Ta Cu Mountain Tourist Area

Published:  10:04 Saturday - January 05, 2013

Ta Cu Mountain Tourist Area, is located in Thuan Nam Town, Ham Thuan Nam District, 30km from Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province, near Highway 1A.

The area, covering 250,000m2, is a diverse ecological complex of forests, mountains and sea that is an ideal destination for visitors. Recently, a suspended cable system, 1,600m long and 500m high, was set up in Ta Cu Mountain Tourist Area that consists of 35 cable cars and two stations with a transport capacity of 1,000 tourists/hour.

Archway gate to Ta Cu Mountain Tourist Area.

This system allows tourists to have a panoramic view of the fairyland scenery of Thuan Nam Town with lush orchards of dragon plants grown in straight lines and ancient trees covered with creepers. At a higher altitude, visitors can see the Ham Thuan An sea and famous Ke Ga Lighthouse near a beautiful stone base by sea waves. 

Tourists buy tickets at Ta Cu Mountain Tourist Area.

Alighting at the suspended cable station and following a path hundreds of metres long, visitors are surprised by the complex of Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda, towers, Buddhist statues and caves amidst ancient green trees.

Taking tourists to the suspended cable station by electric cars

The pagoda was built between 1870 and 1880 with more than one hundred stone steps from its three-door gate to the sanctum. The pagoda’s roof with the Buddhist architectural style of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) stands out in the blue sky, showing the solemnity of the pagoda.

The suspended cable station is built on a large stone

Following the stone steps, tourists see three Buddhist statues, representing the past, the present and the future. They are Amitabha Buddha, the Goddess of Mercy and Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva which stand imposingly in the greenness of the forest.

Each cabin can take 6 tourists so the suspended cable system takes about 1,000 people per hour.

The suspended cable system above the primitive forest.

The scenery of the south central coast seen from a cable car.

On the way to discover the beauty of the tourist area, visitors also see a statue of Nirvana, one of the most unique and biggest statues in Southeast Asia. The statue, 49m in length and 11m in height, was made from reinforced concrete and covered with white lime on a stone base, leaning on the mountain. It was built in 1962 and completed after nearly four years.

Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda's gate on Ta Cu Mountain.

The beautiful scenery on Ta Cu. 

Offering  incenses to Buddhists.

Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda.

A chess board-shaped stone on Ta Cu Mountain.

Sakyamuni Buddhist.

Praying for luck.

Souvienirs are sold at Ta Cu Mountain Tourist Area.

Tourists buys Sterculia latex, the material for making soft drink.

A restaurant at Ta Cu Mountain Tourist Area.

Every year when spring comes, tourists and Buddhist pilgrims flock to the area to pray for lucks and enjoy the beautiful landscape of yellow apricot blossoms, red erythrina variegate and murmuring streams. 

Source: VietNamNet/VNP

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