After a hard-working and restless week with no breaks, everyone would love to embark on a journey to seek for a tranquil destination and let themselves rest in the embrace of nature, and the famous garden houses in Hue can be the perfect choice for you. Many tourists are drawn here to immerse themselves in its alluring natural scenery and comfortable atmosphere, which these places offer that will make you fall in love for the first time.
The garden houses are a unique feature of Hue. The houses are traditional, privately owned, and set in attractive formal gardens. Some have connections with the old Royal Imperial Court. Hue traditional architecture has long been closely associated with the natural environment. The garden houses reflect this association. Each is highly individual – house and garden, people and scenery, plants, clouds, and water co-exist and blend with each other in a harmonious context.
1. An Hien Garden House
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When we talk about the most popular garden houses in Hue, An Hien is the one that you should not miss. It is located at 58 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen street, Xuan Hoa village, Huong Long commune, right near the center of Hue.
This garden house owns a very favorable location, which faces the Perfume River and is near the famous Thien Mu Pagoda. An Hien is considered the most beautiful garden house in Hue in history. The garden house was built in the 19th century and had gone through many hardships over time, but still retains its traditional traits until now.
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An Hien garden house is designed in the ancient Vietnamese style with an area of 4,608 m2, and the center is a three-room, two-wing house with sophisticated architecture, textures, and carvings. Coming here, tourists can see the gorgeous fish pond, a garden with all kinds of rare plants, and a fresh atmosphere. Coming to the garden house, you will be invited to hot cups of tea and listen to gentle and relaxing Hue songs.
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2. Kim Long garden house
Kim Long is one of the garden houses that is famous for its large space and architecture that resemble traditional houses in Hue. The garden house is located in Kim Long village, on the left bank of the Perfume River, near the center of Hue. In the Nguyen Dynasty, the garden house in Kim Long had a rather large scale with the most beautiful traditional architecture with 7 compartments, which was like a King’s palace in the heart of the city.
Kim Long garden house was built by the hands of the most skilled architectures and made from the most precious and rare materials found by local people. The entry to the house is a winding pathway with lines of tall trees on two sides, and there is an amazing rockery landscape in front of the house. The interior of the main house is meticulously designed, especially the ancestral worship space.
Kim Long garden house is currently the most charming destination for tourists who want to learn more about the history, culture, and architecture of the place. Coming here, you can experience the interesting community eco-tourism, the simple life of the local people, and see the unique and attractive features of the garden house.
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3. Vien Tieu Cung garden house
Xuan Vien Tieu Cung is one of the famous garden houses in Hue and is visited by many tourists every year. This garden house is the most beautiful and intact house among others in the Phu Mong area. In the past, Xuan Vien Tieu Cung Garden House was the living place of Minister of Ceremonies Pham Huu Dien. It was built in 1894, under the reign of King Thanh Thai, and is currently the sixth generation descendant of Pham Huu Dien still looking after the house.
According to the owner, “Xuan Vien Tieu Cung” means a spring flower garden in a small palace. The garden house has three compartments and two wings located at right angles. The main house is designed with the front line to worship ancestors, and the interior is typical of the ancient architectural culture of Hue. The garden house is hidden behind tall green trees, bringing a peaceful and quiet atmosphere for travelers.
Coming here, you will have a chance to explore every corner of the beautiful garden house and participate in interesting activities such as doing traditional crafts, gardening, and learning about the history and culture of Hue.