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Top 17 the most interesting Lang Son tourist destination not to be missed

Content 23/08/2023 14

Lang Son is the first land of the country with many historical sites and romantic and charming natural scenery. Lang Son not only has busy trading markets but also tourist destinations with majestic and beautiful landscapes. Let's explore 17 attractive places that are the most popular tourist destinations in Lang Son.

Discover Lang Son - a land rich in historyDiscover Lang Son - a land rich in history

Lang Son tourist sites associated with history

Lang Son is located in the northeast of Vietnam with many historical sites and beautiful landscapes that nature favors. This place is also a sacred land, converging "Tran business bowls" with 7 rivers and 8 ancient relics. Let's discover together with HoaBinh Tourist.

1. Mac Dynasty citadel

The Mac citadel is a military architectural complex built in the 16th century, under Vietnamese feudalism, used to block the only path from the North to the South. Currently, this place only has a 300m long wall with large stone blocks covered with moss.

Standing on the city gate tinged with historical ups and downs, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Lang Son city. Crossing the road consisting of many steps from the foothill to the top, you will admire the mountains, busy streets and enjoy the airy and fresh atmosphere here.

Mac Dynasty citadel: An ideal destination to discover long-standing historical valuesMac Dynasty citadel: An ideal destination to discover long-standing historical values

2. Lang Son Ancient Citadel

Lang Son ancient citadel is located in Chi Lang ward and is one of the national historical sites. This place used to be the political, economic and cultural center of Lang Son with vibrant trade activities.

This place is built in a rectangular shape with 4 doors corresponding to 4 directions, called "Four towns". Currently, only the west and south gates remain intact. The citadel was built with hinged blocks and large stones with elaborate carvings.

Lang Son ancient citadel - a heroic historical vestigeLang Son ancient citadel - a heroic historical vestige

3. To Thi Mountain (Vong Phu Mountain)

To Thi mountain (or Vong Phu mountain) is located in Tam Thanh commune, Lang Son. Legend has it that in the past, there was a story that To Thi carried her child while waiting for her husband to return from fighting the enemy.

Located right next to Tam Thanh scenic complex, To Thi mountain is the most famous Lang Son beautiful scene and also the inspiration for many works of art through many generations.

To Thi mountain relic - A unique highlight of the culture of the Lang Son landTo Thi mountain relic - A unique highlight of the culture of the Lang Son land

4. Ai Chi Lang

Ai Chi Lang is a typical historical gate located in Chi Lang commune, Lang Son. This place has a very grand scale with a length of up to 20km, connecting Chi Lang and Huu Lung of Lang Son. This is the historical evidence of many great wars in the history of the Vietnamese nation.

The West is surrounded by Mount Kai Kinh, the two ends are towering rocky mountains, creating a dangerous position, contributing to the victory against the Ming army and defeating the Qing invaders.

Ai Chi Lang: The beauty of Ai Chi Lang: The beauty of "adversities comparable to heaven"

Spiritual tourist sites in Lang Son

Visiting Lang Son, you should not ignore the complex of pagodas - caves with rare and hard-to-find beauty that HoaBinh Tourist shares right below.

1. Tam Thanh Pagoda and Cave 

Tam Thanh pagoda complex is famous as an attractive and mysterious Lang Son tourist destination with a system of 3 large caves, in which, Tam Thanh cave is the largest and most beautiful. Inside the cave are layers of stalactites with diverse and vivid shapes such as Ngo Dong, Tien Ong trees... and high and airy cave arches.

Deep in Tam Thanh cave is m Ty lake with the natural beauty of a clear lake that never dries up. In particular, Tam Thanh cave also brings many other natural masterpieces such as heaven gate, heaven gate... extremely beautiful and fanciful.

Visit the spiritual destination Tam Thanh Pagoda and admire the mysterious Tam Thanh CaveVisit the spiritual destination Tam Thanh Pagoda and admire the mysterious Tam Thanh Cave

Tam Thanh Pagoda is a temple that stores many rich and valuable epitaphs and a massive system of worshiping statues. The most valuable in terms of art is the relief of Amitabha carved into the cliff in the form of a bodhi leaf, dating from the 17th century.

Coming here, visitors not only admire the unique and mysterious natural beauty but also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the festival space with many traditional customs of Lang Son.

2. Dong Dang Mother Temple

Dong Dang Mother Temple is one of the famous places of worship and also an impressive Lang Son tourist destination for all visitors. The temple is located in the center of Dong Dang town, has special value in terms of architecture, religious beliefs and history.

The temple consists of 5 worshiping compartments: The innermost is the Tam Bao, the place to worship the Chuan De Buddha and the Ba Quan m Buddha, the outside is the Tam Toa Thanh Mau, the Son Trang shrine; the space between the outermost main hall worships Lord Lieu, the two sides are Chau Bo and Chau Luc; The left space worships the fourth Kham sai. On January 10 every year, the Long Tong festival takes place at the Mau temple with games such as lion dance, ethnic martial arts...

Dong Dang Mother Temple - The sacred place of worship in Lang landDong Dang Mother Temple - The sacred place of worship in Lang land

3. Lang Son Citadel Pagoda

The pagoda is located at Hung Vuong Street, Chi Lang Ward, on the romantic Ky Cung River with a long history. In the middle of the pagoda, there is a bell weighing over 2 tons hanging outside the roof of the three gates. This is the pagoda with the largest number of monolithic bronze statues in Vietnam with 53 statues.

Thanh Pagoda has an ancient and solemn beauty with a Bat Trang tiled pagoda background, bold Asian design, including 38 large and small compartments. The system of diaphragms and couplets in the pagoda is intricately carved and is hundreds of years old.

Lang Son Citadel Pagoda - The sacred ancient temple of Lang SonLang Son Citadel Pagoda - The sacred ancient temple of Lang Son

4. Tien Pagoda Relics

This is one of the "eight scenes" in Lang Son, where Dai Tuong mountain and Chua Tien cave are located. Tien Pagoda worships Buddha, Mother and Holy Tran, following the "pre-Buddhist post-Saint" style.

Chua Tien cave is located in the middle of the mountain, the way up has 64 steps, the side door turns to the East, there is a gate to the sky. Behind Elephant Mountain is the Tien Well, the well surface is about 20cm wide, below there is a precious water source flowing all year round. This place also preserves a rich system of epitaphs, typically the song "Tran business bowls" by Ngo Thi Sy.

Discover the cultural beauty at the relics of Tien pagoda in Lang SonDiscover the cultural beauty at the relics of Tien pagoda in Lang Son

5. Ta Phu Temple

Ta Phu Temple is located in the center of Ky Lua market street, built in 1693 to worship Mr. Than Cong Tai, who was instrumental in opening 7 roads and 7 streets for Ky Lua, contributing to promoting trade with the Chinese at that time.

The temple has the main door facing the west and is located in the land of talented people with majesty and sacredness. The temple was built with two buildings with the architecture of the letter Cong.

Ta Phu Temple - the place where the biggest festival takes place in Lang SonTa Phu Temple - the place where the biggest festival takes place in Lang Son

In addition, the temple is also a place for cultural and religious activities of the people, with a big festival right in the middle of Ky Lua Market from January 22 to 27 every year. Tourists from all over the world eagerly come to Ta Phu temple to pray for good fortune and prosperity.

6. Ky Cung Temple

The temple worships Quan Lon Tuan Tranh in Vinh Trai ward, Lang Son, located at the beginning of the Ky Cung river bridge. In front of the temple is the Ky Cung stone wharf, one of the beautiful scenes that entered the poetry of 18th century poets.

Ky Cung Temple Festival is the largest festival in Lang Son, usually taking place at the Horse Hour on January 22 every year to pay tribute to the merits of the ancestors and attract many tourists to visit.

Ky Cung Temple - Discover the spiritual culture of Lang SonKy Cung Temple - Discover the spiritual culture of Lang Son

7. Bac Le Temple

The temple in Tan Thanh commune, Huu Lung district, Lang Son, is one of the most ancient temples in Lang Son, with hundreds of years of history. This place worships the goddesses Thuong Ngan and Chau Be. The temple has undergone five rounds of embellishment, bringing both ancient and modern features.

Bac Le Temple has 19 large and small wooden statues with couplets pasted along the two sides of the aisle with colorful medical subjects. Bac Le Temple Festival is held every year from the 18th to the 20th day of the 9th lunar month, including many ceremonies, the most important being the throne bathing ceremony, the procession, etc.

Bac Le Temple: Spiritual tourist destination of Lang landBac Le Temple: Spiritual tourist destination of Lang land

Another attractive Lang Son tourist destination

In addition to the above-mentioned landscapes, Lang Son also has many other attractive tourist destinations. Let's take a look at some unique places with HoaBinh Tourist here.

1. Huu Nghi International Border Gate

Huu Nghi Border Gate is Vietnam's international border gate, located on the Vietnam - China border. This is an important bridge in the economic development as well as trade between the two countries, Vietnam - China, and is also the point connecting the Nanning - Hanoi highway. At the Huu Nghi international border gate, the Vietnamese side planted the 1116 marker, and the Chinese side planted the 1117 marker.

Huu Nghi International Border Gate - an important bridge for economic development and trade between Vietnam and ChinaHuu Nghi International Border Gate - an important bridge for economic development and trade between Vietnam and China

2. Markets in Lang Son

One of the Lang Son tourist destinations that many tourists love is the Lang market. Lang Son is famous for four markets, including Dong Kinh, Ky Lua, Dong Dang, and Tan Thanh border gate market. This is a commercial complex consisting of hundreds of traditional business stalls selling all kinds of different items.

You can find a wide range of products with a wide variety, quality, and price. Just walking around the market, you will spend all the money you bring because so many interesting and attractive things are sold here. And importantly, if you boldly bid, you will buy your favorite item at a great price.

Markets in Lang Son - Discover the unique features of the highland marketMarkets in Lang Son - Discover the unique features of the highland market

3. Na Lay Mountain

Na Lay Mountain, at an altitude of about 600m above sea level, is a Lang Son tourist destination that most tourists come to because the mountain has an ideal location to see the panoramic view of the beautiful Bac Son valley. With 1,200 craggy stone steps, it will take about 30 minutes to reach the top. But don't worry; it has a microwave station, so you can rest while conquering the top.

Go to the top of Na Lay mountain to see the picturesque Bac Son valleyGo to the top of Na Lay mountain to see the picturesque Bac Son valley

4. Bac Son flower valley

Bac Son flower valley is located in Lan Khoang village, Tran Yen commune, and Lang Son, with an area of up to 20ha. This is a tourist destination in Lang Son that is quite interesting, especially for young people, because of its ideal location with a "charming water" landscape. Visitors not only enjoy the fresh air but also admire and inhale the scent of flowers.

Bac Son Valley has many kinds of flowers, such as white buckwheat flowers, butterfly wings, orange daisies, canola flowers, etc., creating a beautiful and charming scene. Besides flowers, this place is also decorated with many miniatures for visitors to conveniently check-in.

Discover Bac Son flower valley - Paradise of Lang landDiscover Bac Son flower valley - Paradise of Lang land

5. Buckwheat flower garden

One more check-in place in Lang Son for tourist believers is the buckwheat flower garden. Buckwheat flowers are grown in Tran Yen commune, Bac Son district, and Lang Son. Flowers bloom in October and November with beautiful scenery, attracting a lot of visitors to visit and take photos. To reach the flower field and take sparkling pictures, visitors have to cross the road between the people's fields.

Lost in the heart of Lang Son buckwheat flower forest is ecstatic!Lost in the heart of Lang Son buckwheat flower forest is ecstatic!

6. Dang Mo Waterfall

Dang Mo Waterfall is located in Binh Gia district, 20km from Bac Son. This has poetic and lyrical beauty and is surrounded by wild mountains and forests. Along the waterfall, you will admire the large and small rocks, all shapes and sizes, covered with green moss. The two sides of the river are ancient trees stretching in the middle of the waterfall, increasing the mystery and charm of this place.

Dang Mo Waterfall - A poetic picture between the mountains and forests of Lang landDang Mo Waterfall - A poetic picture between the mountains and forests of Lang land

With 17 super attractive Lang Son tourist sites, you are definitely eager to pick up your suitcase and discover right away the romantic and charming land of Lang. HoaBinh Tourist hopes this article will help you confidently make a journey back to the land full of historical ups and downs and famous landscapes. Or you can contact us via hotline at 0913.311.911 - 0939.311.911 for 24/7 advice.

 


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