Ho Citadel, Thanh Hoa

Thanh Hoa

Thanh Hoa is located in the north of the Central Region of Vietnam, 160km south of Ha Noi. The province is bordered to the north by Son La, Hoa Binh and Ninh Binh Provinces; to the west by Laos; to the east by the East Vietnam Sea and to the South by Nghe An Province.

Thanh Hoa has a tropical monsoon climate with four seasons per year: spring is from February to April, summer is from May to August, Autumn is from September to October and Winter is from November to January. The summer here is very hot, while the winter is often wet and cold. In the summer, Thanh Hoa is often in the region of the Lao winds which are dry and hot and which make the temperatures in the region intolerable sometimes. The annual rainfall is 1600-2300mm and the average humidity is 85-87%.

Tam Diep Mountains
Tam Diep Mountains, boundary between Thanh Hoa and Ninh Binh Province

Thanh Hoa is home to the Dong Son Culture - the Bronze Civilization that dates back 6000 years ago. The province is home to a number of national heroes who had great influence into the Vietnamese history like Ba Trieu, Le Loi, Dao Duy Tu...

The people of Thanh Hoa is famous for the diligent working capability and for the toughness. The students from Thanh Hoa Province are among the bests in Vietnam for their hardworking capability and talents.

The  Ma River - Thanh Hoa Province
The Ma River - The biggest river in Thanh Hoa Province

Thanh Hoa is home to a number of tourist attractions such as the pristine beaches at Sam Son, Hai Tien & Hai Hoa and the National Park of Ben En, the Ho's Imperial Citadel... Still, as of this writing, Thanh Hoa is mostly visited by Vietnamese tourists, there are very few foreign travellers who visit the province.

Rice field of Thanh Hoa Province
Rice field of Thanh Hoa Province

There are daily trains from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa and vice versa. Alternatively, you can travel to Thanh Hoa by bus or by car. The road trip takes 3 to 4 hours' time. Paradissa offers off-the-beaten track cultural tours, eco-tours and beach holidays to Thanh Hoa Province. Please keep it in mind that except for Sam Son Beach and Thanh Hoa City, tourist facilities at Thanh Hoa are far from meeting international standards and that traveling to Thanh Hoa is only for those who love straying from the tourist trails.

Ly Cung - Thanh Hoa
Ly Cung where Ho Quy Ly contained the Tran King before taking the throne from the Tran's Family

Tours and holidays in Thanh Hoa

Paradissa offers cultural and historical tours to the Ho Family's Citadel and Lam Kinh Ancient Capital City, beach vacations at Sam Son and Hai Tien, trekking tours at Pu Luong and butterfly watching tours at Ben En National Park.