Hoi An Memory Show

Hoi An Memory Show Introduction

As known as the world’s most beautiful show called “Hoi An Memory Show ” and also has another name” Hoi An Impression Park ”. The show is performed daily and meticulously staged by nearly 200 dancers gathered across Vietnam.

Taking the unique idea of bringing the real culture of Vietnam to the world, the Hoi An Memory Show is dedicated invested in script building and the quality of each performance every day.

Hoi An Impression Park is a performing arts show honoring the traditional ao dai of the Vietnamese people. The performance icon that recreates the stories of Hoi An from four centuries ago will make people not want to miss  a single second when watching this show.


Hoi An memories show is one of the a World-class outdoor visual art performance theatre with 3,300-seat and 25,000 square meters area, the stage Itself looks like a Hollywood stage.

The show itself is on an artificial islet built in October 2017 on the Thu Bon river. After a short period, a 2.0 version has been launch in May 2018 with lots of improvements in story content, art and culture identity, etc. This fabulous cultural art performance will take you on a historic journey from the beginning of Hoi An old town until now. The Hoi An Memory Show is divided into 5 important parts.

Part 1: Hoi An’s Life

Hoi An Life is the first part of the show, It reappears the colorful picture of the costume, culture, rustic life of Hoi An Locals from 3,000 years ago.

In this part, you will enjoy fishermen started to build their houses and settle down. You will see the town began from a small fishing village with his family and around them, Hoi An bloom from the earth.

Part 2: The weddings

To be grateful for the contribution of princess Huyen Tran to expand the country to the south of Vietnam. This scene portrays the solemn wedding of Princess Huyen Tran and King Che Man in the past. This is an impressive performance but realistic against a backdrop of Cham Pa tower temples, royal dances, and cultural customs.

You will immerse your soul in the ancient wedding. Costumes are also various and colorful with Champa culture. Moreover, at this wonderful wedding, you will see the elephants – the symbol of Cham culture.

Part 3: Lamps and sea

This part is a scene of a loyal wife desperately waiting for her husband, a sailor who has not come home for a long time. Because of the sadness and hopelessness, she turns into a stone statue.

At the end of the story, the man returns, feeling wretched, he writhes in anguish beside his wife’s statue. This touching love drama is not told by any words but by hundreds of professional dancers in traditional costumes.

Part 4: Hoi An International Trading Port

As you know, Hoi An was an international trading port of Vietnam and Asia from the 16th century. So this part represents Hoi An trading port on the stage along with international traders from Japan, China, Holland, France, India, etc.

The main point of the show is the traders traveling to Hoi An to do their business and join the Hoi An festivals. You will enjoy the glorious time of Hoi An in the past and admire every detail which has been well prepared by the crew.

Part 5: Vietnamese Traditional Costume, Áo Dài

Hoi An is one of the very few cities in the world that still keep almost everything in the past through the up and down of history. That is the priceless value that Hoi An people still preserve and proud of.

The end of the Hoi An Memory Show is an Ao Dai performance with a beautiful background of ancient structures of Hoi An. These national values have been well preserved until now.

Hoi An Memory Show opening time and tickets.

Hoi An Memory show has the duration of 1 hour 15 minutes from 19:30 to 20:45 and open from every night except for Tuesday. Because of the covid-19, the show just available on weekends.

Hoi An Memories show has 3 ticket levels based on seat position. It costs around VND 300.000 to VND 450.000/ child (roughly 13 to 19 USD).

For adults, it costs VND 600.000 to VND 900.000/ person (roughly USD 23 to USD 39). You can book the ticket online in advance but if not you can always buy the ticket in front of the theater entrance.

You might be interested in our Hoi An City Tour Full Day, Hoi An Street Food Tour; Hoi An to My Son by private car.

Hoi An Private Car is a Travel & Hospitality Award Winner for 2021

Hoi An Private Car

Hoi An Private Car is a trusted and high-quality online travel service in Central Vietnam. We offer Private Transfer from Hoi An to Hue, private car Hue to Hoi An, Car rental in Hoi An, Da Nang airport transfer, Hue airport transfer, private car for Hue city tour, DMZ private transfer, the car rental for business with English speaking drivers.

With a deep passion for the tourism industry, Hoi An Private Car always tries our best to provide the best quality service to all customers traveling to Vietnam at the best price.

We always put ourselves in the customer’s shoes to understand what they really need and make sure they have a great time in Vietnam.

As you know, the coronavirus pandemic has been making a very tough year for all the travel companies and people in the world. A lot of travel agencies, companies have been going bankrupt. Hoi An Private Car is also in the difficulty but we still keep up our company and provide the great transport service to customers who working and staying in Vietnam.

“What comes from the heart will go to the heart” is true to Hoi An Private Car service and attitude at work of people who working at Hoi An Private Car travel company.

We are honored to get the Travel & Hospitality Award Winner for 2021 from THAWARDS from the United Kingdom, an annual celebration of excellence across all sectors of travel. The independent awards program is an annual celebration of excellence for the best hotels, spas, restaurants, and tour operators.

About the Thawards

The United Kingdom, 02/03/2021: The Travel & Hospitality Awards is proud to announce that Hoi An Private Car has been awarded in its 2021 Asia Travel Awards program.

While this year has been the toughest the travel industry has ever faced, we endeavor to recognize those who deserve praise and to promote the hard work of tenacious travel businesses. Recipients of the Travel & Hospitality Awards in 2021 were scrupulously selected based on the aggregation of reviews from multiple third-party sources. Selected by a panel of experts who analyze submission material, review customer feedback, and compare the facilities of each entrant. Our winners are those who can demonstrate their uniqueness, quality of services and facilities, and exceptional levels of customer care across a number of categories.

In this extraordinary year of the awards over 4,000 nominations were received for this year’s program, and the standard of entries was incredibly high. The judging panel had great difficulty in narrowing down the entries but the winners reflect the very best in travel and hospitality standards. The team at Travel & Hospitality Awards, said: “We were overwhelmed by the quality of entries this year. We hope this guide will be a useful tool for discerning travelers planning their next luxury getaway. Congratulations once again to all our winners.”

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.

Hoi An Lantern Festival 2023- 2024

Hoi An Lantern Festival Introduction

Hoi An Lantern Festival is also known as Hoi An full moon festival is an 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 2023-2024

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 2023, The Hoi An Vietnam lantern festival will be held on January 5th, February 4th, March 5th, April 4th, May 3rd, June 1st, July 1st and 31st, August 29th, September 28th, October 28th, November 26th and December 26th.

And in 2024, the Hoi An Lantern full moon festival will start on January 24th, February 23rd, March 23rd, April 22nd, May 21st, June 19th, July 19th, August 17th, September 16th, October 16th, November 14th and December 14th.

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 to 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.

Abandoned Water Park Hue, Vietnam architecture

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Travel From Hue To Hoi An By Private Car

Travel from Hue to Hoi An by private car is the wise choice to enjoy the fantastic route in central Vietnam.

Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car
Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car

The ideal time to start

In addition, the recommended time to travel from Hue to Hoi An is around 10:00 am. With some stops on the way then you will arrive at your hotel in Hoi An around 2:00 pm. This will be the right time for check-in hotel, no need to waste time waiting as arrival in Hoi An.

Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car
Travel from Hue to Hoi An

But if you plan to visit Bach Ma National Park, you should start earlier. Time depart we suggest around at 7:30 am. Bach Ma National Park takes you around 4 or 5 hours for exploring.

Hue to Hoi An by Private Car- Hoi An Private Car
Bach Ma National Park

Or if you want to add My Son Sanctuary or Ba Na Hills in Danang by private car we also need to start earlier. My Son just takes you around 2 hours to explore while Bana Hills take you around 4 hours or more.

Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car
Ba Na Hills- Golden Bridge

Unlike traffic in other countries in Asia or in Europe, the speed for driving on the highway in Vietnam max is 90km/h, driving through the city center maximum is 60km/h. The road condition is very smooth but the highway is only 2 lanes. If you want to drive straight to Hoian for 1 way nonstop it will take around 3,5 hours. But this trip we only suggest for those who want to start in the late afternoon or the rush trip to just transfer to Hoian.

What should you see along the way?

We suggest you should short stop for taking photos or take a short rest on the way driving from Hue to Hoian by private car as below:

Lang Co Beach- Hoi An Private Car
Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car
  • The first stop should take a look at Lap An lagoon. It’s a fabulous landscape. Walking a little bit outside the parking area, you will see the great point for checking or taking pictures to keep the great moment. If you want to taste a local drink, let try coconut juice or drink a local coffee (local coffee here is called Cafe Sua Da). This stop also offers a free restroom (free toilet) for your long trip from Hue to Hoian.

Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car

  • Next stop, your private driver may suggest you stop at Lang Co beach. If you want to swim at Lang Co beach, you should confirm with the driver before starting the trip. Or you just stop from the beginning of Hai Van pass for taking an overview of Lang Co bay only for a few minutes.
Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car
Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car
  • The main stop of your trip is Hai Van pass or some call The Ocean and Clouds Pass. Hai Van pass is one of the most famous places for driving by private car, by motorbike or even riding a bicycle.

Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car

  • On the way to Hoian, we can also stop at My Khe beach in Danang for swimming and sports game or Cham museum for the Champa architecture and history of Cham people

Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private Car

  • The last stop for your trip from Hue to Hoian we suggest is Marble Mountains. This is a great place for hiking or walking. It has five mountains in one place then you walk around to visit and explore the local culture of worshipping buddha or visit some pagodas on the mountains to learn more about Vietnamese Buddhism or visit the underworld cave.

How to book the Hue to Hoi An by private car?

Travel from Hue to Hoi An- Hoi An Private CarWhere to book a Private Car in Hue for driving to Hoi An? Hoi An Private Car Tour Operator can arrange a private transfer to Danang and Hoi An perfectly. You can google or ask your local hotel receptionist or search on your guidebook. But recently, there is a list of most reliable Car Companies in Hue you can refer their quote.

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Welcome the first Tourists to Hue city, Vietnam in 2019

Culture Pham Travel and Transport bases in Hue city. We offer transfer service with driver from Phu Bai airport to Hue hotel by private car, Vietnam. Vietnam Private Car, Vietnam VIP Car, Vietnam Limousine Car transfer service, Vietnam Helicopter Tour as well as  Culture Pham Travel  Tours.

Vietnam Locals Travel & Transport
Vietnam Locals Driver

On new year day Jan 1st 2019, we cooperated with Thua Thien Hue province Department Tourism, Hue Tourism Association for welcoming the first Tourists arrived at International Phu Bai airport.

Helicopter Tour by Vietnam Locals Travel
Helicopter Tour by Vietnam Locals Travel

Hue is old capital of Vietnam, where the Nguyen’s Dynasty was established with a complex of monument of Heritages. To express Hue people hospitality, friendliness, Hue Tourism Department, Hue Tourism Association, Vietnam Airlines Hue Branch office, Vietnam Locals Travel and Transport and some Hue Tour Operators, Hue Travel Agents welcome the first Tourists to Hue by airway at Phu Bai international airport on Jan 1st 2019.

Welcome the Vietnam Airlines Crews
Welcome the Vietnam Airlines Crews

The event was organized at arrival gate A3 at International Phu Bai airport. The chairman of Thua Thien Hue Tourism Department Mr Nguyen Van Phuc and Mr Dinh Manh Thang chairman of Hue Tourism Association, Mr Le Hong Thuy (known as Mr. Bean) CEO of Vietnam Locals Travel and Transport presented flowers, souvenir gift and perform Dragon Dance to the first Tourists arrived at Phu Bai airport.

Mr Bean - CEO of Vietnam Locals with Hue Tourism Department
Welcome first tourist to Hue – 2019

Mr Bean – CEO of Vietnam Locals with Hue Tourism DepartmentOne of the first tourist arrived at Phu Bai international airport is couple Alex Ebtedaei and Nicolas Triballeau from French.

Mr Bean welcome first couple arrived at Phu Bai airport
Mr Bean welcome first couple arrived at Phu Bai airport

Francesco Prato, Angela Molinaro from Italia, Mr Bruno Finazi were the next tourists travel to Hue by airway.

Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport
Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport

These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight in Vietnam from Vietnam Airlines validity until 31.12. 2019.

These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight
These lucky tourists got a complimentary voucher Domestic flight

Beside that, more than other 200 tourists on flight number VN1543 from Noi Bai International airport to Phu Bai airport also received welcome flower, souvenir gift as well as the performance traditional Dragon dance.

Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport
Welcome first tourists to Hue city at Phu Bai airport

The program welcoming first tourist to Hue city is one of the annual event. It is starting for promoting, introducing image of Hue city, Hue people in particularly or Vietnam country and Vietnamese people in general speaking to inbound tourist and domestic tourists.

Traditional Dragon performance to welcome the first Tourists to Hue in 2019
Traditional Dragon performance to welcome the first Tourists to Hue in 2019

In 2019, Thua Thien Hue tourism department try to welcome 4,5th – 4,7th million travelers. It increased 8% as 2018.
In details, International tourist got 40% – 45%.

Welcome first Tourists to Hue city in 2019
Welcome first Tourists to Hue city in 2019

In details, International tourist got 40% – 45%.
Accommodation traveler got 2,2th – 2,3th million. It increased 7% compare with 2018.
Total Revenue in tourism business suppose to go up 10% as 2018. It gets 4,700 – 4,900 billion VND.

Hue Citadel By Night – Hoi An Private Car

Hue Citadel by night is one of the interesting that you must explore when traveling to Hue city.

Hue Citadel By Night- Hoi An Private Car

As you know, Hue was the capital city of the last Dynasty in Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. In 143 years, the Nguyen Dynasty had been building a lot of fabulous monuments with high-quality architecture value.

Hue Citadel By Night- Hoi An Private Car

Among them, Hue Imperial Citadel is the unique and most beautiful one. Explore the Hue Citadel by night surely a great experience to admire the ancient beauty as well as hunting a lot of wonderful photos.


Hoi An Private Car is delighted to inform the latest news for tourists who have a tendency to visit Hue. Hue city is a famous destination that owns a lot of tourist attractions such as Hue Citadel, Khai Dinh Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc.

Hue Imperial City
Hue Citadel By Night- Hoi An Private Car

It is considered that you would not really visit Hue if you miss Hue Citadel, the residence and working place of 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. With its unique architecture, Hue Citadel is eye-catching hundreds of tourists coming each month.

Hue Imperial Citadel

In 2017, “Hue Citadel by night” officially opened by Hue Monument Conservation Centre from 22-Apr-2017 to 15-Sep-2017 (19:00 – 22:00). It aims to make a highlight point on the Central Vietnam Heritage Journey.

Hue Citadel By Night- Hoi An Private Car

These are programs taken place on “Hue Citadel by night” that you would be definitely excited about:

  • Enjoying the wonderful views by night on Hue Citadel including Ngo Mon Gate, Trung Dao Bridge, Thai Dich Lake, Dien Tho Palace, etc.
  • Spending time with Imperial Palace Ceremony in classic music
  • Getting new experience with Special Music Performance that you can learn more about royal activities.
  • Contemplating Hue’s culture through Attractive Exhibition focused on 5 World Heritage Sites in Hue.
  • Exploring Traditional Occupations in Hue in accordance with service activities.

Moreover, you should not ignore Hoian Private Car when visiting Hue. Hoian Private Car managed by Culture Pham Travel can support you perfectly in Hue with a variety of trips such as Hue City Tour, Hue City Group Tour, Hue Street Food Tour, etc.

Contact us right now to have more recommendations.