Perfume pagoda is located in Huong son (Perfume mountain) 70 km southwest of Hanoi. Chua Huong(Vietnamese name) is not one temple but a cluster of temples and shrines in the general vicinity of Huong son. The pagoda(s) are located in My Duc hamlet in the province of Ha Tay former (Hanoi now). According to the book, Huong Son Thien Tru Pha, 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.
8h00: Tour guide & Car driver pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Perfume Pagoda (Ha Tay Province). After 2hrs driving, you will arrive at Ben Duc boat harbor. Then you take one hour trip on a small boat-rowed by local people on the stream named Yen. You can deeply enjoy the attractive mountain views mirror-image in the crystal water mirror of the stream en route.
11h00: Getting out of the boat, it takes you about 1 hour to trek up to the main Pagoda – Cave on the top of the highest mountain in the range – which is considered as the most beautiful Cave under South Asia sky! Taking photo & learn about Vietnam history, Buddhism religion then trekking down by the same route for lunch time in the restaurant at the foot of mountain. After having lunch you, you are free to visit and take photograph beautiful scenery of the pagodas near by the restaurant. After lunch time, you will visit Thien Tru Pagoda then spending one more hour on the boat back to the harbor, say good bye to local people and drive back to Hanoi.
18h00: Arrive Hanoi ,finish the trip at your hotel !
• Air conditioned car, Van or Bus
• Lunch, tour guide, entrance fee
• All sightseeing fee and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
• English speaking guide
• Cable car 2 ways
• Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary and Tip & Personal expense