Red River Dike - Phu Tho Province

Phu Tho

 

Phu Tho Province is located in the North-West of Vietnam; bordered to the north-east by Tuyen Quang Province, to the east by Vinh Phuc Province, to the south-east by Ha Tay Province (Hanoi now), to the south by Hoa Binh Province, to the west by Son La Province and to the west and north-west by Yen Bai Province. The capital of Phu Tho Province is Viet Tri City, 80km north-west of Hanoi.

 

 

the Red River in Phu Tho Province
the Red River in Phu Tho Province
 
Phu Tho has hilly terrains to the northern area of the province and some flat plains in the Red River Delta.

The province has a tropical monsoon climate with 4 seasons per year. The annual rainfall in the area is 1,600mm-1,800mm and the average humidity is 85-87%.
 
 
The Red River Delta in Phu Tho
The Red River Delta in Phu Tho
 
 
 
Phu Tho Province is not a well-known to most foreign travellers to Vietnam, though there are some attractions in the province that may well be worthwhile to visit for the off-the-beaten path travellers. Viet Tri City was the area of Phong Chau, the capital city of the ancient Van Lang Kingdom, the first Vietnamese-identity kingdom in history, which dates back to 2,879B.C. At Viet Tri, you can still visit the complex of temples dedicated to Hung Kings, the founder kings of Vietnam.
 
 
Hung Kings Temple at Viet Tri City
Hung Kings Temple at Viet Tri City
 
 
 
Further to the west of Phu Tho, near Son La Province and at the foot of the Hoang Lien Mountain Range (stretching from Lao Cai Province to Lai Chau, Yen Bai, Son La and Phu Tho Provinces), there's a system of primeval forest on karst mountains of Xuan Son National Park which is home to diverse floral and fauna systems. The national park of Xuan Son is 80km from Viet Tri City and 120km from Hanoi.
 
 
Thien Quang Pagoda in the complex of Hung Kings Temple
Thien Quang Pagoda in the complex of Hung Kings Temple
 
 
Paradissa offers a number of adventure tours to the North-West of Vietnam, and to Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang Provinces which pass our way through the province. In the case that you'd like to be the pioneer travellers to discover the far-flung area of Phu Tho, please contact our adventure travel expert.

 

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