To the Vietnamese the mountain is the center of a myth about Bà Đen, a local deity of Khmer origin. During the Vietnam War the area around the mountain was very active as the Ho Chi Minh Trail ended a few kilometers west across the Cambodian border. As such there were many battles and American and Vietnamese soldiers based in the region remember the prominent landmark. After the war the mountain turned from a battleground to being famous for its beautiful temples and theme park.
At 996 metres (3,268 ft), the extinct volcano rises from the flat Mekong Delta jungle and farmland. The mountain is almost a perfect cinder cone with a saddle and a slight bulge on her northwest side. The mountain is honeycombed with caves and is covered in many large basalt boulders. The mountain is located approximately 10 km northeast of Tây Ninh and 96 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City.
The mountain is famed for its beautiful views. Visitors may hike up trails but many people take the Núi Bà Đen gondola lift to the top of the temple complex. Many of the trails up the mountain are dangerous when wet.
Common fruit orchards on the mountain and in the neighborhood grow the custard apple, which is called the mountain custard apple by the local citizens, bananas, or cashews.
According to VietKings (Kyluc.vn)