Huong Son Area consists of Huong Pagoda and
Huong Tich Cave and is situated in Huong Son commune,
My Duc district, in Ha Tay province, almost 70
kilometres northwest of Hanoi.
From Duc port, boats take visitors along Yen stream,
letting them admire the beauty of Huong Son. Huong Son
is not only famous for its natural landscapes, but
also for its grottoes and striking old pagodas. For
example, Thien Tru Pagoda was built at the end of 17th
century. Seen from bottom up, the bell tower (8,2
metres high, 7,8 metres wide and 9,2 metres large) is
shaped as a lotus flower with several petals.
Huong Tich Cave is considered as the most picturesque
cave in Vietnam, "Nam Thien De Nhat Dong." Huong Tich
Cave is located deep into a mountain, 120 steps from
the cave entrance. Several stalagmites and stalactites
with fascinating shapes can also be seen in the cave.
The stone drops were given interesting names according
to their shape: Cay Vang, meaning "golden tree," Cay
Bac, meaning "silver tree," Ne Ken, meaning "silver
worm," and Nong Tam, meaning "basket." There is also a
group of stone drops similar to dragons that were
named the Nine Dragons.