Thanh Toan Bridge – The most unique bridge in Hue
Thanh Toan bridge is the only bridge in Hue and is one of the 5 most famous bridges in Vietnam with the extremely unique architecture “Thuong Gia Ha Kieu” which means that on the lower house is a bridge. With the ancient beauty of Vietnamese village style, Thanh Toan Bridge is a beautiful and interesting destination that you should not miss when visiting Hue.
Thanh Toan tile bridge was built in 1776, nearly 18m long. The whole bridge is made of wood, inside there is a worshiping shrine – worshiping Mrs. Tran Thi Dao who is credited with building this bridge and in 1990 was recognized as a national cultural relic
Things to see in Thanh Toan Bridge?
Beside of the ancient tile bridge is a small market that sells all specialties in Thanh Toan with dishes of rustic nature. Here, you have the opportunity to admire all the idyllic features of the countryside market through the shops, enjoy the rustic food or buy some fruit to bring back.
In addition, when you come back to Thanh Toan, you also have the opportunity to visit the agricultural tool museum(ticket 20,000vnd/pax).Through these farming tools, the stories of village life with the main occupation of wet rice cultivation, and extra jobs like cone hats. , making cakes, forging farm tools … will be reproduced most vividly
Thanh Toan bridge on Festival season
On the 15th of August of the lunar calendar every year, the people here will organize a festival to commemorate Mrs. Tran Thi Dao who has built this bridge and prayed for a full and full life in next year.
In addition, in Hue Festival (every 2 years), Thanh Toan will become more beautiful with lanterns, flowers, flags and many interesting activities such as play cards in the hut, boat racing, rural marketand with a lot of special culture of Vietnamese rural
Coming to Thanh Toan in festival days will surely leave a lot of beautiful and interesting impressions on your trip to Vietnam this time.
How we go there?
Thanh Toan Brigde so special because it is not only a bridge but it also a place to avoid rain, to avoid the sun, and it also is a relax place when someone passing here.
Thanh Toan tile bridge is about 10 km (20m) from Hue city to the southeast belong Thuy Thanh commune, Huong Thuy district. Along the roads are long rice fields , you will see the rustic beauty, simplicity of the countryside of Vietnam. There are many ways to get to Thanh Toan:
If you have not prepared yourself for a service before going to Hue, Taxi is the most popular option. It’s convenient, fast, but the price is quite high, plus you have to pay extra for waiting time
Some famous taxi firms in Hue like:
- Thanh Cong Taxi: 0184.108.40.206.89
- Thanh Cong Taxi : 0234 3575 757
- Yellow taxi: 0220.127.116.11.79
- Hoang Sa Taxi : 018.104.22.168.75
- Gili Taxi : 022.214.171.124.82
- Huong Giang Taxi: 0126.96.36.199.78
– Truly an interesting experience for you when coming to a country famous for many motorcycles like Vietnam. With just a motorbike and a map you can spend a lot of time exploring Thanh Toan tile bridge
– Motorbike rental price ranges from 100,ooovnd -150,000 vnd /motor / day excluding gasoline
Bicycles are also a choice of many tourists when coming to Vietnam, you can go and watch and enjoy the fresh air in the Vietnamese countryside.
The rental price varies from 40-50k /bicycle/ day
4, Private cars:
Another good option for you is cars, it’s really convenient, cars will pick you up from the hotel to visit and take you back to the hotel, with the driver career, English speaking, new cars, free wifi, drinking water is a great thing for your trip. Especially, the price for a car with such a journey is not high, only from $ 15 / 4 seats car
But we recommend that if you decide to choose a car, you should combine sightseeing with other points to save costs and time. You can see more here
5, Take the Tour:
If you don’t have a lot of time and want to save money, then the tour is really right for you, the tour will include transportation, tour guides, sightseeing and dining tickets, and you will spend pay much lower fees but you will not have much time to visit yourself as a private tour and do not tip is something very polite for drivers and tour guide after the tour ends.
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