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Perfume Pagoda, Hanoi

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Did not like the little boat that we took own by a family because the wife during the whole trip tried to sell us cheap souvenirs.  more »
  • Booked a tour from the hotel I was staying in Hanoi. Left early morning, pick-up from hotel, leading to a pleasant 2 hour-drive out of the city. At the village of My Duc, there occurs transfer to a bo...  more »
  • I like the way go to the temple. It's surrounded by water and you have to use small boat to get there. It's amazing!  more »