Than Dinh Mountain (also known as Non Pagoda Mountain) is about 25 km away from Dong Hoi city in the southwest and 3 km from the east branch of Ho Chi Minh trail. Many legends surround the mountain which is also considered the Multi-Buddha place.
Located at an altitude of 405m over the sea level. It takes about 40 minutes to climb 1,260 stone steps to the Non Pagoda (also known as Kim Phong). The pagoda was built in 1701. There still exists a stone stele erected in the 11th year of Minh Mang’s reign (1830) recording the pagoda’s profile. Situated in front of the pagoda is a clear, cool and fresh water well, known as the Fairy well. A few tens of meters on the left is the Hang Cave pagoda.
Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of fertile lands looming under the distant forests along the Dai Giang river which curve softly under Long Dai bridge and mingles with the Nhat Le river to flow into the East Sea, taste the holy water and pray for a refined life or contemplate plenty of interesting shapes of rocks and stalactites in the Drum and Bell caves.Than Dinh Mountain has become an attractive tourism spot in the area.