Thanh Toan Bridge

Thanh Toan Bridge situated at Thuy Thanh commune, Huong Thuy district is one of the most beautiful villages in Hue. It is 8km east of Hue.

History

The bridge is to be built in the time of Emperor Le Hien Tong from the mid 18th century. Tran Thi Dao, the wife of one of the emperor's high ranking courtiers grew up in the area gave money to build it. She believed that the village, that straddles the canal, had a bridge to connect the two halves. She organized the construction of the bridge, but not just any bridge to easy for travelling, it was for a richly decorated covered bridge. In recognition of Tran Thi Dao's charity, King Le Hien Tong issued a decree to honor her. Throughout the reign of King Khai Dinh in 1920, an altar installed on the bridge to keep up a permanent monument in honor of Ms. Tran Thi Dao.

Thanh Toan Bridge

How Thanh Toan Bridge is unique?

Many tourists decide to visit Thanh Toan village because it is not far from Hue imperial city. In fact, it is famous for its beautiful roads, peaceful rural landscape and particularly the tile-roofed bridge. It has become a popular destination for Hue sightseeing day tours in Hue city.

Riding around the village and enjoying its tranquility inspires many tourists. People state that the village attracts visitors due to its beautiful rural landscapes. In addition, its distinctive bridge and subtropical houses, clan worshiping homes, traditional festivals, farming practices and also local people's daily tasks. Yes, the village isn't far from the city of Hue so it is very easy for visitors travel to Hue Thanh Toan Bridge. It is a village with beautiful and peaceful scenery. It gives the chance for tourists to cross the rice fields. And also discover yourself in the center the field of harvesting rice and field ducks in the rice fields. All of these can see clearly by riding bicycle or motorbike.

Those are the fantastic outdoors. Thanh Toan village still retains all the aspects of a traditional Vietnamese village contrary to urbanization. The 17 m long and 4 m wide bridge from the village surprises visitors when they arrive. It's an arch bridge with either side being protected by railings with balconies. The bridge spans an irrigation channel extending from the entry at the end of the village. On every side are benches inviting you to take a rest. With 18 pillars and iron works support the bridge. The bridge is distinctive due to its roof- a charm which makes it a model among the bridges built during that time in Vietnam.

Image of Thanh Toan Bridge

This bridge has a great artistic and architectural value. Next to the bridge is the village market that's small, but offers everything, particularly specialties like Hen fish, poultry pancakes, and a variety of rice noodles. On the other side of the bridge is a showroom displaying agricultural tools: plows, harrows, sickles, scoops, and rice mills. There are also bamboo and ratan souvenirs. Here, tourists can follow each of the measures of rice production. Children are extremely exciting in this action. Visiting this showroom, adults and children both can experience the tasks of local people as well as sample food.

Quick tips:

  • Travel by bicycle is the best choice to visit Thanh Toan Bridge. Because it gives the chance to see the beautiful scenery along the way of peaceful village, rice fields and stop on way to see family house typically in Hue.
  • Entrance fee: 30,000 Vietnam dong per person
  • It is more lively than when visit here on Hue Festival each 2 years(even year). It usually falls on end of April till early May

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