TPT-013 – Ancient garden house of Hue tour half day

 

OVERVIEW

Beyond the ancient citadel and extravagant tombs of Hue, lie the town’s historic garden houses. This guided tour by cyclo and on foot will teach you more about these hidden gems and their legacy, as nearly all of them have direct links with the old Imperial Court.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Depart your hotel at 09:00 for the garden houses of Hue. A Hue nha vuon usually consists of a main and back entrance, and a small wall, rockwork and plants in the front yard and in the house itself. In the middle of the garden, a binh phong (brick wall) rises in front of the house, serving as a defense and protection of the altar in the main room of the house. The path leading around the wall from the entrance gate is lined with tea bushes or apricot trees. The typical house is made with a timber frame and roofed with brick tiles. The whole house stands on big pillars placed on a round or square stone base, which is sometimes decorated. The altar of the family’s ancestors occupies the central room.

Some of the more famous garden houses of Hue are Lac Tinh Vien built by the Poet Hong Khang in 1889, Ngoc Son which was the former residence of the Princess Ngoc Son, daughter of Emperor Dong Khanh and lovely Tha Om Garden house.

As some of the houses listed are privately owned, the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. This tour can be taken in the afternoon if desired.

 

Our Services Include:

    * English or French speaking guide

    * Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles

    * All entrance fees as mentioned in the program

 

Our Services do not Include:

    * International and domestic flights

    * Visas

    * Travel insurance

    * Drinks and meals not mentioned in program

    * Tips and personal Expenses

    * Airport taxes

    * Any other service not mentioned

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