Perfume Pagoda tour
- Duration: full day
- Type of trip: Private tour
- Departure: everyday
- Pickup / Dropoff: hotel in Hanoi
10.00: 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.
16.30: After, the boat trip back to Ben Duc, we depart for Hanoi, arriving in the city around 18.30.
• English or French speaking guide
• Lunch at local restaurant
• Boat trip
• Entrance fee
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 they need to get them through the year. The pagoda itself is situated in a huge cave built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat as there are no roads. You glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths, visiting the pagodas and temples built in this area over the centuries.