Around 60 kilometers southwest of Hà Nội, it comprises a complex of pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the limestone cliffs of Perfume Mount (Hương Sơn), scattering alongside the mountain up to the peak.
The complex's center is right inside Huong Tich cavern (or in other words, Inside Pagoda). Huge numbers of pilgrims flock to the site during Perfume Pagoda festival, which begins in the middle of the first lunar month and lasts until the middle of the third one (or from February till March) in order to pray for happiness and prosperity in the coming year.
Also, it is a very popular opportunity for young couples to meet and for numerous budding romances to be formed. On this special occasion, a wide range of traditional cultural activities is incorporated.
Perfume pagoda is not only a religious site, but a great sight-seeing
+ 9am : Pick up at your hotel
+ Arrival at the Perfume Pagoda. After a scenic hour and a half boat ride along the Yen stream and a 2 hour trek, you reach the Huong Tich Cave which houses the Pagoda of the Perfume Vestige. Next, you'll visit the Thien Tru Pagoda or Pagoda leading to Heaven before stopping at a restaurant for lunch.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel in hanoi
End location: Your hotel in hanoi
Duration: 1 day
+ Private car
+ Boat ticket
+ Entrance ticket
+ English speaking tour guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Cable car, lunch
+ Cable car
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
If you come from cruises, please contact me before make any bookings.
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We could not have wished for a better tour guide. From the time Junie greeted us at the hotel with a big happy smile until the finish of the trip, she was a delight to be with. Informative, helpful, considerate, she had our best interests at heart and the day was perfect. Apparently this tour is not that popular with western tourists - it should be as the boat ride, cable car and cave temple are well worth the effort. However maybe not suitable for the less mobile. Thanks Junie for a ripper day.