The Con Pass at Thu Cuc, between Phu Tho and Son LaPhu Tho doesn't have many tourist attractions for foreign travelers. The province was the site of the capital city of an ancient Viet Kingdom before the 3rd century B.C. And the Hung Kings' temples are much visited by Vietnamese tourists. Phu Tho was the area where big divisions of the Vietnamese Army sought respite in between battles in the various wars in Vietnam.

Our Phu Tho travel guide provides you with useful travel information such as what to see, things to do, former battlefield sites,... in the province. Paradissa organizes day-trips from Hanoi for veterans and historians to visit the ancient battlefields in Phu Tho.

  • The Hung Kings Temple (Den Hung) is a complex of temples first built in the 10th century A.D on the Nghia Linh Mountains, 10km from Viet Tri City (of Phu Tho Province) and 90km from Hanoi. Much of the complex nowadays was constructed in the 15th century. The Temple is dedicated to Hung Kings (Vua Hung), the Founder Kings of Van Lang ,  the first Vietnamese-identity kingdom dated back to 2879 B.C.

  • 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.

  • Phu Tho Province is located to the west of Hanoi and is the gateway to the wild North-West of Vietnam. Phu Tho is little known to the foreign visitors to Vietnam, while it is popular among the Vietnamese. The province was where the founder kings of Vietnam (Hung Kings, Hung Vuong, Vua Hung) started the first Viet-identity kingdom and there is still the Hung Kings Temple near the provincial capital - Viet Tri City.