Vong Canh Hill – Hue
It is not as beautiful and well-known as Mount Ngu. However, as it is called, Vong Canh Hill is a place where tourists can enjoy the lovely panorama of Hue especially the Kings Nguyen’s tombs. Vong Canh hill belongs to Hue city, Thua Thien-Hue; it is far about 7 kilometers from Hue center. Standing on the Vong Canh hill, you can enjoy the poetic scenery of Hue city, especially the tombs of the reign Nguyen. Vong Canh hill has 43 meters height, on the foot of hill, it is bordering the bank of Huong River and oppose to Hon Chen temple.
The way to the hill has a plenty of pines. Standing on the Vong Canh hill, you will have overall see sight with ancient relics and beautiful scenery of natural space around here, especially, the beauty of Huong River. The hill is the place that river and mountain gather to create interesting space. Tourists can come here in the sunrise or sunset; they will feel the poetic beauty of the hill, the river. Many years ago, lords and kings often enjoyed the pristine scenery of mountain and river. From sunrise to sunset, the soft-silk-strip Perfume River charms bystanders by the atmosphere that it brings to the life surrounding.
Vong Canh Hill overlooks the marvelous and elaborate modifications of the water colors upon various nuances of sunlight and sky. Vong Canh itself is now covered with pine trees and daisy. Once, there was a purpose-built watching tower on the top of the hill, though only parts of its foundation remain until today. Besides, Water plant Van Nien – which is the oldest in Central Vietnam and an Oriental-styled building designed by a French architecture, just 300m from Vong Canh, is also a visit-worthy destination.