Thanh Toan Bridge is one of the few bridges that possess the unique architectural features in the “Thuong Gia Ha Kieu “that remains in Vietnam. Because of that unique beauty, this bridge has become a famous and attractive place for tourists to visit every day.
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Thanh Toan Bridge History
This special bridge was built in 1776 by Ms. Tran Thi Dao- a wife of a high ranking mandarin under the reign of Le Hien Tong King. She is the daughter of one of the 12 initial families who came here with Nguyen Hoang lord in 1601.
In the small village, where she lived, there was a large cannel so the people had to use boats to go to the other side and it was pretty dangerous especially in the winter and rainy season. With the big love for the village, she donated all her saving money to build a wooden bridge to help the villagers. Moreover, it is also a place where people can take a break, stay safe under the rain and the Sun.
How to get there?
Thanh Toan Bridge Hue is at Thanh Thuy Chanh village, Thuy Thanh Commune, Huong Thuy ward, Hue City. It is very close, just about 7km from Hue city center. So you can ride a bike, drive a scooter with helmets, or book Hue City Tour By Private Car via Best Hue City Tour Travel.
If you start from the Hue city center, you can go straight on To Huu street, to the end of the road, turn right, at the intersection with Hoang Quoc Viet Street, turn left, from here you go directly towards Thanh Toan village market, you will see our bridge.
Thanh Toan Bridge Architecture
Well, it is not a normal bridge, this special bridge is designed following the Thuong Gia Ha Kieu style means “A bridge with a big house on it”. As you know, It is not functional as a bridge but also a house to protect the villagers under sunshine and rain.
The bridge is about 18 meters long and 5 meters wide; divided into 7 spaces, both sides of the bridge, there are 2 wooden platforms and handrails to take a break. In the middle of the bridge is a solemn altar to worship Ms. Tran Thi Dao. Plus, on the roof of Thanh Toan Bridge is the green Royal tiles.
What else to visit at Thanh Toan Bridge Hue Vietnam?
Visiting Thanh Thuy Chanh Village, if you come here early in the morning, it is a great chance to enjoy the real rural Vietnam market. You can feel the freshness of the air, rice paddy fields, as well as the myth of rural life. It would be nice to drink some Vietnamese coffee and enjoy local life.
On the way to Thanh Toan bridge, you will see a lot of beautiful village temples, farming works on the green rice fields, water buffalo, and the duck farms as well.
If you love agriculture and would like to understand more about farming works; so you should visit the Thanh Toan Agriculture Museum here. A lot of wonderful photos and agriculture tools as well as the old lady here will tell you a lot of interesting information.
Annual Festivals At The Village
At each Hue Festival, in Thuy Thanh commune, there is the ceremony of welcoming the Spirit of Ms. Tran Thi Dao. This procession is the opening ceremony for the “Home market Festival”; one of the cultural-tourism programs in the framework of the Hue Festival.
In the Hue Market festival at Thanh Toan Bridge, a lot of local specialties exchange from different villages as well as folk- games and small boat race.
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