The Perfume Pagoda is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich Mountains. It is the site of a religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam
A day trip to this famous Buddhist area offers you an interesting boat row along beautiful Yen River with scenery of Karst mountains; getting to know the local religious practice; riding a cable car.
At 8:30 AM your personal guide and private car will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. After a 2 hour drive out of the city and into the rural area you start the visit.
Located on the limestone rocks of Huong Son Mountain in beautiful and mystical surroundings is a complex of Pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the limestone cliffs. The most important and sacred pagoda is situated inside a cave known as Dong Huong Tich ‘The cave of Fragrant Traces’.
To start you relax on board, the rowing boat and set off on a 1 hour journey to Thien Tru quay. The peaceful scenery along the river is marvelous and impressive.
On arrival at the foot of the mountain in Thien Tru quay, you set off on a cable car ride to the main cave Pagoda. The main pagoda is set in a huge grotto containing a highly decorative shrine with many stalactites and stalagmites. After visiting the pagoda, you trek down hill to the mountain foot for lunch in a restaurant.
After lunch we go to Thien Tru pagoda (Heaven Kitchen) to walk around and learn more about Buddhism and taking photos before returning to Hanoi.
During Tet (Vietnamese New Year; February – April) and the three months preceding it, the Perfume Pagoda is crowded with pilgrims and travels and is not recommended. For further details, please contact me.
+ English speaking tour guide
+ Sightseeing tickets
+ Private A/C transport
+ Boat trip
+ A Vietnamese lunch
+ Cable Car Ride
+ One bottled water per person
+ Service charge & Government Taxes
– Travel Insurance
– Tips or Gratuities
– Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above
Tour price: $95 US per person for group of minimum 2 people.
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