Chua Huong (Perfume pagoda) is located in Huong son (Perfume mountain) 70 km southwest of Hanoi. Chua Huong 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.
7h45 - 8:30am: 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.
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. Arrive Hanoi at 6.00pm. Finish the trip at your hotel!
Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
Private transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at hotel.
Boat trip on Yen Stream rowing by local people.
English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
All entrance and sightseeing fees
All taxes & services charge.
Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
Cable Car tickets.
Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
- If cancellation/amendment is made 48 hours prior to your arrival date, no fee will be charged.
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- If cancellation/amendment is made within departure date is 100% charge.