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Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was good to just float along the river and absorb great sculptures and garden views. A lot of history to take in and in the past they could smell beautiful different fragrances along the river.

Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a spectacular river with interesting gardens and sculptures alongside, making for pleasant early morning or evening walks. The downside was to see it being used as a rubbish tip by the tourist boat operators.

Thank Lawrence M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few crossings of the river in a day including a short boat trip. Lots of history and even saw a couple of swimmers out in the middle of the river.

Thank Kiwicyclo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a tiring tour of the citadel and tombs it was bliss to enjoy a very good relaxing lunch of several courses which included the best fried fish in sauce that I’ve had in Vietnam. The ship had very good quality local items for sale...More

Thank Margaretdoreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We organised the trip with our homestay for a private boat and a private car after. The boat was super loud (we had to shout to have a conversation), and we were hassled by the woman asking us to buy something. Eventually she got annoyed...More

Thank AnnaB15696
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a short trip on the Perfume River as part of a day long tour in Hue. The boats are pretty cool, emblasoned with colourful dragon motifs, but the river journey itself is nothing spectacular. On a stinking hot day in August it was...More

Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful river, with lovely walk ways next to it on both sides. Near the citadel is a market next to the river. Great photo opportunities.

Thank madeleinbooth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took one of the many dragon boats down the dirty perfume river for a short 30 min cruise. Make sure you bargain for the trip we got it for half of what they were trying to sell. We were the only ones on the...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in a group we boarded the dragon boat in the city and cruised down the perfume river -- named for the flowers that used to wash down from upstream and get caught along the waters edge we passed by a lot of parks...More

1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is the oppirtunity for a nice quiet wander around the river. The surrounding area is quite popular with people playing sports, jogging or just enjoying the view. Worth ticking off the list.

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Katy B
30 January 2015|
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Response from Ben G | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - I didn't do the cooking experience so I can't help you I'm afraid - I did notice on all tours and courses that costs vary wildly depending on whether you book it yourself or if you go through a hotel. Have fun! Ben