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Discover the Holy Land of Zen Buddhism

Update: June, 26/2014 - 09:36

HA NOI (VNS)  — Friends of Vietnam Friends Heritage (FVH) will host an excursion to the Yen Tu Mountain on Saturday – the Holy Land of Zen Buddhism in Viet Nam, which was founded by King Tran Nhan Tong in the 13th century.

Arriving at the site at 10am after a scenic drive through Yen Tu National Park, the group will have a light lunch before taking a cable car to Hoa Yen Pagoda, which is half-way up the mountain. There, visitors will see 500-year-old pine trees, a frangipani forest, the Pear Island Tower Garden and the One Roof Pagoda. The excursion will continue to the top of Yen Tu Mountain at 1,100m above sea level to visit the Bronze Pagoda and enjoy a panoramic view that stretches as far as Ha Long Bay.

The group will leave the site at 3.30pm to return to Ha Noi. On the way back, they will visit some charming countryside villages.

To join, contact Mai at or 0917294923 by Friday. — VNS


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