Huyen Tran Princess Temple
Enjoy a serene mountainside view and a breath-taking statue of a legendary 14th-century princess at the Huyen Tran Princess Temple.
The 28-hectare Huyen Tran Princess Temple and Cultural Centre is located at the foot of the Ngu Phong Mountain. Famous for its golden statues, splendid landscapes, and peaceful atmosphere, pilgrims and tourists visit it alike to enjoy the beautiful scenery and also to pay tribute and gratitude to Princes Huyan Tran of the Tran Dynasty.
A seemingly endless pine forest surrounds the centre, while the 2.37-metre high, pure copper statue of the Princess seated on the throne can be found at the foot of the mountain. Aside from these, guests can also explore the Hoa Binh bell tower, which can be found at the top of the mountain. The copper bell is engraved with the words “peace world, happy humankind,” and is believed that the sound of which could bring peace to humankind.
The Huyen Tran Princess Temple can be found at 151 Thien Thai Road, around 6 kilometres south of Hue, Vietnam.
Opening Days and Hours
The temple is open every day, from 08:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Adult: VND 10,000 (USD 0.44)
Children: VND 5,000 (USD 0.22)
How to Get There
- Fly into Hue from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh via Vietnam Airlines.
- From the airport, hire a taxi going to the city centre to book a tour or a motorbike going to the temple.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
The average time spent on this attraction is around 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the temple is in the morning, from 09:00 to 10:00.
- Visit the Temple
- Hike the Ngu Phong Mountain
- Visit the Hoa Binh bell tower
There are a number of food options located near the temple, including Sweet Kingdom Bistro Bakery Cafe, Venus Restaurant, Le’s Garden Bar, Tipsy Pub n’ Bistro, and Thuy Minh Tran.
- Tinh Hoa Art Shop
- Bach Ma National Park
- Green Bamboo Art Gallery
Accommodation options located near the temple centre include Moonlight Hotel Hue, Amigo Hotel, Asia Hotel, Muong Thanh Holiday Hue Hotel, Lam Bao Long Hotel, Orchid Hotel, and Nhu Phu Hotel. Prices range from USD 12 to USD 44 per night.
Good to Know
The locals organise a festival on the 9th day of the first lunar month to pay homage to Princess Huyen Tran for all her contributions to the country. The said festival attracts locals from the area and neighbouring provinces, with planned that include incense-offering and bell-ringing ceremonies, traditional art and music shows, martial arts performances, floral arrangement contests, and more.