Located on Soc Son mountainous area, outskirts of Hanoi, Thanh Chuong Viet Palace is one of the most attractive cultural heritages in Vietnam. It was built in 2001, originating from the idea of artisan Thanh Chuong whose wish is to reproduce the cultural marks of Vietnamese generations in the past. Hence, the palace reflects the Vietnamese culture and history through a complex of traditional Vietnam architecture, outstanding artwork, and pieces of folk heritage. Thanh Chuong Viet Palace is absolutely an ideal destination for tourists in search of the combination between a religious place and a history museum on their Hanoi tours.
Highlights of Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
The First Impressions of Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
The palace has 30 constructions inspired by the historic architecture of Vietnam in the 20th century. First of all, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of thirteen ancient houses with the designs simulating traditional houses of Northern Vietnam.
The surrounding area of Thanh Chuong Viet Palace is a collection of small architectures such as towers, chess boards, lotus ponds, theaters, and galleries. All of them create a lively but extremely elegant and charming historic space for the palace.
The Attractions of Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
Inside the palace is a 200-year-old house of Muong ethnic group, a Hue imperial house of 300 years, and a featured wooden one of Northern Vietnam. These houses are attached to the long-established history of Vietnam of magnificence and splendor attracting visitors at the first sight.
Your exploration must stop before the constructions elaborately restored according to the architecture of Dinh, Ly, Tran, and Le Dynasty in Vietnam (from the 10th century to the 17th century). They will tell you a story of the heroic Vietnamese never surrendering to foreign invaders but still simple, rustic, and friendly people in daily life.
Keep walking on the road of dark red bricks leads you to the astonishing towers as a mysterious labyrinth. Provided that you get tired, sitting on the bank of ponds hidden in the shadow of trees and seeing pink lotus – the national flower of Vietnam with light aroma filling the air, your discovery will surely continue with full of energy.
Another way to discover the peaceful experience in Thanh Chuong Viet Palace is drinking a warm cup of tea at the delicate wooden tables. From here, you will be impressed by the lovely view of the palace and enjoy the wonderful moment ever in your life. Even when feeling asleep, visitors can lay on the bamboo raffles to take a nap in the cool ambiance of light winds and the soft singing of birds.
Religious Place in Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
The spotlight of the palace is the five-tiered waterfall emitting the white foam. The sound of the water reminds the visitors of the sweet songs about life and love. Near the waterfall has the magnificent Buddhist complex built on the stone ground. The smoke of incenses creates a spiritual space full of mystery and blur. This is also the place of Thien Huong Pagoda – unique spiritual and artistic architectural works with 7-stories tower.
Travel Guides in Thanh Chuong Viet Palace
Thanh Chuong Viet palace opens daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (including holidays).
Ticket price (2018):
Adults: around 200.000 VND (about $9)
Children: 150.000 VND (about $7)
Children under 110cm: Free
No parking fee required in the palace
Photography and video recording are only accepted in which there is no restriction. If these activities are to gain profit, tourists need the acceptation of the manager in the palace.
There is a two-star restaurant system that offers tourists delicious dishes of the Vietnamese cuisine. It has the décor of modern amenities and classic colors of warmth. The rustic but tasty foods ensure to bring the best meals for visitors.
After the meal, you can buy some souvenirs such as traditional handicrafts and fine arts as gifts. In addition, you can visit the Long Dinh Theater to enjoy the water puppet show performed by outstanding artisans.