Besides amazing destinations for traveling, Vietnam has a lot of stunning places for backpackers because Vietnam is quite cheap and easy to travel on your own. Phan Thiet is the land like that. However, people know about Pham Thiet via popular destinations like Maui Ne, Abu Tran, and Ke Ga and so on. The post also provides for you unforgettable place- Ta Cu mountain.
Ta Cu Mountain which is located along National Highway 1A in the town of Thuan Nam, Ham Thuan Nam, Phan Thiet City and 28km south is a climbing venue, a wonderful landscape of Binh Thuan Province peak 649m above the sea. Furthermore, when you visit the place, you admire the wild beauty, imposing mountains and ancient temples in forests.
In addition, this place has good weather for traveling all days in the year because Ta Cu Mountain has cool fresh all year. If you visit the mountain in spring, visitors can enjoy the yellow apricot flowers, red flowers blooming fragrant pipe both forests. You can see other wonderful trees such as Techicai Sitan, Lagerstroemia and
Narra Padauk. Especially, crystal-clear spring cool water flow is coming out of the rocks on the mountain which created pure natural scenery becoming interesting.
You have 2 ways to climb to Ta Cu mountain. You can walk along the more than 1,000 stairs, consuming nearly 3 hours up the mountain. The way spends for tourists who have good health and love adventure. Of course, if you save time, you can catch the cable car to transfer with 2 hours 15 minutes. Furthermore, if you choose a cable car, you can soak up the natural beauty from the sky and enjoy the feeling of surfing on the green tree tops, the red flowering tree as well as watching the vast blue forest.
Moreover, there are 2 famous pagodas in the top of the mountain including Linh Son Phat Tho pagoda and Long Doan pagoda in which you can admire the statue of Sakyamuni, the Buddha Nirvana reclining pose, head up arms, and his back against the mountain. The statue is regarded as one of the large-sized statues of Southeast Asia and carrying value unique architecture.
When you stand at the top of the mountain, you can feel the cool weather with the cloud which made you have felt like visiting Dalat.
Ta Cu Mountain’s information
If you choose cable car, the information will useful for you.
There are 2 stations for cable car including the lower cable station and below cable station.
- Price for entrance ticket and round-trip cable car: 160.000 VND/adult
- Hotel: There are a lot of hotels for you with clean room, cool space. The hotel has room for a group of people.
- Restaurant: tourism place has 2 restaurants including one in the top and the others in the foot. Besides delicious foods, you can enjoy karaoke and coffee with cheap price.
In fact, the mountain does have not many activities but you can enjoy fishing or electricity bike.
How to get there
Ta Cu Mountain located along National Highway 1A, in the town of Thuan Nam, Ham Thuan Nam, Phan Thiet from 28 km to the south. If you transfer from Saigon to Phan Thiet via National Highway 1A, you will pass through Thuan Nam town.