Yen Tu Mountain is located about 50 kilometres from Ha Long City. The heritage site is mostly situated on a mountainous region which is about 600m above sea level. With its peak at 1,068m above sea level, Yen Tu is famous for its beautiful natural landscape and cultural heritage, called the anscestral land of Truc Lam Zen Buddhism in Vietnam.With the unique landscape, architecture, culture and history, Yen Tu Relic and Landscape Complex has been recognised as a special national relic and a dossier is being prepared to submit to UNESCO for its recognition of the complex as a World Heritage Site..


  • Enjoy cable car to the top of Yen Tu Mountain
  • Visit the largest copper statue in Vietnam
  • Visit a bronze pagoda on the highest mountain in Asia (1068 m above the sea level)
  • Beautiful and fresh nature
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Itinerary Details

Pick up at 12:30 pm and drive 1,5 hrs to the foothill of the Yen Tu Mountain (also The Yen Tu historical relic), you‘ll drive past the scenic countryside of Halong, crossing many villages surrounded by bamboo fences and lime stonewalls.

Transfer by electric car at the foothill, then take some walk up to the cable car station for a ride up to Yen Tu Mountain

Enjoy the splendid view from cable cars, you can see the entire landscape of Yen Tu Mountain with ancient pagodas, temples and towers lying in immense primitive forests.

Visit one of the Yen tu pagodas, temples and towers are located on nearly 2,800 hectares in the Yen Tu Forest Natural Reserve which boasts a diverse tropical ecosystem. Have your cameras ready for a photo stop at the Limestone Mountains.

We continued then hike up/down by yourself on concrete paths for 500m higher (about 250 steps) and then walking along a path shaded by green pine trees and reached Hue Quang Tower Garden. It is the place where a tower with the statue of Buddhist King Tran Nhan Tong inside is situated. The statue is 62cm high and made of marble, featuring a monk in a meditative pose.

Continue to walk up steps (150 steps) to Hoa Yen Pagoda which was built during the Ly Dynasty (the 11th century). Visit Hoa Yen pagoda, then return to cable car to get back to the foothill

Eletric car back to the Van and then you drive to visit to the Truc Lam Monastery which has been considered the headquarters of Truc Lam Zen Buddhism Sect in Vietnam. (Truc Lam Buddhism Zen Sect was founded by King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308). After successfully leading the Tran Dynasty to it final victories over two Mongol invasions (Kublaikhan troop), King Tran Nhan Tong gave the throne to his son and went to Yen Tu in 1299 to create the place, which had a significant impact on the development of Vietnamese Buddhism)

Then walk to the village made up of small roads, house, village temples, street barbershops and village coffee shops. Interact with local people and find out how they live and why they worship their ancestors. In this area you can breathe and touch the culture of the Vietnamese community of the north.

Drive back to the Pier, Trip end!
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Vehicle & Group size:

  • 1 pax: Private 4 or 7 seat van
  • 2 – 3 pax: Private 7 seat van
  • 4 – 8 pax: Private 16 seat van
  • 9 – 15 pax: private 29 seat van
  • 16 – 20 pax: Private 35 seat van
  • 20 – 25 pax: Private 45 seat van

Packing lists:

  • Summer time: Comfortable shoes or sandal, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Winter time: Warm clothes, Comfortable shoes or sandal, camera

Meals: If requested for drinking & lunch & dinner on day 1, extra 10 USD/person/meal

Pick up & Drop off:

  • Pick up: Pick up at the back ground of the international passenger station where electric car/shuttle drop you. (Ship will dock at New international cruise terminal then by the ship, there are lots of shuttle waiting to take passengers out). Just get in one of them. Shuttle will take you to the shuttle to the back yard of the cruise passenger’s station, guide pick you up at the place shuttle drop you
  • Drop off: Same place as pick up

Travel Insurance: Local travel insurance included on the entrance ticket.

Payment methods: Need a refundable deposit (30%) by either Pay Pal or Credit card, to process your booking. - Balance can be paid in USD cash on arrival to our guide. If the ship skips port(s) due to unforeseen circumstances, no fee charge but requires you to inform us 12 hrs. in advance so that we have enough time in advance to release services reserved for your group

If the ship skips port(s) due to unforeseen circumstances, no fee charge but requires you to inform us 12 hrs. in advance so that we have enough time in advance to release services reserved for your group

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Rates applied from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2020

Number of Persons 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - 13 14 - 16
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs


  • Port fee
  • Private car transfer
  • cable car ticket
  • Electric car rent
  • Entrance fee
  • English Speaking guide through the trip
  • Mineral water (01 bottle/person) & tissue on coach


  • Requested drinking
  • Tip for guide and driver
  • Any other services not mentioned at inclusions portion

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