Cam Thuy
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Cam Thuy

Thanh Hoa – a land blessed with many unique beauties by nature. Thanh Hoa is also a land of “spiritual geniuses”, with people who glorify the country with Vietnamese intelligence. Besides, Thanh Hoa also has countless natural beauties, including Cam Thuy – an extremely beautiful destination of Thanh Hoa.

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1. Where is Cam Thuy?

Cam Thuy is a midland and mountainous district of Thanh Hoa province. It’s about 75 km northwest of Thanh Hoa city. And about 145 km southwest of Hanoi capital. The entire district has 20 communes and towns, with a population of 104,720 people. Including three ethnic groups Muong, Dao, and Kinh living together along both sides of the Ma River.

Regarding geographical location, Cam Thuy has borders:

  • The East of Cam Thuy borders Vinh Loc district.
  • North of Cam Thuy borders Thach Thanh district.
  • To the west, Cam Thuy borders Ba Thuoc district.
  • To the south, Cam Thuy borders Ngoc Lac and Yen Dinh districts.

2. How is Cam Thuy unique?

Cam Thuy has an area of 425.3 km², where three ethnic groups, Muong, Kinh, and Dao, live together. Cam Thuy has the quiet, peaceful beauty of a simple countryside, with villages spread out on the backs of hills and mountain sides. Also forests, rivers and streams hidden under a layer of mist.

It’s a land rich in revolutionary traditions, a heroic district of the Armed Forces during the anti-French period, a land with many cultural and historical values with famous landscapes. Such as: Cua Ha Cave (Cam Thuy). Wind); Chan Pagoda (Cam Son); Dragon Pagoda (Marble); Mau Pagoda (Cam Van); Vong Pagoda (Cam Giang); Mong Pagoda (Cam Tu). Especially the Fish God Stream are located in the scenic and tourist area of Cam Luong commune.

Cam Thuy inherits the surrounding rocky mountain system. So it has quite diverse terrain and ecosystem, plus caves located in the heart of limestone mountains, creating an attractive landscape. In particular, the spring water flowing from the heart of Truong Sinh mountain is full of fish all year round. This is a special resource, attracting domestic and international tourists.

Besides, Cam Thuy is also known as an ancient land of the Muong ethnic group, with a number of traditional occupations typical of the Muong people’s culture, games, performances. And traditional folk festivals associated with the Muong people’s culture. theory of building villages and establishing Muong. This is a place where many quintessence converge, a resonance point between two unique human and natural tourism resources, creating a favorable premise to develop tourism into a key local economic sector.

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3. When is the best time to visit Cam Thuy?

Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa, has two seasons. The hot season from May to September sees high temperatures, frequent rainfall, and possible storms and floods, with an average temperature of 38-40 degrees Celsius. The cold season is from November to April, often with the Northeast monsoon, with little rain. rain and dryness at the beginning of the season. The lowest temperature can be down to 2 degrees Celsius.

The most ideal time to travel to Cam Thuy – Thanh Hoa is from September to April of the following year. This is a suitable time to explore forests and streams. Also a time with clear green spaces and cool weather, very suitable for weekend vacations.

4. How to get to Cam Thuy?

4.1 Traveling from Thanh Hoa city:

Cam Thuy is about 75 km northwest of Thanh Hoa city, and takes about 2 hours to travel. You can choose National Highway 45, National Highway 47 and Provincial Highway 217, all of which are very convenient.

4.2 Traveling from Hanoi:

Cam Thuy is about 145 km southwest of Hanoi, and takes about 3 hours to travel. You can take National Highway 21B then go straight to the Ho Chi Minh trail to get there.

In addition, you can take a bus from provinces with routes running through here and then rent a motorbike to continue moving to your destinations.

5. Sightseeing in Cam Thuy

Cam Thuy tourism is truly an attractive destination in Thanh Hoa province with peaceful natural beauty and diverse ecological landscape. The unique features of terrain, caves, and scenic spots have created a unique attraction for this place. Below are some highlights and attractions of Cam Thuy Thanh Hoa tourism:

5.1. Cam Luong, the God Fish Stream

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Cam Luong Magic Fish Stream is located at the foot of Truong Sinh mountain, in Ngoc village, Cam Luong commune, Cam Thuy district, Thanh Hoa province. The highlight of this place is the large number of fish and diverse species. The fish in this stream have strange shapes, rich colors and when swimming, the fish’s body glows in many colors, creating a very beautiful landscape. Cam Luong Magic Fish Stream attracts thousands of tourists to visit every year.

Besides the magic fish stream, Cam Luong commune also maintains a system of primeval forests typical of the tropics, an attractive destination for those who love to explore wild nature.

The fish in Cam Luong god lFish stream are considered a sacred site, and people in the area consider them to be god fish. Due to respect and belief in this divine fish, people do not fish here but only come to admire and pray for good luck. They believe that the abundance of fish in the stream will bring peace and prosperity to the lives of the Muong ethnic people.

5.2. Jade Temple & Cay Dang Cave

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Ngoc Temple and Cay Dang Cave are two important attractions located in the Cam Luong Thanh Hoa God Fish stream tourist area, bringing unique and attractive experiences to visitors.

Jade Temple (Four Dragon Kings): Jade Temple worships Four Dragon Kings (Snake God) is an important sacred place in Muong Cam Thuy Land. The temple was built to worship the Snake Gods, which is one of the unique cultural relics of the area. Visiting Ngoc Temple will help visitors better understand the spiritual and religious traditions of the people here.

Cay Dang Cave: Cay Dang Cave is located on Truong Sinh Mountain and about 70m from the foot of the mountain. This is a colorful and mysterious cave, with rocks sparkling like lights and bizarre shapes creating a beautiful and unique scene. A special feature of Cay Dang Cave is that when visitors enter the cave and explore through the journey, they will go out on a different path, forming a circle without stopping, bringing excitement and wonder. interesting for those who come to visit.

5.3. Cam Thuy Dragon Pagoda

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Dragon Pagoda, also known as Long Son Tu, located in Cam Thach commune, Cam Thuy district, Thanh Hoa province, is an important historical site and interesting destination of Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa tourism.

Built a long time ago, Long Son Tu Dragon Pagoda was once the base and training place of the Lam Son insurgent army in the war against the Ming army. With a heroic history, this temple carries with it memories and revolutionary traditions.

Dragon Pagoda has many caves such as Buffalo Cave, Salt Cave, Thung Pho,… with wild, natural beauty, creating an attractive and unique landscape for this place. Dragon Pagoda Festival is held on the full moon day of the first lunar month every year, an opportunity for visitors to participate in traditional cultural activities and honor the history of the pagoda.

In 1992, Long Son Tu Dragon Pagoda was ranked as a provincial historical relic, affirming the important role and historical value of this pagoda in preserving and transmitting the country’s historical traditions.

5.4. Cua Ha Cave

Cua Ha Cave is a famous tourist attraction located in Cam Phong commune, Cam Thuy district, Thanh Hoa province. The highlight of this cave is the perfect combination of rocky rapids protruding from the water surface and 220 m high vertical cliffs, creating a majestic and charming scene of the mountains and the Ma River.

This place attracts tourists by its beautiful natural landscape and the adventurous feeling of climbing mountains with steep cliffs. Climbing to the top of the mountain at Cua Ha Cave offers an exciting and challenging experience for those who love mountain climbing and adventure activities.

Cua Ha Cave is not only a beautiful landscape but also a unique destination in the region, attracting tourists to Thanh Hoa to explore and enjoy the wild and majestic beauty of the mountains and Ma River.

5.5. Ngoc Chau Cam Thuy Pagoda

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Ngoc Chau Pagoda (also known as Chan Pagoda) is located in Cam Son commune, Cam Thuy district, Thanh Hoa province. This pagoda is located between the foot and heart of Dieu Son mountain (Chanh mountain), about 1km from Cam Thuy town – built during the Later Le period.

Every year, on the 5th and 6th of the first lunar month, a special festival takes place at Ngoc Chau Pagoda, attracting a large number of visitors. This festival has diverse activities such as processions, offering incense to pray for good rain and wind, and praying for the peaceful life of the people. This is an opportunity for people and tourists to enjoy the solemn atmosphere and immerse themselves in the special spiritual cultural space of this temple.

In addition, the scenic Ngoc Chau Pagoda was also recognized as a provincial-level historical and cultural relic in 2015. This shows the role and historical and cultural value of the pagoda in preserving and transmitting historical relics. traditional values of Thanh Hoa land.

5.6. Exploring the local culture and landscape of Cam Thuy

Cam Thuy is a land rich in revolutionary tradition and history, especially during the anti-French period, where it contributed significantly to Vietnam’s war for independence. With famous historical and cultural relics. Such as Cua Ha Cave, Chan Pagoda, Dragon Pagoda, Mau Pagoda, Vong Pagoda, Mong Pagoda, Cam Thuy attracts tourists to explore and learn about the region’s heroic past. this land.

Cam Thuy’s diverse terrain and ecosystem, with its limestone mountain system and caves inside, create an attractive and unique landscape. In addition, Cam Thuy’s special natural resource is the water stream flowing from the heart of Truong Sinh mountain all year round, full of fish, attracting many domestic and international tourists to explore and experience.

The Muong ethnic group established the village of Cam Thuy, which is also an ancient land featuring poetic terraced fields, traditional crafts typical of Muong culture, and traditional folk games and festivals associated with the legend of the Muong people’s village construction. This creates cultural diversity and local quintessence, creating favorable conditions to develop adventure tour to become Cam Thuy’s economic spearhead.

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6. Specialties when traveling to Cam Thuy

Cam Thuy tourism is not only an attractive destination with natural beauty and scenic spots. But also a place to enjoy the unique and attractive cuisine of Thanh Hoa.

  • Ma River carp steamed with fragrant and fleshy papaya leaves is one of the special dishes in Cam Thuy. Carp is prepared with sweet and fragrant papaya leaves, creating a unique and attractive flavor.
  • Crispy and sweet hill chicken is also a popular dish in this locality. Chicken is processed into many delicious dishes, such as stir-fried chicken, steamed chicken, fried chicken, bringing fresh and interesting flavors to visitors.
  • Steamed snails with banana roots: It is a rich and unique dish in Cam Thuy. Fresh snails are steamed with sweet and fragrant bananas, creating an attractive and unique dish.
  • Lam rice – grilled chicken: Thanh is famous for its diverse culinary culture because there is rarely any land on this S-shaped strip of land that has mountains, forests, seas and plains like this place. And each region has its own specialties.
  • Shrimp patties : Normally, shrimp patties are made from pureed young shrimp, seasoned and fried until golden brown. However, what makes Thanh Hoa shrimp rolls stand out and uniquely attractive is the more elaborate processing stage.
  • Leaf cake with harrow teeth :This type of cake is available in many places with the names banh te, banh gio, banh la, and Thanh Hoa people call it gear harrow because it is shaped like a familiar farming tool of farmers. A small, pretty harrow wheel bearing a simple country soul is a favorite morning gift for many people.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Cam Thuy

When traveling to Cam Thuy – Thanh Hoa, visitors can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below:

  • Thanh Nhan Hotel. Address: Ho Chi Minh Road, Cam Thuy Town, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa.
  • Binh Minh Guesthouse. Address: Group 5, Cam Thuy Town, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa.
  • Snow White Motel. Address: Cam Thuy Town, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa.
  • Cam Thuy Guesthouse. Address: Cam Thuy Bridge, Cam Son, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa.
  • Cam Ngoc Xanh Guest House. Address: Highway 217, Cam Thuy Town, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa.
  • Nam Anh Guest House. Address: Cam Son, Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa.

While not as popular as Pu Luong or other destinations in Thanh Hoa, Cam Thuy in Thanh Hoa. But it’s still a great choice for those visiting the beautiful Central region and seeking unique tourist destinations for their trip.

If you are planning your Thanh Hoa tour to Cam Thuy, please contact us today – a professional Vietnam tour operator. With a team of consultants, tour operators and local guides who are experienced, dedicated and thoroughly knowledgeable about this land. We will take you on a journey to discover Cam Thuy – Thanh Hoa with interesting experiences and memorable memories.

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