Ngu Binh Mountain is located in Hue City. Ngu Binh Mountain was called Bang Son (Even Mount) and renamed Ngu Binh by Emperial Gia Long. It was chosen as a screen in front of the Hue Capital City.
At about 103 meters in height, Ngu Binh Mountain (also called Ngu Mountain, Bang Mountain or Hon Mo) is located on the right bank of the Huong River (Perfume River). From the center of Hue city, the mountain is located 4km to the south.
The 105m Ngu Binh has a striking and symmetric figure. On both sides of the Bang Son (Even Mount) are 2 small mounts called Ta Bat Son (Left Mount) and Huu Bat Son (Right Mount). Its top is flat with pine trees every where. The Nguyen Dynasty was established and decided to build up the Hue Capital City.
Together with the Perfume River, Ngu Binh Mount is the second invaluable gift endowed by Nature to Hue. These two mingle with each other creating the Romantic Mountain and river beauty of Hue. For a long time, this beautiful mount and the blue limpid Perfume River have become the symbol of Hue City. Therefore, people often call Hue "The land of the Perfume River (Huong River) and Ngu Binh Mount" or "Huong-Ngu Land".
The spectacular scenery of the mountain has attracted many generations of tourists. On nice days, from Ngu Binh Mountain, visitors could view the entire city with ancient pagodas, the sparkling palace, and Huong River. From the east, the white sand-bank of the beach named Thuan An along with the blue color of the East Sea creates the wonderful picture that has touched the soul of many poets and artists.
Vong Canh Hill, one of the most famous Hue attractions is a few kilometers away from Ngu Binh Mountain. From this hill, visitors can observe fruit trees like Areca catechu, Longan, orange, and so on that blend with the roof of the pagoda, temple and tombs. Huong River is considered as a band of silk. Most noticeably, in the morning or sunset, standing on this mountain, people can feel the poetic beauty of Hue.