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Reviewed 5 days ago

I give 4 stars purely because the pagoda itself is beautiful and pretty spectacular. Plus our guide was really good at explaining the meaning of why it's so important to Buddhists. But the journey to get there is literally a pain in the bum. Two...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank owlbeonholiday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be a holy site but the commercial enterprises have taken over, with hundreds of stalls covering the whole route to the cave. The ride on the small boats is uncomfortable (even for an ex soldier) and the rowers try and bully you for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was not as expected. The journey there is about 2hrs by organised tour on an average mini bus with stop for a comfort break. On arrival you then have an hour trip up the river on a very uncomfortable boat with very low...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Anita2309
Reviewed 16 December 2018

It is a long bus trip followed by a 50 min long boat trip in an uncovered boat, so bring a hat or an umbrella. On arrival there are quite a few steps up to the restaurant where we had a nice Vietnamese lunch. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Irmi C
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

We were quite apprehensive about visiting the Perfume Pagoda but had a surprisingly good experience. We visited in early December and both the river and the pagoda complex was extremely quiet. The boat trip along the river was lovely and there are some nice views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Brit_travellerUK
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Our family visited the Perfume Pagoda in April when it was still crowed there as the festival in Perfume Pagoda lasts for a long time. In fact, the trip itself is nice with the boat trip on the nice river, nice views with rice fields...More

Date of experience: April 2018
10  Thank IncredibleHalong
Reviewed 20 November 2018

A day trip from Hanoi to the Perfume Pagoda. Picked up by car from our hotel, followed by a boat trip down a river, being rowed by a lovely lady. Passing other boats coming back from the pagoda. You pass some graves on the early...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank John H
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Went to the Perfume Pagoda on a very rainy day, so overall not a great experience sitting in a small metal boat without cover in the rain and thunderstorm for an hour. Exactly not the place to be when there are lightenings in the sky......More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BlueMaharaja
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Saw lot of complains in reviews. Must try to experience it yourself. Weather in 2nd week oct was cooling average 22degrees Celsius. From old quarter pick up take 2 hours drive, follow by metal bumps boat which sit maximum 6-8 people. The metal sit was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank remusang
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The pagoda being in a cave was nice to see, since it’s kind of unique, but the rest of it was quite a horror. We booked the trip with the APT travel agency, but my guess is that none of the other agencies could make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Barbora S
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12 December 2017|
Response from Choupi T |
Hi! Maybe it’s too late to answer... You’ll have to pay for the parking of your bike ;-) Once arrived you’ll be directed by the locals towards the hostel next to the bridge... We experienced this with the scooter, I found it... More
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Response from Arnauld M | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember about the vietnamese name but yes you have parking for your motorbike
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Response from danliew | Reviewed this property |
i was one of two visitors on that trip, so very nice just the two of us on our boat.....