An Hien Garden House
- on Dec 27, 2018       By: LucyH
Located in a prime location (58 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen street, Xuan Hoa village, Huong Long commune, Hue city) facing the romantic Perfume river, An Hien garden house is considered as the most beautiful garden house to come and visit in Hue. Besides the architectures of the citadel, the royal palace and the royal tombs, An Hien garden house still keeps its own beauty, both with the aristocratic essence and folk feature. Over a century of existence, An Hien remains almost intact both in landscape and architecture.
An Hien garden house is designed as a typical model of Hue garden architecture and strongly influenced by feng shui law. An Hien garden house is in a square shape with an area of 4,608 m2 facing the Perfume River toward the south. The garden house contains many large and small architectures built according to the traditional architecture style of Vietnam in general and Hue in particular.
The main architecture of An Hien garden house is a 3-room 2-gable house. All indoor frame structures are made of wood. Delicate sculpted patterns are used surround the main column and the house's rafter system. The roof of the parapet of tile is multi-layer, the roof of the two sides is covered with a dragon, and there is a lotus flower in the middle of the roof.
Moreover, the old furniture in the house is always neat and tidy. Exploring An Hien garden house will surely be one of the most unforgettable things when coming to Hue dreamland.
An Hien garden house is not only a typical house for the old Vietnamese garden style, with beautiful architecture mixed with poetic landscapes, it’s also an ecological space, converging all flavors of the 4 seasons.
An Hien garden house is the home of many kinds of fruits such as Hai Duong lychee, mangosteen, durian, jackfruit, pomelo, etc… and also other rare plants from all over Vietnam. An Hien garden house will definitely be one of the unforgettable experiences in your journey to explore Hue.
After more than a hundred years of existence, An Hien has belonged to many different owners during many ups and downs of the history. Despite the harshness of time, An Hien garden house is still there as a peaceful place, a cultural tourist spot of Hue the ancient capital. With that uniqueness, An Hien garden house is currently contributing a lot to enriching and beautifying the tourist destinations of Hue.
An Hien Garden House entrance fee?
It’s 20.000VND ( about 1$) for a single ticket. If you go in the group of 10 or above, the price will go down to a half ( 10.000VND = 0.45$) for a ticket.
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