When visiting Hue, it's easy to spend most of your time taking in the grandeur of impressive buildings like The Imperial Citadel. We recommend extending your stay in the region and spending a night or two at The Garden House. This immersive homestay experience takes place in the nearby countryside, where you'll have the chance to stay with ancestors of the imperial family's scholars. Not only will you be able to slow down and appreciate the local culture, but you'll also gain valuable insight into the region's history and ancient traditions.
The property itself is an ancestral family home where you’ll stay in a simple but comfortable double room set in manicured gardens full of palms and the sounds of chirping frogs and crickets.
After a warm welcome and a cup of tea, we suggest taking out bikes to explore the area, which is full of hidden temples. One of the family members will accompany you and introduce you to local artisans who have been making handicrafts for generations.
The family will also share stories of their ancestors and teach you about unusual crafts such as flute making, calligraphy, and bonsai tree gardening. We always think the best part of access to a family home is the home-cooked food. A multiple dish spread of Hué specialties is prepared for you as you learn some Vietnamese from your hosts.
Life in this community happens at a relaxed pace, making it an ideal place to slow down, chill out, and gain insight into traditions you may have otherwise never known. So, take the time to learn about the ancient traditions at this ancestral home in the countryside near Hue. For those who don’t have enough time to stay or prefer a more traditional hotel, we also arrange a day experience here from central Hue hotels.
Homestay - What we mean by 'Homestay' is generally a large family owned house, still occupied by at least some members of the family. Interaction with guests is encouraged and is in fact unlikely to be avoided! These places always have bags of character are usually highly charming and can provide a fascinating shortcut towards understanding local life a little better. Facilities can range from the luxurious, to pretty basic and meals are generally taken as a group and served in the local style rather than from a menu. The service is almost always fairly quirky and idiosyncratic. Great fun.
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