Hoi An Street Food Trail

Gaining a reputation for not only the historic beauty and charming architecture of a port town, Hoi An Ancient Town is also a unique culinary paradise with a variety of delicious dishes from rustic to luxurious ones attracting tourists from all over the world. If you want to schedule a Hoi An street food tour, Hoi An Private Car is here to help you have more information about where you can have the most mouthwatering Hoi An street food.

Nuoc Mot Hoi An (“Mot” Tea Hoi An)

Location: 10 Tran Phu St, Hoi An town, Quang Nam province.

MOT’s traditional drink with own herbal recipe is highly recommended for anyone who once visited Hoi An Ancient Town. On Tran Phu St, you can easily catch sight a stall where is always crowded. With a chalk board, a lotus vase along with aromatic spices and herbal remedy such as honeysuckle, cinnamon, lemon and lemongrass have created a familiar scene to every visitor.

Basically, nuoc mot Hoi An is a kind of cool herbal water with fragrant smells of lemon and lemongrass. However, in the middle of hot summer weather, it will be all you need. With an eye-catching decorative cup and the cost of only 10.000 VND, Mot tea Hoi An has become a must-have check-in place once you coming to Hoi An Old Town.

Com Ga Ba Buoi (Ba Buoi Chicken Rice)

Location: 22 Phan Chu Trinh street, Hoi An town.

The 2nd location: 18 Dao Duy Tu St, Cam Pho, Hoi An town.

Being available from the 50s of the 20th centuries, Com ga Ba Buoi seems to become a name associated with the development of Hoi An. Unlike chicken rice dishes at many other places, Ba Buoi Chicken Rice is notable for their chicken meat. Chicken rice is cooked with many different portions and flavors such as boiled chicken rice, shredded chicken rice, chicken heart and so on.

Chicken meat is chewy and delicious, not as starchy as industrial chicken. A dish of Com ga Ba Buoi costs from 35.000 VND per person. As the restaurant is always crowded, you might have to wait for about 10 minutes to have a seat.

Cao Lau Hoi An (Rice Noodles with Barbecued Pork, Vegetables and Croutons)

Cao Lau Ba Be: right at the beginning of Hoi An Market

Thanh Cao Lau: 26 Thai Phien St, Hoi An

Cao Lau Hoi An: 274 Cua Dai St, Hoi An

Cao Lau Hoi An is known as an unreplaceable dish that has been around for hundreds of years in this small of town.

Unlike My Quang, Bun or Banh Uot, Cao Lau has thicker noodle fiber with the color of milky-yellow. It is usually served with a broth made from shrimp, meat and raw vegetables. In order to make delicious noodle fiber, the noodle maker has to choose the ashes cooked from Cu Lao Cham soaked with rice. By that, creating a crisp, chewy and characteristic noodle fiber.

The most famous stall of Cao Lau Vietnamese Food in Hoi An Town is Cao Lau Ba Be where sells the most delicious and cheapest Cao Lau Hoi An. Although it is just a small stall at the beginning of the market, it is a famous destination for lots of tourists. A bowl of Hoi An Cao Lau is normally costs from 20.000 – 25.000 VND per bowl.

Banh Bao – Banh Vac (White Rose Dumplings)

Location: Hoa Hong Trang Restaurant, 533 Hai Ba Trung St, Hoi An

Banh Bao and Banh Vac are two kinds of cake with similar ingredients of rice starch and usually served on the same dish. If we want to have a more delicious dish, the rice flour needs to be filtered again and again. The more we filter it, the more delectable and chewier the cake will be.

Stuffing of the cake is made of meat and minced shrimp marinated with mushrooms, fish sauce, pepper, onions and so on. Each Banh Vac is processed in two ways. One is making the stuffing then putting into the cake. One is steaming the uncooked stuffing with cake. The cooked cake is usually served with sweet fish sauce with garlic and chili.

Banh Dap Hen Xao (Clams and Mussels served with Smashing Rice Paper Cake)

Location: Crossing Cau Nam Commune, Hoi An about 100m, you will come to an area with more than 10 stalls specializing in serving only this famous dish.

Each piece of cake is soft due to Banh Uot (Steamed Rice), crunchy from the rice paper cake, served with fragrant stir-fried mussel in order to create a very characteristic flavor for this dish.

Con Hen is a famous destination for its fried mussel cake. That’s why it is difficult for visitors to forget this delicacy. Enjoying a dish of stir-fried mussel and rice paper cake with the salty taste of mussels, the crispness of the rice paper cake and the softness from Banh Uot (Steamed Rice) will give you more energy to continue your trip Hoi An Street Food Walking Tour.

Che (Sweet soup)

Situated on the central street of Hoi An Ancient Town, sweet soup stall next to Hoai River and close to the bridge is a favorite stop for lots of guests.

Selling most of the sweet soups such as corn soup, bean soup, tofu, mixed soup and so on. “Che” (sweet soup) is considered as an integral part of ancient culture of Hoi An Old Town. If you have already enjoyed all the main dishes in the list of Hoi An best street food, sweet soup will be an ideal beverage for you while walking around Hoi An. The sweetness of the “Che” along with the cool taste of ice will be an unforgettable experience for you in the land of Hoi An Town.

Banh My Phuong (Phuong Bread)

Location: 2B Phan Chau Trinh St, Hoi An city.

Phuong Bread Hoi An features thin bread, not as thick as the classic French ones. All the pre-processed breads are kept warm in a wooden cabinet by the temperature of an embers stove.

Ingredients made Phuong Bread in Hoi An are processed naturally without using available ingredients that made its flavor different from other kinds of bread. Banh my Phuong Hoi An is full of meat, grilled chopped meat, bacon, charming homemade sauce along with green vegetables. All these ingredients have created a very unique flavor for Banh my Phuong Hoi An Vietnam. And if you once visited this old town and did not try Banh my Ba Phuong Hoi An, you would not feel all the beauty and culture of Hoi An Ancient Town.

Hoanh Thanh (Fried Wonton)

Quan Gieng Ba Le: 51 Tran Hung Dao St, Minh An Province, Hoi An.

Quan Hai Dao: 160 Ly Thai To St, quite far from the ancient town.

Hoanh Thanh is made in many ways. However, the most characteristic way 2 ways – soup Hoanh Thanh and dry Hoanh Thanh. While the soup Hoanh Thanh gives a rich taste as the broth is cleverly processed, the dry one attracts visitors because of the crispy of Hoanh Thanh.

Enjoying the Hoanh Thanh, you will have many different interesting feelings, for example, the sweetness of shrimp mixed with the light fat of Hoanh Thanh. Also, the sour taste of tomatoes blends in the delicate flavor of onions that is very hard to describe.

Banh Uot Cuon Thit Nuong (Steamed Rice rolls with Grilled Pork)

Location: near the bank of Hoai River, Hoi An.

On the beginning days of the cold season in Hoi An, Banh Uot Cuon Thit Nuong is the most delicious dish that attracts the majority of tourists. The grilled meat is fried on the charcoal stove along with the soaring smoke will stimulate your taste buds.

It is not very difficult for you to find a certain stall serving this dish located along the food street of Hoi An Old Town. The dish attracts people with not only the delicious seasoned meat but also the sauce is also skillfully processed. They have helped customers find the dish neither too salty nor too pale.

Banh Beo Hoi An (Bloating Fern-shaped Cake)

Location: Banh Beo – Banh Nam Ba Bay – 02 Hoang Van Thu St, Hoi An.

Unlike many other famous tourist destinations in Hoi An, Banh Beo is considered as a favorite breakfast dish of the locals. Therefore, if you have a chance to visit Banh Beo stalls in Hoi An in the early morning or evening, there are many stalls that you will not find any space to have a seat.

Banh Beo is made of the crispy fatty meat and served with spicy and sour sauce. It is not difficult to enjoy a dish of Banh Beo. And if you cannot eat the crispy fatty meat, you can ask the chef not to put it in your dish of Banh Beo.

A small bowl of Banh Beo costs 2.000 VND that will surely make tourists find it hard to forget the unique taste of Hoi An Ancient Town’s typical culinary culture.

Explore Cam Thanh Coconut Village

Cam Thanh Coconut Village has been becoming a famous cultural area for all domestic and international tourists to visit and explore every year.

It is located in a rustic village, just 5km to Southeast of Hoi An ancient town. Cam Thanh eco water coconut village is such a wonderful place that you should explore once especially join the Hoi An cooking class and Hoi An basket boat rides.

1. Why should you visit this place?

Cam Thanh water coconut palm village was a great hidden place and strong shelter to protect the locals and Vietnamese soldiers. Nowadays, it is a famous eco village system with a lot of interesting tourist activities such as village cooking class service, Hoi An basket boat ride, crab fishing service, and foot massages.

Unlike the hustle and bustle city of Hoi An, Cam Thanh water coconut forest is green and peaceful. All the family houses here made from water coconut leaves and right next to the green flap coconut four seasons.

2. What to do in Cam Thanh Coconut Village

Traveling to Cam Thanh village, you will have an opportunity to explore the ecosystem of the water coconut forest and learn more about the village community, village culture and simple daily life of the fishermen here.

Moreover, you can experience all the daily activities with the locals such as how to row and control the basket boats, make the beautiful handicaft stuff from water coconut leaves, how to throw the fishing net to catch fish and how to fish the local crabs.

The highlight local service roducts here is the cooking class course from the local masterchef. You will experience cooking some rustic but delicious dishes such as Vietnamese rice pancakes, Hoi An spring rolls, mango salads, etc and you will enjoy what you just have cooked as your lunch.

If you love massage, you must try the traditional village foot massage here. All the ingredients here are from nature and under the skillful hands of the villagers, you will fall in sleep and imerse your soul in the green atmosphere.

3. How to get there?

From Da Nang, you can take a taxi to get there, and if you stay in Hoi An, you can ride a bike, drive a scooter, or book a private car.

If you would like to visit Hoi An ancient town and the Cam Thanh water coconut forest, you also can book Hoi An ancient town and countryside. You will explore Hoi An old town and Cam Thanh village with a real local tour guide. Join the competition to become the masterchef and ride the basket boats through the coconut forest is such an unforgetable memory.

4. The best time to visit Cam Thanh Coconut Forest

Actually the weather in Hoi An is quite good and stable so you can visit this village all year around. Moreover, depends on person so you would prefer the different kinds of weather.

If you love cool weather, you should explore Cam Thanh coconut village Hoi An from February to April. From May to July is the ideal time to visit Cam Thanh because of the dry season end.

On the 14th of the lunar, if you would like to explore Cam Thanh Village and Hoi an lantern festival, you should travel to Hoi An.

Hue To DMZ By Private Car

Quang Tri Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) has been the site of countless fierce combats during Vietnam War. With Hue to DMZ by private car, you will be able to have a comprehensive view of the wartime history. Hoi An Private Car will assist you in traveling from Hue City to the north of Vietnam in order to discover tunnels, crossing through infamous battle sites while passing through such quiet villages.

Vinh Moc Village was found to be at a tragic location where used to be one of the most heavily damaged areas by bomb in Vietnam. In order to escape from the bombardment, villagers built about 2.8km of underground tunnels that they used them as a shelter to survive after the bombing. Three hundred people had been living in the tunnels from 1966 to 1971.

Traveling with Hoi An Private Car Travel’s local expert driver, you will be told many stories of what happened at DMZ and results of the Vietnam War. By that, you will gain more and more experience in the past and today as well. Every local driver in Hoi An Private Car are well trained in English as well as the history that can introduce and explain everything in detail for you during your trip Hue to DMZ by private car. Food during tour are very delicious at such local restaurants and also carefully selected to ensure that you will have a chance to try all mouthwatering delicacies like the locals.

HUE DMZ PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY

06:30: Hoi An Private Car’s driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hue City Center. After having a warm greeting, we will depart to Quang Tri to start our trip Hue to DMZ by private car.

07:30: Next, you will be brought to Horror Highway and have a first stop at Dong Ha City, Quang Tri Province to have breakfast.

Horror Highway (The street of horror) – Local people of Quang Tri and Thua Thien – Hue Provinces will never forget the date of May 1, 1972 due to the dreadful carnage on the Vietnam Highway No.1 which is about 10 km away to the south of Quang Tri City. There are thousands of civilians, mainly the elderly, women, children and tens of soldiers were murdered by heavy artillery and footmen using guns to shoot for hours and hours.

08:30: Along the Vietnam Highway No.9 – known as a part of the East West economic corridor and a place to go through Lao Bao border gate. On the way, you will be able to visit the military zone located along the Macnamara electronic fence. It was installed by the US military at the 17 th parallel and Ho Chi Minh trail as a ground recce to detect the Vietnamese military’s transportation through this area. The name of this fence is named after the US Secretary of Defense -Robert McNamara.

Additionally, we will also visit several tourist attractions, such as Dakrong Bridge, Rockpile Hill, Khe Sanh Military Base and Dakrong Airport.

Dakrong Bridge is in Dakrong District, Quang Tri Province. Being located firmly in the middle of majestic mountains and hills, it is a central point of the Dakrong Relic. Visit Dakrong Bridge, you will also have a chance to interact with ethnic minorities of Van Kieu and Pa Co in two villages Xa Lang and Klu with many unique cultural features.

Rockpile Hill was once one of the US military zones. It used to be a watchtower to observe activities of the Vietnam People’s Army in DMZ in Quang Tri from 1966 to 1968.

11:30: You will be brought back to Dong Ha to have lunch at a local restaurant serving delicious dishes. 13:00: We will continue our trip in the afternoon by visiting Hien Luong Bridge – Ben Hai River and Doc Mieu Military Base.

Hien Luong Bridge – Ben Hai River has gained a reputation as it has been a historical symbol of “the country is divided into two” event during the enduring war of the entire Vietnamese people in the resistance war against the US in 1954.

Doc Mieu Military Base is in Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province. Located on a basalt hill in a zigzag three-slope terrain, Doc Mieu Military Base is a famous Quang Tri tourist destination that reminds visitors many things of the wartime. This historic site in the war against the colonialist French, the imperialist American was known as an impregnable fortress constructed by them.

15:00: Then, you will visit Vinh Moc Tunnels, known as Vietnamese people’ tunnels as well as the Vietnamese military base.

Vinh Moc Tunnels is an iconic work of the system of Vinh Linh tunnel village. The tunnel is nearly 2km long, including 3 floors located deep underneath the ground. This place used to be considered as the steel fortress of the North Vietnam during 7 consecutive years in the Vietnam war against the imperialism US.

17:00: We will depart to Hue City. Finish Hue to DMZ by private car.

Hoi An Lantern Festival 2020

Hoi An Lantern Festival Introduction

Hoi An Lantern Festival is also known as Hoi An full moon festival is a annual traditional event in Hoi An ancient town. Hoi An in general and Hoi An ancient town, in particular, is a famous tourist destination for all kinds of tourists in over the world. Moreover, it is famous for its ancient unique architecture, delicious street food paradise, and various tailor shops.

Hoi An is also popular as a heaven of the lantern with all kinds, shapes, sizes, and colorful lanterns. Hoi An Old Town has become a must-visit destination in Vietnam for travelers to enjoy the gorgeous lanterns, to learn to make the lanterns by themselves, and especially to enjoy the full moon lantern festival Hoi An.

The Hoi An Lantern Festival Start Time

Hoi An Lantern Festival is held in Hoi An ancient town on the 14th of every lunar month and becomes even more beautiful and sparkling on the full moon night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. On the day of the festival, people in Hoi An old town will turn off all the electric lights and hang colorful lanterns that illuminate the entire old town.

During the night of the Hoi An lantern festival Vietnam to welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival, Hoi An ancient town seems to become brighter and more sparkling than usual in bright red, soft yellow, … shining from the beautiful lanterns from all the small streets.

Hoi An Lantern Festival dates 2020, 2021

The festival usually starts from around 6 pm (when it starts to get dark) until 9-10 pm. It takes place at the busiest, most crowded on the riverside section between the Japanese bridge and An Hoi bridge with many interesting and vibrant activities, attracts a lot of domestic people as well as foreign tourists.

In 2020, The Hoi An Vietnam lantern festival will be held on January 8th, February 7th, March 7th, April 6th, May 6th, June 5th, July 4th, August 3rd, September 1st, September 30th, October 30th, November 28th and December 27th.

And in 2021, the Hoi An Lantern full moon festival will start on January 26th, February 25th, March 26th, April 25th, May 25th, June 23th, July 23th, August 21th, September 20th, October 19th, November 18th and December 17th.

Another interesting activity that also takes place during the festival is the activity of dropping paper flower lights on the Hoai River for good luck, peace, and happiness.

You can also hire a boat to go along the Hoai River amidst the sparkling flower-light space like a fanciful picture. There are hundreds of sparkling handmade lanterns shining the whole river contain wishes to all places and people.

At the Mid-Autumn Festival, the lantern festival will take place on the night of October 3 with many special exciting activities such as lion dance, martial arts performances, the Mid-Autumn Festival display … Folk games and special street art performances are also held at the local food courts.

How to get to Hoi An Ancient Town from Da Nang?

To visit Hoi An ancient town and see this lantern festival, you can book a private car from Da Nang airport to Hoi An. If you have a time in Hoi An, you can use Hoi An car rental with driver from Hoi An Private Car which helps you be able to explore central of Vietnam with unforgetable experiences.

Do not miss this beautiful old town and do not forget to join the lantern festival. We are sure that it will be a great memorable experience for your trip in Vietnam.

How to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi

How to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi is a common question that a lot of first-time travelers have been often asked! So how to get to Dong Hoi to Da Nang? Understand that different tourist has different time, budget so, in this article, we will share with you the best ways to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi that might be suitable for you!

How far it is from Da Nang to Dong Hoi?

Dong Hoi is located between Hanoi and Danang, far from Ha Noi Capital about 500 km of the south and about 260 km North of Da Nang, so it only takes about 5 hours to travel. Just a sleeping and you are present in Dong Hoi city.

How to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi?

As you know, nowadays, there are many different ways to travel from Da Nang to Dong Hoi such as Da Nang to Dong Hoi train, Da Nang to Dong Hoi flight, Da Nang to Dong Hoi bus, etc. Each of them has advantage and disadvantage so today, we will , we explore different ways to get from Danang to Dong Hoi.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi by bus

The cheapest way to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi, Quang Binh is by bus which costs $7 – $12 and takes 6 hours 20 minutes. There are many type of bus and kind of seat so you can select. You move to the central bus station of Da Nang city, the bus starts from 6:00 am to 17:00 pm to finish the route.

Or if you want to get high-quality busses, you can take the sleeping busses such as Hung Thanh Bus, TNT bus, Hai Au company, etc.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi flight

The quickest way to get from Da Nang to Dong Hoi is to fly which costs $303 – $305 each person and takes about 1 hours 15 minutes.

Although this is the fastest way, in fact, there are no direct flights from Da Nang to Dong Hoi. About theoretically, it is also possible to travel by plane, it means you have to fly to Hanoi capital or Ho Chi Minh city, and then book a flight to arrive Dong Hoi.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi Train

The most popular option for tourists is to travel by train. Travel by train to Dong Hoi takes about 5–6 hours and train tickets cost about $5–15 per seat (seats or sleeper berth). For each ticket, passengers will get 20kg of free baggage allowance. Among the kind of trains, there are also some luxury private tourist  sleeper trains such as Violette Train or Livitrans Express.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi by motorbike

From Da Nang, you can take the National Highway 1A or Ho Chi Minh road to Thua Thien Hue province, then go through Quang Tri then to Dong Hoi city. When traveling, remember to obey the traffic laws, follow the right lane and low speeding to avoid accidents and you should know how many kilometers from Da Nang to Quang Binh to have good preparation.

Da Nang to Dong Hoi by private car

It takes six and a half hours from Da Nang to Dong Hoi by private car. A private car is definitely a fast, luxurious and comfortable way to travel on this journey. Having a private driver who speaks English well ,picks up and drops off guests directly at your hotel anytime that suits you.

In this way, you can also visit other famous places by guiding of a private driver such as Vinh Moc Tunnels, Hien Luong Bridge, La Vang Holy Land, etc. Prices depend on the kind of car you choose, but you will have to pay around VND 3,300,000 ($ 142) for a four to seven seats car.

Abandoned Water Park Hue- Thuy Tien Lake

Abandoned Water Park Hue (Thuy Tien Lake) used to be the most famous water park in Vietnam. Nowadays, It seems to be abandoned and all that remains is a collection of ruined attractions with overgrown, rusted vines and drawings on them as well as the murky, algae-infested waters. It called is Thuy Tien Lake Park – where the newspaper huffingtonpost.com (USA) called “horror resort”.

Thuy Tien Lake Introduction

Thuy Tien Lake Hue is an extremely strange and mysterious sightseeing place. Visitors coming to visit will be fascinated by the ghost and ruin of this place. Although it has been abandoned for a long time, tourists, especially foreigners, love to come to this mysterious park.

Abandoned Water Park Hue Location

Thuy Tien Lake is located about 10 km southwest of Hue city on the hill of Thien An, Thuy Tien lake lies just outside Huong Thuy town in Hue. It considers as an ideal attraction for visitors to Hue with its green pine forest and serene lakes.

Thuy Tien water park Vietnam history

Abandoned Water Park Hue construction started early in the year of 2000. By June 2004, many works were completed and put into operation, and this place was officially opened to tourists. The ambitious plan creates an enormous scale park, with amusement rides, water slides, pools, aquariums, performances, souvenir shops and restaurants, using a hefty budget of three million USD. However, due to inefficient operation and degraded park, it was closed for research and development of new projects by the end of 2011.

Now the Thuy Tien water park Vietnam  remains the same when it was left,nature has taken complete control over it. it is like Jurassic Park in the past time, but with grazing cows instead of dinosaurs.

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The total area of the whole abandoned water park Hue is up to 49.9 hectares, divided into many different parts: water park, water music stage, aquarium, virtual world playing room and restaurants serving food and drink.

Dragon scroll symbol in Thuy Tien lake

One of the most unique attractions when visiting Thuy Tien Lake is the giant dragon symbol that is winding on the roof of the building. The dragon head is a shape on the top floor of the aquarium, under on the lower floors are segments of the dragon’s body. This place has a quite large scale and from here can easily move to other areas. All designs here have been controlled by nature. Therefore, when you come here, you will feel the horror, the shiver.

The Aquarium

The aquarium is the area inside of the building with the dragon symbol. To get here, visitors must have a great deal of courage. However, if you have come to Thuy Tien Lake, Do not hesitate to enter the aquarium and let’s explore all the caves and narrow alleys.

Now, the structures inside the aquarium have become desolate and ragged. Ancient aquariums had broken into many pieces.  Heading up the spiral staircase will bring you to the dragon’s head. Here, you can watch in on your eyes to fully admire the cool Thuy Tien Lake. Standing in the dragon’s head and looking down, the beauty is both romantic and mysterious, has attracted many tourists. Although it is a bit scary and disgusting, it is the unique charm of this project.

Water park area at Thuy Tien lake

 Aquarium and dragon scroll symbols are not all the most unique things in abandoned water park Hue. You can try the feeling of going through the jungle with soaring coconut trees, below the feet are lush green grass up to the knees. Passing through here will take lost visitors into the horror movies that haunt them. This is Water park area at Thuy Tien, it is not  far from the aquarium.

The system of slides is covered with green moss, and the clear lake in the past is now also cloudy and dark. The long slopes attract the plants that grow and cover them even more, making the space here creepy. Therefore, for those who can not stand the obsession, you should consider before moving to the water park.

Water music stage

One of the unique and mysterious in Thuy Tien lake abandoned water park Hue is the water music-theater area. This place used to be the place to hold vibrant art shows and attracted many visitors. Due to being abandoned for a long time, now all that remains is wild and mosses.

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The benches with a capacity of up to 2,500 seats were filled with weeds, the stage area was also grown by moss. Seeing the scenery here, it is difficult to imagine the luxury and splendor of the music performances while still active.

The old car- symbol of Thuy Tien lake abandoned water park Hue

On the pine hill near Thuy Tien Lake, there is an extremely ancient artifact that attracts many young people to visit and check-in. It was an old car made of stone. The shape and color of the car are identical to the private car of the Western aristocracy.

How to get to abandoned water park Hue?

There are many ways to go to Abandoned Park, including taking a grab bike and also walking. But it is located on a hill and mountain, the road to Thuy Tien Lake is quite winding and lonely so, in my opinion, you should book tour travel to safe and funny . To explore more sights you should book Hue City Tour at Culture Pham Travel.

If you stay in Hoi An, planing to travel to Hue so you can stop to visit at Adandoned Water Park Hue before checking in at your hotel in Hue. Our professional driver will help you enjoy the Thuy Tien Lake on the way from Hoi An to Hue By Private Car.

Abandoned water park Hue opening hours

Thuy Tien lake always opens in the daytime from 6 am to 6 pm. In addition, the parking fee here is VND 10,000 / vehicle.

Abandoned water park Hue price

Although the park was abandoned and unrepaired, to enter you will have to pay VND 20,000/ person( around 1$) for the entrance fee.

An Bang Cemetery- City of Ghosts Hue, Vietnam

An Bang Cemetery Introduction

Hue, a green, peaceful and beautiful city in central Vietnam. Hue city is not only famous for the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Royal tombs of the Nguyen dynasty but also famous for the luxury cemetery in An Bang Village as known as the City of Ghosts Hue, Vietnam.

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An Bang Cemetery Hue, Where is it?

The City of Ghosts Hue is a famous cemetery, it is considered the most luxurious and magnificent cemetery in Vietnam. It is located in the fishing village of An Bang, Thua Thien – Hue province, which is 35 km east of Hue city. There are thousands of tombs of all colors and sizes, some of which are worth billions of VND.

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It was commented by the Daily Mail (UK) as “a strange, colorful and lavish cemetery” covers an area of about 250 hectares (2.5 square kilometers) with an amount over 3000 tombs.

Why An Bang Cemetery called the City of Ghosts Hue?

The first reason is Hue residents attach the building graves for ancestors. To them, the grateful to one’s benefactor idea is ingrained into their subconscious. According to AFP, 90% of the villagers have relatives abroad, mainly living in the US, they send money to build luxurious tombs.

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Another reason is Vietnamese people are strong believers in the afterlife. Therefore, a number of graves are fully equipped with bathroom, kitchen and personal items.

The tombs in Hue prove their position and properties, that is also the reason why they invest in the construction of the graves.

There are reasons why creating a splendid, lavish cemetery – An Bang Cemetery – City of Ghosts Hue.

An Bang Cemetery Hue, Vietnam architecture

These tombs are built with unique architecture, stretching over 3 km.Some tombs have extremely sophisticated architecture, 6 m high and carved colorful dragons into the pillars. Many new tombs were built up to 10 m high.

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The Graves’s construction is full of diverse styles from Buddhism, Christianity to Confucianism … Most of the tombs in the cemetery are designed in the style of Khai Dinh Emperor.

Ancient motifs of such mascots such as dragons, unicorns, and phoenixes served only for the emperors, now we can see them in many graves here. On the stone steps, the mascots are both majestic and mighty guarding the tombs. An Bang Cemetery Vietnam will make you overwhelmed by the many regal stone lions and phoenixes carved on the roofs.

An Bang cemetery opening hours and entrance fee

The opening time of An Bang cemetery is all day and it is totally free. Therefore, we could visit here whenever we want. I advise that you should arrive here in evening in autumn or spring to find solemnity and avoiding sunny part of the day.

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How to get to An Bang Cemetery

It is situated at about 30 km from the city in a suburban village. Therefore, the best way to get to the cemetery is by motorbike or by private car. It is quite near to entertainment places such as Thuan An beach, Thanh Toan Bridge, Tam Giang lagoon and so on. You can book a private car Hue to Hoi An stop to visit the City of Ghosts via Hoi An Private Car Travel and Transports.

Hue Street Food Tour- The Best Food Tour In Hue

Hue Street Food Tour is the best food tour in Hue to enjoy all the best food at diffrent local food restaurants. As you know, Hue was the capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. So the food for the emperor was not only delicious but also beautiful decoration. In the past, the Nguyen emperors had 18 dishes for breakfast, 36 dishes at lunch and 18 dishes for dinner. In some special occasions, they had 54 dishes. Not only eating but also smelling and enjoying by eyes.

HUE FLAVOR STREET FOOD TOUR

At 5:30 pm, our local tour guide will come to meet you up at your hotel/ homestays in Hue and we start Best Hue Street Food Tour. It is very wise of you to book this food tour because we will sample all the best Hue foods at the local restaurants. Local food restaurants are the local business. Vietnamese have a good habit to go to the market every morning to by the fresh ingredients to cook for their family. So we we won’t worry about food quality.

The first place is the local family with the famous cakes such as

Banh Beo Hue- Hue street Food Tour

Banh BeoSavoury Rice Cake (Water Fern Cake)

Banh Nam- The Best Hue Street Food

Banh NamSteamedshrimp rice cake in banana leaf.

Banh Loc cakes- Hue flavor street food tour

Banh LocSteamed cake with prawn and pork in banana leaf.

Our local tour guide will tell you how to enjoy to be like a local, the ingredients, and how to cook it.

Bun Hen- Best Hue Food Tour

After that, we will walk to the fabulous place, where we will get the most beaituful panoramic view of Hue and Perfume River to enjoy Bun Henthe Baby Clam Vermicelli. This is the rustic dish of Hue countryside and you only can find them in Hue Imperial city.

Che Hue- Street food tour in Hue.

Keep walking along the Nhu Y River, we will get to a local family to enjoy Che HueHue Sweet Soup. Che Hue comes in many different forms, colors, thickness and tastes. They often include very simple ingredients such as cereals, fruits, cassava flour, sticky rice flour, beans, etc.

Bun Bo Hue- Hue flavour street food tour

Next, we will walk along the Perfume River, go over the Truong Tien Bridge to get to Lac Thien restaurant to enjoy the best Hue Noodle Soup With Beef and the best Vietnamese River Pancakes.

The best Vietnamese Rice Pancakes.

Book Hue Street Food Tour, you will have a chance to enjoy the most imperessive beer opening performance and get a special gift from the local family there.

Before finishing our best Hue Street Food Tour, we will enjoy the best local beers in Hue and say ” Một, Hai, Ba Zô….”. Tour ends, we will walk back to your hotel. Hoi An Private Car wishes you have a wonderful evening with us!

Hue SUP Tour On The Perfume River

Hue SUP Tour On the Perfume River is the private tour to surf SUP on the poetic Perfume River. It is one of the new and acive watersport in Hue city that attracts all kinds of people join.

Nothing is more special than surfing SUP on the beautiful Perfume River, swimming in the clean, clear water as well as enjoy the most attractive moments of the Sunrise/ Sunset in Hue Imperial Citadel.

What is the SUP?

SUP is the abbreviation of the stand-up paddleboard, an interesting water sport originating from Hawaii, the mother country of modern surfing nowadays. Surfing SUP is pretty common in the World but it is just known in Vietnam these days.

Hue SUP Tour on the Perfume River- Hoi An Private Car

With the permission of the Thua Thien Hue goverment, K-event is the only travel company provide the Hue SUP Tour On the Perfume River. This is the active and dynamic watersport that help you reduce streess, get the possitive energy and improve your health.

What is the benefit of Surfing SUP on the Perfume River?

Surfing SUP on the Perfume River is a water sport activity that need the whole body working so it is way better than doing excercise in the GYM or runing.

It helps to improve your physical health: Surfing SUP is an outdoor activity recommended by many experts as a good sport routine, so it is recommended every week because of the benefits of improving your mental health and social life.

Surfing SUp On the Perfume River helps keep fits: One of the top benefits of surfing SUP known as physical activity, is weight loss. You can burn up to 400 calories per hour when kayaking at a speed of 5m / h. This means, just one-afternoon kayaking can help you burn 1600 calories.

The rate per hour is lower than for other types of exercise like running or swimming. However, Surfing SUP usually lasts several hours and this completely fixes the above problem. Especially very few people can run for more than 1 hour while Surfing SUP often identify from the beginning that they will spend a few hours to participate in this activity.

Reduce stress: If you’re feeling stuck and want to live slow down, there’s no better way to go outside. Paddles the SUP on the clear water surface, wonderful natural scenery of the river banks is definitely the best medicine when you are faced with work pressure, thinking about family or personal issues.

Improving Mental Health: Besides helping reduce stress, benefits from surfing SUP also include improved mental health. Rhythmic exercises like surfing SUP, climbing or cycling will help release the chemicals in the brain. These substances influence coordination with your mood and confidence.

This is also a great way to F5 your brain, eliminate all negative thoughts by being active and immersed in nature will help you forget all afflictions and anxieties.

Team Building and Social Connection: Surfing SUP is very easy to learn and does not require too many techniques with high difficulty and complexity so anyone can play. This is a great way to socialize and make friends. Especially on holidays, joining a Surfing SUP group is a great way to socialize. Social interaction is good for your mental health and of course, surfing SUP will directly contribute to this.

Good for the heart: Surfing SUP is good for heart health. You may not know that a person’s heart needs exercise to stay healthy. paddle the SUP will increase heart rate, and thus, heart health is also significantly improved.

Enhance your personal image: Like any sports, Surfing SUP on the Perfume River helps you enhance your personal image beyond what you can imagine, from breaking the speed, distance and personal record time to conquer challenges. , every time you succeed, though small, will help you assert yourself and be more confident.

Vitamin D Supply Activity: The ultimate benefit will probably surprise you, although this is obvious. Surfing SUP requires you to spend a lot of time outdoors so you will absorb a large amount of vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for the body and can be obtained from food but very little. In fact, most of the vitamin D our bodies get is more than 80% from the sun. So, going out on a SUP can completely help you solve the problem of vitamin D.

HUE SUP TOUR ON THE PERFUME RIVER

Option 1: Surfing SUP on the Perfume River at the Sunrise

The best way to do excercise is to wake up early in the morning, going out for a walk, surfing SUP on Perfume river and enjoy the gentle beauty of Hue and Perfume River at the Sunrise.

Itinerary: At 5:00 am to 5:30 am, we will meet up at Da Vien boat station on Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hue City. After listening to the Surfing SUP training course, security regulations, we start surfing the SUP board on Perfume River. Enjoy the new day and beautiful moments of the Sunrise. Swimming on the clean and clear water of Perfume River, get the positive energy for an active day. We will surf from Da Vien Boat station- Quoc Hoc Memorial- Truong Tien Bridge, Ancient royal dragon boat station- back to Da Vien boat station.

Price: VND 120,000/ Person.

Option 2: Surfing SUP on the Perfume River at the Sunset.

Finish a busy and stressful day by surfing SUP on the Perfume River. It would help you remove the stressed day, release the bad chemicals in your brain and get positive energy. Moreover, it is a great chance to enjoy the most beautiful sunset moments on the poetic Perfume River.

Hue SUP Tour on the Perfume River!

Itinerary: At 17:00 pm or 17:30 pm, we will meet up at Da Vien boat station on Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hue City. After listening to the short Surfing SUP training course, safety regulations, we start surfing the SUP board on the Perfume River. It will help to reduce the stress in your brain, get positive energy and enjoy the beautiful moments of the Sunset. Moreover, you also can swim in the clear and crystal water of the river. We will surf from Da Vien Boat station- Quoc Hoc Memorial- Truong Tien Bridge, Ancient royal dragon boat station- back to Da Vien boat station.

Price: VND 120,000/ Person.

Not only famous for Hue SUP Tour on the Perfume River, Hoi An Private Car Travel also provide the best Hue City Tours such as

Dinner Cruise on the Perfume River

Hue City Group Tour

Hue City Private Tour Full Day

We guarantee the tour quality and make sure you will enjoy our services. Your happiness is our highest target!

PRIVATE CAR FROM HOI AN TO VINH MOC TUNNEL – DMZ QUANG TRI

Vietnam Locals Travel & Transport
Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An to Vinh Moc tunnel in Quang Tri by private car with English speaking driver in a day for private tour is a long transfer tour in Central Coast Vietnam. But if you have no choice or better plan then you have to visit Vinh Moc tunnel from Hoi An you can refer this tour option. Easily to search on Google or Trip Advisor with keyword Private car transfer Hoi an to Vinh Moc tunnel in Quang Tri by car or private Car Hoi An to Quang Tri… There are many results appeared. Hoi An Private Car – Managed by Vietnam Locals major in organization private transfer service with English speaking driver will bring you an excellent experience car tour.

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Lang Co Beach

6:00am-Hoi An Private Car’s driver pick up you at the hotel in the morning then transport to Vinh Moc tunnel in DMZ area in Quang Tri. We will tranfer on the coast beside My Khe Beach. We may skip Marble Mountain and Sea Cloudy Pass – Hai Van Pass, Lang Co beach and Lap An Lagoon because we don’t have enough time for Vinh Moc tunnel. If you really want to take photo it them our driver can stop as your request.

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Hai Van Pass

Driver will suggest you many choices of place to have the meal/ lunch in Hue or Quang Tri just up to you. After that, we go to the Vinh Moc Tunnels – where was famous with Cu Chi Tunnels in the Second world wars in Viet Nam. You can read informations in the museum and know about the useful of 3 floods deep inside ground. Moreover, you will have a chance to transform to Vietnamese’ soldiers and crouch in every small ways. Beside that, the sound of sea-waves make you more comfortable and relax after tired.

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Hien Luong Bridge

Say goodbye Vinh Moc tunnel with a lot of questions in your mind: How can people live under the ground? How can they still alive after the wars? etc. We stroll down in the Hien Luong Bridge and Ben Hai River. From there, you will see the Big Flag Tower with more than 30m; you also read a lot of statistics about the wars in Quang Tri, sympathy for victims imbue the dioxin-poisons. Besides, you also walk in the old Hien Luong Bridge, take a look around DMZ and see the Wish of unified Statue so see the hunger for unified Viet Nam.

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La Vang Church

Leaving 17th parallel, our driver drop you at hotel or restaurant everywhere you want it’s not too far in City centre in the afternoon. End of service.

Other places below you can refer for your trip on next day:
-Stop at La Vang church – The Holly Land of Catholism one of the famous Church in Vietnam: 10$/sedan

-Stop at Quang Tri Ancient Citadel to see how hardly consequences of the wars: 15$/sedan

-Stop at Doc Mieu to see the electrical Macmanama fences: 10$/sedan

-Stop at Khe Sanh Combat Base: 60$ – But not enough time, you may skip other places stop on the way.

-Stop at Lao Bao Bordergate: not service

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Vinh moc Tunnels

Entrance tickets of many places may you interested:
Vinh Moc Tunnels: 40.000vnd
Combo Flag tower, Museum and walk in Hien Luong 2 colours Bridge: 40.000vnđ
La Vang Holly Land: Free
Quang Tri Ancient Citadel: Free
Khe Sanh Combat Base: 40.000vnd
Service time: 6:00am – 8:00pm. If your trip is out of this time, surcharge 200.000vnd/hour

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Khe Sanh CombatBase

PRICE OF CAR VND :

Capability Price Car fleet Baggage
Sedan
4 seats
(Max 3 persons)
3,350,000 VND
Private Car with driver
Max – 2
Minivan
7 seats
(Max 4 persons)
3,950,000 VND
Rent Car with driver
Max – 3
Van
16 seats
(Max 8 persons)
4,900,000 VND
Car Rental with driver
Max – 6

Inclusions: A/C private car, English speaking driver, petrol, road tolls & parking fee.
Exclusions: Entrance fees, tour guide, personal expenses and gratuities tips for guide or driver.

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