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January, 29 2014 16:11:08

Celebrate Tet with spiritual tour in the mountains

Tourists visit a statue of Buddha on Ba Na Mountain in central Da Nang City. A spiritual tour will be launced here on the third day of the Lunar New Year. -- VNS Photo Hoai Nam

DA NANG — The Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort will launch a spiritual tour on the third day of the Lunar New Year.

The tour will take the local people and tourists to the spiritual location on top of the Ba Na Mountain, which is home to the temple complex Ba Chua Thuong Ngan (Goddess of the Forest), Linh Ung Pagoda, the nine-storey Linh Phong tower and a four-tonne bronze bell tower.

On top of the 1,471-metre high mountain, pagodas, Buddha statues and towers are enveloped in clouds in the morning.

"Going to the pagoda during the Tet holiday is a tradition of the Vietnamese people. The tour will help people observe the Vietnamese spiritual custom on the top of the mountain in peace," the Sun Group's marketing officer Quach Bao Tran said.

The 17,641 hectares of primary forest in the Ba Na Mountain area are part of a nature reserve with six trekking routes.

During Tet, flowers like the bell-shaped peach blossoms and the year-round hydrangeas are visible.

A wax museum and an entertainment space, which was launched last year, tempt visitors to stay longer in the cool area.

Tourists can go up to the peak in the third cable car route. The new cable car route has four Guinness World records to its credit. It is the longest one-line cable car service in the world of 5,771.61 metres. It has the highest difference in height between the departure and destination points of 1,368.93 metres. It has the longest cable of 11,585 metres and the world's heaviest cable rolls of 141.24 tonnes.

It means that visitors will take only 17 minutes to reach the top of the mountain which is 1,400 metres above the sea level.

Last year, the resort hosted 26,000 tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday. – VNS

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