Perfume Pagoda is known as one of the most famous pilgrimage Buddhist attractions in Vietnam. This interesting complex of Buddhist temples are located mainly in Huong Son Commune, Hanoi attracting thousands tourists coming to visit every year due to its unique architecture. Huong Pagoda – one of the most must-visited destinations in Hanoi

About Huong Pagoda (or Perfume Pagoda)

Perfume Pagoda is known as one of the most famous pilgrimage Buddhist attractions in Vietnam. This interesting complex of Buddhist temples are located mainly in Huong Son Commune, Hanoi attracting thousands tourists coming to visit every year due to its unique architecture.

The Pagoda is said to be named due to the appealing smell in the area when numerous stunning flowers surrounding the complex blossom when the spring comes.

The center of this amazing complex is Perfume Temple, or Inner Temple, which is located in Huong Tich Cave.

Huong Pagoda – one of the most must-visited destinations in Hanoi

Some places to go when visiting Perfume Pagoda complex

The Perfume Temple is not the only attraction here. Tourists can also visit Huong Tich Cave observing the holy atmosphere or Thien Tru Temple, Thien Dong Pagoda or Trinh Temple.

Huong Tich Cave

Huong Tich Cave is located in Yen Valley. It is always listed as the most stunning destination to come when visiting Perfume Pagoda. Getting inside the cave through the dragon’s-mouth-like entrance, tourists could find the lot of beautiful sculptures of Buddhas put under the lights penetrating down from various openings on the top of the cave. You could feel the holy atmosphere when praying here, somehow, it could help you calm your mind down and forget all the stress of life out there. Leave all bad things outside when you step into the cave and just enjoy the impressive beauty of this spectacular natural landscape.

Huong Pagoda – one of the most must-visited destinations in Hanoi

Thien Tru Temple

Coming to this temple, the first thing impressing tourists is its amazing triple-roofed bell right in front of the temple. On the main altar of the temple, tourists could find a lot of magnificent structures such as the sculpture of Quan Am or Goddess of Mercy.

How to get to the Perfume Pagoda

The trip to one of the most amazing pagodas in Vietnam – Perfume Pagoda – starts with an one-hour ride by row-boat passing between all the magnificent karst hills along the river sides. Then the Thien Tru Temple would appear in front of your eyes. Moving on your journey along the right side of the temple, you could find an uphill path leading to the Perfume Pagoda. If you are the type of person who love adventures then you should think about walking up the mountain. But if you are going with your family and want to take a more convenient way to get to the pagoda then choose the cable cars. It would be a little bit more expensive but it would not take you and your family a long time.

Huong Pagoda – one of the most must-visited destinations in Hanoi

When is the best time to visit Perfume Pagoda?

If you want to join the Perfume Pagoda Festival, then give it a trip from February to March. This is the peak time of the year when thousands pilgrims come to the Perfume Pagoda complex during the biggest festival of the year. People come to the pagoda to pray for the best luck in life and enjoy the holy atmosphere here. But one thing you have to keep in mind is that during this period of festival time, there would be an extremely huge crowds of people coming to join the festival.

So if you are not much curious about how the festival is held and just want to take a trip to the Perfume Pagoda to explore its amazingly peaceful beauty, to find the calmness in mind and enjoy the holy atmosphere, then try to avoid visiting the pagoda during this time.

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