Look beyond the main tourist sites of Hue to discover the town’s historic garden houses. Follow in the footsteps of emperors while venturing through these serene havens. Learn about the once-mighty Imperial Court and see how their legacy continues to impact daily life in modern Hue. 

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The Garden Houses of Hue - Half Day

Today’s tour will begin at 08:00 (or alternatively at 14:00). Spend a morning exploring Hue’s historic garden houses. Called nha vuon in Vietnamese, these heritage buildings offer a unique chance to learn about the city’s rich heritage and local traditions.

Step through the main entrance of one of these remarkable houses. Designed to create harmony between architecture and nature, each element of the nha vuon is a calculated design. Learn about some of these unique elements such as the binh phong. These brick walls rise in front of the house and symbolically protect the house’s main altar. The pathways are lined with tea bushes or apricot trees, and many other leafy plants fill the courtyards.

While exploring Hue’s garden houses, hear about their rich history. Initially built by the members of the Imperial Court, tradition holds that the houses cannot be sold and must be maintained by ancestors.

Following this insightful glimpse into Hue’s traditions and heritage, return to the city centre or hotel.

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.  Lunch or dinner can be pre-arranged at Tha Om Garden House for an additional cost.


Our Services include:

  •   English or French speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  •   Transfers by cyclo (one person per cyclo)
  •   Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary

Our Services do not include:

  •   Other meals than mentioned
  •   Other services than mentioned
  •   International and domestic Flights
  •   Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  •   Tips, Travel insurance

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