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Yen Tu Mountain is in Uong Bi city of Quang Ninh province, in the Northeast Vietnam. The area locates between Hanoi and Halong Bay, just a short drive of 50 km from Halong Bay and 110 km from Hanoi. Yen Tu Mountain is fresh and tranquil with...more
Thuong Yen Commune, Uong Bi Town, Uong Bi, Vietnam
Yes Tu Mountain is an easy excursion from Ha Long Bay. It took us about an hour and a quarter over good roads to reach the mountain, where a 38-year-old monk met us. He gave us a good overview of Bhuddhism as practiced in Vietnam....More
I only made it half way up because it was a little steeper and scarier than I imagined, and my son wasn't keen on going to the top. Beautiful, but we were there on a rainy day, so the fog and clouds made the visibility...More
I went to Yen Tu pagoda on cloudy day but they still beautiful.even you take the cable cab but still have to walk by foot a lot.No need to take the tour cause it is very easy to do by yourself without tour guide .
I opted to walk up the mountain, because why not? It was hot and sweaty work but well worth it. Had amazing views on a beautiful, clear day. The experience of stopping along the way and learning more about the history of Vietnamese Buddhism along...More
A remote temple complex high atop the mountain, with shrines at different levels, culminating in an unexpectedly small, old wooden and authentic temple on the summit. To get to the top, two cable rides are required and in between you will climb (what feels like)...More
Traveling in Asia, one can quickly get into the “one temple is pretty much like another” mode very easily. Yet, no matter how many you have seen, some still capture your attention and engage your imagination. Monasteries are typically built in rural areas because their...More
What a beautiful and peaceful location ... lots of walking and climbing with two fun guides who I also enjoyed the company of as well as their knowledge ... great cable car connections and great little snacks at each cable car station such as mai...More