HA NOI - PERFUME PAGODA

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Transport: A/C Bus
  • Pick up and drop off: Hotel/Your place
  • Price: $ 40
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Perfume Pagoda is located in Huong Son (Perfume mountain) 70 km southwest of Hanoi. Pefume Pagoda is not one temple but a cluster of temples and shrines in the general vicinity of Huong Son. According to the book, Huong Son Thien Tru Pha, Huong Tich temple was built during the reign of Le Chinh Hoa (1680-1705), by a monk who happened on the site on his way to search for enlightenment. Other shrines and temples were later built in this area to take advantage of the beautiful scenery in this area.



The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Vietnamese New Year, thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity. The pagoda itself is built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat and foot, as there are no roads into this area. You will glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths visiting the pagodas and temples that were built in this area over the last centuries.

Perfume pagoda has a long history in Vietnamese literature. This temple, its name, has been a theme of many songs, topic of poetry, used in literary works as well as backdrops for paintings. The uniqueness of Huong Son is that the mountains, river and forest appears like an oasis for buddhists in the middle of the great plains of northern Vietnam. This location truly incorporates all the elements of beauty that is often used in Eastern philosophy and arts.

Detailed Itinerary

PERFUME PAGODA 1 DAY TOUR 

 

Perfume Pagoda is 60 km south from Ha Noi. This is the biggest pagoda complex in Vietnam, hosting the Perfume Festival (a Buddhist event that lasts from the first to the third month of the lunar calendar). All year round, you can enjoy marvelous scenery along the Yen River as well as the historical grandeur of the pagoda complex. On the way, if you fancy an invigorating work-out, you can row the boat yourself.

 

07:40 - 08:30

Meet your tour guide then depart for Perfume Pagoda (60 km west of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…

 

Take a 50 minutes boat ride along the river side to enjoy beautiful landscape of streams and paddy fields. Start hiking up to a unique pagoda inside Huong Tich cave on the mountain summit (2.5km in height). You will have a feeling of entering the holy land of buddhism while experience the breath-taking views of surroundings.

12:30

Go back down and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant nearby. Visit Thien Tru Pagoda. Board the boat back to Duc Dock and return Hanoi.

18:30

Arrive in Hanoi. Get dropped off at your morning places. Tour ends.

 

INCLUDED

  • Pick - up and drop off at your hotel located in Ha Noi Old Quarter by air-conditioned bus
  • Experienced and enthusiastic driver
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Vietnamese lunch
  • Entrance fees and boat fee

 

EXCLUDED

  • Drinks, tax, travel insurance
  • Cable car (optional): 1 way extra VND100,000/person, 2 ways extra VND180,000/person
  • Tips and others not clearly mentioned above

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