The Perfume River or the Huong River is a popular tourist destination in Hue. It is 30 kilometers long and found in the middle of two springs that both originate from the Truong Son Mountain: the Ta Trach on the left tributary and the Huu Trach from the right tributary. The Ta Trach runs North-West from the mountain through 55 waterfalls and slows down to Bang Lang Fork. The Huu Trach flows South-North from the mountain through 14 waterfalls and Tuan ferry until it reaches the Bang Lang Fork. The Bang Lang Fork where the two springs meet is where the Perfume River is formed.
The river makes a beautiful sight and with the mountain breeze and the smell of plants and mountain trees coming from its water source, the river brings with it the smell of the mountains too. And this is probably why the river was named “Perfume River”. [Read more…]