Thuy Bieu, Authentic Village: Tigers Arena & Cooking Class bicycle and boat
Depart from hotel, Starting to bike to Thuy Bieu Village- a very famous bronze foundry under the Nguyen Dynasty and there was an arena between elephant and tiger- a typical relaxing activity of the King and royal at that time.
• Duration : Full day
• Distance : ∼10km
• Transport : Bicycle, Boat
• Activities :
– Tigers Arena
- Local life discover
- Village temple
– Cooking class
- Relaxing foot in medicinal herb water
- Boat Cruise
- Heavenly Lady Pagoda
- More depending on the activities performed that day
Depart from hotel at 9 am, Starting to bike to Thuy Bieu Village- a very famous bronze foundry under the Nguyen Dynasty and there was an arena between elephant and tiger- a typical relaxing activity of the King and royal at that time. The last battle was held in 1904 under the King Thanh Thai. This arena was built in 1830 under reign of the king Minh Mang 1820-1841. We continue biking through an orphanage …. to fulfill their dream to go to school.
Continue your trip to bike around the village which is located in the city center and the Nguyen Emperors’ tombs. Keep cycling toward Thuy Bieu Village along verdant paths; you can see local people’s daily life. Thuy Bieu Village has been well-known with its immense grapefruit gardens, which its grapefruit is different from other species throughout VietNam. It’s smaller but sweeter and known under the name of Thanh Tra people which was only provided for the Royal Family. Have a nice biking and walking around quiet Thuy Bieu Village, feeling the comfortable relax in a friendly air of local.
While biking , taking short stop in schools, communal houses, ancient temples and especially the garden house – Its housing architecture is typical of Hue and the Nguyen dynasty with small cottages hidden in large luxuriant gardens, long gates and fences carved out of ornamental trees. Thuy Bieu is a hidden gem of untouched nature and culture.
Keep biking through 2 most pristine hamlets Nguyet Bieu and Luong Quan where you can contemplate lush greens, laid back lifestyle. This village makes great contribution on preserving the traditional culture and architecture of Vietnam.
Come back to a local house in Thuy Bieu for cooking class, you will prepare lunch by yourself with our chief’s instruction to make hue specialties.
Have lunch with Hue traditional dishes you have just cooked.
Relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice.
Walking to pier, embark on boat for cruise along the poetic Perfume River to experience the daily life of local people as well as contemplate the beauty of landscapes and fill your heart and mind with fresh air. Main destination of our journey is the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) which was built in 1960-the symbol of Hue city. On the boat you can admire the daily life of local, old bridge built by French- Trang Tien bridge and stroll sunset on the river. Return to your hotel.
Notes: Age groups Child (3-11) and Adult (12-95 )