Uong Bi is a city of the first category, located in the northern part of Vietnam, in the west of Quang Ninh province. The city is far from the capital countries 130 km to the east. Wang Bi is located near the northern border of Vietnam, which makes this city of strategic importance. The city is also located, for the most part, in the Quang Ninh mountains and on the Hong Tieu ridge. Three rivers flow through the city: Sinh, Tien Yen and Uong. The population is over 175,000 inhabitants. Wangby was granted city status in 1961. The city’s economy is based on industries such as food production, construction, engineering, trade, tourism, and coal mining. In terms of economic growth, the city ranks 5th in the country. The city of Wangby has a thermal power plant that generates electricity from coal combustion. The resulting electricity is sold to China. The largest pine resin processing plant in the country is also located in the city. A coal mining company from Indonesia also conducts its work here. The city is attractive for tourists with its sights. Here is a large nature reserve of Yenta. It harmoniously combines Buddhist temples and natural landscape – Mount Yenti, a sacred grove. Like many other cities in Vietnam, the city of Wang Bi is famous for its large annual holiday-festival in honor of the 14th century king Tran Nyan Thong, who abdicated and began to live on Mount Yenti, and then founded the Buddhist school of Chuk Lam. The peak of visitors to this place falls from mid-January to the end of March. The climate is a tandem of mountain and coastal climates, as the South China Sea coast is located in the southeast. The average temperature of the region is 22 degrees. As a rule, from April to July is the hottest period, during the same period, the rainy season begins, which lasts until October. In winter, the air temperature can drop to 10 degrees at night. And in the summer, the air temperature can rise to the level of 35 degrees.
Worth a visit in this city
Mount Yenti (Núi Yên Tử )
Mount Yenti is a popular spiritual tourism site, which includes a whole system of pagodas, temples and forests with amazing landscapes. settled on this mountain as a hermit, and subsequently founded the Buddhist school “Chuklam”. Since then, Mount Yenti has become a major center of Vietnamese Buddhism.
The Yenta cable car system consists of 2 lines: the Hoanglong cable car from Jayoan Valley to Hoayen Pagoda, the second – Bat Long from Mothmai Pagoda to a stopping point near the Anki Xinh statue.
Sitting in the cockpit, we can admire the beauty of the city of Wangby and the mountains of Yenta from a bird’s eye view.
Pagoda Ba Vang
Ba Vang Pagoda is located in the mountains, at an altitude of 340 m.This huge temple complex, with a sanctuary area of 3500 square meters, was built in 1676. Of course, the complex has been rebuilt and restored to this day. The last renovation took place in 2007.
In 2014, the temple was recognized as the largest mountain temple in Vietnam.
Yen Tu Pagoda
Yen Tu Pagoda is located on the top of a mountain, 1068 meters high. You can climb the mountain on foot, or you can use the cable car. The first Dong temple was built in the 17th century. In 2007 the temple was rebuilt and opened to the public. The new pagoda is made of bronze, weighing 70 tons, 4.6 meters long, 3.6 meters wide and 3.35 meters high. Chang Ken Temple
Chang Ken Temple is a beautiful Buddhist temple located on the mountain of the same name. The territory of this place has a rich history.
In 1962, the Thuy Nguyen area, where the Chang Ken Pagoda is located, was recognized as a cultural and historical monument.
In fact, Chang Ken is a temple complex, which includes a pleasant well-groomed area for walking.