Perfume Pagoda 1 day
Chua Huong (Perfume pagoda) is located in Huong son (Perfume mountain) 70 km southwest of Hanoi. Chua Huong is not one temple but a cluster of temples and shrines in the general vicinity of Huong son. The pagoda(s) are located in My Duc hamlet in the province of Ha Tay. According to the book, Huong Son Thien Tru Pha, Huong Tich temple was built during the reign of Le Chinh Hoa (1680-1705), by a monk who happened on the site on his way to search for enlightenment. Other shrines and temples were later built in this area to take advantage of the beautiful scenery in this area.
Perfume pagoda has a long history in Vietnamese literature. This temple, its name, has been a theme of many songs, topic of poetry, used in literary works as well as backdrops for paintings. The uniqueness of Huong Son is that the mountains, river and forest appears like an oasis for buddhists in the middle of the great plains of northern Vietnam. This location truly incorporates all the elements of beauty that is often used in Eastern philosophy and arts.
Our bus and guide will pick you up at hotel around 8 am. After 2 hour trip by minibus through the picturesque contryside and back roads to the village of Duc where you get on a small boat for an one hour trip up Yen Vy stream to Thien Tru Quay. You can walk up to the mountain to see Huong cave or use cable car to see whole becautiful scenery. After lunch, get to Thien Tru Quay to visit more beautiful and precious sculptures, taking photos, worshipping, getting on boat again back to Duc Wharf. Tour finishes in Hanoi around 6.30pm.
Price : $ 22 /pax - Supertour
$ 30 /pax - Deluxe (Cable Car & better Lunch)
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fee
- Personal expenses
What to bring:
- Original Passport,Long pans,sun glasses,hat