Vietnam Tourist Guidebook

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – HUNG YEN PROVINCE

Capital:    Hung Yen City Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Hoa Highlights  Hien Street, Chu Dong Tu Temple TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Pho Hien (Hien Street) Many Vietnamese are familiar with the saying “One should first visit Thang Long, then Hien Street.” Pho Hien is located 60km from Ha Noi. To go there, take National Highway 5 to Pho Noi, then road 39A through ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – HAI DUONG PROVINCE 2

Kinh Chu An Phu Site Situated in the Duong Nham Mountains, An Sinh Commune, Kinh Mon District, Kinh Chu An Phu looks like a giant rock-garden among the vast waves of rice fields in Kinh Thay valley. In the Duong Nham Mountains there are some relics relating Tran Hung Dao and many peculiar caverns such as Kinh Chu, Vang, Luon, and ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – HAI DUONG PROVINCE

HAI DUONG PROVINCE Capital:   Hai Duong City Ethnic groups:   Viet (Kinh), San Diu, Hoa, Muong Highlights:  Con Son Site, Kiep Bac Temple, Kinh Chu An Phu Site TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Con Son Vestige Site Con Son Vestige Site is located in Cong Hoa Ward, Chi Linh Town, about 70km from Ha Noi, between the two mountain ranges of Phuong Hoang (Phoenix) and Ky Lan ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – PHU THO PROVINCE 2

Xuan Son National Park Xuan Son National Park was established on February, 2002. It is located in Xuan Son Commune, Thanh Son District, over 80km from Viet Tri City and 160km from Ha Noi. The park covers an area of 15,048ha includ­ing 11,000ha of natural forests, 1,396ha of limestone-mountain forests. There are many original biotopes, for example some strange plants ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – PHU THO PROVINCE

PHU THO PROVINCE Capital:    Viet Tri City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Muong, Dao, San Chay Highlights: Complex of Hung Temple, Xuan Son National Park TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Complex of Hung Temple (Den Hung) Complex of Hung Temple is located in Viet Tri City, approximately 95km from Ha Noi. This group of remains is tied to the legend about the 18 Hung ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – VINH PHUC PROVINCE 2

Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery is consid­ered to be one of the most impressive and peaceful monasteries in Viet Nam. This Zen sanctuary is located in Dai Dinh Commune, Tam Dao District, on Tay Thien Mountain, which belongs to the Tam Dao Mountain Range. Built in 2005 on the ruins of an ancient pago­da ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – VINH PHUC PROVINCE

VINH PHUC PROVINCE Capital: Vinh Yen City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), San Diu, San Chay, Tay Highlights: Tam Dao, Huong Canh Pottery, Binh Son Tower TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Tam Dao Tourist Site Tam Dao is an ideal summer tourist site in the North, located 900m above sea-level, approx­imately 86km from Ha Noi. Tam Dao Mountains are 80km long, 10-15km wide. At the ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – BAC GIANG PROVINCE

Capital:    Bac Giang City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Nung, Tay, San Chay, San Diu, Hoa Highlights: Cam Son Lake, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda,Tho Ha Communal House TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Cam Son Lake Cam Son Lake is situated in Luc Ngan District, bordering Lang Son. Ordinarily, the lake covers 2,600ha, but during the rainy season it occupies 3,000ha. The 30km-long lake is 7km ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – NINH BINH PROVINCE 6

But Thap Pagoda But Thap Pagoda is located west of But Thap Village, in Dinh To Commune, Thuan Thanh District. But Thap Pagoda is one of the most famous pagodas in Viet Nam. Inside, there are various valuable ancient objects and stat­ues, which are considered to be Vietnamese masterpieces of 17th century wood carving. Among them are Tay Thien Dong ... Read More »

HANOI AND THE RED RIVER DELTA – NINH BINH PROVINCE 5

FESTIVALS            Truong Yen Festival The 10th day of the 3rd lunar month Truong Yen Festival is an important festival in Hoa Lu that attracts many people. The festi­val taken place in Kings Dinh and Le Temples commemorates the merits of two kings, Dinh Tien Hoang, who reunited the country, and Le Dai Hanh, who defeated foreign invaders. Yen Cu Festival ... Read More »