Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

Yen Tu mountain Vietnam: Top 10+ Best travel experiences

Coming to Quang Ninh, you are not only immersed in scenic places. You can also set foot in the Buddha’s land because this place has a very famous place not only with sacred temples but also many historical relics. That is Yen Tu mountain Vietnam. Let find out more details with Hai Phong Tours.

Where is Yen Tu mountain Vietnam?

Yen Tu mountain is a mountain about 1120m above sea level located in the northeastern region of Vietnam. Not only that, this mountain is the boundary of the two provinces of Quang Ninh and Bac Giang. Especially this mountain has an extremely rich range of flora and fauna. Because of the diversity that makes Yen Tu Mountain Vietnam one of the places chosen by many tourists for their trip.

Yen Tu Mountain is home to many temples/pagodas with long-standing historical relics. When you set foot on the top of the mountain, you will be able to touch each cloud as if you were able to come to the land of Buddha

Not only that, but Yen Tu Mountain also has beautiful landscapes such as West Yen Tu and historical relics of Tran Dynasty in the Dong Trieu period. All the landscapes as well as historical monuments are recognized by UNESCO as world cultural hunting sites.

Where is Yen Tu mountain Vietnam?
Where is Yen Tu mountain Vietnam?

The best time to visit Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

Any time you can come here to enjoy the unique features. However, the best time to visist Yen Tu mountain Vietnam is in spring. This is considered the Yen Tu festival season. On the occasion of January to March of the lunar calendar, this is the time when Yen Tu tourism develops. Because at this time, it attracts many visitors to participate in extremely special festival activities.

The best time to visit Yen Tu mountain Vietnam
The best time to visit Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

In the first 3 months of the year, you will enjoy great festivals and many pilgrims come here to gather.

Here are the dates that there will be specific festivals:

  1. January 23 of lunar calendar: Third anniversary To Huyen Quang
  2. February 18 of lunar calendar: Zen Master Chan Nguyen’s anniversary
  3. March 3 of lunar calendar: Second Anniversary of Phap Loa
  4. 15th April Lunar Calendar: Great Buddha’s Birthday
  5. 15th July Lunar Calendar: Vu Lan Ceremony November
  6. 1st Lunar Calendar: National Commemoration of the First Hoang Nhan Tong

So you should choose the time Yen Tu tourism from January to September is extremely reasonable. This is when the weather is extremely cool and comfortable. It is advisable to limit travel during the rainy season as it will affect your trip.

Yen Tu festival

Yen Tu Festival is the beginning of spring, this festival takes place to honor the merit that Emperor Tran Nhan Tong has devoted. To take place this festival, before that, the Quang Ninh Buddhist Church gathered a large number of people and visitors from outside the province to hold very solemn ceremonies.

Opening the festival is an art program called Yen Tu in the spring, followed by a rite of beating drums, calling bells and blessing the New Year’s Day, praying for a year of peace and peace. That is a very important ritual.

After completing the ceremony, visitors will be able to join the festival, which is to visit pilgrim villages, pagodas, upper mountain to Buddha ceremony, … And visitors will enjoy playing activities here such as playing games. folk play, music festival, …

Means of tranportation to Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

Hanoi to Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

If you travel from Hanoi to Yen Tu mountain Vietnam yourself by motorbike or car, you can easily find the way on Google Map. From the center of Hanoi, move to Chuong Duong Bridge and then continue across Nguyen Van Cu and go in the direction of QL18, come to Bac Ninh city, go straight, meet Trinh Pagoda, turn left about 10km, you will arrive at Yen Tu.

It’s about 140km, so please consider to hire a private car transfer service. Hai Phong Tours also provide this service if you prefer!

Haiphong to Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

From Haiphong to Yen Tu mountain Vietnam, it’s only 40km going by car. You can drive motorbike on the same way also. Please check out this route:

Because the way to Yen Tu mountain is very hilly, so you should book a private car transfer in Haiphong to go for safer transfer.

Yen Tu mountain cable car information

Once you have arrived at Yen Tu, the next thing is that you will move to the top of the mountain. You will take the tram or walk from Ha Kieu to the cable car about 1km. If you go by tram, it will take about 15,000 / 1 way to 20k 2-way. Here are 2 cable car routes for you to visit:

  1. Route 1: Giai Oan – Hoa Yen
  2. Route 2: Mot Mai – An Ky Sinh

Price list of Yen Tu Cable Car

  • Route 1: Giai Oan – Hoa Yen: 120,000 / 1 way / 1 ticket – 200,000 / round trip / 1 ticket
  • Route 2: Mot Mai – An Ky Sinh: 120,000 / 1 way / 1 ticket – 200,000 / round trip / 1 ticket

Children under 6 years old, under 1m2 and the elderly over 70 years old, war invalids and nuns will be completely free.

Yen Tu mountain cable car information
Yen Tu mountain cable car information

Cable car to Ngoa Van

To reach Ngoa Van you will be able to walk or go by cable car, but to save time and health, a cable line has been built that is Ngoa Van cable. This cable ride will help you get to Ngoa Van faster and less need to walk.

Price list of Cable car to Ngoa Van

  • One way: 100,000 / 1 ticket.
  • Round-trip: 180,000 / 1 ticket

Children under 6 years old, under 1m2 and the elderly over 70 years old, war invalids and nuns will be completely free.

Price list of other services at Yen Tu mountain

  • Bus from Trinh Pagoda to Yen Tu: 20,000 / 1 time / 1 person
  • Tram from the beach to the foot of the mountain: 10,000 / 1 time / 1 person
  • Single room: 150,000 – 500,000 / 1 night
  • Family room: 100,000 – 180,000 / 1 bed / 1 night
  • Restaurant service: 40,000 – 90,000 / 1 serving

What to see on Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

East Yen Tu is one of the places where there are many unique architectural works mainly about Buddhist religion. Most of these places have existed since the Ly dynasty. But later to the Tran dynasty, they were renovated and converted into the most popular tourist destinations today.

This relic is located at the foot of Doc Do to the top of Yen Tu mountain, Uong Bi city and Dong Trieu commune of Quang Ninh province. This place has many typical historical monuments such as:

1. Suoi Tam Pagoda

This is a temple when it comes to the legend of King Tran Nhan Tong starting to Yen Tu mountain to practice. And this is a stream that the king bathed and lived on, so when it comes to this people often say that Suoi Vua Bath is called Suoi Bath for short.

2. Cam Thuc Pagoda

This pagoda was built in the Tran dynasty. The special feature of this temple is its location on a hill shaped like a raspberry. The temple was built in 6 compartments and the temple’s architecture was built in the best shape. Through many times of cultivating, the temple gradually goes into history and when you come here you will see the antiquity of this temple.

3. Bi Thuong Pagoda

According to the southern slopes of a hill slope, this pagoda was built in the late Hau Le dynasty. This is a temple that plays a key role before visitors can move onto the historical sites of Yen Tu.

4. Giai Oan Pagoda

Located right in front of the Giai Oan stream and hidden inside the foot of the mountain, the pagoda was built in the Tran dynasty, so there are many legends about the temple. this. This Pagoda is inherently extremely divine and the king regularly organized to set up a plea for the court.

Coming to this Pagoda, you can see Yen Tu mountain which is extremely high, cloud covered everywhere. This is an extremely beautiful and meaningful place for visitors to visit.

5. Lan Pagoda

This is the fourth pagoda located on the section from Doc Do to Yen Tu. On the fast days, it is extremely difficult to move to this temple to move by raft and stretch the parachute to move on. Gradually it became a habit for each person to come here, so people gave this temple the name of Chua Lan.

6. Hon Ngoc Towers

Before it became a landmark, this was a very large beach with an altitude of 450m above sea level, extremely cool climate. This Pearl is where the monks here built into clusters in the Le dynasty, with the design of 4 stone and brick towers, three intact towers and one more brick tower. Here you will enjoy the wind that gives you a strong vitality.

7. Thap To Area

When you have visited the Hon Ngoc towers, move up to 400 meters, you will reach the Thap To Area. This is a garden that attracts many tourists when it comes to Yen Tu. Step into the middle of the garden and you will immediately see the Hue Quang tower. This is the residence of Duc Dieu Ngu Giac Hoang Truc Lam. The feature here is that the walls are all built of bricks and made of funny nose tiles.

8. Mot Mai Pagoda

Located hidden inside a mountain cave with a position high above the sky to reveal only one inch of the roof of the pagoda, so people call it Mot Mai pagoda. Coming to this temple, you will feel extremely quiet, peaceful, different from the mundane scene. This is a fun place where Tran Nhan Tong often comes to read books and do prayers. These days, many books and scriptures are kept here.

9. Am Ngu Duoc – Am Thung

Am Ngu Duoc is the place where medicines are made and Am Thung is the place where medicines are manufactured. Almost all medicines are picked from Yen Tu mountain and processed into precious natural remedies. The king used it to cure the monks in the temple but also gave it to the people so that everyone could cure the illnesses from the medicine the king gave.

10. Bao Sai Pagoda

Bao Sai pagoda used to be just a normal temple. Later on, Bao Sai moved here to practice, so he named the temple like that. This place is where he works as well as a place to write books to train disciples.

11. Van Tieu Pagoda

Come to this temple, visitors will admire the scenery of Giai Oan pagoda and the whole city. You will see the image of Bach Dang stream flowing as a stretch of peach silk. Van Tieu pagoda has a very favorable location, so King Tran Nhan Tong chose this as the place to establish the temple.

12. Dong Pagoda

Since the time when King Tran Nhan Tong came here to practice here, this was just a place with a large square rock and this is considered the top of Yen mountain The king’s death chose this as a place of meditation. Later in the Le dynasty received the merit of Lord Trinh’s wife, this place was built into a temple with the most beautiful scenery in Yen Tu. In 2007, this temple was remodeled and completed newer.

13. Yen Tu National Forest

With a total area of more than 3,000 ha, Yen Tu national forest covers all Yen Tu mountain. Coming to this forest, you will experience the climate here will be divided into two regions depending on the height of the forest. From less than 650m, you will feel the climate of the tropical forest with a variety of plants. From 650m above, you will feel the wet, cold, cold weather of the subtropical forest climate.

14. BambooForest

Located right next to Duong Tung is a bamboo forest. From the bottom of Yen Tu mountain to the top of the mountain are mainly green bamboo rows. The rows of bamboo grow vertically towards the sky, intertwined as if to express a spirit of national solidarity with an enduring vitality.

Called Truc Lam because in ancient times, there was the story of Truc Lam Monastery, where the Buddha Shakyam preached the Dharma, Tran Nhan Tong was nicknamed Truc Lam Dai Sy and later the king named Zen My name is Truc Lam.

15. Am Lo Ren

Located about 1km from Giai Oan pagoda, you will follow the pilgrimage direction about 30m, you will arrive at Am Lo Ren. This is the place to make objects such as hoes, shovels, knives, scissors and to make tools for cultivation. Coming here, you will be extremely surprised to swim in this place, which also preserves extremely interesting things and simulates the lives of Zen masters and Buddhists.

16. Tung Street

Tung Street is the way to the Buddha realm with a very unique feature, both sides of the road are rows of perennial pine trees, with trees that have become ancient trees. On this road, you will be immersed in the pure nature of heaven and earth. This place also symbolizes a youthful and righteous vitality. This is an extremely valuable asset in the history of the Vietnamese people.

17. Heaven gate, Buddha stele

Through many geological changes, the rocks suddenly turned into natural turtles running towards the top of Yen Tu Linh Thien mountain. The features of these rocks all have snails and scallops that have gradually fossilized.

People call this the gate of the Buddha’s stele because when going up to the heaven gate there appears a stone face like a oar rising to the palace of the Buddha. People call this the Buddha Stele. In front of the rock, there is a Chinese inscription, but faded, but only one word remains.

18. Statue of Buddha Tran Nhan Tong

To commemorate the merits of King Tran Nhan Tong himself, the whole nation and the Dhamma have built a statue of Hoang Tran Nhan Tong Buddha. To cast this Buddha statue people use tall and large pure copper blocks. This statue is placed in an extremely fox position, 1,100 meters from the sea level.

19. An Ky Sinh Statue

An Ky Sinh statue is a natural stone rock shaped like a monk with respectful hands in ao dai. This place is the place to pay tribute to An Tu – a Taoist who created many remedies to cure diseases for people.

Important notes to travel to Yen Tu mountain Vietnam

  • Money: You should only bring a little enough to avoid the case when crowded people have pickpockets
  • Shoes: Absolutely not wear shoes, high heels. Should only wear suitable climbing shoes, you can rent climbing shoes at the foot of the mountain
  • Handbag: Choose lightweight backpacks to avoid bulky
  • Costumes: This is a sacred place so do not bring offensive items, clothes immediately short, bring warm items that are easy to move
  • Water: you should use small bottles of mineral water to carry along the way, there is also a place for you, but the price is high
  • Food: to have mobility, we must pay attention to bring a little snacks to rest along the way to eat a little
  • Walking stick: The most expensive assistants are the climbing sticks you can buy right at the foot of the mountain Don’t forget to charge your phone and camera batteries before you depart for your trip.


Above is Top 10+ Best travel experiences to Yen Tu mountain Vietnam. I do hope you will have a memorable trip there. And do not forget to support by sharing this article. Thank you!

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