Discover Thuan An Beach in Hue: Tips for a Memorable Trip

Thuan An Beach

Thuan An Beach in Hue is renowned for its pristine and sentimental beauty, which never fails to enchant visitors from all over. Are you planning a trip to Thuan An Beach? This article will provide you with invaluable insights and detailed recommendations to help you plan the perfect getaway.

Introduction to Thuan An Beach

Thuan An Beach in Hue

Thuan An Beach is located in Thuan An town, Phu Vang district, Hue city, about 15km away from the city center, which takes around 20 minutes to travel by car.

As one of the most beautiful beaches in Hue, Thuan An Beach attracts tourists with its pristine beauty featuring long stretches of white sandy beach and crystal clear water. It is an ideal destination for travelers to indulge in the cool and peaceful atmosphere of the ocean.

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The best time to visit Thuan An Beach

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Based on our travel experience in Hue, we recommend visiting Thuan An Beach from around April to September every year. During this time, the beach is cool and perfect for visitors to cool off, relax in the cool water, and stroll on the fine sandy beach amidst the beautiful scenery of blue sky, white clouds, and golden sun at Thuan An.

Transportation and how to get to Thuan An Beach in Hue


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From the city center to Thuan An Beach, it takes about 20 minutes, and you can choose from various modes of transportation. Many young people will choose to ride a motorbike to experience the journey, or you can call a taxi or rent a motorbike, or even a car rental service with a relatively low price.

Currently, you can also take a bus to Thuan An Beach for a ticket price of only 5,000 VND/1 person. The bus route is as follows: Southern Bus Station – An Duong Vuong Street – Hung Vuong Street – Ha Noi Street – Tran Hung Dao Street – Le Loi Street – Nguyen Sinh Cung Street – National Road 49B – Thuan An town.

Note: You can call the driver to stop the bus at any point along the bus route.

How to get to Thuan An Beach

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The location of Thuan An beach on Google Maps.

To get to Thuan An Beach, you have two options:

+ Option 1: From the city center, move to Hoai Thanh Street via Bui Thi Xuan Street. Go straight to Ngoc Khoi Street, then turn into Ga Bridge, and continue along Nguyen Sinh Cung Street. Move along National Road 49B for about 6km, and you will reach Thuan An Beach.

+ Option 2: From the city center, move to Hoai Thanh Street, then continue on Bui Thi Xuan Street towards Bach Ho Bridge, then turn into Le Duẩn Street. After that, go straight to Tran Hung Dao Street, meet Gia Hoi Bridge, then turn into Chi Lang Street for about 2km until you reach Nguyen Sinh Cung Street. Next, move on National Road 49B for about 6km, and you will reach Thuan An Beach.

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Where to stay when visiting Thuan An Beach in Hue?

If you are only going for a day trip, you don’t need to worry about this issue. But if you intend to experience a 2-day-1-night trip, you should plan your accommodation in advance.

Stay at hotels or resorts near Thuan An Beach

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If you want to stay at a resort, you can choose the luxurious Abalone Resort & Spa, which is located about 2km from Thuan An Beach. With a system of 77 elegant rooms, equipped with all the necessary facilities, you can fully enjoy your vacation.

Alternatively, if you want to save some costs, you can find some hotels near Thuan An Beach in Hue. Here are a few suggestions:

+ Tam Giang Resort and Spa: 02 Nguyen Lu, Thuan An Town, Phu Vang District, Hue City.

+ Ana Mandara Hue Beach Resort: An Hai Village, Thuan An Town, Hue City.

+ Villa Louise Hue Beach and Spa: Xuan An Street, Phu Thuan Ward, Phu Vang District, Hue City.

Camping overnight

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For young people, especially backpackers who enjoy adventure and novelty, camping overnight with friends on the beach is a great option. This is not only cost-effective but also allows you to enjoy the stars, moon, and the beautiful scenery of Thuan An Beach at night. You can also have a bonfire, sing, and enjoy food and drinks together.

However, this option is only suitable when the weather is favorable, without rain. Therefore, make sure to check the weather forecast for Thuan An Beach in Hue in advance.

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What makes Thuan An Beach an attractive tourist destination?


Thuan An Beach in Thua Thien Hue offers visitors the chance to not only enjoy the pristine beauty of the ocean, but also to explore the famous landmarks and spiritual sites near the beach.

Cool off in the water at Thuan An Beach during hot summer days

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There’s nothing like soaking in the cool, refreshing water and participating in fun water activities at Thuan An Beach, especially during the summer. The beach has three sections, called Beach 1, Beach 2, and Phu Thuan Beach. The beach here is tranquil, quiet, and not too crowded, making it the perfect place to escape for relaxation and rest.

Capture beautiful photos at Thuan An Beach in Hue

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The blue ocean, white sand, and golden sunshine at Thuan An Beach in Hue provide the perfect backdrop for tourists to capture beautiful photos. The best time to take pictures is during sunrise and sunset on the beach.

Visit nearby tourist spots near Thuan An Beach – Tran Hai Dai

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When visiting Thuan An Beach in Hue, tourists also have the opportunity to visit and explore Tran Hai Dai – the headquarters of the border guard of the port and customs. It helps to control, defend and ensure the flow of ships in and out of the country. Tran Hai Dai was built during the reign of King Gia Long and is located on Hoang Quang Street. It has now become an interesting tourist destination near Thuan An Beach.

Discover Thai Duong Temple

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In addition to the famous religious structures and temples such as Thien Mu Pagoda and Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda, Thai Duong Phu Nhan Temple (also known as Ba Giang Temple – the wife of the sea god) is another well-known spiritual destination near Thuan An Beach. According to legend, the temple was built hundreds of years ago and is associated with the beliefs of the Cham and Vietnamese people. Visitors often come to pray for luck and peace.

Visit the fishing port next to Thuan An Beach

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Learning about the lives of fishermen in fishing villages is also an interesting experience. Visiting the fishing port next to Thuan An Beach in Hue, you will witness the busy and bustling life when fishing boats arrive at the port and large fish are unloaded. Traders and sellers are busy taking fish to the market – a beauty of labor in everyday life that you may have never seen before.

What to eat at Thuan An Beach in Hue?

When visiting Thuan An Beach in Hue, tourists not only explore the beauty of nature but also enjoy the unique cuisine of Hue.

+ Banh bot loc (clear shrimp and pork dumplings): Banh Bot Loc is a specialty of the imperial city and a must-try dish for tourists. There are two types of clear shrimp and pork dumplings in Hue: wrapped in banana leaves and unwrapped. Both are very attractive with a thin, chewy, and slightly salty clear dough and a rich and savory filling of shrimp, pork, and mung bean. The taste is enhanced when dipped in the Hue-style sauce, which is slightly sweet and spicy.

clear shrimp and pork dumplings

+ Bun Thịt Nuong (grilled pork noodles): Bun Thit Nuong is a dish that anyone who has tried it will never forget. The pork is marinated for about an hour before being grilled to perfection. The grilled pork is juicy and fragrant with pepper, onions, garlic, and more. The highlight of this dish is the unique and flavorful broth that only Hue has, which is unforgettable and makes visitors want to come back for more.

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+ Com Hen (rice with baby clams): Com Hen is a soulful dish of this ancient capital city. Baby clams are sautéed with vermicelli, thinly sliced pork belly, and shredded dried bamboo shoots. A bowl of Com Hen is full of clams, roasted peanuts, small pieces of grilled rice paper, crispy pork skin, and herbs. There is also a hot and sweet clam soup served on the side, which perfectly complements the rice with baby clams.

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+ Banh Ep (grilled rice paper with pork): This is considered the “national cake” of Hue. Thin layers of dough are spread out on a mold, and the filling is a dense mixture of pork, eggs, and onions. When eaten, the cake is served with raw vegetables and sweet and sour fish sauce. Although small in size, the grilled rice paper with pork is rich in flavor with the aroma of onions, herbs, and the crunch of papaya, the richness of pork and eggs, creating a strong addictive flavor for tourists.

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+ Grilled or steamed seafood: At the seafood restaurants near Thuan An Beach, you can find fresh and delicious seafood directly caught from the sea. You can choose from shrimp, fish, squid, and clams and request them to be grilled or steamed to your liking. Some recommended seafood places are Phu Thuan, Hai Son, and Huong Bien.

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Note when traveling to Thuan An beach in Hue

To have a pleasant experience and avoid unnecessary troubles when traveling to Thuan An beach in Hue, you should note the following:

+ Prepare necessary items such as personal luggage, travel pillow, phone, camera, etc. To avoid forgetting essential items, make a list beforehand and arrange them accordingly.

+ Keep track of the weather forecast to ensure that you can enjoy beach activities, entertainment, and take check-in photos.

+ Protect the marine environment: As the beach is newly exploited and relatively clean, please be careful not to litter.

Thuan An beach in Hue is an attractive tourist destination that you should not miss when visiting Hue. Hopefully, the above information will help you plan your trip to Thuan An.