Uong Bi city in Quang Ninh province is one of the most attractive places to visit. Uong Bi owns a beautiful natural landscape, highlighting centuries-old temples and pagodas here. If you know of certain places to visit in Saigon, Hanoi and other provinces, here are some fascinating places in Uong Bi that you can not ignore when deciding travel in this lovely city.
1. Yen Tu Relic
The first Uong Bi interesting place to visit is Yen Tu Mountain. Yen Tu, also famous by many people called Scared Mountain Yen Tu is a famous scenic in Uong Bi. This is considered a Buddhist symbol in this area, the birthplace of the Truc Lam Zen Buddhism founded by Buddha Tran Nhan Tong. The harmony between the majesty of the temples, the towers with mighty natural scenery has created an unforgettable Yen Tu in the soul of every people coming here.
From Hanoi, tourists can drive over 125 km, to Uong Bi City then turn to Vang Danh road, continue for about 9 km and turn left. It is possible to go to Yen Tu Mountain in two ways.
The first way is by modern cable car over the distance of over 1.2 km up to the height of 450 m near the Hoa Yen Pagoda. By this way, you can see the panorama of Yen Tu mountain from the high with hundreds of year spruces and plumerias mixed in the green forest and breathe fresh air.
The latter is along the footpath over 6 km strengthened by thousands of folding stone steps, wading through the path and the vast grass, under the forest canopy, pine forest.
Total length of road to the summit Yen Tu (Dong Pagoda) is about 6000 m with 6 hours continuous walk through thousands of stone steps, mountain roads … Journey to Yen Tu today will not be as hard anymore because the cable car system number 1 near Hoa Yen was completed in 2002 and the cable car system number 2 to the sky gate (Yen Tu area) has been put into use since the 2008 festival season.
2. Ba Vang Pagoda
Ba Vang pagoda is the largest and oldest temple in Uong Bi City. Located at an altitude of over 1000 m, Ba Vang pagoda is no different than a true paradise. This place is spacious, airy. The calm and peace will make you forget all the sadness and sadness to immerse into the landscape and people in this land.
Formerly Ba Vang pagoda was made from wood. The pagoda was built under the dynasty of King Le Du Tong, in 1706. Over time the pagoda has been restored and embellished many times. Today the temple is built spacious, beautiful, leaning back on the mountain.
After the pilgrimage to Sacred Mountain Yen Tu, Ba Vang pagoda will be the temple visitors to worship Buddha in the course of the mining land of Quang Ninh.
Stop at the gate of the pagoda, step through the three-arched-entrances gate, visitors begin to follow the steps to climb up. From here, a peaceful space open with the murmuring of streams, trees and stones arranged harmoniously, making people forget the exhaustion of the journey. Therefore Ba Vang pagoda is a great place in Uong Bi that we recommend you to add to your list.
3. Yen Trung lake
Yen Trung lake is one of the largest lake in the province with a total area of about 100 hectares, located in Phuong Dong ward, Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh province. Yen Trung lake is surrounded by mountain slopes and high green pine forests. From the asphalt paved road leading to Yen Trung lake, you will be watching the dreamy and poetic landscape as stepping on the beautiful land of Da Lat. The first thing that attracts you is the enormous green of the lake, where the rolling waves ripple with light breeze, which will definitely make you feel relaxing.
4. Hang Son Cave Pagoda
Hang Son cave pagoda is in Chu Coc mountain range, this unique pagoda is located in Hang Son cave with a very large area, so it is called Hang Son cave pagoda. This pagoda is very sacred, this is the place where the national hero Tran Hung Dao celebrated Thanksgiving after the successful expulsion of Mongolian troops invaded our country. Because this pagoda was built in a natural cave, when you go to this site, you will be surprised to see the stalactites with a lot of interesting shapes, along the time these stalactites become more beautiful with its history. Hang Son cave pagoda brings us the feeling of gentle, strangely calm, quiet and prosperous here as if want to stay.
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