Kim Long Green Treasures Private

From USD $59.00
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Hue, Vietnam
  • Product code: HDKL_PVT


  • Appreciate Feng Shui, green architecture at rare garden houses
  • Understand unique cultural practices shared by local residents
  • Experience making crafts, taste local cakes and fruits
  • Enjoy a family meal followed with herbal foot bath
  • Visit Thien Mu pagoda or return by boat (optionally)


Today, you explore Kim Long village, which used to be the southern capital of Nguyễn Lords (1636-1687). After a short stroll along Perfume Riverbank, the guide offers an overview of Hue Citadel master planning according to feng shui principle and The Five Basic Elements of Universe.

Just a stone-away from the city hustle, you immediately feel the difference of the green Phu Mong neighbourhood. Behind the green hedges and a losingly gate hides a blissful universe of plants, architecture, and mankind. This is called Nhà Rường “beam house” or Nhà Vườn “garden-house”. Dated back to the 18th century, they were built for princes, princesses, mandarins, aristocrats. This precious heritage is now under threat of distinction, due to socio-economic, environmental challenges. Unveil unique features of beam house construction, meticulous sculpture. With the host company, take a close-up glimpse into the healing garden and pick some seasonal fruits. 

Ride past some other princely residences alongside ranges of areca palm and vegetable fields. Stop at a magnificent shrine house dedicated to a high-ranking mandarin. Spare your curiosity to fully admire this uncommon relic. His descendant enthusiastically guides you through ritual practices. Enjoy some tea with the gracious hosts in his awesome bonsai garden and discuss Hue culture then and now.

Pursue your exploration in Truc Lam village, known for having many centenarians. After visiting the village temple, pagoda, and eventual handicraft workshop, you call by an ancestral beam house. Be warmly welcome to a multi generation family. Get to know each other then partake in the grandma’s kitchen to prepare a typical meal with fresh ingredients from the garden. Enjoy your lunch in an exclusive setting followed with a herbal foot bath to ease muscle and blood circulation.

Bid farewell to friendly hosts, villagers and complete your cycling back to the city. Optionally, you may visit Thien Mu pagoda and return on a dragon boat ride on the Perfume River toward the city center (approx. 30 minutes).