An Hien Garden House Introduction
Located in the prime location (58 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen Street, Xuan Hoa Hamlet, Huong Long commune, Hue City) facing the poetic Perfume River. The An Hien Garden house is considered to be the most beautiful garden house so far in Hue Citadel. Besides the architecture, the palaces, the Royal tombs…The garden house of An Hien still keeps its own beauties, a noble charm, and traditional folk colors. For more than a century, this Hue ancient garden house almost intact in both landscape and architecture.
The An Hien Garden House Architecture
As one of the most famous gardens houses in hue, An Hien was built in the late 19th century. Originally, the house belonged to the 18th Princess of the Duc Duc emperor. It passed to several owners and in 1940, Ms. Dao Thi Xuan Yen owns it. She is also the longest owner who brings the garden house great care. Although it has undergone more than a century of existence, the architectural space of the house retains its ancient features so far.
The campus of this ancient house is almost square, with an area of 4,608 m2. The An Hien Garden house is designed as a typical model of Ancient Hue garden house architecture and is strongly influenced by Feng Shui law. So the perfect Fengshui follows the order: Face to the water; The main gate, the screen, the lake, and the main house.
The Main Gate
The An Hien ancient house faces to the Perfume River and the main gate is made of bricks and limestone. After the gate is the 37 m driveway leading to the house with 2 beautiful green apricot trees making the shade to walk in.
The Fengshui screen
as you know, all houses in Vietnam before were connecting room houses, no high building houses so privacy is quite important. Moreover in Fengshui, the screen is the shield to protect the family against bad forces. After the gate and driveway, is the Fengshui screen at An Hien Garden House.
Right after the screen is the small lake full of colorful water lilies. It is not only important for Fengshui but also for decoration as well as to be a natural air conditioner. It makes weather cooler in Summer and warmer in Winter.
The Ancient Garden House of An Hien.
The main architectural ancient An Hien garden house is the main central room and 2-wing connection rooms, located almost in the center and is a delicate sculpture. The entire indoor frame structure is made of wood. The pattern, delicately carved motifs surround the main column, the rafters of the house.
Tiled roofing laminated, the puffer on the top of the dragon, in the middle of the roof of the lotus flower. In particular, the antique furniture in the house is always neat and tidy. Discovering this Hue ancient house will surely be one of the most unforgettable things when visiting Hue city.
The large garden full of flowers and fruit trees
This ancient garden house is such a beautiful four seasons fruit and flower garden. You can enjoy the freshness and cool feeling in the green garden of An Hien. Enjoy some local fruits such as mangosteens, plums, papayas, milk apples, dragon fruits, etc and enjoy the bird’s songs is such a delicate joyness.
How to get there?
Well, there are a lot of ways to visit this wonderful ancient garden house such as taking a dragon boat on the Perfume River. Moreover, you can ride a bike, drive a scooter with helmets or you can book the Best Hue City Tour Full Day with us!