Long Chau Temple

Attraction kiet 373 Bùi Thị Xuân, Thủy Biều, tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM
10:30 AM
First-time visit
Temple & Monument
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Long Chau temple, located on the south bank of the Perfume river, is a royal temple where the kings' war elephants were buried and worshipped.

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Why Long Chau Temple is special ?

Long Chau temple, located on the south bank of the Perfume river, is a royal temple where the kings' war elephants were buried and worshipped. Locally it is known as "Dien Voi Re", the "Palace of the Crying Elephants". The site is located about 200 meters from an arena, Ho Quyen, where elephants and tigers dueled to the death, with the tigers declawed so that the elephants would win every time. The site is not well maintained and is in need of conservation.

Long Chau northern ancient temple about dark; Southern has triple gate moss quiet. In front of the port gate system includes 17 steps going up steps; above the main entrance in the middle of three Chinese porcelain “Nghiem Lam downside”. Straight main exit, one will encounter a hanging painting beautiful Long Code before entering the temple courtyard.

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What to explore at Long Chau Temple?

It looks out over a big lotus-filled pond where it's said the triumphant elephants went to cool off after a successful fight. Just behind this is a big, slightly dilapidated gate which is decorated with unusual cloven-hooved war animals and intricate ceramic mosaic long-life and happiness motifs. Beyond this are several crumbling but still intact pavilions and a large main hall surrounded by stone tombs, each housing a statue of an elephant with big gaping holes where tusks once were.

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How to get to Long Chau Temple?

Head west on Le Loi towards the train station, and take a right after crossing the small bridge onto Bui Thi Xuan. Continue for 2.5 kilometres and keep an eye out for Nguyen Tran Cong Chua on the left. Once you find it, pass it, and continue 300 metres down to an alley called Kiet 373 on the left. Long Chau Temple is 200 metres down from the tiger fighting arena.

Selling points

  • Attractive for tourists to have new experience
  • Quiet and peaceful attraction
  • Learn more Vietnam's history
  • Great place for family day out
  • Good sightseeing
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kiet 373 Bùi Thị Xuân, Thủy Biều, tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

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  • You should wear good shoes, because there are lots of stairs and steep terrain.
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  • Avoid wearing tight and short clothes like short skirts when visiting the Temple.
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  • It is not suitable for you to visit the temple on rainy day.
  • If you want to know more information about history of temple, you should go with tour guide.
  • The best time to visit is at the sunrise and sunset, because you will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Temple.
  • You should keep a clean environment in the historical temple.
  • You should bring umbrella or raincoat, weather is unpredictable.
  • You should pay attention the closing time to get there early.
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
  • It is located at 373 Bui Thi Xuan Thuy Bieu, Hue City, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam.
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