Tourists at the Ba Den national tourist site (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – The People’s Committee of southern Tay Ninh province has approved a master plan for the construction of the Ba Den national tourist site to 2035, which will be submitted to the Government for approval soon.

According to the plan, the area covers nearly 3,000 hectares spanning Ninh Son, Ninh Thanh wards and Thanh Tan commune of Tay Ninh city, and parts of Suoi Da and Phan communes of Duong Minh Chau district.

The site will be synchronised with functional areas for trade, tourism, culture-sport, entertainment, accommodation, as well as area for scientific, natural and environmental research.

As many as 1,147 hectares, or 38.27 percent of total area of the site, will be developed for tourism, services and accommodation. Meanwhile, an area of 100 hectares will be used for research activities.

Particularly, the majority of the 1,544 ha special-purposed forest area in the site is will be untouched.

Tay Ninh will improve transport infrastructure system connecting the site with Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Long An provinces and Ho Chi Minh City to lure more tourists to the site.

Ba Den (Black Lady) Mountain is famous for its majestic landscapes and magnificent caves and pagodas, and is part of the Nui Ba Relic Complex in Tay Ninh province.

The complex spreads over an area of 24 square kilometres and comprises three mountains: Heo (Pig) Mountain, Phung (Phoenix) Mountain and Ba Den Mountain.

Ba Den is the highest peak, rising to the height of 986 metres. Besides the landscape, 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). The most popular destinations at the site are the Ba Temple Complex, old pagodas like Ha Pagoda, Thuong Pagoda and Hang Pagoda and caves on the mountain.-

The site received one million visitors during just 12 days from the first to the 12th day of the Lunar Year (February 16-27).-VNA