The scenic landscape and sacredness in the religious culture of Vietnamese people
About 100 km outside of Hanoi, lies one of the most popular religious sites in Vietnam, the Perfume Pagoda actually consists of a series of pagodas built inside grottoes. The sacred shrines are typical of Buddhist shrines found all over the world, but their unique context and importance to Vietnamese Buddhists - who show up in the springtime in large numbers - make the Perfume Pagoda an obligatory stop in Vietnam's north.
8:00: Get pick up by tour guide and bus 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…
10:00 Upon arrival prepare your things and start a 40 minute boat ride along the river side to enjoy beautiful landscapes of streams and paddy fields.
11:00 Leave the boat and do hiking up to the unique pagoda inside the cave (Huong Tich Cave) on the mountain summit (2. 5km in height). Reaching the cave, you will have a feeling of entering the holy land of Buddhism. Also experience the breath-taking views of the mountainous landscape.
12:30 Go back down and enjoy Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant nearby.
14:20 Visit Thien Tru Pagoda (called celestial kitchen), viewing the beautiful religious architectures.
15:00 Board the boat back to Duc Dock and return Hanoi.
18:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Get dropped off at your morning places. Tour ends.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel
End location: At your hotel
Duration: 11 hours
Private car picks you up at your hotel, taking you to Perfume pagoda complex. Getting to the pagodas requires a journey first by road through stream / river and then by cable car to the top mountain where we see Perfume cave
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300000 VND - Drinks and personal expenses
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