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Address: On the bank of the Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
Description: Possibly Hue’s most recognizable landmark, this pagoda contains numerous...
Possibly Hue’s most recognizable landmark, this pagoda contains numerous living and working buildings for its resident monks, a bell tower and a seven-tiered monument in front.
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1600's pagoda on the Perfume River...

Why would you miss something like this? It's true a lot of the buildings were destroyed during the French and American wars, but regardless the site is old, holy and beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I love this pagoda, I have been to quite a number of Pagoda in Vietnam so far from South, this is the best to visit. The guide even make it more value when he recommend to be their at around 6PM, wonderful sunset time and quiet to enjoy the pagoda just ME

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Why would you miss something like this? It's true a lot of the buildings were destroyed during the French and American wars, but regardless the site is old, holy and beautiful. You won't be disappointed. Take a ride on the river after as well. Very worth the experience.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting active pagoda, but its most intriguing attraction is the car used by a monk who self-immolated in Saigon in the 1960s. If you go all the way to the wall on the left rear of the grounds and look over, you will see a huge cemetery. The boat ride to the pagoda is about 30 minutes, and the pagoda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was not so impressed with the seven-storey tower, honestly. What I really love about this pagoda is the hamonisation of nature it possesses. It gives you a deep sense of peace, and tranquility. Look into the garden, you see a lotus pond with fish, look up the trees, you find lianas and bird nests. It is hard to describe,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Biked here from Hong Thien Hotel which was not at all difficult and well worth it to see the area more intimately. The pagoda itself was interesting and we managed to just miss the crowds by getting there early. No cost for this site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was the only pagoda we visited during our trip in indo-china and we recommend it. We combined it with a trip to one of the tombs in Hue using a moped we rented at the hotel. The road from Hue is straight forward, start with the citadel on your right and ride along the river which is a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Visited by River from Hue city river bank boat trip. Nice journey on the water. About 30 mins by boat which will wait for you at the pagoda. Breeze on site very welcome. Well laid out and not cramped. Possibly as not too many visitors due to the high summer temperatures. Be careful if you arrange your own boat and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I visited this pagoda by boat and enjoy the atmosphere on Perfume river. The pagoda is really beautiful, quite...You should come there late afternoon. Entry is free. It was an interesting and lovely visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The main attraction is to see the car that Thich Quang Duc, the monk (who burnt himself to death n HCMC street to protest against religious discrimination) used to travel from Hue to HCMC. Pretty little place overlooking the perfume river.

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are in Hue, this is a great spot to visit, and it is close to the City. Visiting with a guide or on a guided tour will provide additional insights.

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