Tinh Gia Vien has a tranquil beauty and its own architecture with a system of exquisitely carved delicate wooden houses used to worship ancestors, some outbuildings used for children and grandchildren to live in, the other space is a garden with shallow ponds, penjing, and wells.
The entrance to Tinh Gia Vien is a small gate built of lime brick, flowers and grass planted along the path. But that passage should never go straight to the nave of the main house, as it is a sacred pavilion for ancestor worship. The walkway is blocked by a screen that is above the head, guests have to turn in the other direction to enter the courtyard.
The screen is built of lime, and brick, carving one of the images of the "Four spirits" interspersed with the Chinese tea plant.
Behind the screen was the penjing. The penjing is decorated with charming water scenes, mountains, hills, caves, and human activities such as the image of a fairy playing an ancient heavenly chess board under a great tree on the mountainside. La Vong fishing at the river bank. Some woodcutter makes firewood by the stream. Besides, there is also a shallow tank built near the penjing, the place where some flowers and grasses live for all 4 seasons: apricot, orchid, daisy, bamboo, pine represents the four periods: spring, summer, autumn, winter.
Regarding the architecture of Hue Royal restaurant, Tinh Gia Vien has 03 dining rooms with a wide view of the garden: Dining room, King's Dinner Room, King's Dinner Organization in the Citadel. The overall architecture makes visitors feel like returning to the ancient golden age, stepping into the airy space with fragrant flowers and green trees. There is no need to wear a formal long dress or every beat in the melodious music, we are also immersed with elaborate decorative royal dishes of a regal meal.
If you love the ancient Hue, or the cozy intimate atmosphere and spacious garden, Tinh Gia Vien is a reasonable choice for the first time to experience lavish cuisine.