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Bonsai in Hue

Garden houses of Hue - "nha roi" and "nha ruong"
The Ancient Capital of Hue is preserving a special type of architecture which is not available in other localities in Vietnam, Garden houses. They are wooden houses, elaborately carved and decorated, located in the middle of large gardens with beautiful Bonsai and old trees' all year round shadow. In terms of structure, the garden house itself is called "nha roi" (one chamber - house) or "nha ruong" (three chamber - house). A garden house of Hue usually consists of a main entrance, sub entrances, a screen at front yard, a rockery, a small aquarium. In addition to the main building in the middle of the garden, there are several dwellings and a water well for daily use. Hue garden houses used to be the living places of royal relatives, royal officials, elite families, poets, and writers during the time when Hue was serving as the Capital of the whole country.

Thien Mu Pagoda - Perfume River Cruise - Hue

Built on a hill overlooking the Perfume River, it is one of Vietnam's most famous structures. Built in 1844, the 70-foot high tower has seven stories and has become the unofficial symbol of Hue. The gardens behind the Pagoda have many orchids and Bonsai trees.

There is also a Bonsai garden restaurant in Hue

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