Chan Mountain is also home to some pagodas built on cliffs. It is a pilgrimage destination for many, especially during full moon days. VNA/VNS
HCM CITY — The second tallest mountain in southern Việt Nam, with its forests and steep cliffs, is attracting lovers of trekking.
Located 110km from HCM City, Chứa Chan Mountain in Đồng Nai Province’s Xuân Lộc District, rises 837 metres above sea level, second in the south only to the 986-metre Bà Đen Mountain in Tây Ninh Province.
The path up is quite narrow and rocky, and requires explorers to have experience of such terrain before venturing up. There are rocks five metres tall here.
Visitors also can take a cable car for VND110,000 (US$5) to visit the pagodas at the top.
From the pagoda, it is a 30-minute walk to the top. Unlike the path up, the top is quite flat and convenient for camping. Visitors can inquire at SK11 information station at the top about where to sleep and find drinking water.
A bicycle trip at the foot of Chứa Chan Mountain is a good way to end the hike. — VNS