Things to see and do - Lang Son
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Lang Son is the perfect base for an excursion to China (visa available in Hanoi) or a trip to the mountains of northeastern Vietnam. Partially destroyed during the conflict between China and Vietnam in 1979, the town has nonetheless retained some colonial buildings and an interesting pagoda (Pagoda of the Immortals). It’s also worth taking some time to browse the town’s markets (Cho Ky Lua or Cho Dong Kinh), with their attractive stalls of Chinese knick-knacks.
Tourist attractions Lang Son : Things to see and do
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The "Writing Brush" pagoda, built in the 17C amid the rice fields, comprises several buildings which are home to some outstanding carved and lacquered wood items. In the Bell Tower, note the statue of Quan Am sitting on a lotus supported by..
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The "Pagoda of the Immortals" occupies a huge cavern and is accessed via a flight of steps. The pyramids of Coca Cola and other fizzy drinks placed on the altars bear witness to the respect lent to the powerful divinities of the site. To th..
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Tam Tanh Cave resembles a pagoda, with its altar bearing statues of the Buddhist pantheon and its walls engraved with 16C and 18C steles listing the donations given to the sanctuary. However, in the cave's crevices it is the Holy Mothers and deified ..