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Perfume River, Hue

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Fragrant flowers from nearby orchards drop into the gently streaming water of Perfume River, giving it a specific aroma and a peculiar name. The meandering river originates in the Truong Dong Mountains and runs very slowly for 30 km (18.6 mi), until it darkens, deepens, and hastens near the Ngoc Tran Mountain. Go on a boat excursion to observe the surrounding villages and colorful natural wonders. Some boaters may insist on selling you their wares and souvenirs, so either prepare to bargain, or kindly refuse their persistent offers. Put Perfume River at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hue travel itinerary maker.
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  • As part of the Citadel tour we embarked on a traditional tour down the 'Perfume river' aptly named after the fragrance from the incense which was burnt by the owners of the boats as they made the jour...  more »
  • Perfume in name only. You can cross the river via three bridges, nothing special there. You could also take a one hour Dragon boat ride on the river, but there is nothing traditional about these boats...  more »
  • Not exciting, but the dragon boats are fun. They leave from a dock near the Residence hotel and take about 15 minutes to reach the pagoda. Tourisy but fun, and you see fishermen in tiny sampans on the...  more »