Seeing the sunrise at Chuon Lagoon, a community ecotourism site in Phu Vang District, Thua ThienHue Province, is an unforgettable experience.
The site is part of the Tam Giang – Cau Hai Wetland Nature Reserve.
From the center of Hue, An Truyen Avenue leads to the Lagoon. An early arrival ( before 6 a.m) by bike or motobike is not only worthwhile because of the beautiful sunrise, but also because of the sightseeing experience on the way.
Chuon Lagoon is at its busiest at dawn when fishing boats fill the lagoon after a single fishing trip.They start fishing at 6 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. m. and bring their catch to a wholesale market in Chuon Village. Visitors can charter a boat from local fishermen for ($10) per trip for 4 to 6 people and cruise across the lagoon. The Chuon Village Market, where modern seafood is bought, is worth an early morning visit.
Don’t forget to enjoy a breakfast of hot porridge with steamed pork belly or turmeric noodles with fried intestines.
Ru Cha Mangrove Forest
From Chuon Lagoon, take Highway 49B to Ru Cha Mangrove Forest, another hidden gem often overlooked by tourists.
Visitors can rent a boat for VND 50,000 and paddle through the forest, take photos and even learn how to fish with nets.
In the forest there is an ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Thanh Mau. Locals here organize the possession ritual (hau dong) during the third lunar month to seek his protection.Due to its isolated location, there are no restaurants in the forest and visitors must bring their own food.
A lagoon cruise takes you around the lagoon to experience just how beautiful it is. And you can learn how the local people grow shellfish from shrimp, fish, crab, etc. in the natural lagoon with a water level of about 1 m to a maximum of 2 m.
The landscape and human life seem to exceed the usual ideas and standards of beauty too much. The scenery becomes particularly magical at sunrise and sunset, where many famous photographers and artists come from for unique photos. Yes, many photographers, both amateurs and professionals, travel here and “reap” fantastic photos. Luckily, Dam Chuon Lagoon preserves other particularly interesting things for everyone to discover as originals. This would be an ideal authentic spot for photo lovers to capture the moment of simple life. A plus here is the row of floating restaurants in the middle of the lagoon where everyone can enjoy fresh seafood.
Folk singing on Perfume River
At 4:30 p.m. you can drop by Toa Kham Wharf on Le Loi Street and rent a dragon boat to watch sunset on the Perfume River.
The three-hour tour, costing around VND400,000, includes tea and sweet cakes and a trip under Hue’s famous bridges like Da Vien, Phu X
Folk singing in River Perfume
At 4:30 pm You can stop at Toa Kham Wharf on Le Loi Street and charter a dragon boat to watch the sunset on the Perfume River.
The three-hour tour, which costs around VND 400,000, includes enjoying Hue’s famous specialties, such as tea and sweet cakes, and listening to traditional Hue folk song music at night to explore a unique Hue that is nowhere more famous than Hue Bridges like Da Vien, Phu Xuan and Truong Tien.
When the sun goes down, people from Hue sing on board the ship. The traditional folk song of Hue by the Perfume River is a variation of the Hue royal court music and has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. The singers and instrumentalists are all dressed in “Ao Dai”, the traditional costume of Vietnam.uan and Truong Tien.
When the sun goes down, people from Hue sing on board the ship.The traditional folk song of Hue by the Perfume River is a variation of the Hue royal court music and has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. The singers and instrumentalists are all dressed in “Ao Dai”, the traditional costume of Vietnam.