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Enjoy a full-day tour from Ha Noi to the Perfume Pagoda, one of the most sacred places in Northern Vietnam. Admire the spectacular scenery as you drive through the countryside, then paddle through lush paddy fields along the Yen Stream.
This pagoda is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the Limestone Mountains. It is the site of a religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam. The many Pagodas that make up Perfume Pagoda are spread out among the limestone hills and tropical forests in the area of Huong Mountain.
We will depart from Ha Noi at 8:00 am for 2-hour drive through the picturesque countryside followed by a 1.5-hour boat trip along the scenic Yen Stream to Perfume Pagoda. Another boat will take us about an hour from Thien Tru Harbor. From there, we will take a cable car to the spectacular Huong Tich Cave on the top of the mountain. At Huong Tich there are statues of Deities, but many pilgrims travel there to receive blessings from the stalactites and stalagmites, many of which are named and have special purposes. The “golden tree” and the “silver tree” stalactites are considered to be especially lucky. On the way back, visit Giai Oan Spring and Tuyet Son Pagoda. We will have lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Ha Noi.
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Hanoi: Full-Day Pilgrimage to Perfume Pagoda