Van Van Tomb – The forgotten tomb (200m away)
Most of Nguyen Dynasty tombs located on the mountains. However, Van Van tomb is located on countryside, which is original the land of An Cuu Tay Village; now is on An Dong ward, Hue City. Van Van tomb is just over 3km of the Citadel. The tomb is only about 200m away from Rubis hostel so you can take a walk there.
It is the burial place of Duong Thi Thuc (1868 – 1944), often referred to Mrs. Tien Cung, wife of King Dong Khanh, King Khai Dinh’s biological mother, grandmother of King Bao Dai.
After the Vietnam war, Van Van tomb was renovated several times, but because it is far away from the main of Hue tomb system, it’s almost forgotten.
Hue Night Street (3 km away)
Nguyễn Đình Chiểu tp. Huế Thừa Thiên Huế Vietnam
Opening time: 17:00 PM – 23:00 PM
Hue Night Street, lying on Nguyen Dinh Chieu walking street, along Huong River, consists of 122 stalls, divided into three sections: traditional handicrafts, consumer goods, and cuisine.
Quoc Hoc Hue – Century Old High School (3km away)
Trường Quốc Học 12 Lê Lợi tp. Huế Thừa Thiên Huế, Việt Nam
Opening time: 07:00 AM – 18:00 PM
Quoc Hoc in the past is the famous school for student from royal and noble families. Nowadays,It is one of top schools not only in Hue but also in VietNam.
Tu Hieu pagoda (5km away)
Nestled in a pine forest, this popular pagoda was built in 1843 and later co-opted by eunuchs from the Citadel. Today 70 monks reside at Tu Hieu. Tu Hieu Pagoda is about 5km from the centre of Hue, on the way to the tomb of Tu Duc.
Tu Hieu is associated with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, who studied at the monastery in the 1940s, but lived in exile for more than 40 years, and was only permitted to return to Vietnam in 2005.
Thanh Toan brigde (3km away)
The bridge spans a canal in the countryside about 7 km east of Hue City, in Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy District. You can get there by taxi or hire a bicycle or motorbike. Whatever way you choose to travel, your journey takes you through a beautiful rural landscape.
The bridge is reputed to have been built in the time of Emperor Le Hien Tong in the mid 18th century. Tran Thi Dao, the wife of one of the emperor’s high ranking courtiers grew up in the area. The bridge is difficult to find but the countryside trek worth it.