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Ba Den Mountian Vietnam Festival, Tay Ninh Festivals

July 23, 2008          1156 views

One cannot visit Vietnam’s Tay Ninh without going to Nui Ba, a beautiful high mountain located in the middle of the MeKong Delta, 11km from Tay Ninh. Nui Ba Mountain is often called Ba Den. Mountain after the devoted daughter of a Vietnamese guard officer. She left her father's house and went to the mountain to become a monk after she was forced to marry a guard officer's son.

She later died in Nui Ba. The Nguyen dynasty had a bronze statue made in her honor and gave her the title Linh Son Thanh Mau, or Saint Linh Son.
On the afternoon of the 30th of the last lunar month until the 2nd lunar month, tourists from
Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces go on a pilgrimage to the Ba Den Mountain.
Pilgrims and visitors have to climb halfway up of the mountain to enter Saint Linh Son Temple. This pagoda offers vegetarian meals in exchange for which visitors can make a donation to the pagoda. Visitors can also stay in the pagoda for a few days. The monks are well known for taking excellent care of their visitors.
Visitors to this
Vietnam landmark can also climb up to the top of the mountain, where a Saint Temple is located. During Spring, people from Vietnam's southern provinces visit this temple as a ritual; everyone believes that Ba Den Temple can fulfill the intellectual needs of spiritual people.

Source: Vietnam Paradise Travel