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Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong) Tours

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Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong)
One of Vietnam’s most important pilgrimage sites, the Perfume Pagoda is a vast complex of Buddhist temples, grottos, and shrines dotted around Huong Tich Mountain. The shrines lie amid a flooded valley of towering karst cliffs and lotus fields—a stunning backdrop that makes for some incredible photo opportunities.

The Basics
The journey to the Perfume Pagoda is as much a part of the experience as the destination. Cruise along the scenic waterways of the Yen River aboard a traditional row boat, then arrive at the Perfume Pagoda, where you can hike between the cliff-side temples, or ride the cable car to the mountaintop Huong Tich Cave, home to the most impressive shrines. Most visitors choose to take a Perfume Pagoda tour from Hanoi, and many tours include hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Touts, hawkers, and unofficial guides are in abundance around the Perfume Pagoda—it’s worth pre-booking a guided tour with a reputable guide to ensure professional service. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing as you will be required to climb in and out of small boats and walk over uneven ground. 
  • There are plenty of street vendors selling water and snacks, but bring your own to avoid paying inflated prices.
  • Due to its tricky-to-reach location, the pagoda is not wheelchair accessible. 

How to Get There
The Perfume Pagoda is located around 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Hanoi—about a 2-hour drive. From there, it’s a 45-minute boat ride from Ben Yen pier to Thien Tru harbor, followed by a short cable car ride or a 1.3-mile (2-kilometer) hike uphill to Huong Tich Cave. 

When to Get There
By far the busiest time to visit the Perfume Pagoda is during the annual Tet (Vietnamese New Year) celebrations, normally held in January or February. Huge crowds of pilgrims descend on the shrines during the festivities, and it’s best to avoid visiting at this time. The high season runs from February to April, and it’s a good idea to make an early start during this period, especially if you are traveling down from Hanoi.

A Perfume Pagoda Pilgrimage
Pilgrims from all over the country bring offerings for Buddha to the Perfume Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most important religious sites. After descending the 120 steps into Huong Tich Cave, pilgrims often leave offerings by the various stalactites, each named after its appearance. The most revered are Nui Co (the Maiden) and Nui Cau (the Youth), where offerings are left in hope of fertility.
Address: Huong Tich, Hanoi, Vietnam
Admission: Free. Cable Car Roundtrip Ticket: VND 70,000
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Perfume Pagoda Full-Day Guided Tour from Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda Full-Day Guided Tour from Hanoi

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The Perfume Pagoda is one of the most important religious sites for Buddhists in Vietnam. This full-day tour from Hanoi takes you to Huong Tich Cave, reached via rowboat along scenic waterways. You'll climb steep mountain paths into the limestone cliffs and visit centuries-old temples with your guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Private perfume pagoda day tour

Private perfume pagoda day tour

This is the private tour and you can customize your tour. Our tour guide will always help and give you a lot of information. You can choose the dish which you would like to eat.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.31
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Perfume Pagoda with Cable Car & Lunch

Perfume Pagoda with Cable Car & Lunch

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Cruise around stunning Buddhist shrines and pagodas on this tour that lets you explore one of Vietnam’s highlights by boat. Spend a day away from busy Hanoi city, and travel less than two hours to the serene and spiritual Chua Huong (Perfume Pagoda). Take a boat ride along the river to see the vast complex of shrines and pagodas nestled among limestone mountains. Gaze over the stunning views from the cable car, or hike up the hillside of you’re feeling adventurous.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$43.00
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US$43.00
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Perfume Pagoda Full Day With Boat Trip

Perfume Pagoda Full Day With Boat Trip

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The Perfume Pagoda is one of northern Vietnam’s most sacred Buddhist sites, set in the Huong Tich mountains. On this tour, travel from Hanoi in a comfortable air-conditioned coach, then set sail on a scenic cruise along the Yen River in a traditional rowing boat. Admire the dramatic karst landscapes as you float downstream, then hike through the mountains to explore the caves, shrines, and temples.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.00
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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Tour from Hanoi

Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Tour from Hanoi

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Visit the shines of the Perfume Pagoda on a full-day trip from Hanoi and explore a scenic landscape that draws Buddhist pilgrims from around the country. Cruise the Yen River to the Perfume Pagoda, then ride a cable car to a mountaintop complex of cave temples, where formations are said to confer blessings on visitors. This tour includes all activities and transport, lunch at a local restaurant, and pickup and drop-off at Hanoi hotels.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Small-Group Tour

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Visit Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong), a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains of Vietnam. Follow in the footsteps of devotees who make their annual pilgrimage here to pray for health and prosperity. Ride a boat along the scenic waterway to to Thien Tru Harbor, where you have the option to either walk up the steep mountain path to Huong Tich Cave or take the round-trip cable car. Lunch and coach transport from Hanoi are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.31
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Perfume Pagoda Day Trip from Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda Day Trip from Hanoi

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Explore the vast temple complex of the Perfume Pagoda on this flexible-length trip from Hanoi. Board an authentic bamboo boat as you float 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) downstream to the base of the pagoda’s mountain-top location, proceeding by cable car or on foot to the entrance. Then explore the wealth of shrines and religious buildings located at this sprawling site, stopping for a break to have lunch at a local restaurant. This Perfume Pagoda visit covers round-trip hotel transport, lunch, a guide and site entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Full Day Perfume Pagoda

Full Day Perfume Pagoda

Huong Pagoday is 60 km away from Hanoi, a unique spiritual destination of the Vietnamese people, with many temples from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain, symbolizing the religious and cultural beliefs of the peasant. Professional worship of the gods, buddha. To visit Chua Huong Pagoda one day you will not only learn about the beauty of religious beliefs, but also enjoy the beauty of the landscape can not be more beautiful than in Huong Son. All will give you the most memorable trip of your life with a tour Huong Pagoda
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda Day Tour from Hanoi

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Visit the Perfume Pagoda on a full-day trip from Hanoi that includes round-trip hotel transport, a scenic boat trip, lunch, admission, and a cable car ride to the mountain top pilgrimage site. Follow a short trail into a cave shrine, experience Vietnam's Buddhist heritage, and explore a scenic landscape of karst cliffs and rice paddies.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.00
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Perfume Pagoda One Day Tour With Lunch From Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda One Day Tour With Lunch From Hanoi

The Perfume Pagoda is one of Vietnam’s most important Buddhist temple complexes and is only reachable by boat. On this full-day tour, transfer from Hanoi to Duc Wharf, set out on a leisurely rowing boat cruise along the Yen steam, then hike or ride the cable car up to the mountaintop temple. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant is also included. Magnificent views on a sampan cruise along the Yen stream Ride the cable car to the Perfume Pagoda at the top of Huong Tich Mountain Delicious Vietnamese-style lunch at a local restaurant Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.61
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Small Group Day Tour Perfume Pagoda: Boat Trip, Pagodas, Cable car, Lunch

Small Group Day Tour Perfume Pagoda: Boat Trip, Pagodas, Cable car, Lunch

1. The Perfume Pagoda located up top of a very revered and sacred site featuring a maze of mainly Buddhist temples built into the limestone cliffs. 2. Visiting the pagoda, you will not only learn about the beauty of religious beliefs, but also enjoy the beauty of the landscape 3. Enjoy beautiful Huong Son and take row-boat trip on the Yen stream around one hour to reach the Thien Tru harbor. 4. Enjoy trekking up to the top of the mountain for visit Huong Tich cave. The main pagoda.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.00
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Perfume Pagoda full day

Perfume Pagoda full day

A pilgrimage excursion to the Perfume Pagoda is a combination of religious pilgrimage, a slow boat trip between poetic mountains and streams, and light climbing exercises.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Pilgrimage to Perfume Pagoda Tour

Full-Day Pilgrimage to Perfume Pagoda Tour

Visit the Perfume Pagoda, a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the Huong Tich mountains. This day trip from Hanoi takes you on a boat ride down the Yen River past limestone caves and rocky outcrops. You’ll get postcard-perfect views from the water and up close! Travel round-trip from your hotel and dine on a restaurant lunch.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$107.70
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Perfume Pagoda Day Trip from Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda Day Trip from Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong) is a popular destination for visitors worldwide; see it on a private day trip from Hanoi and you’ll benefit from personalized commentary from your own guide. Visit the network of temples located in a vast cave system on Huong Son mountain, surrounded by magnificent cliffs. Enjoy a boat trip to Den Trinh Temple, climb up to Huong Tich Pagoda, and visit Thien Tru Pagoda. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport included.
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  • 1 day
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Perfume Pagoda Tour from Hanoi City

Perfume Pagoda Tour from Hanoi City

In Ha Tay Province, about 100 km outside from the centre of Ha Noi to the South, lies one of the most popular religious sites in Vietnam. The Perfume Pagoda actually consists of a series of pagodas built inside grottoes. The sacred shrines are typical of Buddhist shrines found all over the world, but their unique context and importance to Vietnamese Buddhists – who show up in the springtime in large numbers – make the Perfume Pagoda an obligatory stop in Vietnam’s north.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.94
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Perfume Pagoda 1 Day Tour

Perfume Pagoda 1 Day Tour

Perfume Pagoda is 60 km south from Hanoi. This is the biggest pagoda complex in Vietnam, a unique spiritual destination of the Vietnamese people, with many temples from the foot to the top of the mountain. It is a land with harmony between the real and dream. Traveling with Conical Travel to explore Perfume Mountain by waterway a wonderful, peaceful stream will grant you an unforgettable experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$104.62
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Perfume Pagoda Day Trip Group Tour

Perfume Pagoda Day Trip Group Tour

The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Vietnamese New Year, thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity. The pagoda itself is built into limestone cliffs and can only be reached by boat and foot, as there are no roads into this area. You will glide along scenic waterways and walk up steep mountain paths visiting the pagodas and temples that were built in this area over the last centuries.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Yen stream - Perfume pagoda with boat 1 day tour from Ha noi city

Yen stream - Perfume pagoda with boat 1 day tour from Ha noi city

-Take a 50 minutes boat ride along the river side to enjoy beautiful landscape of streams and paddy fields. -Start hiking up to a unique pagoda inside Huong Tich cave on the mountain summit (2.5km in height) or go by cable car. You will have a feeling of entering the holy land of buddhism while experience the breath-taking views of surroundings. -Visit Thien Tru Pagoda.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Perfume Pagoda One Day Tour

Perfume Pagoda One Day Tour

After a scenic hour and a half boat ride along The Yen stream and a 2 hour trek, you reach the Huong Tich Cave, which houses the Pagoda of the Perfume Vestige. Thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come to Perfume pagoda to pray for all the health and prosperity they need to get them through the year.
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  • 7 hours
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3 days Perfume pagoda and Ninh Binh tour

3 days Perfume pagoda and Ninh Binh tour

Explore the lush countryside, Buddhist monuments, and UNESCO-listed scenic landscapes of Northern Vietnam on this 3-day tour from Hanoi. Visit the Perfume Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, and spend a whole day exploring the mountain temples. Then, cycle to the Bich Dong Pagoda, cruise around the Tam Coc Caves in a traditional sampan, and experience local life in the Kenh Ga floating village.
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  • 3 days
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Private Tour: Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi

Private Tour: Perfume Pagoda from Hanoi

Save yourself from a long drive in a hot and crowded tour bus, from Hanoi all the way to the Huong Tich mountains. On this tour, limited to you and your family or friends, do the drive to the Perfume Pagoda in an air-conditioned private vehicle instead. After your drive, take a boat down the grand Yen River to the Pagoda itself. Hike around the ancient pagodas and temples in this scenic and isolated area, sacred to the local Buddhist community.
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  • 8 hours
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Perfume Pagoda 1 Day Tour

Perfume Pagoda 1 Day Tour

The Perfume Pagoda is one of Vietnam’s most important Buddhist temple complexes and is only reachable by boat. On this full-day tour, transfer from Hanoi to Duc Wharf, set out on a leisurely rowing boat cruise along the Yen steam, then hike or ride the cable car up to the mountaintop temple. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant is also included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.79
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Big Group: Full-day Visit Perfume Pagoda from Ha Noi

Big Group: Full-day Visit Perfume Pagoda from Ha Noi

Perfume Pagoda attracts many tourists by breath-taking landscapes with a flawless combination of mountains, temples, pagodas and even forest along your floating time on the winding Yen Stream.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.90
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Perfume Pagoda 1 day tour

Perfume Pagoda 1 day tour

Perfume Pagoda is a tremendous complex of the Buddhist temple and shrines. With only a short drive from Hanoi, you will visit the most important religious Buddhist sites of Vietnam which draw large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.39
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