Yen Tu Pagoda
Yen Tu Pagoda

Yen Tu Pagoda, Quang Ninh

Yen Tu Pagoda is a complex of pagodas in the mountain of Yen Tu in Quang Ninh Province; 14km from Mao Khe Town, 60km from Halong City and 110km from Hanoi.

 
Entrance to the Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
Entrance to the Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
Yen Tu Pagoda is associated with King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) who was the 3rd king of the Tran Family. After successfully driving the invaders out of the kingdom, he resigned and still helped to train his son (King Tran Anh Tong ) to rule the Kingdom. In October 1299,  the successor king was capable of handling the kingdom well and the country was at peace; Tran Nhan Tong gave up the mundane world and went to Yen Tu Mountain practice as a Buddhist monk.  In the mountain of Yen Tu, Tran Nhan Tong started Thien Phai Truc Lam which is Zen Buddhism in Vietnam.
 
A nice view of the mountains at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
A nice view of the mountains at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 Nowadays, visiting the pagodas and mountains of Yen Tu, we'll hike on the stone steps, the uneven path, the vertically steep rocky path to the top of the mountain which is 1,068m in elevation and which is covered in cloud all year round. A good adventure traveller may complete the round trip up and down in 6-7 hours on a dry day. Alternatively, you can go up and down the mountain by cable car which should take 2-3 hours. If you'd like to try yourself into the spiritual world of the Yen Tu Mountain, please contact Paradissa for further details.
 
A steep walkway at the Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
A steep walkway at the Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
A view looking down the footpath at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
A view looking down the footpath at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
A stupa at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
A stupa at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
 
Praying at the Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
Praying at the Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
Peaceful stupa garden at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
Peaceful stupa garden at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
steep steps on the way to the summit of Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
steep steps on the way to the summit of Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
A pagoda on the hillside at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
A pagoda on the hillside at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
A pagoda in fog at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
A pagoda in fog at Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
A foggy and rocky path to the summit of Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
A foggy and rocky path to the summit of Yen Tu Pagoda - Quang Ninh
 
 
 
 
Looking down the rocky path in fog at Yen Tu
Looking down the rocky path in fog at Yen Tu