If you only have time for one day trip from Hue, make it a cruise down the Perfume River. Hop aboard a traditional dragon boat for a scenic cruise, passing the Dong Ba Market and the Truong Tien Bridge, then jumping off to explore the sacred Thien Mu Pagoda.
Perfume River and Thien Mu Pagoda cruise from Hue
Set sail down the Perfume River on a traditional dragon boat
See Dong Ba Market, the Truong Tien Bridge, and the Thien Mu Pagoda
Make your own way to the port at Toa Kham Wharf in time for your cruise departure and take your seat aboard a traditional Vietnamese dragon boat.
Set sail along the scenic Perfume River and enjoy a glimpse of local life as you glide past riverside villages and through the lively Dong Ba Market. Keep your camera to hand as you pass landmarks such as the Truong Tien Bridge, Thuong Bac Pavilion, Phú Xuân Bridge, and the Nghinh Luong Dinh pavilion.
Arrive at the star attraction, the magnificent Thien Mu Pagoda, where you’ll have time to head ashore and explore the historic temple, built during the Nguyen Dynasty.
Your tour ends back at Toa Kham Wharf.
Reviews by Viator travellers
The guide was extremely good the...
, Mar 2018
The guide was extremely good the information given at the pagoda was first class and she was happy to take photos but the tour only lasted 2 hours as opposed to the 3 advertised.
I thought the tour was expensive for what it was.
Having said that I am still glad I did it.
What a wonderful day spent with Jack! The trip to the Pagoda was so enlightening and Jack was so very knowledgeable about the history, religion and culture of the region. Jack recommended the best restaurant for lunch - the best meal I think we had in Vietnam! Thank you Jack!