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The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater

 Located on the northwest coast of the island of Ly Son in Quang Ngai province is a beautiful landscape, Dinh Liem Pagoda and Gieng Tien (Fairy Well) volcano.


The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater


Dinh Liem or Duc pagoda is a group of works built on Gieng Tien Mount, including a 27m statue of the Goddess of Mercy.


The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater

The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater


Visitors have to overcome more than 100 stairs to get to the pagoda.


The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater


Dinh Liem Pagoda is a shrine to Buddha and the Goddess of Mercy. 


The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater

From the shrine, the stairs go up to the mountain peak, where the most unexpected thing is waiting.


The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater

A ravishing spectacle appears when visitors set foot on the peak: a vast crater.




The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater

Standing on the crater you can also see the immense sea…
The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater


… and a beautiful corner of Ly Son’s garlic fields.


The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater

From the edge of the crater, you can walk down the gentle slopes to discover the pristine basin.


The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater


The high grasslands and dense bushes cover the entire hollow.
The fairyland inside Vietnam’s crater


The panoramic view of Gieng Tien volcano from Be Island, 6km from Ly Son Island.
Photo: Kien thuc


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