Nui Ba Den, Black Lady Mountain in Vietnamese, is located roughly 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City. I travelled by car with Sally to Nui Ba Den last January right after the Western New Year. The pagoda at Nui Ba Den, in a nutshell, was built in honor of Huong, a young married Vietnamese girl. Huong had been kidnapped by men, who according to Vietnamese translation of the story, intended to rape Huong. Huong decided that she rather die than be violated by these men and jumped off a cliff. Later she appeared in a vision to a Buddhist monk and the legend of Ba Den was started. The day that Sally and I visited Nui Ba Den, it was very hot. We did not stay long due to the heat.
(Temple located near the entrance to the Nui Ba Den park)
(You need to take a chair-lift up to the pagoda)
(View of the Black Lady Mountain from the chair-lift)
(Instead of returning to the bottom by chair-lift, you can take slides)
(A beautiful, white, reclining Buddha at the top of Nui Ba Den)
(Another view of the reclining Buddha)
(View of the Tay Ninh province and pagoda from the top of Nui Ba Den)