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  1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Huong Tich Cave

From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Temple Complex Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 73970
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Discover a vast complex of temples and shrines at the Perfume Pagoda on a day trip from Hanoi. Explore one of the most important Buddhist sites in Vietnam and glide along the scenic waterways of the Yen River.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Free pick-up possible from hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi (between 08:00 AM and 08:30 AM).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the temples of the Perfume Pagoda on a day trip from Hanoi
  • Cruise along the Yen River and get stunning views of the landscape
  • Visit the Thien Tru pagoda and see the start of the journey to heaven
Full description
Depart Hanoi in the morning and relax on the scenic drive through the Red River Delta as you make your way to the Buddhist shrines and temples of the Perfume Pagoda.

On arrival, board a private rowing boat and cruise down the Yen River, stopping at the Den Trinh shrine built to worship one of the generals of a Hung king. Take in views of Huong Tich Mountain, and then walk the stone flagged path to Huong Tich Cave. Admire one of the pagoda temples of the Mahayana Buddhists of Vietnam.

Following lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Thien Tru pagoda, dedicated to the goddess Quan Am. Drive back to Hanoi in the late afternoon via Ben Duc.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus (16 or 29 seats)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • Cable car
  • Tips and personal expenses

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear suitable clothes to visit the pagoda and temple complex (long-sleeve and long pants or skirts)
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen
• The walk can be a challenge for some people as the path is fairly steep. There is a cable car that you can take for an additional fee (to be paid on arrival)
• During Tết (Vietnamese New Year) and the 3 months before it (February to April) the Perfume Pagoda is crowded with pilgrims and not recommended for visits
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Product ID: 73970