Why this river in Vietnam is called the Perfume River

Why is it called the Perfume River

One of the many breathtaking sites in Vietnam is the Perfume River in the city of Huế. The river is called the Perfume River because in Autumn, flowers from orchards fall into the river giving it a perfume smell. The river flows past many of Huế’s most famous landmarks such as the temples of Hòn Chén and Ngọc Trản, before passing through the Nguyệt Biều and Luong Quan plains. The Perfume River then passes the resting place of the Nguyễn emperors.

This particular picture of the Perfume River was taken at sunset outside the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady, a seven story temple which was constructed by the Nguyễn Dynasty and is situated on the northern bank of the Perfume River.

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