Famed for both its imperial cuisine and the contemporary creativity of its street foods, the ancient town of Hue has much to offer in 24 hours

At 5:30 a.m., drive to Chuon Lagoon in Phu An Commune of Phu Vang District, around 10 kilometers from downtown Hue to enjoy banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake) with a rabbitfish filling.

Banh xeo – a pancake originating in Vietnam – has gained popularity across the country over the last few decades, but nowhere else is it served using rabbitfish fillings, a specialty throughout Chuon Village.

Cooks first wash the fish, then drizzle some oil into the pan. They fry the fish with a layer of flour and let it sit for about three minutes after topping with mung beans sprouts and scallions. It is then flipped over and cooked for another two minutes.

A rabbitfish pancake costs about VND50,000-60,000 ($2.17-2.60) per serving, and just VND2,000 ($0.09) if you supply the ingredients.

Locals hold the best way to eat the pancake is with your hands. After deboning the fish, dip the pancake into spicy fish sauce before taking a bite. The spicy, crunchy and rich taste of banh xeo always has customers returning for more.

Back downtown, why not try the most iconic dish of the former imperial capital: Hue-style beef noodles.

The broth requires both pig and beef bones boiled with a generous dose of lemongrass, sugar, annatto, and shrimp paste. Vendors typically add sliced brisket, crab balls and pork pie. Adventurous eaters can also add cubed pig’s blood for even more flavor. When served, the dish is garnished with a tangle of vegetables like lime, scallions, cilantro, banana blossoms, mint, basil, and Vietnamese coriander. But be warned, if you are not a fan of spicy food: the original version in Hue packs much more of a punch than bun bo Hue served in Saigon or Hanoi.

A bowl of bun bo Hue costs from VND30,000 to VND35,000 at 47 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, 20 Bach Dang Street or Kim Chau Restaurant in Dong Ba Market.

Around 9 a.m., discover the unique taste of salt coffee, a must-try experience while on tour in Hue. Salt coffee is brewed in a traditional Vietnamese stainless-steel coffee filter called “phin“. When ordering, you will be brought a phin dripping filtered coffee into a cup of salty cream. After a few minutes, stir the coffee and cream together, and add a few ice cubes to cool off.

The salty layer whipped from the fermented milk and salt rises to the surface of the cup, offering an experience no other variation of coffee can equal. A cup of coffee is only VND15,000 at 10 Nguyen Luong Bang or 142 Dang Thai Than.

In the afternoon, savor traditional Vietnamese rice cooked in clay pots at a local restaurant. The most typical accompaniments for this meal include salted fish and shrimp sauce. You can try Hue’s fermented pickles (mam dua), which are usually served with white rice or small-shrimp paste (mam ruoc), a staple used in clam rice.

Don’t forget to try banh khoai, a tinier, thicker and crunchier version to banh xeo. Readily available at roadside stalls, local joints and markets, this open-faced crepe is typically filled with pork, shrimp, scallions and beansprouts. However, you can also find several venues offering this local snack with quail eggs and starfruit.

Banh khoai is best served with soybean and peanut sauce, which also features sesame, pork and the juice from fermented shrimp paste.

Around 3 p.m., if hungry, enjoy banh beo (steamed rice cake), banh ram it (fried dumpling) and banh bot loc (tapioca dumpling), famous Hue specialties raved about by travel bloggers.

Banh beo is a small steamed rice cake. Rice flour is poured into tiny plates before they are steamed. When served, these cakes are topped with shrimp powder, stir-fried onion and deep-fried pork skin. Enjoy the soft white cake with fish sauce.

Made from sticky rice, banh ram it is unique thanks to its steamed sticky goodness and crunchy deep-fried layer. The steamed part is like a dumpling with pork, shrimp and mushroom. Like banh beo, this cake is also topped with shrimp powder and stir-fried onion, and served with fish sauce.

Banh beo and banh ram it are served at restaurants along Pham Hong Thai Street, O Som Restaurant opposite No. 4, Hai Trieu Street, Di Sinh at 82 Le Thanh Ton Street, and Ong Do Restaurant at 1C Nguyen Binh Khiem Street.

Banh bot loc is a chewy dumpling made from tapioca flour and filled with pork and shrimp. The cake is covered in banana leaves and steamed before being served hot with fish sauce. It can be found at restaurants along Vo Thi Sau, Le Thanh Ton, Pham Hong Thai, Truong Dinh and Nguyen Hue, or street vendors near Trang Tien Bridge.

And in the evening, a bowl of com hen would make an ideal dinner.

Com hen is a rice dish featuring rural ingredients like baby mussels (hen) and fresh herbs combined through a sophisticated process. The mussels are boiled to create the broth adding sweetness and depth to the rice.

According to locals, the tastiest baby mussels are found in the Perfume River section of Con Village, Vi Da Ward. However, they still contain sand and dirt at this point and require a thorough wash before being seasoned and sautéed.

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Another crucial ingredient is fresh herbs including mint leaves, fine banana blossom shavings, starfruit slices, and pennywort. Many visitors not used to eating baby mussels will find this dish difficult to eat, but should still experience its special taste.

A bowl costs from VND7,000-10,000 and foodies can visit some shops at 64/7 Ung Binh, 28 Pham Hong Thai and 17 Han Mac Tu

After a day enjoying savory dishes, walk around Hue trying different kinds of sweet soups from longan with lotus seeds, red bean, taro to roasted pork filter powder. Sweet soup stalls are open until about 10 p.m. and each cup costs VND10,000-15,000. Some suggested addresses are 29 Hung Vuong, Thuong Bac Park and 10 Nguyen Sinh Cung.

If hungry late at night, you can visit eateries that remain open until about 2 a.m. and serve banh canh (Vietnamese pork thick noodle soup) on Han Thuyen Street, crab noodle soup on Gia Hoi Bridge and banh mi near Truong Tien Bridge.

One Day – Discover Hue Cuisine
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Hue, the capital of Vietnam’s last feudal rulers, the Nguyen Dynasty, has long been known for royal palaces and tombs but also has hidden charms to offer tourists.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Hue is between January and April, when temperatures range between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius. If you are planning a three-day holiday in Hue, here is an itinerary worth considering.

WHAT TO EXPLORE

DAY 1

Thien Mu Pagoda

Built in 1601 by the Nguyen lords, Thien Mu Pagoda (The Pagoda of the Celestial Lady) is on Ta Khe Hill on the northern bank of the Perfume River around five kilometers from the Imperial Citadel.

Though it can be accessed by motorbike, a dragon boat tour is highly recommended for tourists to explore the beauty of the river and its surroundings.

Thien Mu Pagoda is captured from above
Thien Mu Pagoda is captured from above.

A dragon boat tour to Thien Mu Pagoda and Hue Nam Temple costs VND350,000 ($15.29).

In the past dragon boats were only used by kings and royal families but now it is a popular choice for tourists.

For many families, the dragon boats are home and also their main source of livelihood.

Nguyen Thi Lan, 38, who has one of these boats on the Perfume River, said she has been carrying tourists to Thien Mu Pagoda and other tourist attractions for more than 10 years now.

“Due to the pandemic my boat remained idle for the last two years in the absence of tourists and we had to switch to fishing to make a living.”

Hon Chen Temple

Hue Nam or Hon Chen Temple, situated on Ngoc Tran Mountain in Huong Tra Town, around eight km from Hue, is a hidden gem where Mother Goddess Thien Y A Na and other goddesses are worshipped.

It is the most sacred place for the people of Hue and is at its busiest during the third and seventh lunar months with traditional festivals that combine the centuries-old Mother Goddesses worship traditions and royal ceremonies.

The best way to reach the temple is by boat. From downtown Hue, you can take a taxi or Grabcar to a wharf on Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street in Huong Thuy Town and take a boat to Hon Chen Temple for VND30,000.

Entry to the temple costs VND50,000 and tourists should dress politely – sleeveless tops and shorts above kneecaps not recommended – when entering the temple.

On normal days the temple is deserted and the solemn atmosphere inside could intimidate first-time visitors. In front of the temple, locals sit in their boats and sell fish to pilgrims for releasing into the river to earn good karma.

Gia Long tomb

The tomb of King Gia Long, who founded the Nguyen Dynasty, is 20 km from downtown Hue and close to Hon Chen Temple.

So, after visiting the temple, you can book a Grab service to reach the mausoleum in Dinh Mon village, Huong Tra District, on the west bank of the Perfume River.

The tomb is deserted all year-round due to its seclusion. A security guard there said sometimes provincial officials visit the tomb and offer incense to pray for luck and career advancement.

Inside the burial area is the royal court-yard with imposing stone sculptures of horses, elephants and humans. In the center of the burial area are the graves of King Gia Long and his wife, Queen Thua Thien Cao, next to each other.

It is the only royal mausoleum in Hue where a king and queen are buried together.

It is not advisable to ride a motorbike from Hue to the mausoleum due to the steep roads and deserted forests. Entry to the mausoleum is VND100,000.

Tourists should show respect by wearing clothes that cover their knees and shoulders.

DAY 2

Cyclo tour

It is not difficult to find cyclos in Hue and a 20-minute ride around town costs around VND150,000.

They will be taken to the city’s major tourist attractions including Truong Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market, and the Ngo Mon Gate of the Imperial Citadel.

You can buy an entry ticket for VND200,000 to the citadel, a UNESCO heritage site where the Nguyen royal family lived for more than a century from 1820 until the end of feudal rule in 1945.

Tourists can rent an ao dai (Vietnamese long dress) or nhat binh, a 19th-century dress worn by princesses and have photographs taken in them.

Boho, a shop at 40 Phan Chu Trinh Street, rents royal costumes for VND150,000-350,000 a day.

The citadel spreads over an area of 520 hectares and so it is best to go around in an electric shuttle bus for sightseeing.

Some parts of the citadel have deteriorated due to the elements and wars and so tourists are not allowed there.

Tu Duc Tomb

Tucked under Vong Canh Hill around seven kilometers from Hue is Khiem Lang, or the Tomb of Modesty, which was built in 1864.

It initially served as a place of relaxation for King Tu Duc, the fourth Nguyen king. After he died it became his final resting place. His tomb has sophisticated architecture and a charming landscape of lakes, forests and frangipani trees. It is one of the most beautiful of the Nguyen Dynasty mausoleums.

King Tu Duc reigned for over 36 years from 1847, the longest of any Nguyen ruler, and was childless.

Entry to the mausoleum costs VND120,000.

Thuy Xuan incense village

From the tomb, tourists can take a one-kilometer motorbike taxi ride to the Thuy Xuan incense-making village where dozens of families also make conical hats.

Chu Viet Dung, 39, said his family has been making incense sticks for more than a century and he is the third generation to pursue the traditional craft.

He said most tourists only visit to take photos and few buy incense, but his family is happy to welcome back tourists.

DAY 3

Dawn on Chuon Lagoon

At 4 a.m. you can ride a motorbike for 12 km to Chuon Lagoon in Phu Vang District.

The lagoon, part of the Tam Giang – Cau Hai wetland nature reserve, is at its busiest at dawn as fishermen’s boats arrive after an overnight fishing trip. They start fishing at 6 p.m. and finish at 6 a.m. and bring their catch to a wholesale market in Chuon village.

Visitors can rent a boat for VND200,000-250,000 ($8.76-10.95) for four to six people and go around the lagoon.

Don’t forget to enjoy a breakfast of hot porridge with steamed pork belly or turmeric noodles with fried intestines.

Ru Cha mangrove forest

From Chuon Lagoon, take Highway 49B to Ru Cha mangrove forest, another hidden gem that is generally overlooked by tourists.

Visitors can rent a boat for VND50,000 and row through the forest, take pictures and even learn to fish with nets.

Inside the forest is an old temple for Goddess Thanh Mau. Locals organize the spirit possession ritual (hau dong) here during the third lunar month to seek her protection.

Due to its secluded location, there are no restaurants in the forest, and visitors should carry their own food.

Folk singing on Perfume River

At 4:30 p.m. you can drop by Toa Kham Wharf on Le Loi Street and rent a dragon boat to watch sunset on the Perfume River.

The three-hour tour, costing around VND400,000, includes tea and sweet cakes and a trip under Hue’s famous bridges like Da Vien, Phu Xuan and Truong Tien.

When the sun goes down, there is Hue folk singing aboard the boat.

It is a variation of the Hue royal court music and uses traditional musical instruments, and the singers are dressed in the ao dai, the traditional long dress.

WHERE TO STAY

Hue Riverside Villa, Deja Vu Homestay, Tram Homestay, Beaulieu Boutique Hotel, Azerai La Residence, Vinpearl Hotel Hue, Alba Wellness Resort by Fusion and Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa are highly recommended by travel bloggers and have rooms ranging from VND300,000 to 3.5 million a night.

If you are looking for budget accommodation, Nam Phuong Riverside Villa, Phong Lan guesthouse and Hoang Trieu hostel are good choices with rooms at below VND200,000 a night.

WHAT TO EAT

You can visit Tai Phu shop on Dien Bien Phu Street to try nem lui (Hue-style grilled pork skewer) for VND85,000 per serving, and 47 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, 20 Bach Dang Street or Kim Chau Restaurant in Dong Ba Market for a bowl of bun bo Hue (Hue-style beef noodle soup) for VND30,000-35,000.

Banh mi Truong Tien is also a signature dish of Hue. It is a baguette with Vietnamese pork roll, omelet, pâté, Chinese sausage, grilled pork, sour fermented minced pork, and cilantro, and costs VND12,000-20,000.

O Tho stall at 14 Tran Cao Van Street in Phu Hoi Ward is open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sweet soup used to be an indispensable part of dessert for kings and royal families, and you can find a che stall inside a small alley on Hung Vuong Street that has various versions such as che hat sen (lotus seed), che nhan boc hat sen (longan stuffed with lotus seed) and che khoai mon (taro sweet soup) for around VND12,000 per serving.

Banh ep (Hue-style crepe) made from tapioca flour, pork, quail eggs, and herbs is also a popular dish in Hue and you can find it at many places like 20 Nguyen Du, 1 Van Cao, 101 Ba Trieu, 116 Le Ngo Cat, and 73 Tung Thien Vuong.

Prices start at VND10,000 for a regular-sized crepe and VND15,000 for a larger one.

HOW TO GET THERE

Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air have direct flights to Hue every day. Return tickets cost around VND1.4 million from HCMC and VND1.6 million from Hanoi.

Train services from HCMC to Hue take around 18 hours while the journey departing from Hanoi takes around 13 hours.

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Hue City Tour – Discovering the charms of Hue in 2 Days
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After being canceled in 2020 due to Covid-19, the biennial Hue festival returns from June 25 to 30 and is expected to attract 200,000 visitors.

The festival in the central town will feature street carnivals, art performances and cultural programs to tell tourists how Hue has come a long way from being the imperial capital of Vietnam’s last ruling family to a rising tourism star.

The opening ceremony will take place at Ngo Mon Square in front of the Imperial Citadel on June 25.

Dance troupes from France, Belgium and Israel will take part this year.

The Hue Imperial Citadel, which witnessed the rise and fall of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last ruling family, will be open at night from June 28 to 30.

In 2017 Hue authorities introduced a night walking tour inside the royal citadel, but suspended it later due to weather conditions.

Crowds watch artists perform at a street carnival of the 2018 Hue Festival
Crowds watch artists perform at a street carnival of the 2018 Hue Festival

The Hue festival is one of the country’s largest tourism events.

Hue festival 2022 held throughout entire year
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Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue is a famous tourist destination that you definitely need to visit at least once. At the request of many people, Danang Private Car will write a detailed review about this ancient temple. Do not miss!

About Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda has appeared a lot in Vietnamese folk songs and proverbs and is also the inspiration for many poetic and painting works.

Hue Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is an ancient “famous” temple about 5 km west of Hue city center. Thien Mu Pagoda was officially established in the year of Tan Suu, during the reign of Lord Tien Nguyen Hoang – the first Nguyen lord in Dang Trong.

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue is a symbol associated with the ancient capital for generations, and is also one of the most mentioned landmarks in the journey to discover this city.

Going to Thien Mu Pagoda, you will admire the ancient and profound beauty, the peace of the poetic Perfume River and understand more about the mysterious story behind it.

Where is Thien Mu Pagoda?

Where is Hue ancient capital? Where is Thien Mu Pagoda? Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue is considered a religious and spiritual symbol and possesses a poetic and lyrical scene, so this is considered the most beautiful temple in the inner region. The pagoda is located right on Ha Khe hill, Nguyen Phuc Nguyen street, in Kim Long ward, Hue city.

Thien Mu Pagoda (also known as Linh Mu Pagoda) is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River. About 5km from the center of Hue city to the west in the territory of Huong Tra district.

The Legend of Thien Mu Pagoda Thien Mu Pagoda

officially established in the year of Tan Ox (1601) of the reign of Lord Nguyen Hoang – the first Nguyen lord in Dang Trong. Thien Mu is the oldest ancient pagoda in Hue with a lifespan of more than 400 years. Built in 1601 during the reign of King Nguyen Hoang. According to many recorded documents, in one visit to consider the terrain to build a map. King Nguyen Hoang met a hill named Ha Khe with the image of a dragon turning its head. Later, the king built a temple on this hill, named Thien Mu pagoda.

Architecture of Thien Mu Pagoda Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue has undergone many renovations and expansions, becoming a temple with a strong architectural impression. Thien Mu Pagoda is a complex of many superficial and beautiful architectural works, bearing the unique architecture of Hue ancient capital. Typical architectural works must be mentioned such as: Dai Hung Palace, Phuoc Duyen Tower, Quan Am Palace, …

All create an ancient and sacred beauty for the temple. This is also a place to store many valuable antiques such as horizontal paintings, ancient couplets, ancient statues, steles and bronze bells, which not only have historical significance but also have great artistic value.

Thien Mu pagoda bell

The steady and slow ringing of the bells of Thien Mu Pagoda is an “indescribable” beauty that flutters people’s hearts. And a special feature is that these bronze bells have a unique moon and moon shape.

Places to visit in Thien Mu Pagoda

If you are looking for places to visit in the beautiful and attractive Thien Mu Pagoda. The locations below will not disappoint you.

Dai Hung Palace Thien Mu Pagoda

As the main hall of the temple, the place of worshiping Maitreya Buddha has huge ears as if to listen to the suffering of sentient beings and has a big belly that is tolerant of people’s mistakes. The palace has the architecture of Trung Thien Phap snail which was restored in 1959, the columns and trusses are poured with concrete, the outside is covered with a layer of imitation wood paint.

Phuoc Duyen Tower Thien Mu Pagoda

Going into the temple, the first building that appears in front of you is an octagonal tower named Phuoc Duyen tower. A typical symbol associated with Thien Mu Pagoda.

The tower was built in 1844, 21m high, including 7 floors, each floor worshiping a different Buddha. Inside the tower there is a spiral staircase leading from the lowest floor to the top floor, where the golden Buddha image was previously worshiped.

The tomb of the late monk Thich Don Hau

At the end of the temple grounds is the tomb of the late monk Thich Don Hau. This place was built to worship the famous master of Thien Mu pagoda – monk Thich Don Hau.

He spent his whole life devoted to charitable activities to help the world. The tomb area also has a 7-storey tower, but the scale is smaller than Phuoc Duyen tower.

Earth Tang Palace

Located at the back of Dai Hung Palace, away from a large yard with lots of ornamental plants and lakes.

Tam Quan Gate of Thien Mu Pagoda

Tam Quan Gate is the main gate leading to the temple with a structure of 2 floors, 8 roofs and 3 aisles. At each entrance through the gate, there is a wooden plank door, on both sides there are guarding statues. Stepping through Tam Quan gate, you will admire 12 giant wooden temple guardian sculptures.

Ticket price to visit Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue

If you are wondering how much tickets to visit Thien Mu Pagoda cost, don’t worry! Thien Mu Pagoda is open to visitors and Buddhists everywhere to visit and worship the temple

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Thien Mu Pagoda Hue – Ideal Spiritual Attraction
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One of the ways in which the central town of Hue has held on to its former imperial glory is its cuisine with some royal touches. Here are 5 Must-try Dishes for all visitors to Hue City. The event coincides with the Hung Kings Commemoration Day, a national holiday.

  • Trang Tien banh mi

    Hue Locals will invariably recommend the Trang Tien banh mi as the one dish you just have to try at night in Hue. Near the Truong Tien (Trang Tien) Bridge over the iconic Huong (Perfume) River at the intersection of Le Loi and Hung Vuong Street, there are many popular banh mi stalls that serve what locals call the Trang Tien banh mi.

    A banh mi stall near Truong Tien Bridge in Hue

    Address: Hung Vuong Street, Phu Hoi, Hue

    Open time: 19:00

    Closing time: 1:00

    Price: 7.000 VND – 10.000 VND

  • Banh Canh on Han Thuyen Street

In Hue, if people want to eat banh chung, people often go to Han Thuyen Street, a familiar address for more than 20 years not only to Hue people but also to tourists from all over the world. Here there are more than a dozen banh canh shops, one after another on a small, traffic-free street in the inner city of Hue.

A banh canh stall on Han Thuyen Street in Hue

At just VND15,000 per serving, this dish warms up hungry stomachs with toppings of quail eggs, pork hock, cha cua (crab cake) and cha ca (fried fish cake)

  • Che (sweet soup)

According to Hue researchers, Hue tea is a long-standing dish in the land of Phu Xuan, a harmonious combination between Champa processing art and Vietnamese traditional dishes to create one of the five typical flavors. (salty – sweet – sour – spicy – bitter) of Hue cuisine.

Each of the different versions of this dessert, che hat sen (lotus seed), che nhan boc hat sen (longan stuffed lotus seed), and che khoai mon (taro sweet soup) are bound to satiate sweet tooths .

Colorful Hue-style sweet soups are sold at a stall near Truong Tien Bridge in downtown Hue

Sweet soup stalls, which remain open until about 10 p.m., sell their wares at VND10,000-15,000 per serving. Some of the places recommended by locals are 29 Hung Vuong, Thuong Bac Park and 10 Nguyen Sinh Cung.

  • Hue-style crepe

Banh ep (Hue-style crepe), made with tapioca flour, pork and herbs never fails to impress visitors to Hue.

The cake is small but contains many special things: the greasy, chewy taste of the cake, the crunchy sourness of pickled papaya, the aroma of green onions, meat, eggs…

Hue-style crepe is served with pickled papaya, Vietnamese cilantro and cucumber

Stalls usually sell the dish until about 10 p.m. Visitors can enjoy this dish at many places including: 20 Nguyen Du, 1 Van Cao, 101 Ba Trieu, 116 Le Ngo Cat and 73 Tung Thien Vuong. Prices start at VND2,000 to VND3,000 for a regular-sized crepe and VND5,000 for a larger one.

  • Hue-style beef noodle soup

Bun bo Hue is a Hue specialty that can be found in most other parts of Vietnam. The broth requires both pig and beef bones to be boiled with a generous dose of lemongrass, sugar, annatto, and shrimp paste. Various ingredients like sliced brisket, crab balls and pork pie are added. Adventurous eaters can add pig’s blood cubes for more flavor.

A bowl of Hue-style beef noodle soup served at a stall in Hue

Location: 5 Tran Cao Van, Vinh Ninh, Hue
Opening hours: 5 pm – 12 pm (17 pm – 24 pm)
Price: 25,000 – 40,000 VND

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What It Was and When It All Started

Construction started in 2000 to June 2004, many items were completed and put into operation. Investors build many majestic items such as: aquarium tourist area, virtual world playroom, water park, yacht on lake, restaurant, diverse ecosystem, water music stage with capacity 2500 seats, with a system of high-class bedrooms on the hillside.

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Ho Thuy Tien

However, due to unfinished investment and ineffective operation, it did not attract tourists, so in 2008, Hue Capital Tourism Company transferred the project to Haco Hue Co., Ltd. to invest. Even so, the work has not progressed and the items are still abandoned.

Location of Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark

About 10 km southwest of Hue city center, located on Thien An hill, Thuy Tien lake (Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy town) is one of the most famous and famous deserted water parks in the world.

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Thuy Tien Lake is also a tourist destination. Visitors to the Thuy Tien Lake Park in Hue are attracted by the magical beauty of the place. This abandoned resort has been built since 2004, so far, many tourists to Vietnam have discovered this mysterious park.

What Ho Thuy Tien Park Looks Like Today

At the end of 2011, this resort was closed for research to create a new project. Since then, covering the park is a ruined, ruined landscape after long deserted time. Because it was no longer in use, everything inside evoked a feeling of ghostlikeness like stepping out from a horror film. Although deserted for a long time, there is no one to look after, but this place is still a favorite destination for adventurous guests who want to find strange space.

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Ho Thuy Tien

Up to now, the unfinished construction items have been somewhat tarnished, bringing spooky and creepy air like scary movies. The paths leading into the tourist area are overgrown. The area around Thuy Tien Lake has dozens of beautiful sculptures that have been deformed, and some of them have been painted with graffiti. Even the gate in front of the entrance to the resort has been rusted, badly damaged.

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Ho Thuy Tien - The abandoned water park in Hue
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Ho Thuy Tien – The abandoned water park in Hue
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