Conquer Ta Cu, Binh Thuan mountain – Immerse yourself in the rich nature and sacred pagoda system

by Lam Pham

Ta Cu Mountain tourist area is currently a place to visit in Binh Thuan, attracting a large number of tourists. This place meets all the travel needs of visitors, from spiritual tourism to discovery and experience. In addition to majestic mountains, and developed tourism services, what interesting things are waiting for you to discover? Let’s find out with Karst Plateau.

1. Where is Ta Cu?

Ta Cu Mountain is an attractive spiritual tourist destination

Ta Cu is located in Thuan Nam town, Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province. It is conveniently located, only about 28km from the center of Phan Thiet city and next to National Highway 1A. Ta Cu Mountain is an attractive spiritual tourist destination.

The peak of Ta Cu Mountain stands out with an altitude of up to 649m above sea level and it was previously known as a volcano. Currently, the peak is preserved as a national forest area with diverse fauna and flora. It has more than a dozen species of rare animals listed in the Red Book of the World. Visitors come here not only to enjoy the fresh air but also to explore the unique natural beauty and immerse themselves in the sacred space of the Buddhist temple.

2. The best time to visit Ta Cu

The best time to travel Ta Cu Mountain is from November to April

With alpine terrain covered with old-growth forests, the climate here is cool all year round. The weather in this area is typical of Binh Thuan weather with 2 distinct sunny and rainy seasons. The best time to travel here is from November to April next year. At this time, the sky is clear, the clouds stop, moving, visiting and exploring in the mountains is extremely convenient.

The rainy season in Binh Thuan lasts from May to October. At this time, the rainy weather easily causes the schedule of visitors to be affected. Traveling to Ta Cu Mountain on a rainy day is also quite inconvenient and unsafe.

The time when the tourist area is most crowded is in spring. At this time, people have a lot of leisure time and pilgrimage to the beginning of the year. Coming here at this time, visitors will witness the golden apricot, red flaunting blooming brightly in the mountains and hills. The cool streams flowing from the rock crevices create a picture of a peaceful natural landscape.

3. Guide on how to get to Ta Cu Mountain, Binh Thuan

3.1 Move to the foot of Ta Cu mountain

From the city center of Phan Thiet, you go along National Highway 1A towards Mui Ne, when you reach Thuận Nam town, turn right onto DT719 road, and go about 10km to reach the Ta Cu Mountain tourist area.

3.2 Move Up To The Top Of Ta Cu Mountain

Natural scenery of Ta Cu as seen from the cable car

  • Cable car: If you want to save time but still be able to see the beauty of Ta Cu mountain, the cable car is the right choice. In just 15 minutes, you can go from the foot of the mountain to the top. Sitting in the cable car, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and Thuan Nam town.
  • Climbing: Visitors will have to travel about 1000 to reach the top of Ta Cu mountain. This is the right choice for those who love challenges and experiences. On the way to the top of the mountain, visitors will admire the wild beauty of the Ta Cu mountains and forests. Old trees and rare animals will make you feel like you are lost in another world.

3.3 Sightseeing ticket and cable car price of Ta Cu Mountain

Entrance ticket 

  • Adult ticket: 50,000 VND /person.
  • Child ticket: 30,000 VND /person.

Cable car tickets

  • Adult ticket: 100,000 VND/return ticket and 60,000 VND/one-way ticket.
  • Child ticket: 60,000 VND /return ticket and 40,000 VND /return ticket.

Fishing tickets: 10.000 VND/ fishing rod

Water pedal swan ticket: 10.000 VND/pax

Tram Ticket:

  • Adult ticket: 10,000 VND 
  • Child ticket: 5,000 VND 

 Service Packs:

  • Sightseeing package + cable car for adults: 225k / person 
  • Sightseeing package + cable car for children: 135k/child

4. Beautiful places to visit at Ta Cu mountain

4.1 Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda

Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda

This is a pagoda complex built in the direction of the mountain and has the characteristics of the Northern Tong School temple architecture. Through many ups and downs, this place still has the ancient beauty stained with time. The most prominent in the temple campus are 3 large Buddha statues statue standing out among the mountains and forests.

4.2 To Pagoda

The temple has a sacred and ancient beauty

The To Pagoda was built into three pavilions between 1870 and 1880. This temple leaves a special impression on those who come to visit because of its dignified and stable location in the middle of the clouds. Here, there are more than a hundred stone steps with three different levels, covered with green moss. The special feature of To Pagoda is built according to the beauty of the Buddhist architecture of the Nguyen period with every meticulous and unique detail.

4.3 Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda

This is the largest Buddha statue in Vietnam

At the peak of 420m high, Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda is located halfway up the mountain, bringing majestic and unique beauty. Entering the temple, visitors will like entering a spiritual world, peaceful with Buddha statues, shrines, tomb towers, and That Bao ponds. The pagoda is also home to a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha measuring 49m to 11m high. This is the longest statue in Vietnam. Besides the stately statue, the sound of the wind, the sound of running water, and Hon Ba Island looming in the distance will bring you moments of tranquility and relaxation for the soul.

4.4 Long Doan Pagoda

Peaceful scene of Long Doan Pagoda

Although not one of the famous pagodas in Phan Thiet, Long Doan Pagoda has a sacred and mysterious beauty. Located in the center of the temple is the main hall, where large and solid stone walls are located. The temple grounds have a variety of fruit trees, creating a diverse ecological setting among the mountains and forests.

5. Interesting activities at Ta Cu Mountain

5.1 Trekking in the Old Forest

The trekking journey to the top of the mountain can last up to one day

This experience is for like explore and adventurous travelers. Trekking up the mountain, visitors will conquer the forest road more than 2500m long with more than 1000 winding stone steps. Conquering many steep slopes, visitors will in turn witness Ban Ha Rock, Ban Rooftop Rock, Bang Lang Slope, Saddle Slope, etc. When reaching the peak of Noc Tru 694m above sea level, visitors will be captured in the panoramic view of Binh Thuan from afar. The trekking journey to the top of the mountain can last up to one day.

5.2 Fishing In The Mountains

Fishing and relaxing on Ta Cu mountain

Along with the fresh air and majestic nature, Ta Cu mountain fishing activities bring visitors unique experiences. Sitting by the romantic lake, visitors have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the pleasure of fishing in the blue lake. This is your chance to relax and chat with family and friends.

5.3 Take a tram to visit the Ta Cu tourist area

Tourists visit Ta Cu by tram

With beautiful landscapes and peaceful spaces, sitting on the tram to visit the Ta Cu tourist area is an opportunity for visitors to calm their souls and enjoy the poetic natural space. Visitors will see the temples next to the unspoiled nature and the vast forests.

5.4 Duck riding in Ta Cu Mountain Lake

Pedaling a swan around the lake is a romantic experience

With the fresh air and green space of Ta Cu Mountain Lake, duck riding has become an interesting choice for tourists, especially children. On the calm water, you can enjoy the peaceful space and make happy memories with your family and friends.

Hopefully, the information shared by Karst Plateau in the article will help visitors understand more about the beauty of the Ta Cu mountains. If you and your family are looking for a tourist destination with a beautiful natural spectacle, Ta Cu is the perfect choice.

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