The Perfume River

Referring to Hue city, everyone thinks of a dreamland. Adorn the romance that is the romantic Perfume River. Huong River is not only a symbol but also a pride of Hue people. Let us admire and discover the beauty of the river.

Characteristics of Hue Perfume River

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This wonderful waterway flows through Hue and provides a delightful vista from any angle. A wide and impressive waterway, it gets its name from the thousands of orchard flowers upstream from the ancient capital. In the Autumn as the trees shed their blossom, it falls into the river and floats downstream. The scent created gives the river a perfumed aroma and hence the name was created. This waterway has two sources way up in the Day Truong Son Mountains.

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The Ta Trach (left tributary) starts higher and flows over 55 impressive waterfalls before joining the Huu trach (right tributary). This tributary is shorter and has itself passed over more and rapids, before the two join together to form the Perfume River. This is a delightful River throughout its length. Bright blue clear waters flow through lush green countryside, passing delightful villages as it winds its way north east, onto Hué, before exiting into the South China Sea. As it passes by Hué the river landscape is astonishing. The bright blue shimmering waters fringed by the Towers, Pagodas, temples, palaces and the town Itself, make for a really beautiful sight.

Perfume River – where visitors integrate with life in Hue

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In the evening local folk songs can be heard drifting in the still warm air. The sights sounds and smells of this amazing river make for a heady mix. Steeped in romance and history it is an astonishing place to be. Old river craft line the banks as the river slips by, lives that have remained unchanged for generations coexist here with those of modern tourists drawn by the incredible scenery. Boat trips take passengers for rides along the 20 mile stretch near Hué. From these trips visits to the Thien Mu Pagoda nad the Imperial Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang can be made.

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At the Thien My Pagoda, which was a hotbed of anti government unrest in the 1960s, an old Austin motor car can be viewed. This is the very vehicle that transported the monk Thich Quang Duc to his death by self immolation in Saigon. The Imperial Tomb is regarded as probably the most beautiful of all of Hué’s pagodas. The Perfume River has been an important contributor to the development of the city of Hue over the years. An important transport route, it continues to serve the city as a tourist attraction in its own right. It is a wonderful river with a romantic name. Make it a part of your vietnam tours plans and you certainly will not be disappointed.

Huong River is not only a beautiful sight of Hue but also a historic witness flowing smoothly through the years. Admire the beauty of Perfume River will definitely leave you with an extremely memorable experience. Hue tourism to directly witness this river.

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