Visiting Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge in Hue
About this experience
Hue city has long been a famous attraction to many tourists for The Complex of Hue Monuments – a UNESCO recognized heritage site. However, if royal architecture is all you think of when you hear of Hue, then you’re wrong. Modestly lying on the edge of Hue city, ancient traits of Thanh Toan village still remain intact, dating back hundreds of years.
Despite being built over two centuries ago and damaged over time due to natural and man-made disasters, Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge – the origin of the village name – still stands as a monument of history and culture. Thanh Toan village is also able to retain all the characteristics of a traditional Vietnamese village with typical symbolic sites including: banyan tree, water well and village hall’s front yard. Visiting Thanh Toan, you will not only find yourself lost in a tranquil countryside but also learn more about our culture and history.
- Immerse yourself in a purely rural countryside just 15 minutes away from Hue city
- Get to know more about “rural culture” of Vietnam
- Visit the agricultural museum in Thanh Toan and learn how Vietnamese farmers produced and lived on Mother Nature in the old days
- Touch the old grains of wood and listen to the old folk tales of how the bridge was built
Your positive contribution
Support local livelihoods
Using a cooperative model for Thanh Toan individuals and business, the site has huge potential to increase the socioeconomic benefits of tourism for all those who contribute. Joining this tour, you are helping the cooperative get more financial gains. An established community fund will be utilised as an incubation fund to give initial support to villagers who want to join Cooperative.
- Group of 10 persons and more: 90,000 VND/pax.
* This is the price for join-in tour. If you want to book a private tour, contact us for the best price.
9.00 a.m. Meeting at Thanh Toan village
9.15 a.m. Starting tour with an introduction of Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge.
9.45 a.m. Moving to agricultural museum to learn all about farming life in Vietnam. Here you will have chance to know life circle of rice and how Hue people – with the love of art – brought daily life into their folk songs.
10.30 a.m. Free strolling around the village to take in the normal daily life in a peaceful village of Vietnam
11.00 a.m. Time for lunch, locally prepared and served.
12.00 p.m. End of tour
✓ English speaking tour guides.
✓ All entrance fees and activity fee
✓ Local lunch
✘ Personal expense (extra drinks and snacks)
✘ Tips/gratuities (optional)
✘ Facilitator in other languages available upon request
- Starting time: 9 a.m at Thanh Toan tile-roofed village.
- What to bring:
- Clothing: Dress in comfortable clothes
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat are recommended
- Money: Gratuities are optional and always appreciated.
What's the weather like?
- Weather in Hue is harsh and different from regions and areas in the province. Coastal and delta regions have two seasons: dry season from March to August with hot and muggy atmosphere, sometimes the temperature reaches up to 39.9°C. From August to February is the rainy season. There are floods and typhoons in this season. The average temperature is 19.7°C, while also lowers to 8.8°C with cold air.
- Hue weather is also affected by the Truong Son Mountain Range which brings the moisture to Hue, causing a foggy damp and showery weather. From February to late March, Hue is described with a cold rainy season. The temperature falls low to 8 degrees at night. In the same way, when the sun pops up it reaches to a maximum of 30°C in daytime. Normally, in summer weather in Hue is very dry with short summer rains. The rains appear unpredictably but prolong for weeks. “Changeable” would be a right word to depict weather of Hue.