Flowing across the city of Hue, Perfume River is famed for the perfume-like aroma exudes by the petals that fall into it. It's touted that a visit to Hue would not be complete without a boat excursion on the gentle Perfume River. It’s physically true though, to feel the romance of Hue, taking a boat trip of it is indispensable.
Autumn is the best season to visit the river since flowers in the orchards up river begin to lose their blossoms and go into the further downstream. Sitting on a paddle boat or sampans, you can see the 350-yard calm river nourishes families on boats with kitchen and bathroom onboard. There're fishermen trying their luck by tossing out nets and smiling back when you make eye contact. The sunset view is great with the orange colors create a golden scene of romantic visions of Southeast Asia. Fully recharge your camera to catch the silhouette of the local wooden riverboats.
On the northern bank of the river you can reach Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest and prettiest pagoda in Hue. Near the river you can also easily find tourists sites like Forbidden Purple City, Royal Tomb of King Minh Mang and Dong Ba Market.
Book the following tour from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi and enjoy an unforgettable Vietnam sightseeing.