Climbing up Bai tho Mountian
When talking to Quang Ninh, people firstly think of Halong Bay - one of World Natural Wonders with thousands of stone islands, Tuan Chau island with water music performance, or the white sandy beaches such as Bai Chay, Quan Lan, Co To, etc. However, there is a beautiful remote landscape, a tourist destination for those who love to adventure and explore Halong coastal city from another viewpoint. That is Bai Tho Mountain (Poem mountain).
Bai Tho Mountain is located in the center of Halong city, is a place that has gone down in history, connected with the poem of Le Thanh Tong King and some kings inspired by the charming beauty of the bay. This mountain is about 200 meters high.
Bai Tho Mountain climbing is a fascinating hobby. Standing on top of Bai Tho Mountain, visitors are very surprised by the magnificent landscapes of Halong Bay with the vast blue water, rocky islands, and tiny boats, cruises. Looking up, you will see the blue sky. Looking surroundings, you will see flowers and trees with gurgling birdsong. All are very peaceful and stunning.
The stunning view of Halong Bay from Bai Tho mountain
It is not difficult to climb up Poem mountain because of having stone steps on the way. Cliffs have hundreds of thousands of plants without any name. Every step up the mountain, you feel a little cool breeze from the sea. Especially, no matter when it is, on Poem mountain, there is tree shade, birdsong, sometimes you also see goats grazing leisurely in slope sides.
Bai Tho Mountain is not long. It takes about 30 minutes to climb to the top. When you've reached the top, you are suddenly surprised by what is revealed from four sides: the sea, rocky islands, beautiful Halong City, all are in your eyes. At the peak, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the landscape you have never seen, including the vast sea, the slapping waves, salty taste of the sea in the wind, and seagulls. Especially, you will see all of other "corners" of the city where normally you can not explore, which are the high buildings next to the contemplation church, the endless roads, Bai Chay bridge curved through two banks of Cua Luc, the bustling Lan Be fishing village, the boat anchor at Halong Market, etc.
The mountainous goats on Bai Tho