Hidden places in Hue – The attractions tourists may not know

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Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda in Hue

Hue city has many wonderful places which attract people around the world. However, there are some other hidden places in Hue which few tourists know about them. Are you curious about hidden places in Hue? Let’s take a look at some recommends below.

Ru Cha Mangrove 


Ru Cha Mangrove

Ru Cha Mangrove. Source: blog.traveloka

With natural beauty, Ru Cha mangrove is regarded as an interesting hidden place, especially in such hot summer. The mangrove is from a kind of tree which grows naturally creating a mysterious and special forest.

This is one of the rare mangroves in Tam Giang. Ru Cha is the virgin forest in Huong Phong commune, Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue province. It is about 15 kilometers from Hue city center to Ru Cha mangrove. You can follow the route 49 to Thuan An beach, then turn left on the direction to Tam Giang bridge. You will see Ru Cha mangrove there.

The river surrounds the forest, which brings tourists a beautiful scene with a good feeling. Tourists can also enjoy some seafood such as shrimp, crab, fish as the special food in Tam Giang. Let’s come to Ru Cha to have new experiences in Hue.

Truc Lam Monastery

Thien Vien Truc Lam in Hue

Thien Vien Truc Lam in Hue. Source: @vqh.quangthu

The second hidden place mentioned is Truc Lam monastery. The monastery, which is the first temple in the Central, settles in Bach Ma mountain. Truc Lam monastery is 30 kilometers south of Hue city, in Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province. When getting there, tourists have to visit Truc Lam monastery by boat to go through the lake.

Hue Thien Vien Truc Lam

Hue Thien Vien Truc Lam. Source: @vqh.quangthu

Because of being in the highland, Truc Lam monastery has mild temperate all the time. In summer, it’s a wise choice to visit Truc Lam monastery to avoid the severe heat. In addition to the stunning landscape, this hidden place is also famous for the sacred pagoda and statue. There are 2 different ways leading to 2 places in Thien Vien. The first one is the main temple. Enter the main gate, you will see the temple, which is a big pagoda following Buddhism architecture. The second place is a big Buddha Statue on a nearby island. Cross a bridge and go through the forest, you will discover the giant Buddha Statue.
Besides, Thien Vien is close to some beautiful places. For instance, you can simultaneously visit the Bach Ma National Park or have a sightseeing tour on Truoi lake. It will help you enjoy the peacefulness and reduce the stress in daily life.

An Hien Garden House

An Hien Garden House in Hue

An Hien Garden House in Hue. Source: Hivietnam

Are you still curious about hidden places in Hue? Why don’t you try to visit An Hien garden house? An Hien garden house is the most beautiful garden house ever in Hue ancient capital. It has typically unique design of Hue garden house architecture.

The garden house went through over 100 years with many different owners. But, it seemed that An Hien garden house still keeps its enduring traditional beauty. It is on the north side of Perfume River, 58 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen Street, Xuan Hoa village, Huong Long commune, Hue city. Similar to the Citadel and many other architectures in Hue, the garden house also faces Perfume river and is not far from Thien Mu pagoda.

Apart from the special construction and delightful views, the garden house is also where four-season fruits in Vietnam come together. Therefore, this is an attractive destination for the tourists finding pleasure in nature and exploring Hue’s hidden ancient places. An Hien garden house will certainly bring unforgettable exciting experiences to you on your travel.


Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda in Hue

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda in Hue. Source: Blog traveloka

In addition, on the way to Thien Mu Pagoda, we continue to drive on a small street leading to the mountain. Then, we are coming to another hidden place called Huyen Khong Son Thuong pagoda. The pagoda is in the valley with large pine forest. Therefore, it is unpopular with most of the tourists taking part in Hue tour.

The pagoda is about over 10 kilometers west of Hue ancient capital, in Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue province. To get there, you have to go through Thien Mu pagoda. You need to follow the road along the river, then turn right to Dong Cham village. After you go through about 200 meters from the village gate, you can see signs to the pagoda.

Unlike Truc Lam monastery, there are high mountains and thousands of pine trees surround this pagoda. Going inside the pagoda, you will enjoy a verdant garden with the fantastic sight of the myth. In the campus of the pagoda, it has little lakes with blooming lotus, valuable kinds of orchids and thousand-year-old trees. All things create marvelous and restful spaces for the people. As a result, Huyen Khong Son Thuong is a quiet destination for the tourists to have a fresh mind. And you also have the peaceful time or great feelings which is not easy to have in a noisy city.

We hope that you could find some more interesting places in your destination list. If you want to get more information about Hue and Vietnam attractions, visit I Love Asia Tour with local female guides.


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