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