Sap mountain tourist site
Sap mountain tourist site is located in Nui Sap town, Thoai Son district, An Giang province; far from Long Xuyen city about 24km to the northeast, and about 79km from Chau Doc city to the north, that includes many attractions, such as:
Mr Thoai lake
For a long time, Sap mountain was thoroughly exploited for stone so that there are many deep gulfs at the foot and surrounding the mountain. Then, when there was a policy to stop mining to develope tourism, the water is led into the deep gulfs and Mr. Thoai lake was created. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains, deep caves, deep blue lakes with schools of fish swimming around. On the lake surface, there are iron bridges that bend like rainbows over the cliffs such as Mai An Tiem Bridge, Khoa Bang Bridge, and Vong Nguyet Bridge. On a stone pedestal, the statue of Thoai Ngoc Hau stands tall, majestic, with one hand pointing in the direction of Thoai Ha canal as if reminding us of the merits of those who went to reclaim the land, turning a desolate land into rich. Behind the statue of Thoai Ngoc Hau, there is a translation of Thoai Son stone stele erected on the mountainside, marking the birth of a land. On a corner of the lake, there is an architectural work built modeled after the One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi.
Temple of Thoai Ngoc Hau
To mark the work of digging Thoai Ha canal in 1818, Thoai Ngoc Hau composed an inscription carved into the stone stele. In the third year of Minh Mang (1822), he solemnly held the ceremony to erect the stele and inaugurated the temple worshiping Son Than, now the temple worshiping Thoai Ngoc Hau in Sap mountain town. Thoai Son stele is a famous inscription in Vietnam under the feudal regime that remains to this day. The stone stele is 3m high, 1.2m wide, 2cm thick, the face of the stele is engraved with 629 Chinese characters, the handwriting is still beautiful. In 1990, Thoai Son stele was recognized as a national historical relic. Every year, the Ky Yen festival is solemnly held in 3 days 10, 11 and 12 of the 3rd lunar month at Thoai Ngoc Hau temple. This is the biggest festival of local people.
- Opening hours: 7am - 9pm
- Ticket price: 20,000 VND for adults, 10,000 VND for children (under 1m3)
- Services: sightseeing, taking photos, worshiping
- Vehicles, parking: free
- Contact information: Voice Son Culture and Information Department
Phone: (0296) 3879 145- (0918) 706 984
Truc Lam Pagoda An Giang
Truc Lam An Giang pagoda is located in the lake No. 2, Sap mountain tourist site. Construction was build in 2017 with the traditional architecture of Buddhism, including 2 areas: the inner area (built on the mountain, including the meditation hall, the Sangha, etc.) and the outer area (built on the mainland with area of 4 hectares including: main hall, ancestral house, hall, meditation hall, bell tower, vegetarian street, three-way gate...). The total area of the project is about 11 hectares. The charming landscape is a harmonious combination of nature, architecture and people. Truc Lam An Giang pagoda connects the line of Truc Lam Yen Tu pagoda with the enlightenment of King Tran Nhan Tong and creates favorable conditions for monks, nuns and Buddhists to devote themselves to meditation; meeting the needs of the people's cultural, spiritual and religious activities; both creating a community eco-tourism landscape, contributing to preserving and promoting the cultural features and moral values of the ancestors, especially continuing the ideology of Truc Lam Zen lineage.
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