Mountains - majestic and poetic scenery
range of seven mountains, in the middle of flat and vast rice
field of westernmost region of the Cuu Long river delta, bears
a majestic, imposing and poetic appearance.
Nui (Seven Mountains) extends in the range of Tri Ton, Tinh
Bien, Thoai Son Districts and Chau Doc Town.
Cam (Forbidden) Mountain is the highest, 710m high in Tinh
Bien District. From the peak of the mountain, tourists can
view the vast entire plain and rivers. Cam Mountain is surrounded
by peaks of Vo Dau, Vo Bo Hong and Vo Thien Tue which created
a vast valley. The mountain is considered Dalat of the Cuu
Long river delta.
The provincial authority is now building a tourist site called
Lam Vien Nui Cam at the foot of the mountain on 100ha. This
is a starting point for an itinerary to discover and learn
about the Mount. Thanh Long Spring, Phat Lon Pagoda, Thuy
Liem Cave, Van Linh Pagoda and Bo Hong Palace are located
in the mountain area.
Beside Cam Mount is Sam Mount which attracts a great deal
of tourists and pilgrims. The Mount is situated in Chau Doc
Town, a starting point of the Seven Mountains range. The Sam
Mountain, 237m high, has a complex of cultural and historical
sites such as Tay An ancient pagoda, Hang (cave) Pagoda, Son
Than (Mountain God) Temple, Da Chet Hill, Tao Ngo Garden,
Ba Chua Xu Temple and Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb. In cloudless mornings,
the scenery looks like a water-colour painting with rivers,
mountains, old temples and vast rice field.
Annually, a great number of pilgrims and tourists attend Via
Ba Chua Xu Festival. Ba Chua Xu Temple (the local tutelary
goddess) lies at the foot of Sam Mountain. It is said that
the goddess is so sacred that anyone who offers incense to
her can realise all their wishes. Therefore, during the festival
of Via Ba Chua Xu, numerous pilgrims from everywhere flock
to the temple. The festival is held annually from the 23rd
to the 27th of the 4th lunar month.
Apart from the two above-said tourism sites, coming to Seven
Mounts, tourists have a chance to visit Tuc Dup Hill on Co
To Mountain, Xoai So Tourist Site in To Mountain, Ba Chuc
Memorial Area and more than 50 pagodas of the Khmer ethnic