Beyond the famous walled Imperial city, royal tombs, temples and pagodas, Hue is also well-known for its garden houses. These dwellings were built hundred years ago and used as official residences of members of the imperial family and high ranking mandarin officials of the Nguyen Court.
Drive to the outskirts of Hue for a visit of the former home of Princess Ngoc Son, a daughter of Emperor Dong Khanh. The house is one of the best-preserved garden houses, being carefully maintained by her descendants. Designed in harmony with the rules of geomancy and the principles of Feng Shui, the house and its garden contain a fascinating collection of imperial artefacts. Here, you will meet with the researcher Mrs. Phan Thuan Thao and have an interesting conversation about the history of the house, the city and its imperial past.