map

Perfume Pagoda

icon-location-red Popular pagoda in Hanoi

5.00/5 - (1 Votes)

Attractions Details

📌 Address

JP9W+5H8, Hương Sơn, Mỹ Đức, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam

Opening Hours

24 hours

💸 Entrance Fee

VND 50,000

Find it on google maps

5.00/5 - (1 Votes)
expert
Bao
Local tour guide

What is Perfume Pagoda?

Perfume Pagoda, also known as Huong Pagoda, is a famous religious site located in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is nestled amidst the Huong Tich mountains and is considered one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the country. 

The pagoda is situated in a vast complex of temples and shrines that are spread across stunning natural surroundings.

History of Perfume Pagoda

The history of Huong Pagoda dates back more than a thousand years. It is believed to have been built during the reign of the Emperor Lý Thái Tổ in the 15th century. 

Over the centuries, the pagoda has undergone several renovations and expansions, becoming a significant religious and cultural landmark in Vietnam. This is definitely a place you want to add to your list when planning your next tour in Hanoi.

Visit Perfume Pagoda on Our:

All-Inclusive
Hanoi Unveiling the Mysteries Of The Perfume Pagoda Tour

Characterized by its picturesque beauty and deep-rooted spirituality, our Unveiling the Mysteries Of The Perfume Pagoda Tour is a unique experience. Accompanied...

US$149/pp Learn more

Why is Perfume Pagoda Important?

Perfume Pagoda holds great spiritual and cultural significance for the Vietnamese people. It is a place of pilgrimage, where devotees come to pray for health, happiness, and prosperity. 

The pagoda also represents the harmonious blend of Buddhism and Vietnamese folklore, making it an important symbol of the country's religious and cultural heritage.

Things to Do & See at Perfume Pagoda

  • Take a Boat Ride: The journey to Huong Pagoda begins with a scenic boat ride along the Yen Stream. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil beauty of the surrounding landscapes as they make their way towards the pagoda complex.

  • Explore Giai Oan Pagoda: Giai Oan Pagoda is the first stop within the complex and is known for its unique architecture and ancient relics. It is believed that praying here can help cleanse one's soul and remove any sins.

  • Hike to Huong Tich Cave: The highlight of the Perfume Pagoda experience is the hike up to Huong Tich Cave. The cave is nestled within a limestone mountain and is adorned with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. It is considered a sacred place for meditation and reflection.

  • Visit Thien Tru Pagoda: Thien Tru Pagoda, also known as Heaven Kitchen Pagoda, is an important religious site within the complex. It houses various Buddhist statues and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Experience Local Cuisine: After exploring the pagoda complex, visitors can indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine at the traditional restaurants located nearby. The local specialty is tofu, which is made fresh from the nearby tofu village.

Perfume Pagoda (Huong Pagoda) is a place of tranquility and spiritual devotion. 

Our Top Trending Hanoi Tours:

  • All-Inclusive

    A Taste Of Hanoi: The Ultimate Street Food Experience

    US$69/pp Learn more
  • All-Inclusive

    The Real Hanoi: The Old Quarter Walking Experience

    US$79/pp Learn more
  • All-Inclusive

    Hanoi Bat Trang's Pottery Village: Ceramic Wonderland

    US$99/pp Learn more

Its natural beauty, historical significance, and cultural charm make Huong Pagoda a must-visit attraction for tourists seeking a deeper understanding of Vietnam's religious and cultural heritage.

Frequently asked questions

What is Perfume Pagoda?

Perfume Pagoda is a complex of Buddhist temples and shrines located in the Huong Tich mountains of Hanoi, Vietnam.

How do I get to Perfume Pagoda?

To reach Perfume Pagoda, you can take a two-hour drive from Hanoi to My Duc district, followed by a boat trip along the Yen River and a hike up the mountain.

What is the best time to visit Perfume Pagoda?

The best time to visit Perfume Pagoda is during the spring season from February to April, when the weather is pleasant and the Huong Tich flowers are in full bloom.

What are the main attractions at Perfume Pagoda?

The main attractions at Perfume Pagoda include Thien Tru Pagoda, Huong Tich Cave, Giai Oan Pagoda, and Tien Son Cave. The journey to the Perfume Pagoda also offers stunning natural landscapes.

Are there any festivals celebrated at Perfume Pagoda?

Yes, Perfume Pagoda is famous for its annual Perfume Pagoda Festival, which takes place from the 6th day of the first lunar month until the end of the third lunar month. It is the largest and longest-running festival in Vietnam, attracting thousands of pilgrims and tourists.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

JP9W+5H8, Hương Sơn, Mỹ Đức, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam

Opening Hours

24 hours

💸 Entrance Fee

VND 50,000

Find it on google maps