Yên Tử mờ sương


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  1. Yên Tử is a well-known fabulous mountain in Việt Nam with much clear brooks, slowly flowing like silk bending immense green forests of ivory bamboo, fir-tree. Gleaming behind these forests are towers with ancient pagodas and temples. This place used to be the capital of Buddhism with a famous Zen monastery founded by King Trần Nhân Tông. Yên Tử is the highest mountain to the West of Uông Bí town, which is 17km from the centre of the town. Standing at the height of 1068m on the top of the mountain, visitors may cover an overview of a vast North East with Hạ Long Bay gleaming in the clouds, far away from the mountain is Bạch Đằng river. Along the pilgrimage, to the foot of meandering Giải Oan brook with clear water murmuring through glossy rocks.   Yên Tử was formerly known and called as Voi mountain (elephant mountain) since its shape is somewhat like an elephant heading to the sea. It is recorded in historical books that Yên Tử has another name Bạch Vân Sơn (the mountain of white cloud) since this mountain is year-round in white clouds. Itinerary up to Yên Tử starts with Giải Oan brook, actually from a stone bridge connecting two banks of the brook. The bridge is 10m long with a simple design, but anciently nice and solid. Legend has it that King Trần Nhân Tông abdicated in favour of his son named Trần Anh Tông who own a lot of imperial maids and pretty girls. He was advised to be back to his imperial palace without any success. Eventually, he dived into the river to suicide. King Trần Nhân Tông felt pity for him to set up a pagoda to vindicate him. Since then, the brook was named "Giải Oan" (Vindication brook).

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