Chùa Hương (the Perfume Pagoda)


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March 30th 2008
Published: April 1st 2008
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Last weekend, a girl at my office asked me whether I wanted to join a one-day trip with her family to the Perfume Pagoda or not. I replied to her at once "Sure, I'll go." That's a wonderful advantage of being free and single. I can go anywhere anytime I want. The Perfume Pagoda is located in Hương Sơn commune, Mỹ Đức district, Hà Tây province, 60km away from Hanoi. Every year, th... Read Full Entry



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Thiên Trù pagodaThiên Trù pagoda
Thiên Trù pagoda

Flower on the lion's head and a piece of paper on its mouth.
On the way to Hương Tích caveOn the way to Hương Tích cave
On the way to Hương Tích cave

"Củ mã thầy" sold on the way to the cave. Tourists can buy them as a local specialty and bring them home.
ApricotApricot
Apricot

Apricot sold on the way to the cave. Tourists can buy them as a local specialty and bring them home. After mixing apricot with salt or sugar and puting them inside a bottle for a while, this can be a good drink during the summer time.
On the way to Hương Tích caveOn the way to Hương Tích cave
On the way to Hương Tích cave

"Củ mài" sold on the way to the cave. Tourists can buy them as a local specialty and bring them home.
TortoisesTortoises
Tortoises

These tortoises are sold to tourists on the way to Hương Tích cave.
On the way to Hương Tích caveOn the way to Hương Tích cave
On the way to Hương Tích cave

Many things are sold on the way to the cave.
The offeringsThe offerings
The offerings

The offerings sold outside Hương Tích cave.
Inside Hương Tích caveInside Hương Tích cave
Inside Hương Tích cave

Can't count how many people actually there inside the cave, but this is just an image of the front side of the cave. At the rear of the cave, there were even more people, as there is a Buddha statue. It was so crowded and dark, plus slope and wet pathway inside the cave, I couldn't get close to the Buddha statue. So many people go the Perfume Pagoda during its festive season.



1st April 2008

Once again...
Interesting blog, great pictures! Thanks, m j a
3rd March 2009

Amazing place - we found it incredible when we visited and well worth the time to take a look

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