Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Vietnam's Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong)

A day trip to Vietnam's fabled Perfume Pagodas (Chua Huong) is well worth the trouble. Located some 60 km south of Hanoi, its rugged karst landscape, river scenery and Shangri-la-like temples conjure a sense of serenity and timelessness.

The bell tower of Thien Tru temple
near the foot of the Perfume Pagoda complex.

The "Mouth of the Dragon",
entrance to the Huong Tich cavern.

Panorama of the rugged Chua Huong countryside.
A view from the cable car.

Tourist rowboats at the Yen river.

Mirror views of the peaceful Yen river.

A typical Yen river scene,
far away from the Hanoi traffic.

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