Perfume Pagoda is located in Huong Son (Perfume Mountain) 70 km southwest of Hanoi. Pefume Pagoda is not one temple but a cluster of temples and shrines in the general vicinity of Huong Son. According to the book, Huong Son ThienTruPha, 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.
07:40 - 08:30 Get pick up by our tour guide and bus then depart for Perfume Pagoda (60 km west of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…
10:00 Upon arrival prepare your things and start a 40 minute boat ride along the river side to enjoy beautiful landscapes of streams and paddy fields.
11:00 Leave the boat and do hiking up to the unique pagoda inside the cave (Huong Tich Cave) on the mountain summit (2.5km in height). Reaching the cave, you will have a feeling of entering the holy land of Buddhism. Also experience the breath-taking views of the mountainous landscape.
12:30 Go back down and enjoy Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant nearby.
14:20 Visit ThienTru Pagoda (called celestial kitchen), viewing the beautiful religious architectures.
15:00 Board the boat back to Duc Dock and return Hanoi.
18:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Get dropped off at your morning places. Tour ends.
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