Attraction Trường Quốc Học 12 Lê Lợi tp. Huế Thừa Thiên Huế, Việt Nam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Quoc Hoc Hue - Century Old High School is special ?
Quoc Hoc High School in the past is the famous school for student from royal and noble families. Nowadays, Quoc Hoc is one of top schools in not only in Hue but also in Viet Nam.
Established in 1896, after more than 100-year history, Quoc Hoc today is still a well-maintained French colonial-style construction. The school is a complex of five blocks of classrooms, big football field, basketball court, five badminton courts, a swimming pool, a medium stadium and also a block of dormitory. It’s considered the largest and also the most beautiful high school campus in Vietnam.
Especially in spring, when “diep anh dao” (a kind of cherry blossoms) is in bloom, the whole picture is filled with pinky dots above red thatched tile. Students often call that period of time “Pinky cloud season” and regard it as the most special moments of a year.
Several Vietnam political leaders have been learning here, including: Nguyen Tat Thanh (President Ho Chi Minh), General Vo Nguyen Giap, Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, etc.
What to explore at Quoc Hoc Hue - Century Old High School?
Quoc Hoc is the place for those who want to take photos of natural background, understand more about French colonial architecture and watch female students in white aodai, sparkling in the nice background.
More than different architecture, traveler can also enjoy the amazing scene when the school time is over.
It is a very interesting thing to walk around this school, and to think about the times that Uncle Ho attended it.
Nothing special to do at this place as it is just a local high school, but just walk around the high school as it will give you the feeling of old time Vietnam.
Source: vietnamonline, tripadvisor
How to get to Quoc Hoc Hue - Century Old High School?
You can visit Quoc Hoc High School by many ways such as motorbike, car, bike, cycle.
If you stay in Green hotel, it is very easy for you to get there. You just walk straight on Le Loi street about 4 minutes.
If you are in Nam Giao Esplanade, you will go straight on Dien Bien Phu street and turn right on Le Loi street. It takes about 15 minutes by car to get there.
- Most beautiful building in Hue City
- Worth a quick walk around
- The school with French style construction
- The school where famous people in the past studied
- The oldest high school in Vietnam
Trường Quốc Học 12 Lê Lợi tp. Huế Thừa Thiên Huế, Việt Nam
Tips for you
My friend and I planned to come here before reaching Hue City because the school is quite reputable and prestigious for the gifted students. We got here in a sunny afternoon, this high school looks the same with another former French school called Hai Ba Trung high school. The architecture, red-painted wall, the serene atmosphere and the lovely little pink flowers made us feel like we were in Japan, in the Tokyo Daigaku, It doesn't feel like this is a Vietnamese school.