Hatay

Telephone code : (84.34)
Area : 2,192 km2
Population : 2,368,770

Ha Tay is famous for its traditional craft villages producing silk, fabrics, clothing, inlay work, lacqerware, carvings, bamboo and rattan weaving. The province has a proud cultural heritage with traditional spring festivals held under the ancient roofs of village halls or pagodas. There are more than 1,300 villages in Ha Tay - many famous for the renowned scholars and brave revolutionaries born there, others for their beautiful scenery, sophisticated crafts or unusual customs.

TAY PHUONG PAGODA

Built during the Ly dynasty (8th century), it has unique architectural details and a superb collection of Buddha statues.

THAY PAGODA

The pagoda was built on the slope of Phat Tich Mountain, contains valuable dynastic artifacts.

MIA PAGODA

Built in 1632, this pagoda has the largest number of Buddhist statues with 287 beautifully carved Buddhists, including one of Tantrayyana, the most beautiful of all.

DAU PAGODA

Dates from 300AD and is famous for the mummified bodies of two monks.

TRAM GIAN PAGODA

Has 100 rooms and 153 Buddhist statues.

DUONG LAM VILLAGE

Was a small hamlet and homeland of Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen Kings. Nowadays, Duong Lam Village has two temples dedicated to both kings and some priceless historic artifacts.

HUONG PAGODA

The area of beautiful landscapes surrounding the Perfume Pagoda. The most attracting elements in the pagoda's landscape are the high mountains, the deep forests and the streams harmoniously intermingled with rice fields. Huong Tich grotto was discovered more than 2,000 years with its many small temple and pagodas, is considered the most beautiful grotto in northern Vietnam.

BA VI MOUNTAIN

Ao Vua, Suoi Hai and Dong Mo lakes are noted beauty spots in the Ba Vi Mountains. Ba Vi National Park is rich in wildlife, with more than 5,000 species of plants, 44 animal and 404 bird species and 160 medicinal herbs.

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