Huyen Tran Princess Temple

Attraction 151 Thien Thai, Thuy An, Hue city, Viet Nam Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
First-time visit
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Cultural
Family
Historic
Kids Friendly
Must see
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Architecture
Temple & Monument
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Huyen Tran Princess Temple is the famous place with long-standing history of Princess Huyen Tran. The temple is well- known for its fanciful scenery and its solemn atmosphere.

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Why Huyen Tran Princess Temple is special ?

Huyen Tran Princess Temple is the famous place with long-standing history of Princess Huyen Tran. The temple is well- known for its fanciful scenery and its solemn atmosphere. Located on Ngu Phong Mountain and being far from Hue city seven kilometers to the west, Huyen Tran Temple was founded on 26th of March, 2007 on the occasion of 700 years of building Thuan Hoa – Phu Xuan. Since then, the temple attracts lots of visitors, especially from the 9th to the 15th of January every year, the death anniversary of Tran Dynasty princess.


Huyen Tran Temple is a beautiful cultural center of mystical mountains, a symbol for the hearts of Hue people for meritorious ancestors who had expanded the territory for the country, which deserves as a wonderful destination for travelers all over the world.


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What to explore at Huyen Tran Princess Temple?

In the afternoon, Ngu Phong mountain is full of sadness with the blue of sky. As a Hue people said: With sloping terrain, standing on the mountain, you will find an open and immense space, the quiet Perfume River running under the foot of Ngu Mountain, which makes us relieve as being lost in the fairy scene.

Those words have no exaggeration. In the front of the temple are four high pillars. Coming through these pillars, we will see a large yard paved by Bat Trang brick. Two sides of the road are the fresh lakes, which makes the landscape of temple: the back is Ngu Phong mountain, the front is Truong Xuan lake… The temple was designed by Tran architecture with a straight core from the entrance to the inside. Going through the front yard, we will see the port gate and two layers of courtyard paved by Bat Trang. Going straight, visitors can see the main temple having three spaces with stairs leading up. In the middle is a delicately copper burner.

Entering the temple, visitors will be overwhelmed by the vibrant, magnificent colors of the church, altar and furniture. All are carved by delicate motifs, especially the winding dragon motifs. Huyen Tran Princess statue, casted from pure copper by artisans of Hue, is over 2,37m high. On the mosaic are two lamps which always shine in a dark bronze Censer with smoke of incense and the fragrant incense.

From the hall, walking behind the campus, we were attracted by a statue of Huong Trang nun built by white stone with gentle face. It is said that after returning from the land of Champa, Huyen Tran Princess had taken refuge and named as Huong Trang.

The statue of brilliant princess in the main hall as well as the charming, gentle nun has made many visitors feel pity. Going further is two hundred steps leading to Hoa Binh bell tower where there is a bronze bell in 1,5 tons weigh.

After visiting Huyen Tran temple, going to the winding dragon stair behind, visitors will come to the temple of Tran Nhan Tong – the heroic king, the father of Huyen Tran Princess, also the patriarch of the Truc Lam Dieu Ngu Giac Hoang. In this temple, there is a bronze statue of Nhan Tong king along with the horizontal image, couplets praising the virtues of the king.

Huyen Tran Temple is a beautiful cultural center of mystical mountains, a symbol for the hearts of Hue people for meritorious ancestors who had expanded the territory for the country, which deserves as a wonderful destination for travelers all over the world.

Source: http://www.allvietnam.com

How to get to Huyen Tran Princess Temple?

The best way to visit the temple is by car, motorbike or "xe om".

It takes 18 mins driving from Hue Railway Station and 26 mins from Phu Bai International Airport.

Selling points

  • Respect to the beautiful princess of Vietnam
  • A very quiet and solemn temple
  • The most famous temple in Hue
  • Expressing pilgrims’ love to Princess Huyen Tran
  • A must see in Hue as well as in Vietnam
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148.46 USD
Total travel distance
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151 Thien Thai, Thuy An, Hue city, Viet Nam

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Tips for you

  • Don't forget to ask for ringing the bell.
    Things to do
  • After visiting Huyen Tran temple, going to the winding dragon stair behind, visitors will come to the temple of Tran Nhan Tong – the heroic king, the father of Huyen Tran Princess.
    Things to do
  • Don't forget to bring water and hats as you need to bike a little bit
    What to bring
  • You should bring your camera to caught the spectacular sightseeing of Ngu Phong Mountain from the temple.
    Photography
  • You should bring umbrella or raincoat, weather is unpredictable.
    Equipment
  • You should wear comfortable shoes and formal clothing to get inside.
    What to wear
  • It's about 7 km away from Hue city.
    Location
  • Entrance fee is 30.000 VND
    Ticket and Pricing
  • View over the bell is stunning
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Thanks to the very good reviews here we added this to our private day-trip to two of the tombs. Luckily! - as we found the tombs quite over-run and not that interesting, this place was empty of anyone except the ticket booth holder and the temple care-takers. The grounds are not well kept but the buildings are and the place is huge, the views sweeping and the 'atmosphere' or 'feel' or whatever you'd like to call it - seems... authentic. Take note of - or photograph - the map right at the entrance as the map on the ticket is not very easy to see. Apart from the temples there are also some original buildings that were housing. It would be hard to find the site by yourself, I'm not sure we saw any signs at all, very strange. Probably a taxi-driver could find it - it wasn't that far from town. Really worthwhile going to and also strangely I think half the price of the tombs. well anyway, the road there winds through an immense cemetery - which would have made for fantastic photos too. Ps. quite slippery in places when raining as there is a lot of moss, so wear good shoes. Lots of stairs and steep terrain.

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