If you’ve ever been to Hanoi, you can’t help but visit the beautiful incense pagoda here.
Huong Pagoda is located in Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi, Huong Pagoda is an attractive spiritual tourist destination, especially in the early New Year, the Spring Festival is always a favorite activity and A beauty in Vietnamese cultural and spiritual life.
The journey to Huong Pagoda is not only a journey of Buddha land, but also an opportunity to enjoy the rich natural beauty.
1. How to go to Huong Pagoda?
You can choose to go by car, motorbike or students can take the bus. There are 2 possible routes from Hanoi.
Firstly, in the direction of Nguyen Trai – Ha Dong, turn left at the fork of Ba La to Van Dinh. Then continue about 40km to Te Tieu turn left and ask for directions to Huong Pagoda.
The second is in the direction of National Highway 1A Phap Van – Cau Turn, turn right at the intersection of Dong Van to National Highway 38, continue to reach 15km in the direction of Dau Market to Huong Pagoda. However, this road is only for cars, if you ride a motorbike, you should choose the first way or follow the old National Highway 1A towards Thanh Tri.
In addition, you can also choose a bus as a means of transportation to Huong Pagoda.
2. When should you visit Huong Pagoda?
The period from January to the end of the third lunar month is the time for the Huong pagoda festival, the peak is from the full moon of the first lunar month to the 18th of the second lunar month. On this occasion, you will have the opportunity to attend and immerse yourself in the jubilant atmosphere and cultural activities of the festival.
3. How long does it take to go to Huong Pagoda?
To go to all the temples here, it takes you 2 days to explore them all. If you go during the day you should visit Trinh temple, Thien Tru pagoda, and Huong Tich cave. These are the main and holiest temples. You can climb the mountain or with the modern cable car system will help you move faster.
4. Attractions in Huong Pagoda
Huong Pagoda is an architectural complex scattered in Suoi Yen valley, with 4 pilgrimage routes:
– Huong Tich route: Trinh Temple – Thien Tru Pagoda – Tien Son Cave – Unjust Prize Pagoda – Tran Song Temple – Huong Tich Cave – Hinh Bong Pagoda.
– Thanh Son Route: Thanh Son Pagoda – Huong Dai Cave.
– Long Van route: Long Van Pagoda – Long Van cave – Sam Sam cave.
– Tuyet Son Route: Bao Dai Pagoda – Ca Chua Cave – Tuyet Son Cave.
5. Ticket price of Huong Pagoda
|Seq||Service name||Describe||Unit price / person (VND)||Unit||Detailed explanations|
|1||Fees for visiting the common landscapes||For 1 guest||80,000||ticket||For the whole area of Huong pagoda landscape|
|2||Boat, boat ticket (main route)||Vietnamese and foreign guests||50,000||ticket||Main route (Huong Tich route)|
|Vietnamese and foreign guests||35,000||ticket||Pagoda route (Thanh Son, Long Van, Tuyet Son)|
* Main route Temple – Thien Tru – Huong Tich: 130,000 VND / person, including: Sightseeing tickets: 80,000 VND / person; Boat ticket: 50,000 VND / person.
* Boat ferry boat route (Thanh Son, Long Van, Tuyet Son): 35,000 VND / person.
+ Entrance fee for one time entry (Landscape fee is covered by insurance)
+ Boat fee for two entry and exit
+ Children under 6 years old, or under 1 meter tall, especially disabled people are free of charge for sightseeing fees, only surcharges will be added (directly exchanged with ferry drivers)
+ Children over 1.1m tall will have to buy sightseeing tickets and boat tickets.
- Note: The days without admission fees
+ Cultural Heritage Day.
+ 30th, 1st 2nd of Lunar New Year.
+ Buddha’s Birthday (April 15 Lunar Calendar),
* Cable car fare: Adults: VND 180,000 / round-trip ticket, VND 120,000 / one-way ticket; Children: VND 130,000 / round-trip ticket, VND 90,000 / one-way ticket (Note: children over 1.1m tall buy tickets as adults).
6. Experience when traveling by boat
There are many storks that welcome guests in the temple area even 20km away from the temple, you should not follow the stork because the ticket price will be severely chopped, buy tickets at the guild gate, or go directly to In the area of Suối Yến, the boat houses are connected to boats.
On crowded festivals, the boatmen often cram more guests into the boat, to avoid being raised money, as well as more people, you should clearly negotiate the amount as well as the maximum number of passengers.
Especially, you must pay attention to safety when sitting on the ferry.
7. Eating and drinking at Perfume Pagoda
Along the way from the ferry station to the Thien Tru cave, there are many restaurants serving a fairly reasonable menu for you to choose, but please check the price first to avoid being chopped if the festival season and choose a suitable restaurant. the most reasonable.
8. Prepare offerings when going to Huong Pagoda
When going to Huong pagoda, the offerings should be neat and you should be prepared from home to save time and money.
9. Notes when shopping in Huong pagoda
There are many souvenirs and specialties that you can buy as gifts for your friends when going to Huong pagoda such as bracelets, necklaces, mirror combs, tubers, apricots, zucchini … but not items. What is on sale is also a good quality product, when buying please ask for specific prices, check the right product name, quantity, special quality during the festive season, you should pay close attention when deciding to buy line.
Along the way to Huong Tich cave, there are many shops selling herbal medicine to cure the disease, but these remedies are often unknown, so be careful.
10. Other experience when traveling to Huong Pagoda
Traveling to Huong Pagoda, you will use a lot of food and drink, throw away the garbage in the right place and keep general hygiene to protect the environment of the resort clean.
During the festive season, it is often very crowded, so you should take care of your belongings carefully, avoid pick-ups, steal your items.
Formal and polite clothes should not have indecent gestures of laughter and laugh that cause disorder in the temple. Because it will move a lot, prepare sports shoes instead of high heels to protect your feet.
Now take your backpack and go to the temple immediately!