Perfume River or Huong River is around 80 kilometers long, and owes its name to the fact that it flows through many forests of aromatic plants before reaching Hue, bringing with it a pure and fresh aroma.
A visit to Hue would not be complete with a boat excursion on the Perfume River. This 80km—long river owes its name to the fact that it flows through many forests of aromatic plants before reaching Hue, bringing with it pure and fresh aroma.
Boats take visitors to every corner of the capital: under Da Vien, Phu Xuan, and Truong Tien Bridges, to the Tomb of Minh Mang, Ho Chen Shrine, Thien Mu Pagoda, and finally to Thuan An to bath in the sea. Upstream, at the Tomb of Thien Tho, you can hear the rustling of the pine trees.
When the night comes, the surface of the river glistens under the moonlight, and the songs of the boat rowers can be heard breaking the silence.
Today, travellers coming to Hue could not miss a while of boating along the river. Most of them admit that this is one of the most beautiful and extremely splendid riverside landscape (especially at night when lights are on) that they have ever visited!