Phu Tho

Area: 3,533.3 sq. km.
Population: 1,369.7 thousand habitants (2015).
Capital: Viet Tri City.
Administrative divisions:
- Town: Phu Tho.
- Districts (11): Ha Hoa, Thanh Ba, Doan Hung, Lam Thao, Thanh Son, Yen Lap, Tam Nong, Thanh Thuy, Phu Ninh, Cam Khe, Tan Son.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Muong, Dao, San Chay...

GEOGRAPHY

Located in the Plains and Midland in the North of Viet Nam, Phu Tho shares border with Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai provinces on the north, Vinh Phuc, Ha Tay provinces on the east, Son La Province on the west and Hoa Binh Province on the south.

 

The terrain is mainly made up by hills. There are also three big rivers namely Red, Da and Lo rivers running through Phu Tho.

 

Phu Tho has a monsoon tropical climate with a cold winter and hot summer, annual average temperature of 23oC, average annual rainfall of 1,600-1,800mm and annual average humidity of 85-87%.

 

TOURISM

Phu Tho is considering as ancestral land of Viet Nam. Den Hung (Hung Temple) remains is tied to the legend about 18 Kings Hung who built Van Lang State, the first one of Viet Nam, with Phong Chau as the capital.

 

Phu Tho has bright culture. Archaeological sites like Son Vi, Dong Dau, Lang Ca and many pagodas, temples, tombs around Nghia Linh Mountain prove that Phong Chau used to be cultural center of ancient Vietnamese.

 

Xuan Son National Park and Ao Chau Pond are famous beauty spots of Phu Tho. Every year, Xuan Son attracts many tourists to come for recreation and discovery diversified flora and fauna. Heading for Ao Chau, tourists can enjoy the fresh air and taste local specialties like fruits, carps, turtles, crabs, snails and so on.

 

Phu Tho is home of many festivals including Bach Hac, Chu Hoa, and most honourable one is Den Hung Festival. This festival is on 10th day of the 3rd lunar month annually corresponding to the anniversary of the Kings Hung. Now, it becomes a great ceremonial festival of the Vietnamese nation.

 

Besides of these, the people here preserve some traditional songs: xec bua, vi, dum, xoan, gheo songs.

 

Hung Kings Temple Relic Ensemble (Den Hung)

 

TRANSPORTATION

Viet Tri City is 85km from Ha Noi. It is on National Road N°. 2 linking Ha Noi with Ha Giang Province and China Border through Thanh Thuy Border Gate.
 

Train: The train from Ha Noi to Lao Cai stops in Viet Tri.
 

Bus: Viet Tri Bus Station and Phu Tho Bus Station offer buses from many provinces in northern Viet Nam.

ALBUM
WHERE TO STAY
Song Huong Hotel

Add: 2375 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3848 986

BaPaCo Hotel

Add: Phong Chau Commune, Phu Ninh Dist.

Tel: (84-210) 3829 023

Phuong Nam Hotel

Add: 1948 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3845 125

Khanh Linh Hotel

Add: 2094 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3846 872

Hong Ngoc 2 Hotel

Add: 938 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3862 023

Muong Thanh Luxury Phu Tho Hotel

Add: Lot CC17, Hung Vuong Square, Gia Cam Ward, Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3616 666

Kim Cuong Hotel

Add: Ngoc Xanh Island Resort, Thanh Thuy Town, Thanh Thuy District

Tel: (84-210) 6558 822

Bai Bang Hotel

Add: Bai Bang, Phong Chau Commune

Tel: (84-210) 3829 351

Hong Ngoc Hotel

Add: 1482 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3844 513

Ha Noi Hotel

Add: 2191 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3849 950

Hoang Long Hotel

Add: 2454 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3952 410

WHERE TO EAT
Song Lo Hotel and Restaurant

Add: Tran Phu St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3846 318

Vuon Hong Restaurant

Add: Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Tavern of special Fish Restaurant

Add: Near by Thao River, Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3846 013

Coi Nguon Restaurant

Add: Group 5, Tan Viet, Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3970 324

Gia Hoang New Strar Restaurant

Add: Tan Thuan St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 6269 669

Quan Ca Bo Song Restaurant

Add: Song Thao St., Viet Tri City

Tel: (84-210) 3846 013

Thuy Tien Café

Add: 1460 Hung Vuong St., Viet Tri City

Anh Phe Restaurant

Add: 80 Le Dong st., Phu Tho Town

Tel: (84-210) 3820 274