Yen Tu mountain – the cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism


The postion of Yen Tu mountain on Vietnam map (source: Google map)

In the heart of Vietnamese people, Yen Tu mountain is a holy land of Vietnamese Buddhism. In deed the mountain has become the cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism since the heroic emperor Tran Nhan Tong surrendered his throne to lead a religious life here in 1299. At the mountain he founded a Vietnamese Buddhism zen sect called Thien Phai Truc Lam. Not like another zen sects, Thien Phai Truc Lam believes “the Buddha of the mercy is not in Tay Thien (West sky) or somewhere like that; the Buddha is in the heart of every person. If someone always gets rid of the evils and do the good things for everybody. That is the Buddha of the mercy.”

After the emperor passed away, Vietnamese people paid the respect to him as the Emperor-Buddha. Today every spring many Vietnamese people come to Yen Tu mountain to do the offerings to the Emperor-Buddha and pray for a happy and prosperous new year.

For the passengers from the cruise ships that call at Halong bay, you can take one day trip to Yen Tu mountain. At the mountain you can take 2 cable car systems to reach the middle of the mountain. From that height, you will see the spectacular view of the forest in North-East Vietnam.

Hereinafter is the car rental quotations from Halong to Yen Tu mountain:

ROUTE – PRICE (USD) Time 4-5 seats 7 seats 14 seats 35 seats 50 seats
Halong – Yen Tu mountain (round trip)

1 day

75 85 105 Please contact us Please contact us


  • Inclusive : Driver, fuel fee and driver expense, parking and one bottle of water/person/day
  • Exclusive : Entrance fees, tour guide, accommodation and other services are not mentioned above

To book car rental from Halong bay to Yen Tu mountain, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


Tel: +84904 066169  Hotline: +84928 119898 (Mr. Michael)

Thank you and best regards,

Halong car rental team


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