As both the symbol of the challenge of the passion of the youth and bringing the grandeur, the mountains below are considered the dream destinations of many travelling enthusiasts from the North to the South. 5 Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam.
1. Fansipan (Lao Cai)With a height of 3.143m, Fansipan mountain - "the roof of Indochina", is not only the highest mountain in Vietnam but also the "target" of many backpackers and climbers. Fansipan mountain belongs to Hoang Lien Son range, located on the border of Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces. Hmong people here call Fansipan Hua Xi Pan (which means "giant protruding rocks").
Today, visitors who do not have time and health to climb up the mountain and go through the forest can still witness the magnificent overwhelmed scenery which is looked down from Fansipan through the new cable car system inaugurated in February / 2016.
2. Yen Tu (Quang Ninh)In the northern Vietnam, Yen Tu Mountain (Uong Bi, Quang Ninh) is also quite popular and is a conquest of many young people. Not as high as Fansipan, but the journey climbing Yen Tu mountain also brings many exciting experiences when exploring the diverse system of flora and fauna here. Dubbed the "ancestral land of Buddhism in Vietnam", Yen Tu Mountain's the practice place of King Tran Nhan Tong when he abandoned the throne. Also here, he set out a religious order characteristics of Vietnam Buddhism known as Zen Truc Lam Yen Tu and became the first ancestor with the religious name of Dieu Ngu Giac Hoang Tran Nhan Tong.
3. Pu Si Lung (Lai Chau)In the community of backpackers, Pu Si Lung is the mountain with the most contradictory. So, this is also one of the mountains which are mentioned a lot of times. According to national data, Mount Pu Si Lung is 3.076m high and is the 3rd highest mountain in Vietnam. However, there is also information from backpackers that the exact height of Pu Si Lung is 3.775m and Hu Si Lung (not Fansipan) is the highest mountain in Vietnam.
If you are an experienced climber, conquering Pu Si Lung is not difficult; however, if you want to climb, you must get permission from Lai Chau border post. And this is not easy.