The Perfume Pagoda is a nice landscape and a vast complex of Buddhist temples, it is shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. It has biggest festival start from January until to April which draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam visiting every year. When you go there you not only sightseeing a landscape but also you have knowledge about Buddhism.
Perfume Pagoda land of Buddhism
- 08.00 a.m: Depart for the 2-hour journey to the Perfume Pagoda. Enjoy the scenic drive through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta, to one of northern Vietnam’s holiest of sites.
- 10.00 a.m: On arrival board a private rowing boat for the relaxing hours’ cruise down the Yen River, along the way stop at Den Trinh (Presentation shrine), also known as Den Quan Lon (Shrine of High-ranking Mandarin), built to worship one of the generals of a Hung King.
- 11.00 a.m: Disembark and follow a stone flagged path to Thien Tru.
- 11.30 a.m: Continue the walk uphill around 45 minutes to Huong Tich Chu, “Pagoda of the Perfumed Vestige”. The pagoda is one of the most important to the Mahayana Buddhists of Vietnam.
At the top you will be rewarded with a fine view, after visiting pagoda, start the journey back down the mountain.
Note: As an option there is a cable car which can be taken instead of walking (not included).
- 14.00 p.m: Have lunch at local restaurant.
- 15.00 p.m: Visit Thien Tru, which is located on Mount Lao is built shelves in 1467, King Le Thanh Tong Quang Thuan dating to the 8th.
- 15.30 p.m: Return by rowing boat to the vehicle for transfer back to Hanoi, arriving Hanoi in the late afternoon.
- 19.00: Tour finishes.