An Giang not only attracts visitors with its enchanting wild beauty but also many attractive tourist destinations. Among them is the Sam Mountain tourist area in Chau Doc city with many famous landscapes, especially the famous sacred Ba Chua Xu Temple of Sam Mountain. If you want to travel to the spiritual calendar to pray for peace, health and relaxation, a trip to Sam Mountain – Chau Doc will be very suitable.

Attractions at Sam mountain tourist area

Located 284m above sea level, Sam Mountain has up to 200 temples, pagodas, and shrines scattered from the foot of the mountain, the slopes to the top, including: The Lady Temple, Tay An Pagoda, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Phuoc Dien Pagoda… The most famous and sacred of these is The Lady Pagoda. During the festival season, many tourists from all over the country come here to make pilgrimages, worship and pray for peace.

With the lush green mountain scenery, visitors can not only enjoy a fresh, quiet atmosphere but also take beautiful photos. Standing from the top of Sam Mountain, visitors can see the panoramic view of Chau Doc and Vinh Te canal in their sight. Sam Mountain impresses with its wide view of the plains in the region and especially the border, helping visitors freely admire the charming scenery and mountains in An Giang.

The Lady Temple

Surely any people who living in Mekong Delta, including tourists from other regions, have heard and known about The Lady Temple in An Giang. Located right at the foot of Sam Mountain in Chau Doc city, An Giang province – The Lady Temple has become an extremely sacred spiritual tourist destination attracting millions of domestic and foreign tourists to visit and worship every year. The Lady Temple is a majestic in the middle of a large, peaceful and poetic space. With the tower’s architecture in the shape of a blooming lotus flower, three-storey terraced roof, green tiles along with bold artistic patterns, it is quite unique with elaborate carvings and golden horizontal panels that further enhance antiquity, dignity.

The Lady Temple

The Lady Temple Festival of Sam Mountain takes place on the 22nd – 23rd day of the 4th lunar month, and is the largest national festival in the South, imbued with the national cultural identity of residents of the Mekong Delta. Every year, many tourists from all over come to The Lady Temple to worship and pray for good luck at the beginning of the year. Create a vibrant and bustling festival space at Sam Mountain tourist area.

Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau

This is one of the typical architectural works built during the Nguyen Dynasty that is still intact in the Sam Mountain relic complex today. Not only is it a majestic building, but it also carries a lot of cultural and historical significance. In particular, Thoai Ngoc Hau tomb on Sam mountain is recognized by the state as a national relic.

Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb

In the temple, there are also many other valuable treasures such as epitaphs, horizontal paintings, parallel tureens, orations, majestic poems… praising the merits of his predecessors, evoking glorious time during years of reclamation, expanding the territory, leaving behind priceless assets for descendants for generations. In the middle of the temple is a bust of Thoai Ngoc Hau, with enough crowns and belts as when he was in court, eyes overlooking the legendary Vinh Te canal, creating a very solemn atmosphere.

Tay An Pagoda

This pagoda is located in the Sam Mountain historical relic area, with a combination of Indian artistic architecture and Vietnamese traditional traditions, attracting many tourists to visit and admire. And Tay An Pagoda is also ranked as a national architectural and artistic relic that needs to be preserved.

Tay An Pagoda

The impressive point of the pagoda is the main face with three ancient houses with round, onion-shaped roofs and colorful colors; The inside is decorated with patterns and lines of many architectural styles interwoven harmoniously.

Hang Pagoda

Also known by another name, Phuoc Dien Pagoda, built around 1840 – 1845, up to now, Hang Pagoda is more than 100 years old. Designed with a very unique temple architecture, the terrain is located on the back of a mountain, creating a peaceful and extremely pure scene for the temple. Buddhists who visit the temple will have the feeling of traveling. In a fairyland somewhere in the middle of the sky, the natural scenery is charming and poetic.

Hang Pagoda

Standing from the yard, visitors will be able to see high mountains, fields as straight as a stork flies, and in the distance are lush green patches of cajuput. The attraction for tourists to Hang Pagoda is many lively miniatures, all decorated with green trees or beautiful Buddha statues.

Sam Mountain Cable Car Tourist Area

Coming to the Sam Mountain cable car tourist area, visitors can visit destinations including: modern European-style cable car station and pillars, a complex of temples and pagodas that can be visited and worshiped at the One Pillar Temple, the Temple Medicine Master, Guan Yin Buddha Temple…

Sam Mountain Cable Car

In particular, pilgrims also have the opportunity to worship the statues of the Jade Buddha and the Golden Buddha with three hands and three eyes on Sam Mountain in a complex of temples and shrines built majestically with many styles. Unique and diverse architecture. Visitors can also eat, drink and rest at the restaurant; shop, socialize and immerse yourself in festivals at the square – the fair center…

Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda is located on the way to the top of Mount Sam. The pagoda has ancient architecture and airy grounds. In particular, behind the pagoda you can see a panoramic view of the rice fields and the city below, which is very poetic, especially at sunset. The feeling of serenity standing under the pagoda roof overlooking the surrounding green space will make you not want to leave.

Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Tu is a beautiful pagoda with many majestic and serene statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva as if looking over the world. Occasionally, the sound of pagoda bells ringing in the middle of the wild, quiet mountains and forests makes tourists’ hearts feel as if they have escaped the world.

Sam Mountain specialties

When visiting Sam Mountain, don’t forget to enjoy the seven-course beef specialties here such as grilled beef, beef stew, beef hot pot… at Tony, Tu Thieng, Truong Nhut beef restaurants near Sam Mountain area and famous dishes.

Sam Mountain specialties

Chau Doc’s famous names are fish noodle soup, salad, fish sauce hotpot, field mice…

Hotel in Sam Mountain

Visitors can stay at hotels and motels in the Sam Mountain area or in Chau Doc city center. Hotels in the Sam Mountain area include Victoria Nui Sam Lodge, a famous hotel in Chau Doc with luxurious interiors and an outdoor swimming pool overlooking beautiful green rice fields. Address: Vinh Dong 1, Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc City.

hotel in Chau Doc

There are also hotels in the Sam Mountain area that you can refer to:

  • Ben Da Nui Sam Hotel. Address: HIGHWAY 91, Nui Sam Ward, Chau Doc, An Giang.
  • Ha Long Chau Doc Hotel. Address: No. 1 Nui Sam, Chau Doc, An Giang.
  • Phu Vinh Chau Doc Hotel. Address: National Highway 91, Vinh Tay 3, Chau Doc, An Giang

Source: collected by An

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