[Event] – Climb Black Virgin Mountain In Tay Ninh (13-14 Jan)

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Hello everyone, welcome to our third travel! This time, we’re going to climb the highest mountain in Southern Vietnam – Black Virgin Mountain (Núi Bà Đen) in Tay Ninh Province, 90km to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. And what’s more, before conquering this up-to-1000m mountain, we’re going to host some English activities for students at a secondary school there.

***TIME: 13 – 14 January 2018

***TRANSPORTATION: Bus 

***SCHEDULE (Updated: 26/12):

13/01/2018:

+Gather at An Xuong Bus Station at 09:00.

+Travel to Tay Ninh by Dong Phuoc Bus (around 2 hours)

+Visit Cao Dai Temple at its praying time (12:00)

+Host English activities at a secondary school (around 2 hours)

14/01/2018:

+Depart early in the morning to Ma Thien Lanh Valley.

+Climb to the summit of the Black Virgin Mountain through Duong Cot Dien.

+Climb down and visit the Black Virgin Pagoda through Duong Chua.

+Go back to HCMC.

We will follow the ways marked by the arrows.

Note: there are many ways to hike up the summit of the mountain. The ways chosen for this trip are among the easiest ones. So do not worry if you are new hikers ^^. 

The way up the mountain is called Duong Cot Dien (literally translated as Electric Pole.) We need to follow exactly the line of electric poles. Sounds crazy, right? But yes, after passing over 100 poles, we will reach the top, which takes around 2-3 hours. 

The way down is much easier with stairs. We can stop by a beautiful pagoda on the way.

Duong Cot Dien (Photo: lexuancuong.com)
Black Virgin Pagoda (Chùa Bà Đen) (Photo: mytour)

***COST:
– This is just a group hangout, so NO PARTICIPATION FEE, but you need to cover your own expenses.

– Expenses include:

+Bus ticket: 60,000VND/person/way.

+Food

+Hostel

+Transportation in Tay Ninh (taxi, motorbikes)

If you are interested, please register by joining our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/saigonhangouts) and leave a comment at the newest post. When there are enough people, we will form a group among participants to have a further discussion.

>>>Have a look at our first trip to Thanh An Island, please visit here.

>>>Have a look at our second trip to Giang Dien Waterfall, please visit here.

Registration deadline: By 9th Jan 2018

Thanks for reading and seeing you soon!!! ?


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