Thuy Bieu Village, on the banks of the Perfume River, some eight kilometres from the city centre (about a 20-minute drive). Hop on our bikes for a jaunt around Thuy Bieu, stopping off to visit a local family making votive papers and/or a village community temple. If you are uncomfortable riding a bike, you can skip this part and instead soak your feet in a herbal tub in the family’s soothing, shaded fruit garden. In need of some delicious treats to refuel, we’ll go back to the local family’s home and make our own sesame candy— a sugary delight with a Vietnamese twist and Hue cakes. You can, of course, sample the sweets of your labour, alongside a cup of fresh green tea (sometimes with seasonal garden fruits) and a bit of ginger candy. Hue cake (Banh Hue) is only a term for cakes in general of many different types but sharing the common base ingredients of rice flour and shrimp. However, it is the difference in recipes coupled with the skills of Hue people that makes each kind of cake a distinctive taste. Some of Hue cakes are: Bánh khoái, Bánh Bột Lọc and Banh Nậm.
I am Hanh. I am a co-host of the Hue Urban Adventure. We are managing numbers of local life experience in Hue. We are a global company and working with local experts who are living in Hue for their life time and have a deep understanding of the capital and its surrounding. We are delighted to create combination of road, bike, and foot to explore a true Hue garden village. You’ll meet a friendly local family. Finish up with a leisurely bike ride under shade around a peaceful village and hand on experience to make Hue cakes for lunch.
Hue cakes, sesame candy, seasonal fruits
Local village visit
Car and bikes
We will explore a traditional 200-year-old house and privately owned gardens belonging to ancestors of the royal court and bike through Thuy Bieu village and exploring the village to the communal house, rice field, the silk painting place and the votive paper making family and incense stick making. We also have time to learn how to make Hue cake for lunch.
Hue Village Discovery by bike