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Perfume Pagoda, Hanoi

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Perhaps the most renowned pilgrimage site in the country's northern section, Perfume Pagoda features a series of temples and shrines set into a rocky cliff face. Thousands of devotees come to this Buddhist complex, boasting cave temples, classic wooden pagodas, and towering stone gates. Be sure to dress modestly--long pants and no sleeveless shirts--in order to respect the site's sanctity. Use our Hanoi vacation planner to add Perfume Pagoda and other attractions to your Hanoi vacation plans.
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  • 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 pagod...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • It's like a sacred place-boat trip to the island at the top of the climb right out there like Buddha cave, Nishi-gyeos, such as the Holy Land
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