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Address: Huong Son | My Duc, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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US$44.00*
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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Boat Trip and Trekking Group Tour from Hanoi
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US$110.00*
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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Tour from Hanoi
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Full-Day Perfume Pagoda Small-Group Tour

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better in summer, i guess

Since I am a Christian, what I liked best in our tour in Perfume Pagoda was the boat ride and cable car. And I think it is better to visit during summer when it is not gloomy and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So unfortunate that we apparently picked the wrong day to visit this place. If you're planning a trip here, make sure it's not on a day many (and by many I mean: thousands and thousands) locals do too, it's absolute madness. The pagoda we visited (apparently there are many) was absolutely beautiful, but very crowded. The boat trip up to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I am a Christian, what I liked best in our tour in Perfume Pagoda was the boat ride and cable car. And I think it is better to visit during summer when it is not gloomy and cold to see the surroundings more clearly. Also, I discovered that Vietnamese eats meat of the dog and seal when I saw... More 

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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long bus ride through rice paddies, countryside, industry and farms. Small boats down the picturesque Yen River. pagoda buildings, cablecar ride, cave pagoda. Nice luncheon.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on Tuesday so not so crowded with locals. It is a great experience to witness where the Vietnamese worship in a remote area, wish i have more time to explore other temples...

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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Joined the day trip there and it was too busy on those dates. We heard that their festival lasts for 3 months so lots of local people coming here to pray for the health, happiness,...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went by taxi, 2 kids and 3 adults.. journey time 2 hours. On arrival booked a boat ride, (3 Hours) on arrival their is little to eat and the riverside, so dont be tempted. Walk toward the Pagoda and you will find a huge selection of shops.. Ok it was pleasant and the Pagoda was beautiful peaceful, should avoid... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Interesting trip by row boat to the community at the base of the mountain that contains the pagoda. Pagoda is an interesting shrine recessed into the top of the mountain. The actual visit to the pagoda, even if taking the gondola up/down, involves hundreds of steep, uneven steps. I would not recommend for persons with knee or hip problems. One... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We went to the Perfume Pagoda on a day trip from Hanoi... be aware that you will spend 4-5 hours driving, then an hour each way on the boat (which was, for me, the highlight of the day) to get to and from the pagodas. Sadly we had a pretty average guide - so probably did not have as interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of our first adventures when arriving in Hanoi . Although it was a long ride from our hotel (private tour recommended) it was a great experience you start off with a 40 minute boat ride down the yen river with beautiful views when you get to the end you have a choice you can walk up the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went with APT tours. A minibus picked us up and took us to the boat. Took the boat roared by an amazing woman for an hour to the mountain. Saw first Pagoda then had a lovely lunch followed by cable car to the perfume Pagoda (in a cave!) Whole trip was amazing and def out of this world scenery.... More 

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