Description

Join our Big Perfume River Tour and ride the Royal Dragon Boat over the Perfume River and visit many famous places. This tour starts at 8.30 am and ends around 4.30 pm. In the morning we will visit:

  • An Hien garden house
  • Thiên Mụ Pagoda
  • Hòn Chén temple

After lunch on the boat and some relaxing we will continue our tour by bus (airconditioned). We will visit:

  • Minh Mạng tomb
  • Khải Định tomb
  • Tự Đức tomb
  • Conicai hat and incense stick making village
  • Citadel*

* If you have been to the Citadel you have the option to go back to Huếby bus after visiting the tombs.

The Thiên Mụ (Pagoda of the Celestial Lady) is a historic temple in the city of Huế. Its iconic seven-story pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the city, and the temple has often been the subject of folk rhymes and Vietnamese literature about Huế.

Hòn Chén temple is located on Ngọc Trản mountain in Ngọc Hồ village, Thừa Thiên-Huế. The name “Ngọc Trản” means “The pearl bowl” which relates to the story of Emperor Minh Mạng.

Minh Mạng, 25 May 1791 – 20 January 1841; was the second emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 14 February 1820 until his death, on 20 January 1841. He was the fourth son of Emperor Gia Long, whose eldest son, Nguyễn Phúc Cảnh, had died in 1801. He was well known for his opposition to French involvement in Vietnam and his rigid Confucian orthodoxy.

Khải Định (born Nguyễn Phúc Bửu Đảo; 8 October 1885 – 6 November 1925) was the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty in Vietnam, reigning from 1916 to 1925. His name at birth was Prince Nguyễn Phúc Bửu Đảo. He was the son of Emperor Đồng Khánh, but he did not succeed him immediately.

Tự Đức tomb, officially Khiêm Tomb, located in Huế is built for the Nguyễn Emperor Tự Đức and took three years to build from 1864–1867. It is divided into a Temple Area and a Tomb Area.

The Big Perfume River Tour includes all the entry tickets.