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OK. But misnamed

Not really perfumed or fragrant at all. Go for a boat or dinner cruise. Nothing exceptional though except for the double dragon headed boats.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not really perfumed or fragrant at all. Go for a boat or dinner cruise. Nothing exceptional though except for the double dragon headed boats.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Remember to bargain price to 100k for 2 people in a boat. The boat riders would likely to open the 100k for a person. Bargain it down. It promised as 1 hour ride however, we went back after 45 minutes

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

was a good way to get to the city over the numerous bridges and small roads... daytime was good to see all the boats going underneath you and night time to see the bridges lit up and the boats letting candles go into the river, was a good way to end the day back to the hostel!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Perfume river is a great diversion from your busy travels. Take time to relax on some of the beautiful parks along side this great beautiful river. Now you can see why Vietnams last kings called this area home. Be sure to visit Duc Son Pagoda and orphanage along the lovely rice fields, only a short taxi ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We took a boat ride on the perfume river to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. It was a slow ride but still better than walking in the intense heat of theday. We also saw many bridges,

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

During the day we just took a small junk boat to cross the river. it was just too hot to walk. At night is the best time though, as there are plenty of boats and many locals using them (we were there while Vietnam is on holiday). Was nice with all the boats in the shape of dragons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Walk down to the Perfume River riverfront in Old Town Hue and hire one of the many boaters along the historic river. Catch one of the Painted Dragon boats and you are in for a treat, being able to see the city from inside this historic waterway. Read up abut the history of this river before taking the cruise. It’s... More 

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Pakenham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

we enjoyed walking along the river and watching the boats and tried alittle street food, nice stroll but as everywhere in vietnam there is street hawkers still

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's a big wide river running right through the centre of town. We didn't get the chance to go on it, but we could admire the boats and the view as we crossed many times going between our hotel and the city. There didn't seem to be too much activity along the banks.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

it was beautiful. loved to see the boats sailing. at night it was nice to just sit down and admire the river.

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Address: Hue, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue

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