Thanh Toan bridge is one of the ancient relics with unique architecture that is full of cultural and artistic values of Vietnam. The unique beauty of architecture, charming and idyllic scenery make the bridge a very attractive tourist destination in Hue. Along with other famous works such as Hue Citadel, Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda…, Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge has been recognized as a national cultural relic by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
About Thanh Toan tile bridge
Thanh Toan tile bridge is located in Thuy Thanh commune, Huong Thuy district, Thua Thien Hue province which is located about 8 km from Hue city center.
This bridge crosses a narrow river at the end of Thanh Toan village. The village was established in the late 16th century, most of the village elders are Thanh Hoa people who followed Lord Nguyen Hoang here.
Later, Mrs. Tran Thi Dao – A nephew of the Tran family (about the 6th generation)donated money to the village to build this bridge. In 1990 the bridge was recognized as a national cultural relic.
How to get to Thanh Toan Bridge?
Located in the suburbs, Thanh Toan tile Bridge is about 8km southeast of Hue city center. Traffic is convenient, so you can come here by motorbike or taxi:
- Motorbike: This is the most popular means of transport in Vietnam to help you be more flexible in moving and sightseeing time. The rental price is about 100,000 – 180,000 VND/day.
- Taxi: With a group of 4 or more tourists, this is a safe and economical means of transport. Do not forget to ask the service price before getting on the taxi. Some reputable taxi companies in Hue such as Mai Linh taxi, Thanh Cong taxi…
Directions: From the center, you follow To Huu Street, then turn left at the crossroad (the intersection with Hoang Quoc Viet Street) and then go straight to the Tile Bridge Market to arrive. Get directions with google map: Here
Discover the ancient beauty
Thanh Toan Bridge was built basing on The architecture style “house above bridge”. This term usually refers to wooden bridges with a roof over them. This is a very humane ancient architecture of the ancient Vietnamese, next to the bridge there is a house for passengers to stop and rest along the way.
The bridge is 18m long, 5m wide, divided into 7 main compartments. The roof is completely covered with glazed tiles. The bridge is designed with 2 wooden platforms with railings along both sides of the bridge so that visitors can sit and relax, watching the scenery and relaxing. The main material of this bridge is wood, which feels solid and cool.
Take a photo next to Thanh Toan bridge
The Thanh Toan tiled bridge relic connects the two banks of a small Nhu Y river. The river flows smoothly, gently creating an extremely lyrical scene. Visitors can take pictures with the natural and architectural scenery outside and inside the bridge.
Join Thanh Toan Tile Bridge Festival
If tourists have the opportunity to come to Hue during the festival season, do not forget to visit Thanh Toan tile bridge. Because on this occasion, local people will hold a procession of the spirit of Mrs. Tran Thi Dao – who has great merit in building the bridge. During the festival, many cultural and tourist activities are organized for visitors to enjoy and experience.
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Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge has been around for more than 200 years, not only associated with the activities, festivals and culture of Thanh Thuy people but also a tourist destination in Hue that attracts a large number of tourists every year. If you are a lover of history and ancient architecture, this is a destination not to be missed.