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Perfume Pagoda and Tam Coc and Hoa Lu

  • lesleyvr

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    Any recommendations on visiting the Perfume Pagoda, Tam Coc, or Hoa Lu as day trips from Hanoi?

    #1 Posted: 7/10/2006 - 10:15

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi lesleyvr,

    Any travel agent in Hanoi can help you out with that -- it's a very popular day trip from Hanoi. You can also do it yourself by heading to Ninh Binh and doing it freestyle.

    #2 Posted: 8/10/2006 - 08:04

  • dbp92503

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    Hi Lesleyyr
    My friends was been there. Perfume Pagoda is nothing. This name in Viet Nam songs along time ago. It is difficult to get there.

    #3 Posted: 8/10/2006 - 20:31

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    I wouldn't agree with dbp's comment (or rather his friend's comment) -- the pagoda is really worth a look -- it's about two hours from Hanoi, and if you take a tour (the most common way to visit it from Hanoi) it's easy as pie.

    A quick Google search found me these pics from a travel blog, which (while a tad blurry) pretty much sum up what the pagoda is like...(you'll need to scroll down past the beer-drinking pics to reach the pagoda!

    Just a note on my earlier message, you can visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc from Ninh Binh, but Perfume Pagoda is better seen from Hanoi...sorry for any confusion!

    #4 Posted: 8/10/2006 - 22:01

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