Visit Huong Pagoda in the lily blooming season
The Huong or Perfume Pagoda in Hanoi is an autumn venue for photographers because of the lily blooming season on the Yen stream.
Around 60 kilometers southwest of Hanoi, Perfume Pagoda is one among the largest religious sites in Vietnam. It comprises a complex of pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the limestone cliffs of Perfume Mount, scattered alongside the mountain up to the peak.
Huge numbers of pilgrims flock to the site during Perfume Pagoda festival, which begins in the middle of the first lunar month and lasts until the middle of the third one (or from February till March) in order to pray for happiness and prosperity in the coming year. On this special occasion, a wide range of traditional cultural activities is incorporated. Perfume pagoda is not only a religious site, but a great sight-seeing spot in Vietnam as well.
In the autumn, this place also welcomes a lot of tourists and photographers who come here for the best photos.
Let's see the beauty of lilies on the Yen stream in the autumn:
Tourists can hire a boat for about VND50,000/boat.
This time the road to Huong Pagoda is peaceful and quiet.
To take the best pictures of lilies, tourists are advised to come here before 9am.