Bai Tho Mountain in Halong Bay – Halong Bay Cruises – Vietnam Premier Travel. Explore Sung Sot cave, do kayakingin Luon cave. Sleepingon board for 2d1n.
Overview of Bai Tho Mountain in Halong Bay
The reason why this mountain is so named because it still retains traces of the poem carved by the king Le Thanh Tong in 1468. This is considered the most beautiful limestone mountain in Ha Long City, half located half underwater on land.
In the past, the mountain was called Rop Den mountain, because it was formerly considered a place to guard the sea. Whenever the enemy came, the soldiers would set fire to the city. Also known as Truyen Dang mountain, the name is Truyen Dang Son.
From a distance, Bai Tho mountain has the shape of sometimes like a tiger’s ambush, sometimes like a dragon about to take off. Each mountain shape appears vividly and each shape changes in the direction and perspective of each person.
Some stories around
In the spring of 1468, while patrolling the South China Sea, King Le Loi’s grandson Le Thanh Tong anchored her here. With beautiful natural scenery, picturesque mountains, many different shapes and identical mountains, touched to carve the poem on the cliff.
The content of the poem is intended to praise the beauty of the South, the lyrical landscape, the immature country and wish the four seas to be peaceful.
The poem is engraved on the rather smooth surface of the cliff, about 2.5m from the ground. The poem is about 56 Chinese characters in ancient, seamlessly carved, without any sentences. Among them, 21 words have been completely faded, the conflaij part is also gradually deleted. However, all poetry is recorded in the history book.
Also in this mountain, after 261 years, Lord An Do Vuong Trinh Cuong is a poet of the Le – Trinh period who also sent troops to patrol here. He built the capital at the foot of Truyen Dang mountain. Trinh Lord also painted this poem in 4 words “natural”, “right”, “love”, “year”. These four words also mean praising the beauty of the nature of this land.
Currently 4 words are still sharp and intact, not weathered by nature.