Artists, farmers and emperors of Hue - 1 Day
Boarding at the old wharf of Bao Vinh. Bao Vinh is the closest town of Hue, a harbor of the 17th century. The alert was given in front of the massive destruction of old houses to build modern buildings. Today, the Regional Council of Pas-de-Calais has financed the restauration of 5 houses over 200 years old.
Walk by bike to the village of Sinh. This village make reference to the painters and traditional Vietnamese artists, visit the artist family Mr. Phuoc, 60 years of experience.
Continuation to the village, the factory of paper flowers.
Return to the boat and continuation of the cruise, then visit of the Thien Mu Pagoda “The Heavenly Lady” (1601), erected during the reign of the first Lord Nguyen Hoang, on the banks of the perfumes river. This pagoda can be recognized from a long way thanks to its octagonal tower.
Continuation of the cruise to the grapefruits village of Thuy Bieu, between the city center and the Nguyen Emperors tombs. The ancient village is specialized in the plantation of grapefruits, famous for their quality. In the past, they were given to the royal family.
Cradle of culture of Hue, Thuy Bieu is an old village currently developing eco-tourism.
The village contains many centenarian houses lost between the fruits trees, especially the grapefruits trees. All of them are covered with a green color. The characteristics of these houses-gardens contribute to the preservation of the customs and traditions of the Vietnamese culture and architectural of the Nguyen Dynasty.
During the walk, some stops are prevised: to the old temple dedicated to the genius of the village, at school, and in a family which owns three of the older houses. These buildings are characterized by engravings and sculptures in wood: dragons, phoenix and other natural landscapes on columns, beams or rafters.
Continuation by bike all along the river of perfumes in the nature, among flowers and thousands of grapefruits. Stop at the local market, to buy if you want notebooks, pencils, pens, to offer to the orphanage.
Return by bike to the family house. Participate in the preparation of the lunch with the family: figs salad, lemongrass duck… After the lunch, rest with a foot massage with medicinal herbs.
Transfer by car to the emperor Tu Duc tomb. Discover an incense and hats factories. Stop to visit the eunuchs’ pagoda Tu Hieu. At almost 15:15, be present at the monks’ ceremony.
Go back to the city.
Hue - Bao Vinh - Sinh - Thanh Tien - Thuy Bieu - Tu Duc - Hue
Included in the price :
- local English-speaking guide
- entrance tickets to sites
- activities mentioned
- transfers mentioned
- lunch in the homestay
- foot massage with medicinal herbs
- 2 bottles of water per person
Not included in the price:
- personal expenses
- expenses not mentionned in the program