Chua Chan Mountain is the second highest mountain of the South region at 800 meters above sea level.
|A view from the pagoda at a height of 800 meters.|
Located in Xuan Loc Commune, Dong Nai Province, it is about 130 kilometers from HCMC.
The granite mountain has one of the most beautiful pagodas in the province at a height of 600 meters and a strange tree with one top and three roots in its center where people pray to get rid of bad luck. Because of its height, some people may find it a real challenge to climb to the top.
However, every January and July in the lunar calendar, thousands of people from near and far climb the hundreds of stairs to reach the pagoda to pray for good luck and health for loved ones.
|The sacred tree with one top and three roots at the middle of the mountain.|
Along the stairway, lots of shops welcome visitors with a resting place and some offer rice pancakes and other herbal materials, helping ease the tired and hungry visitors.
The mountain is an ideal place for anchorites to hide from the world in their private and isolated temple.