Standing from the top of the mountain, you will see a panoramic view of wonderful space with the small houses and roads looming in the green color of trees. Then, you will see three beautiful mountains with their own mysterious legends.
Ba Den Mountain
Ba Den Mountain is the highest mountain (986m) in Southern Vietnam. It is located in Thanh Tan commune, Hoa Thanh district, Tay Ninh.
The relic complex of Ba Den Mountain is formed by three mountains which are Heo Mounatin, Phung Mountain and Ba Den Mountain. Travelling to here, not only do tourists can sightsee an imposing mountains in the peaceful Tay Ninh province but also they can have a good chance to visit the system of Dien Ba pagoda including manificient and gorgeous Thuong, Trung, Ha and Hang pagodas as well as exploring the mysterious beauty of caves alternately named Thanh Long, Ong Ho, Ba Co, Ba Tuan, Thien Thai, Ong Ta. Moreover, tourists can listen to the legend of a woman whose name is Ly Thi Thien Huong has the dark brown skin but is beautiful and gorgeous.
There are three ways to conquer the top of the mountain. The first way is that tourists can conquer it by walking on the road of 1000 staircase steps. Secondly, they will sit on the cable hanger. Finally, they can use the system of closed two-way slides. Each way brings different experiences but if tourists want to save time and effort as well as increasing the risky level, the cable hanger and slide system will be the best choices.
Beside Ba Den Mountain, tourists should visit Tay Ninh Vatican, Dau Tieng lake or go shopping in Long Hoa market.
Chua Chan Mountain
With the height of 800m above the sea level, Chua Chan Mountain is also called Gia Ray Mountain or Gia Rao Mountain. It is located in Xuan Loc district, Dong Nai province. It is the second highest mountain in the southern region.
Specifically, in the height of 600m, there is a famous pagoda named Buu Quang. It is well-known for its sacred atmostphere with hundreds thousand of tourists coming to pray and worship on the holidays.
Walking is the only way for tourists to come to the mountain top; however, the road to go there is also divided into two periods depending on their purposes. To be more exact, the road from the mountain foot to Buu Quang pagoda with the stone-made stairs is spent for the pilgrims and the tourists. The backpackers, particularly, the road will be difficult to move because they have to find the direction and find the way to go on their own.
When visiting the mountain, tourists cannot ignore the beauty of two-root banian tree which is the strange wonder and the masterpiece of the nature if we do not mention the spiritual factor.
In addition, tourists can participate in rowing a boat on Gia Hi lake in Xuan Tam commune or take a visit to the amusement center of Nui Le lake in Area 7, Gia Ray town.
Ba Ra Mountain
Ba Ra Mountain is located in Son Giang ward, Phuoc Long commune, Binh Phuoc. It is far from Ho Chi Minh city about 180km. S’Tieng ethnic group often calls this mountain “Bonom Brah” (it means that the god mountain). To the local people, with the height of 733m, Ba Ra is ranked in the third in three highest mountains in the southern region.
If tourists want to conquer Ba Ra Mountain, they will have to walk along the staircase or use the cable system. With the cable, tourists can go straight from the mountain foot to the top. If walking, they can start from the foot of Bang Lang hill to explore the monument and then, experience the feeling of climbing through 1.767 stone-made stairs. Ba Ra Mountain is lower than Ba Den Mounain but its staircase is very slopy so conquering it takes tourists much time and efforts.
Right stepping on the top of the mountain, beside the feeling of relief before the road which is seems to be extremely tough to conquer, tourists will love this land with the peaceful landscape of looming houses, beautiful Thac Mo lake and holy Ba temple.