Perfume Pagoda Cave – Hanoi

Huong Tich cave is situated in the Huong Son mountain, My Duc, about 70km to the South West of Hanoi. We at Lotussia provide a day trip to Huong Tich cave. The day tour can be extended with the add of Tam Coc or cycling activity.

To reach the Huong Tich cave, Huong Tich pagoda inside, you firstly take the boat trip which goes along the Yen river. Getting off the boat at Trinh temple, you hike uphill for about 2.5km to the Huong Tich cave. Many parts of the journey are tortuous, sloping and tough. The closer to the cave, the higher the slope is. The alternative is to taking the cable car from Giai Oan pagoda.

Reaching the highest stone case, visitors would see a large dome and deep like the jaw of a dragon. This is Huong Tich. The upper part has five big letters left by the Trinh Sam Lord: Most beautiful cave in South.

Crossing the entrance, going down for 120 stone steps, there is the inner part of the cave. In the middle part, there is a stalactite called rice hill. Coming a bit deeper, there is a way to the heaven, and a way to the hell. There are different size and shapes of the stalactites in the cave with many names. Beside those natural carving statues, there are artificial carving monuments. The most valuable one is the statue of avalokiteśvara, which is carved by the green marble in Tay Son time.

Huong Tich grotto has become the biggest honoring place for Buddha of Huong pagoda. In the festival season of the first lunar month, Huong Tich cave is always full of fragrance and perfume incense sticks and the sounds of pilgrim visitors.

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