Explore the ancient cultural life of Vietnamese people is one of the most unique and interesting features for visitors of the trips in Vietnam, especially in the capital, Hanoi. Away only about 40 kilometers from the center of Hanoi, Thanh Chuong Palace is located in Hien Linh commune, Soc Son district in Hanoi suburb. Thanh Chuong Palace is a famous royal architectural complex that preserves entirely the traditional cultural values, introduces quite fully about the life of Vietnamese farmers.

Thanh Chuong Palace
Many people when they first come here have mistaken this destination is a relic of a long history, but the fact that this is a place built by artist Thanh Chuong in 2001 and completed in 2004 with an area up to 8000 m2. The original idea of the artist Thanh Chuong is to create a pure Vietnamese space of culture, art, and spirituality for him and his families. However, the appeal of an outdoor museum model has attracted many domestic and foreign tourists come here to visit.

Thanh Chuong Palace

Going through the gate, visitors can see a typical image of the countryside of Northern midlands region with the green lake, clear water wells beside the stone table. The road from the main gate to the house is paved with Bat Trang bricks.

Come there, visitors will feel a nostalgic feeling among the quiet and solemn atmosphere. Unlike other noisy and bustling tourist areas, although this place has many tourists, it still keeps a separate quietness with trees, ponds, and gardens. The highlight of the architectural complex is the houses designed and built with a variety of styles and with different shapes from the stilt house of the Muong ethnic group to the house simulating in the style of three-space house of the North Delta’s citizens. Each house has a separate name associated with a historical value that the owner wants to convey. For example, Tuong Van is the ancient house from the reign of Nguyen dynasty representing Hue imperial elite with nearly 300 years of existence. Dai Khoa house is erected on the area of the ancient houses of Bac Ninh province. Moreover, Thanh Tinh house is a large ironwood house nearly 200 years old with structure, patterns, and textures that are typical of a Northern village. And, if the visitors desire to enjoy the arts, you can find Long Dinh Theater, a house with large size and delicate decorations. At each stop, visitors can admire the unique and precious collection of antiques, and lacquer works of the owner – a leading painter of modern folk paintings in Vietnam.

Under the cool red tiled path, the footsteps of tourists visiting the ancient architectural features will continue being lead to works and other great characteristics. That is the 5-storey waterfall murmuring day and night that creates the sound as the beat of a love song. That is a splendid and majestic Buddha worship area outdoors built on the high ground with 2 stone walkway leading to the top. That is the steady Thien Huong Tower which illustrates the Vietnamese spirit. And that is a beauty of the combination of architecture, art, and spirituality in the palace. Each space of the buildings and the numerous small works related such as towers, chess, theater, art galleries express the balance bringing peace of mind when closing eyes and relax into the charming and elegance of this place. Inside the palace, in addition to the ancient architectural works, the palace also includes restaurants with Vietnamese flavor like spring rolls, rice noodles with crab, cakes, and souvenir shops with handicraft items.

Thanh Chuong Palace

Arriving Thanh Chuong Place, visitors will feel the tranquility, folk and the rare moments of relaxation that is hard to find in a dusty and noisy urban place. This is not simply an architecture work but also a space of preserving the history and a cultural reconstruction of many regions in Vietnam. Guests can find the typical architectural style of the ancient villages of Vietnamese people with the gates brought the characteristics of Tho Ha Village, Duong Lam Village, of royal architecture in Hue. With such own beauties, tourists will not regret making a trip to Thanh Chuong Palace