Perfume River Hue- a treasure of the city’s tourism

Perfume River Hue is naturally a gift of the Creation gives to Hue city, the decisive factor for ancient people to choose the city as capital and also a convergence of beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage. In fact, for those who have come to Hue city and were asked about the most impressive thing, the general answer you may hear is Perfume River. Being seen as the main tourist destinations, Perfume River has always attracting thousands of visitors come to Hue and being an inspiration throughout generations. Simply an invaluable treasure!

Location of Perfume River Hue

Perfume River Hue is derived from the West Truong Son Mountain, flows to the northwest through many waterfalls, plains and terrains heading to Thuan An beach. The total length of the river is more than 30km with many branches. Perfume River divides Hue into 2 separate parts when flowing to the central of city: North and South. Then cross through many villages and suburban areas before flowing to the sea. The river is truly a life source that provides foods and drinks for people, water for agriculture and irrigation system. In fact, perfume River has been always being the inspiration of generations of villages, city of Thua Thien Hue province.

Amazing beauty of Perfume River Hue

Perfume River Hue is beautiful from the original source, winding through forests, hills and mountains, blending to the fragrance of tropical forest. The river slowly flows through the green, shady villages of Kim Long, Nguyet Bieu, Vi Da, Dong Ba, Gia Hoi, Dinh market, Nam Pho, Bao Vinh, brings the scent of Hue flowers.

The blue river is like a shimmering sapphire crystal under the sunshine. At dawn, the romantic scenes appear with smog, hovering mountainous clouds, cool winds and small waves. . Perfume River Hue is also beautiful local activities with hard-working people: fishing, rowing, irrigating … The scenery is settled in a strange quiet space and in a typical way change to purple, perhaps because of the fact that Hue was being seen as “the sad city”.


Blue water of Perfume River

Also, on the banks of the river, the architectural constructions include temples, gardens, pagodas, etc., reflecting to the calm waters of the Perfume River, bringing poetic and musical content to the whole Hue.

Together with Ngu Binh Mountain, Perfume River Hue has been always be a symbol of the city for everlasting. Many people have admitted that the Perfume River is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world.

What to do in Perfume River Hue?

Come to Hue, should not miss the experience of Perfume River Cruise Hue Vietnam to be “live slowly” and admired the beautiful scenery on both sides of the river mixing with Hue folk song.  Many artists are fascinated with sightseeing of Perfume River and excited with the traditional folk songs of Hue. Thanks to this inspiration, the rustic and romantic songs, poems are composed which famous to many Hue city generations and even Viet Nam. When the night falls on the river, it’s cool to get Perfume River boat tour Hue downstream with the crooning, settling quiet and deep in the dark night. Truong Tien Bridge is decorating with colorful lamps, mysterious lights in a peaceful river.


Truong Tien Bridge by night

Moreover, taking a reasonable Hue motorbike rental and driving along Perfume River is the best way to explore Hue attractions. You can visit almost destinations easily if you flow the bank of the river such as : royal tombs, pagodas, temples…Also, don’t miss the chance to discover the real local life here by taking their daily life activities or chatting with them.

Recommendations for exploring Perfume River Hue

Time: Normally all time of the year you can visit the river. But it’s better to do river tour in summer so that you can admire the blue water and cool atmosphere around.

Vehicles: The best vehicle to choose is cheap Hue scooter rental with many Hue motorbike tours to do in a day. It’s also very convenient and popular for those who need private time with friends. Then you can have a Perfume River Cruise Hue Vietnam on your own or leave the bikes around to walk through Bridges easily.

Places: Truong Tien Bridge, The Citadel, Khai Dinh tomb, Minh Mang tomb, Tu Duc tomb, Thien Mu pagodas, Dong Ba market.


Thien Mu pagoda


Place/Tour USD/day/pax
Around city (<70km) 5 USD/pax
To Da Nang/Hoi AN 25USD/pax
City tour with rider guide 39USD/pax