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Perfume Pagoda (Huong Pagoda)

Nestled within the captivating Hương Tích mountains, the Perfume Pagoda (Huong Pagoda) or Huong Temple Complex (Chùa Hương in Vietnamese) is a mesmerizing fusion of Buddhist sanctuaries and shrines, creating an enchanting tapestry against the limestone canvas.

Prepare to embark on a spiritual and unique journey like no other!

Time-Tested Tranquility: Origins of Thiên Trù and the 15th Century Legacy 

Delve into the intriguing history of Thiên Trù Temple, where the first whispers of spirituality echoed in a small structure during the reign of Lê Thánh Tông. 

Legend has it that the site’s discovery dates back over 2000 years, thanks to a meditating monk with a keen sense of naming after a Tibetan mountain.

Đền Trình: Where Elephants Kneel and History Unfolds 

As you approach from the Đáy River, encounter the grandeur of Đền Trình. 

This shrine, also known as Đền Quan Lớn, pays homage to one of the Hùng King’s generals, with a gate guarded by majestic elephant statues. 

A captivating tribute to history awaits!

Heavenly Feasts and Masterful Reconstructions at Thiên Trù 

Venture beyond Đền Trình to Thiên Trù Temple, affectionately called the Heaven Kitchen. 

Explore the Viên Công Bảo Stupa, witness the marvel of Thiên Thủy Stupa, and bask in the serenity of a temple last restored in the vibrant 1980s.

Giải Oan Temple: Dispelling Unjust Charges Amidst Nature’s Bounty 

On the path to Hương Tích Cave lies Giải Oan Temple, a haven of justice and serenity. 

Discover the charm of Thiên Nhiên Thanh Trì (Natural Blue Pond) and Giải Oan stream, where nine sources converge to create an oasis of tranquility.

Hương Tích Cave: A Sublime Sanctuary in Stone 

At the heart of Chùa Hương lies Hương Tích Cave, home to the Inner Temple, Chùa Trong. 

Marvel at the dragon-mouth entrance, adorned with ancient Chữ Nho characters, and immerse yourself in a cave adorned with statues, stalactites, and stalagmites.

Temple Extravaganza: A Whirlwind Tour of Chùa Hương Complex 

Explore the diverse tapestry of Chùa Hương with Thiên Sơn Temple, Thuyết Kinh Grotto, Phật Tích Temple, and Cửa Võng Temple. 

Each site adds a unique hue to the spiritual palette, creating an unforgettable experience.

Pilgrimage Unveiled: From Yến Wharf to Hương Tích Blessings 

Embark on a pilgrimage adventure with various routes, including a boat journey from Yến Wharf, stops at Trình Shrine, and a profound journey through Thiên Trù Pagoda, Tiên Temple, Giải Oan Temple, and ultimately reaching the revered Hương Tích Cave. 

Seek blessings and wash away karma along this sacred path.

Ready for an Unforgettable Journey? Discover the Spiritual Tapestry of Hanoi’s Chùa Hương.

Plan Your Trip Now to the Temple and Embrace the Mystique!

Huong Temple
Mystical MarvelsAn enchanting blend of Buddhist temples and shrines in Hương Tích mountains.
Time-Tested TranquilityOrigins dating back to the 15th century; legend of monk’s discovery.
Đền TrìnhGrand shrine with elephant statues honoring a Hùng King’s general.
Thiên Trù TempleHeavenly Kitchen with Viên Công Bảo Stupa; reconstructed in the 1980s.
Giải Oan TempleDispelling unjust charges featuring Natural Blue Pond and Giải Oan stream.
Hương Tích CaveSacred cave with dragon-mouth entrance, statues, stalactites, and stalagmites.
Temple ExtravaganzaExplore Thiên Sơn, Thuyết Kinh, Phật Tích, and Cửa Võng Temples in the complex.
Pilgrimage UnveiledThe boat journey from Yến Wharf stops at various shrines, reaching Hương Tích Cave.



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