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Vong Canh Hill

When mentioning Hue tourism, most of us will immediately think of Perfume River, Ngu Mountain, Trang Tien Bridge, Hue Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc. But not many people think of Vong Canh Hill with its charming natural scenery.

This is especially the ideal place to capture the dreamy Hue in your sights. Let’s explore this romantic hill with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Vong Canh Hill?

Vong Canh Hill is located at 102, Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street. Located in Thuy Bieu ward, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam. About 8 km southwest of Hue city center and about 100 km northwest of Da Nang city.

2. How is Vong Canh hill unique?

Vong Canh Hill possesses charming natural beauty with sky, clouds, mountains and water. With the Perfume River meandered shyly at the foot of the hill. In the distance are temples and mausoleums tinged with history. Although, this hill is neither too wide nor too high, so it is very convenient for tourists to visit.

Legend has it that Hue Vong Canh Hill was the place to stop and sightsee for the Nguyen Dynasty kings. Around Vong Canh Hill is a system of famous mausoleums. Such as Dong Khanh tomb, Thieu Tri tomb, Hieu Dong tomb, Tu Duc tomb, Xuong Tho tomb…

Opposite Vong Canh hill is Hon Chen temple – a place to worship the goddess Ponagar of the Cham people on the opposite side. About 300m downstream from Vong Canh hill is Van Nien Water Plant – with architecture like a pagoda. Therefore, this is a mark in the historical process of transforming into a modern urban area of ​​Hue city.

In particular, this is also a rare place where you can watch the entire sunset in Hue. The color of the afternoon sunlight mixed with the blue of the pine forest creates an extremely wonderful scene, making any visitor feel an unforgettable feeling of nostalgia.

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3. When is the best time to visit Vong Canh Hill?

The entire hill area is covered with green trees. Therefore, when arriving here, the first feeling of visitors will be freshness and comfort at any time of the day. Therefore, you can go to Vong Canh hill at any time. But to make your trip more interesting, especially to have more “cool” virtual check-in photos, the morning or afternoon would be the most ideal time.

In the morning, the temperature here will be a bit chilly, the surrounding scenery will be covered with a light layer of dew. In particular, the sunrise at Vong Canh hill in the morning is also extremely beautiful, witnessing the moment the new day begins on the high hill will bring you many interesting experiences.

If you are a lover of romance, you cannot miss the opportunity to watch the sunset on top of Vong Canh hill in Hue. The most beautiful time to watch the sunset here is around 5pm. At this time, the sun begins to set, disappearing behind the mountains and pine trees, creating an extremely romantic scene. It will be soothing and peaceful when you witness this with your family and friends.

4. How to get to Vong Canh hill?

4.1 Moving To Hue City

4.1.1. By plane

In fact, 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. 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,…

4.13 By train

If you have a lot of time to travel to Hue and love sightseeing along the way, choose the train. Moreover, train tickets are not too expensive. Normally, trains 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.

4.2 Traveling to Vong Canh hill from Hue city

Not too far from Hue city center, the road to Vong Canh Hue hill is also very easy, so visitors have many options to get here. Among them, motorbikes are the means of choice for many tourists.

Starting from Hue city center, you can follow Hoai Thanh street to Le Ngo Cat street. Here, you will see Huyen Tran Cong Chua street, drive straight on this road about 4 km to reach the hill area. Park your car in the parking area and then walk up the hill.

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5. Activities and Experiences at Vong Canh hill

Still maintaining the quiet and peaceful appearance that everyone knows about Hue, so Vong Canh Hill is an ideal stop for you to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Let’s explore with us what is so attractive about this place that makes tourists rush to come here to “check-in”.

5.1 Admiring the beautiful, charming natural scenery from Vong Canh Hill

Maybe you don’t know the history of Vong Canh Hill in Hue. In the past, this was the stopping place of many kings and lords of the Nguyen Dynasty. Not every place was visited by kings, because it had to possess a very unique natural landscape to be able to catch the king’s eye.

That’s right, if you have the opportunity to come here with your own eyes, you will be able to imagine the surprising beauty of Vong Canh hill. It is no exaggeration to say that this place has beautiful scenery worthy of Da Lat.

Coming here, you can easily observe the four-season fruit garden. There is ash tea, tangerines, oranges, longans… everything. Mixed in are the ancient colors of temple roofs and ancient mausoleums. It is impossible not to mention the shady rows of pine trees, making the atmosphere here very cool. In particular, standing from the top of the hill, you can see a corner of the gentle Perfume River. This is truly the ideal view for you to fully admire the vast and warm beauty of Hue.

5.2 Admiring the sunset on Vong Canh hill in Hue

The most unique “specialty” at Vong Canh hill is the sunset. As dusk gradually falls, the space here becomes strangely quiet, leaving only the pale sunlight filtering through the leaves, reflecting the sparkling light into the distance. Besides, everything is dyed in a sad red color, making this moment truly unforgettable. Don’t hesitate to bring your camera to check-in and take a few photos!

5.3 Enjoying fresh, cool air at Vong Canh Hill

Far from the hot, dry air in the city center, Vong Canh Hill has a very cool climate. Not many people know about it, so the scenery at Vong Canh Hill is still quite wild. This place possesses quite rich vegetation, covered with trees all year round like a giant air “purifier”. That’s why this is a place to avoid the “intestinal” heat of the indigenous people.

5.4 Checking-in to live virtually with countless styles on the romantic Vong Canh hill

With charming natural scenery, rivers, mountains, and cool trees, this place has countless virtual check-in corners for you to freely take photos of. Every corner here is endless inspiration for photographers from amateurs to professionals. You just need to stand there to take dozens of beautiful photos.

Besides, you can choose a romantic pine hill background or choose a dreamy Perfume River frame in the sunset. The secret to a more beautiful photo is to choose a slightly vintage clothing color tone, which will suit the scene here very well.

5.5 Camping together, singing and having fun in the Vong Canh hill area

An activity not to be missed when visiting Vong Canh hill is camping. If you feel like experiencing 1 day here is not enough, then join your friends and family and set up a tent to spend the night here. And to make the atmosphere more exciting, there is no shortage of singing, dancing and entertainment. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks if you plan to camp here. Especially, before leaving, don’t forget to clean up thoroughly, leaving only “footprints”.

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6. Enjoying Hue specialties when visiting Vong Canh hill

Hue specialties are countless. If you go on a tour, you won’t have to think about “what to eat for lunch today?”. Because Vong Canh Hill is quite close to the central area, it is not difficult for you to find a place that sells delicious and affordable food.

Delicious dishes when traveling to Vong Canh Hill that you should enjoy are:

  • Mussel rice: this is a popular dish in Hue. It is the perfect combination of sour, spicy, salty, and sweet flavors that bring unique characteristics, only found in Hue.
  • Banh beo: going to Hue and not enjoying banh beo is a mistake. Here, it has a smooth crust, filled with shrimp meat inside, dipped in spicy and sour fish sauce to taste the full flavor of Hue.
  • Banh nam: along with banh beo, banh nam is also one of the Hue specialties that you should try. The special feature of this type of cake is that it is rolled thinly and wrapped in a layer of dong leaves. Therefore, the cake brings an elegant flavor and melts in the mouth.
  • Che Hue: this is the most famous snack in Hue. Hue sweet soup is very rich in ingredients, from taro, lotus seeds, longan, long beans, even roasted pork is used to make sweet soup.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Vong Canh hill

Because Vong Canh Hill is very close to Hue city, you don’t have to worry about where to stay. After a complete tour here, you return to Hue city to rest. Below are some highly rated hotels that you can refer to.

  • Imperial Hotel Hue. Address: 08 Hung Vuong, Phu Hoi, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Midtown Hotel Hue. Address: 29 Doi Cung, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue.
  • Saigon Morin Hotel Hue. Address: 30 Le Loi Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City.
  • Senna Hotel Hue. Address: No. 7 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City.
  • Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel & Spa. No. 02 Le Loi Street, Vinh Ninh, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue Province.
  • Eldora Hotel Hue. 60 Ben Nghe, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue.

8. Some other famous tourist attractions near Vong Canh hill

On the way to Vong Canh hill, you will encounter many other interesting attractions. If you have time, don’t forget to visit.

8.1 Tomb of Tu Duc

Only 1km from Vong Canh Hill, Tu Duc Tomb is a place of worship for the Nguyen Dynasty kings. This place has an ancient look, in harmony with the majestic natural scenery, and will definitely be a memorable highlight on your journey of discovery.

8.2 Minh Mang Tomb

This is a miniature corner of Confucian culture. Minh Mang Tomb is located in a prime location on Cam Khe mountain. This is a project with the most unique architectural style during the Nguyen Dynasty. The scenery here is surrounded by green trees, leaning against a sturdy mountain, with incredible peace. All of this depicts a beautiful natural scene that makes everyone passing by stop and admire.

8.3 Khai Dinh Tomb

Although the area is not as magnificent and magnificent as the mausoleums of other kings. However, Khai Dinh Tomb makes visitors “admired” by its extremely meticulous and elaborate decorative motifs. This is an architectural work with interference between two cultures, that is, the West and the East. Typically, details of the crown, tea tray, glass, porcelain, etc. are combined into an extremely sophisticated relief.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Vong Canh hill

To make your trip to Vong Canh hill more complete, keep in mind the following notes:

  • The road to Vong Canh hill in Hue is not too difficult, but you should also be very careful to avoid slipping.
  • Because you have to walk a distance to get to the top of the hill, bring soft, low-soled shoes to avoid foot pain, affecting the experience of the whole journey.
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen, mosquito and insect repellant and bring water and some simple food and drinks to replenish your energy.
  • Maintaining landscape and general hygiene. Put garbage in the right place.
  • And finally, remember to fully charge your phone battery to freely check-in virtually.

The journey to explore the ancient capital would be incomplete without a stop at Vong Canh hill in Hue. There are so many surprises that you can learn and experience here. Let’s join Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator – to plan your Hue tour now so you can have a complete trip with interesting experiences.

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