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Perfume Pagoda, Hanoi

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#12 of 23 in Historic Sites in Hanoi
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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  • August 18, 2017
    I went for a walk from one day to the perfume pagoda; good trip overall. First of the boat then a climb/descent in ' cable car' and a bit of a walk. The landscapes are beautiful and interesting temples. I advise to take the ' cable car' to enjoy the view. If you go up the stairs, you only see restaurants and shops. The premises are sticky with tourists and 'rowers' claim 'tips'. It is average.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A long hot trek for some...can be humid but still worth the trip. Great scenery and good to get out of Hanoi for the day if you have the time. Boat owners always try to get a little extra, so be prepa...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    What a fantastic day trip, incredible scenery. The culture and Beaty of the perfume pagoda was amazing. We had a great day. It was very hot and humid and definitely not for smaller children.  more »

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