The Natural Beauty of the An Giang Border Area
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The Natural Beauty of the An Giang Border Area

Co To Mountain (also known as Phung Hoang Son) has stood up to the charming beauty of the wildness and grandeur that captivates many travelers for many years, despite its location in the middle of a vast field.

About 60 kilometers from Long Xuyen City, Co To Mountain, which rises 614 meters above sea level, is one of seven major mountains in the That Son range (Seven Mountains region) of Tri Ton district, An Giang province. Nature has blessed this location with the beauty of a harmonious combination of earth, sky, and Tà Pạ field, with Soài So Lake at the foot of the mountain.

Visitors can take National Highway 91 from Long Xuyen City and then turn onto the DT941 road at Lò Tẻ Junction, or if you want to enjoy the quiet road, low-lying mountains, and gentle rivers, take Provincial Road 943 to Nui Sam town (Thoai Son) and then find their way into Golden Suoi Tourist Area from Tri Ton town center. approximately 5 km.

Few people realize that Co To Mountain, with its unspoiled nature, is also an ideal camping location for people on the move. View the Tà Pạ field and the vast mountain space of the Seven Mountains region from the top of Phung Hoang Son.

The rustling sound of bamboo forests colliding with the echoing sound of temple bells in the distance made the space more gloomy and serene than ever.

Vồ Hội Nhỏ is a well-known camping spot in Co To Mountain; visitors come here to enjoy the fresh, cool air and to integrate with the locals' way of life. It is also an excellent location for cloud hunting in the Seven Mountains region. He could only reach out his hand to touch the clouds while standing on the Vồ Hội Nhỏ.

Furthermore, the bell palace peak in Co To Mountain is an unexplored and little-known location. Where there are rocks that ring bells when tapped.

Đỉnh Điện Chuông in the morning, when the scenery is foggy and the white clouds float like in a fairytale. Visitors who come here to pitch tents can not only enjoy the privacy but also learn about the wonders of nature.

There are numerous ways to access the mountain; visitors can try their hand at climbing the mountain along the trail; there are steps to ascend the mountain. Visitors can also save energy by taking a motorbike taxi from a local.

In Co To Mountain, there is a fleet of self-managed motorbike taxis with a clearly listed price list; the amount is calculated according to each location and ranges from 40,000 VND to 250,000 VND depending on the height of the mountain.

Both the motorcycle route and the walking path are difficult to navigate; the road is narrow and slick, with steep 45-degree slopes connected by continuous bends. Only motorbike taxis with hard steering and experience are permitted to transport passengers up the mountain, and the self-managed motorbike taxi fleet here is all senior in this regard.

Going up and down the mountain is as simple for them as running on the ground. However, visitors will not be able to avoid the phenomenon of "heart beating feet trembling" when reaching the summit of the mountain for the first time.

Despite the fact that it has long been exploited for tourism, Co To Mountain retains its inherent wildness and attractiveness. This also means that the terrain in the mountain is still difficult; visitors should take their time and climb with experienced guides to ensure their safety, and they should avoid climbing on bad weather days. The area at the top of Đỉnh Điện Chuông is currently set up as a camping area with iron corridors and wooden floors.

Source: Quang Thiện

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