From Bang Lang to Thuan An estuary, the Perfume river is 30 km
long (The river level is not much above that of the sea) so that
the river runs very slowly.
The colour 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 winds among mountains, forest trees, plants, 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 with the shimmer
blue limpid colour is like a pearl in the sun. Hue boats rowing up and down with remote,
meditative and deep folk melodies at deep night. 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, towers and 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. This river brings to the city a meditative poetic characteristics and the
harmonious limpidity exhaling from a land of age-old culture.
The 105m Ngu Binh has a striking and
symmetric figure. On both sides of the Even Mount (Bang Son) are 2
small mounts called Ta Bat Son (Left
Mount) and Huu Bat Son (Right Mount). The Nguyen dynasty was established and decided to
build up the Hue Capital. When seeing that Bang Son look like a front screen. Gia Long
Emperor approved the design of geo-mancers: to choose this mount as a front altar of the
imposing and solid defending wall system, and renamed it Ngu Binh.
Together with the Perfume river, Ngu Binh
Mount is the second invaluable gift endowed by Nature to Hue. These two mingle with each
other creating the romantic mountain and river beauty of Hue. For a long time, this
beautiful mount and the blue limpid Perfume river have become the symbol of Hue city.
Therefore, people often call Hue "The land of the Perfume river and Ngu Binh
mount" or "Huong-Ngu Land".