Known for its zen-like atmosphere, the Yen Tu Pagoda is located on the Yen Tu mountain peak, overlooking lush forests below. It’s located between Hanoi and Halong Bay, 110km from the capital city and 50km from the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a nice pitstop on your way to Halong Bay. There are cable cars that can take you up the mountain, priced at 280,000 VND for a return ticket.
Travel tips for the Yen Tu Pagoda
The best way to get to the Yen Tu Pagoda is by taking the Dong Trieu-Cam Pha bus to Uong Bi. You can let the driver know that you’re headed to Yen Tu, the price is about 20,000 VND per person for a drop off at the site. From the drop off point, you can take a taxi to the foot of the mountain. That will be about 100,000 VND for a 10km taxi trip. The cable car is 280,000 VND per person once you get to the foot of the mountain. At the top of the Yen Tu mountain you’ll see the 100% bronze temple, known as Chua Dong. Along the path are plenty of places to eat and enjoy the view. At nearly every stop along the way are clean bathrooms for temple guests.
Location: Đỉnh Yên Tử 1068m, Thượng Yên Công, Tp. Uông Bí, Quảng Ninh Province Price: free Hours: varies