Bai Tho (Poem) Mountain is a 200-metre limestone mountain in the heart of Halong City. From afar, the limestone mountain looks like a huge castle with three imposing towers.
Poem Mountain past name Truyen Dang means Light Projecting. This mountain has inspired many poets. In 1468, during his inspection tour to the eastern region, King Le Thanh Tong stopped here. Inspired by the stunning beauty of Halong, the King wrote a poem and had it carved into the southern side of the mountain. Hence its name Bai Tho (Poem).
Although Bai Tho is not the highest mountain in the coastal city, with the mountain face overlooking the bay, this is considered the most ideal viewing point in Ha Long City. You will feel the interesting point of Bai Tho mountain right from the way up the mountain. With available stairs and cliffs with thousands of different types of trees, just climbing the mountain and feeling the scent and sea breeze will help you feel less tired.
Up to the top of Bai Tho mountain, you will be able to see firsthand the red flag with yellow star that has flown up here since the years of resistance against the French. Looking down from the top of Bai Tho mountain, you will be overwhelmed by the poetic, magnificent scenery of Halong Bay. If you go at the right time of sunrise or sunset, you will surely have to admire, be amazed and unforgettable at the vague and fanciful mountain scenery that blends with clouds and sky, creating a majestic beauty.0