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Yen Tu Mountain

Referring to Quang Ninh, it's difficult for to forget an exciting destination that always attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists to come each year. That's Yen Tu Mountain, a high mountain under Dong Trieu Mountains in the northeast of Vietnam. With the height of 1.068 m, Yen Tu Mountain is a famous natural landscape of Quang Ninh that maintains many historical relics.

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Yen Tu is located in Thuong Yen Cong Commune, Uong Bi Cty, Quang Ninh Province. It takes you about 125 km from Hanoi to Uong Bi City by car and extra 9 km to reach to Yen Tu by taking a long stroll or by cable car. With the total area of about 2686ha, in which 1736ha of the natural forests, this mountain is the reserve of many types of precious flora and fauna. There are about 200 old trees with the age of about 700 years old here. Together with the beauty of nature, Yen Tu is also famous for the ancient beauty of pagodas and temples that symbols for the unique Buddhist features. This land is regarded as the Buddhist land of Vietnam with the historical monument and landscapes associated with the reputation of King Tran Nhan Tong who led our people to defeat the Nguyen – Mong enemy in the Tran Dynasty. For this reason, this land is considered one of the Buddhist centers of the whole country attached to the ancient architectures built since many different dynasties including Ly, Tran, Le, Nguyen.

There are some main Buddhist architectural monuments in Yen Tu Area such as: Bi Thuong Pagoda, built since the Le Dynasty and restored and redecorated many times in the past; Suoi Tam Pagoda, built on the foot of the mountain near the Tam stream with the unique architecture; Lan Pagoda, a big pagoda built since the Tran Dynasty; Giai Oan Pagoda; Hon Ngoc Towers; Hue Quang Tower Garden including 64 towers; Hoa Yen Pagoda built since the Ly Dynasty with many monuments; Bao Sai Pagoda; Van Tieu Pagoda; Dong Pagoda and many other ancient pagodas that create the historical and cultural values of Yen Tu. Each year, tourists from all over the country gather here to burn the incense and pray for the best wishes in life for their family and relatives. Yen Tu Festival is often held in the spring from January 10th to the end of March under the lunar calendar. However, Yen Tu welcomes many turns of tourists coming here at any time of the year now. Nowadays, with the cable car system, it’s advantageous for tourists to reach to the mountain without going for a long walk in about 6 hours through the paths in the forests. However if you would like to take a stroll, enjoy the fresh atmosphere and get the wonderful moments with your family and friends, this is really an interesting journey for you. 

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