Some 3,000 hectares spanning Tay Ninh city’s Ninh Son ward, Ninh Thanh ward and Thanh Tan commune and part of Phan commune in Duong Minh Chau district will be zoned off for the site.

Under the plan, economic, population, land use and infrastructure factors will be prioritised.

Ba Den Mountain is the highest mountain in Vietnam’s southeast region at 986 metres above sea level.

The site, with many pagodas and caves, is considered one of the most famous spiritual lands in the south, worshipping Linh Son Thanh Mau (Linh Son Holy Mother).