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Yen Tu mountain more than just a trek

A trip to Yen Tu Mountain in Quang Ninh Province offers temples to pilgrims, traditional experiences for culture aficionados and scenic views from the top.

Yen Tu Mountain, 40 km away from Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province, attracts large numbers of pilgrims and sightseers who come to enjoy its views. It is most visited in the first three months of the year.

Yen Tu mountain, Quang Ninh province, traditional experiences, culture aficionados, well-known sites, Dong Ho painting booth, Dong Temple

Yen Tu Mountain, 40 km away from Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province.

Visitors can trek to the top on a stone bridge starting from Giai Oan Waterfalls. On the way up, you will see Hue Quang tower garden, Mot Mai Pagoda (pictured), Hoa Yen Temple, and other well-known sites. The last destination is Dong Temple at the top. Visitors can also take a cable car. Dong Temple is about 700 meters from the cable car station.

Some images of a village in the Tran Dynasty (1225–1400) era can be seen at Nuong Village at the foot of Yen Tu Mountain. Situated along a stream, it has 50 houses in two blocks. 

Yen Tu mountain, Quang Ninh province, traditional experiences, culture aficionados, well-known sites, Dong Ho painting booth, Dong Temple

Besides leaf hats, artisans also do Dong Ho woodblock printing.

According to Vietnamese folklore, when King Tran Nhan Tong relocated to Yen Tu in 1299, he did not allow his concubines and women servants to accompany him. But many stayed at the foot of the mountain to be close to the king, and thus the village was created.

In the village, people carry on activities like making leaf hats. Luong, a craftsman with 20 years' experience, said: "It’s more than just a job; the hat is a beautiful trait of Vietnamese culture. So we should explore and maintain it."

Besides leaf hats, artisans also do Dong Ho woodblock printing. The craftspeople guide you through the creative process from start to finish. A typical Dong Ho painting has five main colors made from freshly baked bricks (red), cajuput leaf (green), bamboo charcoal (black), scallop (white), and sophora japonica flower (yellow).

Yen Tu mountain, Quang Ninh province, traditional experiences, culture aficionados, well-known sites, Dong Ho painting booth, Dong Temple

Nuong Village offers its own kind of night party with a fan dance set to traditional instruments including drums.

Behind the Dong Ho painting booth, visitors can also learn how to make natural oils. There are various scents that offer benefits like curing headaches and stress and helping you get better sleep. The finished product is put in roll-on bottles.

Nuong Village offers its own kind of night party with a fan dance set to traditional instruments including drums. After the show visitors can enjoy a massage using natural herbs.

There are three restaurants at the village which serve vegetarian dishes and a few Yen Tu specialties like apricot juice and forest bamboo shoots. A meal costs around VND150,000 ($6.5).

Unique cultural heritages of Dao ethnic group on the western side of Yen Tu
(BGO) – The cultural heritages of the Dao ethnic group on the western side of Yen Tu Mountain Range concentrate mainly in Son Dong and Luc Nam districts of Bac Giang province. Preserving and promoting the  cultural heritage values ​​of the Dao ethnic people here in association with the development of tourism on the western side of Yen Tu is an important task that is being paid attention by local authorities and people.
 
Searching for ancient apricot blossom among Yen Tu forest
(BGO) – The magnificent Tay (West) Yen Tu forest in Son Dong district Bac Giang province is well known for many signature specialities including dozens or hundreds of year old apricot  blossoms.  Nowadays, the precious plant is facing to the risk of extinction due to the over exploitation of the human beings.  
 
Bac Giang accelerates phase 2 of Tay Yen Tu spiritual and ecotourism complex project
(BGO) - Vice Chairman of the Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee Le Anh Duong checked on the construction progress of phase 2 of the Tay Yen Tu spiritual and ecotourism complex project at Dong Thong hamlet, Tuan Mau commune, Son Dong district on 16 April. 
 
Relics under Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen architect soon restored
(BGO) – The Vice Chairman of the Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee (PPC) Le Anh Duong on March 18 chaired a meeting with Most Venerable Thich Thien Van, Head of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Bac Giang province; Venerable Thich Giac Thai Minh, Head of Ba Vang pagoda (Quang Ninh province) and others about the survey, preparation and execution for the project of “Investment in restoring the relics alongside the Buddhism propagating path of Buddhist Emperor Tran Nhan Tong”.  
 
Photo “Story about Buddhist Emperor” awarded first prize at “7 days to discover sacred land of Tay Yen Tu” photo contest
(BGO) – A ceremony was held on March 15 by the Organization Board of the Spring Festival and first Culture-Tourism Week in the northern province of Bac Giang at the provincial Conventional Center to award the prizes for the photo contest of “7 days to discover the sacred land of Tay Yen Tu”.
 

Source: VnExpress

Yen Tu mountain, Quang Ninh province, traditional experiences, culture aficionados, well-known sites, Dong Ho painting booth, Dong Temple
 
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