Perfume Pagoda Tour

  • Destination: Day tours
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: $27

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.   Highlights Take a boat going along Yen River Visit the ancient Perfume Pagoda Temple Complex, which has stood […]

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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.

 

Highlights

Take a boat going along Yen River

Visit the ancient Perfume Pagoda Temple Complex, which has stood for centuries

Lunch at a local restaurant

 

Perfume Pagoda (L) : Car

08.00 a.m: Depart for the 2-hour journey to the Perfume Pagoda. Enjoy the scenic drive through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta, to one of northern Vietnam’s holiest of sites.
10.00 a.m: On arrival board a private rowing boat for the relaxing hours’ cruise down the Yen River, along the way stop at Den Trinh (Presentation shrine), also known as Den Quan Lon (Shrine of High-ranking Mandarin), built to worship one of the generals of a Hung King.
11.00 a.m: Disembark and follow a stone flagged path to Thien Tru.
11.30 a.m: Continue the walk uphill around 45 minutes to Huong Tich Chu, “Pagoda of the Perfumed Vestige”. The pagoda is one of the most important to the Mahayana Buddhists of Vietnam.
At the top you will be rewarded with a fine view, after visiting pagoda, start the journey back down the mountain.
Note: As an option there is a cable car which can be taken instead of walking (not included).
14.00 p.m: Have lunch at local restaurant.
15.00 p.m: Visit Thien Tru, which is located on Mount Lao is built shelves in 1467, King Le Thanh Tong Quang Thuan dating to the 8th.
15.30 p.m: Return by rowing boat to the vehicle for transfer back to Hanoi, arriving Hanoi in the late afternoon.
19.00: Tour finish.

* Proper walking shoes must be worn for this tour. The trek can be strenuous for some as the path is fairly steep (As an option there is a cable car which can be taken instead of walking). 

* During Tet (Vietnamese New Year) and the three months preceding, the Perfume Pagoda is crowded with pilgrims and travel during this time is not recommended, check with your travel consultant for further details.

 

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Boat
  • Lunch
  • Tours and activities as stated above
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

 

What’s Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Cable Car
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses

 

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