At a ceremony held on February 27 to welcome the one millionth visitor, Pham Van Hai, deputy general director of Tay Ninh tourism-trade joint stock company, said that the 2018 Ba Den Mountain Spring Festival attracted more visitors than in previous years, reaching the landmark 1 million number two days earlier than in 2017.
|The Ba Den (Black Lady) Mountain national tourism site in the southern province of Tay Ninh has received one million visitors during just 12 days.
The company and the Tay Ninh Cable Car Tour Company have given a facelift to the relic and installed a new sliding system to attract tourists to the site.
An array of activities has been arranged at the festival which runs from the fourth to the 16th day in the first lunar month (February 19 to March 3). Those include film screening, art performances, sport competition and folk games.
Ba Den Mountain is famous for its majestic landscapes and magnificent caves and pagodas, and is part of the Nui Ba Relic Complex in Tay Ninh province.
The complex spreads over an area of 24 square kilometres and comprises three mountains: Heo (Pig) Mountain, Phung (Phoenix) Mountain and Ba Den Mountain.
Ba Den is the highest peak, rising to the height of 986 metres. Besides the landscape, the site, with many pagodas and caves, is considered one of the most famous spiritual lands in the south, worshipping Linh Son Thanh Mau (Linh Son Holy Mother). The most popular destinations at the site are the Ba Temple Complex, old pagodas like Ha Pagoda, Thuong Pagoda and Hang Pagoda and caves on the mountain.