The Perfume Pagoda

The Perfume Pagoda is one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam, a vast complex of temples, shrines built into the limestone mountains.

The Perfume Pagoda (Hương Pagoda or Chùa Hương) is one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. Every spring, after the Lunar New Year on 6th Jan (the day of festival begins), thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims come here to pray for all the health and prosperity they need to get them through the year.

 

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Huong Son Thien Tru Pha book told that Huong Tich temple was constructed in 15th century by a monk who happened on the site on his way to search for enlightenment. After that, other shrines and temples were later constructed to take advantage of the beautiful scenery in this area.

The Perfume Pagoda is situated inside of a cave to the top of the Perfume mountain, to be able to access it well can climb a long and steep staircases road (4 km, usually takes 1 hour) take the cable way that will leave us at the top of the mountain where will begin our visit the pagodas, temples and caves that make up the tour by the Perfume Pagoda. There are some highlights from the Perfume Pagoda are Den Trinh shrine, Thien Tru pagoda, the Pagoda Hinh Bong, Giai Oan Pagoda, the Thanh Son Pagoda, Huong Tich cave and the temples Long Van, Cay Khe, Tuyet Son.

 

Huong-Tich-pagoda

 

Surprisingly, the Perfume Pagoda festival is known to be the longest and the oldest festival in the history of the country, usually takes place in during 3 months, starting from the 6th of January to the Mar of the lunar month, the peak of the festival is from the full moon of January to the 18th of the second lunar month in Huong Tich, Tuyet Son, and Long Van.

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