery with its unique architecture

The first destination you cannot miss when traveling to Thien An Hue Hill is the Benedictine Monastery, also known as Thien An Monastery.

This is a Catholic monastery built in 1940 in the Asian architectural style. When coming here, visitors will feel the peaceful, poetic scenery in a large area of ​​up to 60 hectares.

With its unique architecture and quiet beauty, today the Monastery has become a tourist destination that many tourists love and come to check in regularly.

5.2 Feeling free to check in at the romantic Thien An pine forest

The next experience when coming to Thien An Hue hill is to enjoy the open space in Thien An pine forest and check-in “virtual life” freely.

Thien An pine forest is one of the favorite destinations of tourists and local people because of its fresh and airy air.

The pine trees here grow into forests but not too densely, just enough to create a fresh space and a green “background” for you to take extremely poetic check-in photos.

5.3 Visiingt the magical and attractive Thuy Tien Lake water park

In the Hue tourist map, you definitely cannot help but include the name of Thuy Tien Lake water park with its magical and attractive beauty. Coming to Thuy Tien Lake, remember to take a check-in photo with the large dragon statue wrapped around a sphere placed in the middle of the lake covered with moss. This is considered a symbolic work of this park.

Almost all the buildings here have been damaged after many years of abandonment. When going deep inside the park, you can visit the clear blue Thuy Tien lake, the old water music stage, the ruined water park, or the mysterious aquarium,…

5.4 Extremely chill camping experience on Thien An hill

With a cool climate all year round, fresh air, and poetic landscape, Thien An Hue Hill is an extremely ideal destination for groups of friends, families, and couples to come here to camp.

When chilling camping on Thien An hill, you not only have the opportunity to see nature and enjoy the cool air, but you can also listen to extremely pleasant natural sounds such as pine trees and birds singing. ,…

6. Enjoying Hue specialties when visiting Thien An pine hill

If you visit Thien An Hill in Hue, don’t forget to enjoy more specialty dishes here. These dishes are simple but imbued with Hue characteristics that will definitely make you “love at first sight”:

  • Crab noodle soup: The broth of the noodle soup has a sweet taste, served with crab rolls mixed with raw sausage, shrimp, and pork skin. It creates a chewy and moderately soft texture. Crab noodle soup is a typical dish of Hue people often eaten for breakfast. Banh Canh costs from 20,000 – 30,000 VND/bowl but the taste, even if you only eat it once, will make you remember it forever.
  • Khoai Cake: There are many different types of cake, you can choose the flavor that suits your preferences. The broth has the rich taste of peanuts and sesame, and the fatty taste of pork liver, creating a typical Hue cake.
  • Mussel rice: is a simple dish with ingredients including: mussels, rice, peanuts, sesame, herbs, etc. But under the hands of a professional cook, mussel rice has conquered many diners because Unique flavor, carrying the soul of Hue land.
  • Banh nam: is a traditional cake with a crust made from rice and filled with shrimp, steamed for about 15 – 20 minutes to create a batch of delicious and attractive cakes. Nam cake costs about 3,000 VND/piece.
  • Hue sweet soups: Hue is famous as a paradise of tea with a variety of sweet soups such as durian sweet soup, mixed sweet soup, corn sweet soup,…

7. Accommodation when traveling to Thien An hill

Because this tourist destination is located near the center of Hue city. So, after participating in activities and experiences at Thien An hill. You return to Hue city to rest and relax.

  • Thuy Duong Boutique Hotel Hue. Address: 41 Hung Vuong, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Gardenia Hue Hotel. Address: 91 Vo Thi Sau, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Hue Serene Palace Hotel. Address: 21 Kiet 42 Nguyen Cong Tru, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Meliá Vinpearl Hue. Address: 50A Hung Vuong, Phu Nhuan, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Mondial Hotel Hue. Address: 17 Nguyen Hue, Vinh Ninh, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Indochine Palace Hue. 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.
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8. Some necessary notes when visiting Thien An hill

To have the most complete and fun trip to Thien An Hue Hill, you need to note some of the information below:

  • Because the trip to Thien An Hill is an outdoor activity, don’t forget to apply sunscreen and bring long clothes to shade your body from the sun.
  • When camping on Thien An hill, you should bring insect repellent spray.
  • Although currently, Thuy Tien Lake Park is abandoned and not in operation, when coming here, you still need to spend 10,000 VND/person for admission and 5,000 VND for parking.

9. Some other famous tourist attractions near Thien An hill

During your tour of Thien An Hue Hill, you can conveniently visit some other famous tourist attractions of the Ancient Capital located nearby, such as:

  • Khai Dinh mausoleum.
  • Vong Canh Hill.
  • Tomb of Tu Duc.
  • An Hien garden house

Thien An Hill is a Hue tourist destination loved by many travel enthusiasts because of its wild, strangely peaceful beauty. This is also the check-in location that many tourists wish to visit when traveling to the ancient capital of Hue.

Please contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, so you can have more useful information about interesting destinations in Vietnam. We are also honored to accompany you on your private tour Vietnam to explore Thien An hill with memorable experiences.

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