The Perfume River

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The Perfume River

The Perfume River was formerly called Lo Dung or Dinh river, a beautiful like that of a girl, may be bacause of the pure fragrant of wild ginsengs and sweet bushes grown in upstream river.

There are 2 sources coming from the Truong Son range: The Ta Trach (Left Tributary) from Truong Dong mounts towards North-West running throught 55  impressive waterfalls, and then slowly to Bang Lang fork;

The shorter Huu Trach ( Right Tributary) flowing throught 14 dangerous waterfall, and Tuan ferry langding to Bang Lang fork where the two tributaries join to form the poetic Perfume river is 30km long (The River level is not much above that of the sea) so that the river runs very slowly.

The color of the Perfume river is darker when it winds along the foot of Ngoc Tran mount – the Jade Cup Temple – where there is a very deep abyss

The Perfume river is beautiful sight from its source, and wind among mountains, forest trees, etc. Bringing with it fragrances of tropical flora. The river runs slowly through the verdant and shady villages of Kim Long, Nguyet Bieu, Vy Da, Dong Ba, Gia hoi, Dinh market, Nam Pho, Bao Vinh, mingling with the odours of flowers of Hue…The river is a bluish symphony with the alaborate accord and shade of mounts, hills, water, sky, vegetations, landscapes and the people of the Hue

The shimmer blue limpid color is like a pearl in the sun. Hue boats rowing up and down with remote, meditative and deep folk melodies at deep night. With a bright and cloudless sky, the river is a velvet carpet reflecting the shimmering star and the moon. It is an eternal pleasure for many generations of tourists who go boating to behold the poetic landscape, to listen to the folk melodies of Hue in tranquil nights.

The views on both sides of the river with the citadel,  town,  gardens, pagodas, town, add temples, etc and their reflections in the waters make the already loveable river even more poetic and  musical. Many people think that Hue city has peaceful, gentle and tranquil  landscapes mostly thanks to the Perfume river. It is this river with its sweet nae that brings to the city  a meditative poetic characteristics and the harmonious limpidity exhaling from a land of age-old culture.

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