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Ket Mountain Climb

Looking for peace, tranquillity and serious reflection? Perhaps Núi Két /Parrot Mountain isn’t exactly the place for you. Plenty of temples on the mountain. Lots of Buddha to venerate but also in a style worthy of a tribute to Spanish painter Antoni Gaudi with the vibrant colours, images and decorations. A tiger temple welcomes you, dragons, eagles and crocodiles scatter the mount. A solitary concrete image of a parrot can be found on a terrace about half way up. But if you feel like a bit of stiff exercise then the 20 –40 minute climb up the locally quarried rough cut stone steps will be exactly what you need. For all that it is an interesting climb. Nui Ket is situated around 22 kl south of Chau Doc behind Nha Bang town. It is surrounded by more established den/temples and chua/pagodas. The Nui Ket climb is worth a visit in its own right or as an interlude after a visit to the Tra Su bird sanctuary. Your reward for making it to the top is the ability to pray at the temples up there or beside the local pilgrims to the Ba Chu Xu/Lady Buddha atop a long colourful dragon. Or pose beside the image of the female fighter, a testimony to the intensity of the local conflict and the role of women in the fighting. Nui Ket is an ideal attraction on a full day bike ride out of Chau Doc. Leave the bikes in the covered parking at the entrance and climb to the top. Several vendors selling cold drink with a Buddhist vegetarian canteen near the top. The cool shade of the cai vong/ hammock resting places welcomes the weary climber. Many of the kiosks are run by monks and nuns. You will get a worthy view across Nha Bang town into Cambodia for your efforts.

Time to start: from early morning to 15:30 from Chau Doc hotel/ guesthouse
Distance: Chau Doc- Nui Ket, 20 km
Duration: 2-4 hours
Guide: Local English speaking guide
Transportation: coach/ car/ tuk-tuk/ motorbike/ bike 
Entrance: included in the excursion price

BOOKING FOR NUI KET CLIMB
Person in charge: Thomas Guy
Telephone #: +84912217448

EXCURSION PRICE
The excursion is on private basis. It is for your party only. It is not a group tour. So the rates would differ for each group size and personalized services. Contact Chau Doc Travel for details 

WHAT IS INCLUDED
The excursion to Ket Mountain is easy and you can do on your own, If using our service, it would include a local English speaking guide, transportation, picking up and dropping off at your hotel/ guesthouse in Chau Doc (An Giang), a bottle of water for each passenger

WHAT IS EXCLUDED
The tour price would exclude the tips for driver/ local guide, your lunch and accommodation in Chau Doc

PAYMENT
To book the excursion to Nui Ket from/to Chau Doc City, please submit your payment to Chau Doc Travel at least 3 days in advance for a smooth arrangement. We accept Visa, Master, Amex cards. The online payment facility is available at Chau Doc Travel.

HOW TO BOOK
Kindly let Chau Doc Travel know the date you want to travel to Ket Mountain Tinh Bien. Also, we need to know your hotel address in Chau Doc.

EXTENSION
Beside the visit to Chau Doc Nui Ket, you can consider Ba Chuc Adventure, the excursion to Cham VillageFloating farmTra Su sanctuary, Can Tho floating market, Saigon Mekong ToursBus and Hydrofoil to Phu Quocspeedboat to Phnom Penh