Explore one of the highlights of Hanoi on a full-day trip to the Perfume Pagoda, and discover the most important religious site for Buddhists in Vietnam. Sail up the Yen Stream by row boat to tour the vast cave that's built into limestone cliffs.
What to Expect
Discover the vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains on this full-day tour of the Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi.
The site of a religious festival that draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam, the Perfume Pagoda (Huong Pagoda) is located in Huong Son (Perfume Mountain) about 42 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of the city.
Celebrated throughout history in Vietnamese literature, the temple has been the theme of many songs, poems, and literary works as well as the backdrop to countless paintings.
Relax on the 2-hour road trip to join a row boat trip up the Yen Stream to Thien Tru Harbor. Then trek through the jungle-clad hills up to Huong Tich Cave on the top of the mountain. Admire the stalactites of Golden Tree and Silver Tree before descending for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Heaven Kitchen Pagoda (Thien Tru) and learn about the Buddhist architecture of the Lê Dynasty. Return by row-boat trip for your transfer back to Hanoi.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking guide
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- Bottled water
- Entrance fees
- Cruise along the Yen Stream by rowing boat
- Return trip on the cable car to the Perfume Pagoda
What's Not Included
- Tips and personal expenses
Pick-up from hotels in Hanoi's Old Quarter