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Perfume River (Song Huong River)

The Perfume River may have gotten its fame from the film Full Metal Jacket, but visitors to Hue traveled on this scenic body of water even before the movie’s 1987 debut. Each fall, blossoms from nearby orchards drop into the river, producing the unique fragrance that gives this river its name. The unpolluted waters offer cooling breezes for cyclists riding along the winding banks of local rice fields, and breathtaking views of Ngu Binh Mountain. Watch the sun go down and the city light up while you enjoy a cool beer on a late-afternoon dragon boat ride through Hue.

Practical Info:

The river provides interesting views of the city at any time of year, but only those who visit in fall months will be able to enjoy the river’s uniquely beautiful aroma. Dragon boat prices can vary greatly so be prepared to barter.

Tours & Tickets

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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Take in the best of Hue’s art, architecture, culture and food on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its surroundings, including a Perfume River (Huong ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $63.00

4-Day Hue to Hoi An Adventure Tour: Imperial Palace, River Cruise, Cooking Class and Bike Ride

Experience Vietnam’s cultural riches with four days in Hue and Hoi An! Visit Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), a UNESCO World Heritage Site housing treasures ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

From USD $520.00

Private Tour: Hue City Sightseeing Including Imperial City, Royal Tombs and Perfume River Cruise

Travel back in time to Vietnam’s regal past with a private day tour of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) and Hue’s Royal Tombs. A knowledgeable private guide ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.33

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