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Perfume River

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Perfume River

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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Nov. 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,494 helpful votes
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It is absolutely impossible to miss "Sông Huong" - the beautiful "Perfume River" - at any visit to Huê. It spans for over 80 kms, from the Truong Son Mountains to the very city center of Huê, before flowing into the Tam Giang Lagoon and the South China Sea. Its poetic name probably derives from the scents of flowers dropped in its waters from upriver orchards, mainly in the Fall months. Boat or river cruises can be easily arranged and are a great opportunity to check on some of Huê main tourist attractions, such as "Thien Mu Pagoda", "Huê Imperial City - The Citadel", "Hon Chen Temple" and the "Tomb of Minh Mang", among others. Its waterfront is quite lively, with awesome sunsets and the scenic evening lights of "Truong Tien Bridge". Great for long walks and relaxation. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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omega132857 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom1,625 contributions229 helpful votes
What a lovely river, the Perfume river is. We walked along this river for a while and took in the beauty. It is a wide river which we saw a few times while in Hue.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Dara-Khmer wrote a review Sep. 2020
Melbourne, Australia3,774 contributions501 helpful votes
Great river running through the town and makes for a lot of local activity. Wonderful walking opportunities
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Frances L wrote a review Jul. 2020
United Kingdom263 contributions65 helpful votes
As I was happily sailing down the Perfume River I did wonder how on earth it managed to acquire the name as, try as I could, I could not detect a whiff of perfume in the air. Apparently though in the Autumn the petals of the Orchids up river fall into the water giving the river a perfumed aroma. No good for me travelling in March. A pleasant river part of which reminded me of the tow path of the Thames near Kingston
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Date of experience: March 2020
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amanda5805 wrote a review May 2020
Duncan, Canada3,857 contributions227 helpful votes
The River was given its name well over 100 years ago. It use to have a strong floral smell from the orchard from upriver. It was normally smelt in the autumn months when the flowers would fall into the river. Some people claim they can still smell it but due to pollution most people claim there is no longer a smell. It was the perfect location for a mid day stroll. We didn’t actually go out on a boat tour but we did enjoy sitting in the park and people watching, kids playing, people gathering & fishing.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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