Hills with tea plantations at Phu Tho
Hills with tea plantations at Phu Tho

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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.

 Phu Tho doesn't have many tourist attractions and not visited frequently by the foreign travellers to Vietnam. Still, the province is home to the last stretch of the Hoang Lien Mountain which starts from Sapa (Lao Cai Province), and which offers some opportunities for trekking adventures to those who would like to stray from the well-trodden tourist track.

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In Phu Tho, green tea plantations are omnipresent. Walking through the tranquil and fresh nature of these plantations are refreshing!
 

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Walking or trekking through the mountains and forests of Xuan Son National Park brings you an authentic adventure!

 

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There are ethnic villages scatteredly located in Xuan Son National Park

 

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Phu Tho is the sacred land to every Vietnamese. Visiting the Hung Kings Temple will get you more understanding of the Vietnamese culture. A trip to the temple from Hanoi takes a day and requires some good physical efforts, as the temples are located on different mountains.

 

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If you get enough of the mountains, then having a boat cruise on the Red River at Phu Tho could be fun. The fish caught here is just yummy!

 

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The further north-west you travel through Phu Tho, scenes with palm hills are more and more present.