PERFUME RIVER – FREE DESTINATION, VALUABLE EXPERIENCE
Long time agos, Perfume river and Ngu Binh mountain became the unofical symbol of Hue and people in here. If Ngu Binh mountain were regarded a burly man, Perfume river was similar as a sweet girl in a poetic city. this river devided the city of Hue into 2 parts: old town in the North and modern city in the South, the river has been admired as the emblem of the old capital of Viet nam- Hue .
A tale of Perfume river
Perfume river is known as Huong Giang also, this name comes from the old tale that from the source of the river- Bach Ma mountain there are a kind of scent flower , when blossom flowers fall down the river, the water carries them flow through the imperial City of Hue. That make the river has a special cent, therefore the local call Huong Giang or Perfume river.
How to discover the beauty of Perfume river?
Hue people always proud of their river with the charming beauty especially at night. To discovery the miraculous of the river, there are two options with different styles to taste. Tourists can walk along the bank in Nguyen Dinh Chieu – walking street to enjoy the beauty of the river with large grass cover. There are many opening space on the riverbank with fresh air and the marvellous space that combines the nature and created of the human. At day time, After taking a boat to visit pagoda or royal tomb, tourist can take Hue private cars to comback city or visit others tombs.This scene can catch your heart in the first sight.
There other way to deep in the beauty of the river is dragon boat. The speed of the boat is enough to tourists sightseeing the beauty of city. The boat drives along the city up-river to the source, tourists can view the grandiose of the Palace- Hue Ancient citadel, flag tower of the ancient capital and more. Furthermore, there are fantastic views here Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang Tombs… are tops Hue attraction all the way along as you meander up the river, feeling the cool blowing alongside the boat while watching out for the many bamboo boat of fisherman.
Perhaps, more romantic alternative would be visited in the late afternoon to enjoy a traditional dragon boat at sunset. From the harbor, looking back the pagoda before turning around to the river under both the Truong Tien and Phu Xuan bridges. Tourists can view the fishman work at this time. By casting a net, this is an an opportunity to tourists experience how life was back and get the best moment.
At night, the river looks more brilliant and sparkling in the light of the decorative coloured lanterns by the passenger on dragon boats. By the light of candle lanterns and Truong Tien bridge display the essence of Vietnamese artistry.Perfume river is win the home and foreigner heart. Perfume river here brings the feeling of Hue. Once time in here, much experience can get.