Travellers Notes (17-06-2006) Reclining Buddha attracts tourists Thousands of tourists are flocking to Ta Cu Mountain in Binh Thuan Province to visit the largest statue of a reclining Buddha in Viet Nam. The white stone statue of Buddha entering Nirvana lies just below the summit of the mountain, which is 700m above sea level and 170km north of HCM City. The statue, which is 49m long and 18m high, was sculpted in 1962 as part of a complex including the Linh Son Truong Tho and and Linh Son Long Doan pagodas. To reach the statue, visitors can either hike up through the forest for two to three hours or take the 1.64-km cable car system that carries them to the mountain top. One million attend Hue Festival The nine-day Hue Festival 2006 ended last Sunday, attracting more than one million visitors, including 150,000 foreigners from 52 countries and territories. The ceremony began on a stage by the Huong River with a dance performance of a pair of dragons and phoenixes, symbolising royal power and beauty. The next festival in Hue will kick off on June 3, 2008. Da Lat caters for football fans Saigontourist offices in Da Lat and Nha…
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