Phuoc Tich is a village dating back to the 15th century, located 37 kilometers to the north of the Viet Nam central province of Thua Thien Hue. Your two day visit to this beautiful area will charm you with the many cultural and architectural delights that you will experience.
Professor Dr. Arch Hoang Dao Kinh, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Association of Architects, said “Phuoc Tich has all of the cultural elements of an ancient Vietnamese village that other villages in the country have not been able to maintain”.
The quaint village runs along the gentle O Lau River with charming winding walkways along the river’s edge. You will experience the local cultural way of being in the traditional crafts, old communal houses, temples, river wharfs, and spacious ancient houses nestling in lines of evergreen trees. These are all typical features demonstrating this old village’s undamaged structure.
The Vietnamese Government recognizes the Village of Phuoc Tich as a national architectural relic. It is acknowledged as an important site for the preservation of traditional values as well as opportunities for tourists to experience the nature of Viet Nam. Phuoc Tich has been well known for its non enamel pottery craft since its golden days. Today, the production is based on orders only. The local authority is working with local artisans to support them in creating pottery products that are of high aesthetic value.
You can visit Phuoc Tich ancient houses (known as “Nha Ruong”) which are between 100 to 500 years old and still well preserved. You can visit an ancient traditional house 130 years old. Almost all of the houses are built from ironwood with tiled roofs and graceful green fences. There are lacquered vertical boards running within the house structure except for the space in front of the alter where the boards run horizontally.
After lunch, you will head out for the beautiful Tam Giang Lagoon, where you will take a boat trip to see the local fishermen using their traditional methods of fishing. You head back for Hue in late afternoon.
This is a relaxing day where you get to explore the two beautiful areas of Phuoc Tich Village and Tam Gianag Lagoon and have the opportunity to see the traditional ways of life of Vietnamese people who live in both areas.
Tour code: HUI 05: Itinerary for wet season – (A full day)
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The day starts at 8:00am at your hotel when we depart for Tam Giang Lagoon. The trip will take approximately one hour. On the way, you will get to view the rural areas surrounding the Lagoon.
You will arrive at Quang Ngan commune, where you will check into the local house and leave your luggage before beginning the tour. We take a leisurely bike ride to visit the village, local market and traditional houses before stopping at the vegetable field. The local host will tell you all about wet rice cultivation and you can try your hand at husking the grain of rice.
You will return to the local house for lunch made from local seafood purchased at the market and other homegrown ingredients. Later in the afternoon, we take a local sampan cruise through the gentle waters of Tam Giang Lagoon to visit the fish farm. If you choose to, you can try and collect fish from the traps. After an introduction to fish farming, we move onto a warm wild beach where you can enjoy the beaches of golden sand and the clear blue waters. If the water in the ocean is too cold for you, then try immersing yourself in a hot spring pool at My An Resort, which is great therapy and a great way to relax (optional).
Finally, we take you back to your hotel which ends the tour.