Dai Tu
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Dai Tu

Dai Tu is known as a mountainous district with many impressive destinations in Thai Nguyen. Nature has bestowed this place with green tea hills. Especially cool creeks and Mo Mo lakes, and the air is very fresh. With high mountainous terrain and a cool year-round climate.

Dai Tu is a place that attracts a large number of tourists every year to visit and light up a fire to relax. Follow Origin Vietnam to visit Dai Tu to explore the paradise here.

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1. Geographical location of Dai Tu district

Dai Tu district is located about 25km northwest of Thai Nguyen city center. About 100km northwest of Hanoi city center.

The west of the district borders Tuyen Quang province, the north borders Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province. The south borders Vinh Phuc province and the east borders Phu Luong district, Thai Nguyen province.

2. Unique features of Dai Tu

Dai Tu district welcomes visitors from all over with a picture of fresh nature, the vast green of successive tea hills, high mountains covered with a lush green tree. Mother Nature also gifted Dai Tu with beautiful pristine waterfalls, fresh streams and vast lakes.

Along with that, the diversity of the Kinh, Nung, Tay, Dao,… ethnic groups residing in the district contributes to the cultural attractiveness of indigenous tourism. Coming here, visitors can not only admire the beautiful natural scenery with fresh air. But also learn and discover about the cultural diversity among different ethnic groups.

3. When is the best time to travel to Dai Tu?

Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province, located in Northern Vietnam, has a humid subtropical climate with two distinct seasons: the rainy season from May to October, the heaviest rainy period is in August. The dry season is from May to October. From November to April next year, this season the weather is a bit chilly. When traveling, you should monitor the weather to bring all essential items, convenient for your trip.

According to travel experience to Dai Tu. You should go during the rainy season from May to October which is best. With high mountainous terrain, this place always maintains a cool temperature from 22-27. It’s very suitable for summer vacations and camping.

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4. How to get to Dai Tu?

With tourism being promoted in Dai Tu district, transportation for tourists is now extremely convenient. Therefore, visitors can choose from many types of means of transport to travel to Dai Tu district.

4.1. Travel by bus:

Tourists in Hanoi can go to major bus stations to buy tickets from Hanoi to Dai Tu. Giap Bat bus station, My Dinh bus station. Car prices range from 100k – 150k VND/person. And travel time is about 1.5 – 2 hours. The advantages of passenger cars are that they travel quickly, buy tickets easily, and the price is relatively reasonable. Some reputable bus companies that tourists can note: Duong Thuy, Duc Phuc, Bao Long,…

4.2. Travel by motorbike:

Traveling by motorbike is suitable for tourists who want to go sightseeing, making it convenient to move and proactive in the journey of discovery. Travel time by motorbike from Hanoi to Dai Tu is about 2 hours driving.

When using a motorbike, tourists go from Hanoi through Nhat Tan bridge and then follow Highway 3. When traveling, tourists should bring all documents and wear a helmet to ensure safety for the journey. Come to Dai Tu land.

4.3. Travel by train

Tourists in central Hanoi can go to stations: Gia Lam, Yen Vien, Dong Anh, to catch a train from Hanoi to Thai Nguyen city, travel time will take about 2 hours. After that, visitors can choose to use the following means of transportation: bus, passenger car, motorbike taxi or taxi to Dai Tu district. Each station has different ticket prices ranging from about 60k – 100k VND.

Tourists from the Central and Southern regions can go to the nearest station to catch the train to Hanoi. After that, visitors can choose to travel by different means to reach Dai Tu.

5. Explore the beauty of Dai Tu district

Dai Tu is a district with many ideal destinations, attracting a large number of tourists each year. Please join our team to discover what those places are!

5.1. Coc Mountain lake

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Nui Coc Lake is located in Tan Thai commune, Dai Tu district, 15km northwest of Thai Nguyen city and about 96km from Hanoi capital. This is one of the top tourist destinations that every visitor to Dai Tu district chooses. This place is also known as “Ha Long Bay” of Thai Nguyen province.

Coming to Nui Coc Lake, visitors can not only visit and admire the beautiful lake scenery surrounded by rows of green trees, but also explore caves: “Fairy World and Palace”, “Three Cay Pine” cave. ” or visit the complex “Theory of Cause and Effect – Golden Waterfall Sacred Pagoda”. This place also has an amusement park with many interesting activities to help visitors have an unforgettable experience: basket boat rides, adventurous entertainment games, and a water park to cool off in the summer.

5.2. La Bang tea hill and Suoi Kem

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La Bang tea hill and Suoi Kem are located in Rung Van hamlet. It’s about 35km northwest of Thai Nguyen city. La Bang tea hill is known as a green tea hill covering all four sides, stretching over many hills. The bowl-shaped tea hills keep winding, one after another without stopping, satisfying any nature lover. The scene is like a painting skillfully arranged by nature and human hands.

Mixed with the greenness of the tea hills is the sound of gurgling stream water surrounding the tea hills. The spring water is fresh and cool coming from Tam Dao mountain. On both sides of the stream are patches of grass mixed with rocks and colorful wildflowers. Visitors coming here can immerse themselves in the cool stream and can set up camping tents right next to the stream to cool off and relax.

5.3. Cua Death Stream

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Cua Tu Stream is located in Hoang Nong commune. It’s 45km northwest of Thai Nguyen city center. Cua Tu Stream consists of 7 waterfalls, flowing through cliffs and towering mountain slopes, shielded by vast ancient trees. To explore the stream, visitors are forced to hike through moss-covered rocks and swim through cool, clear blue lakes.

The stream has only one way up and down, and is located between high mountains. The stream water is high and low. So very few people can conquer the source of the stream. Cua Tu Stream still retains the wild and majestic beauty that nature bestows. In addition to the beauty that nature bestows, Cua Tu Stream delights visitors with its fresh, cool atmosphere, separate from the noise and dust of urban life.

5.4. 27/7 relic area

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The relic site is located in Hung Son town. It’s about 25km northwest of Thai Nguyen city. A large project built by the State at the place of origin on War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27, 1947). The relic site is a place to worship heroes who have contributed to defending the country. Therefore, this place has attracted many tourists to come here to respectfully light incense sticks to commemorate the heroic martyrs who sacrificed their lives to protect the independence and freedom of the country.

5.5. Van Mountain – Vo Mountain Relics

Van Mountain – Vo Mountain relic is located in Van Yen commune. It’s only 35km northwest of Thai Nguyen city. Van Mountain – Vo Mountain is a relic worshiping the famous general Luu Nhan Chu, including two Van mountains and Vo mountains – symbols of the courage of the ancient hero.

Currently, the Van-Nui Vo relic complex has been ranked as a National Monument and invested in building projects such as the Temple of General Luu Nhan Chu, memorial house, green campus, and rest stations for guests. Cross directions… create an attractive historical tourism complex. The relic site opens in January (lunar calendar) every year, with many unique rituals and entertainment activities. Therefore, the relic site still attracts a large number of tourists every year to visit and offer incense in remembrance.

6. Specialties when traveling to Dai Tu

Dai Tu district is not only famous for delicious sweet soup. But also delicious and attractive dishes that you should enjoy.

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6.1. Dai Tu Sour Meatball

Nem chua Dai Tu is also a dish that many people know and love. Nem is made from lean pork butt meat, garlic, pepper, mushrooms, guava leaves, and wine. It is wrapped in banana leaves and left for a few days until it is ripe and can be eaten. Unlike other types of spring rolls in other regions, Dai Tu spring rolls are grilled over charcoal or rolled in a hot pan. Thanks to that, it creates a difference, also helps the spring rolls smell more fragrant, and eat more delicious and nutritious.

6.2. Forest honey

Dai Tu is a land with many mountains and forests. So natural wild honey is always available. Wild honey here has a natural aroma, a sweeter taste than sugar and a slightly sweet smell. According to travel experience, if you want to buy delicious and real wild honey, go here.

6.3. Tan Cuong Tea

Tan Cuong tea has a light yellowish green color with a mild aroma. The tea water is clear. When drinking, you will feel the acrid taste but then it has a sweet taste, making the tea here feel very different from tea in other regions. other. Therefore, Tan Cuong tea is also a specialty that tourists cannot ignore.

Tan Cuong used to belong to Dai Tu district but is now under the management of Thai Nguyen city. However, the place where Tan Cuong tea is produced and processed is still located in Dai Tu district. So if you want to buy genuine Tan Cuong tea, you can go to Thanh Luong Tea Cooperative in Tan Thai commune.

6.4. Hung Son rice noodles

It is also the second best specialty of Dai Tu, so when you come here and want to find a dish other than nem chua, Hung Son rice noodles are the perfect choice. The noodles are handmade and do not use chemicals. So they always retain their natural color. The noodles have a natural elasticity, do not use borax and always ensure the inherent deliciousness. This is a gift that tourists can buy for daily use.

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7. Accommodation when traveling in Dai Tu

7.1. Hotels in Dai Tu

To serve the accommodation of tourists, Dai Tu district also has reputable hotels with good service quality to satisfy all tourists coming to Thai Nguyen. Here are a few reputable hotels for your reference:

  • Nui Coc Plaza Lake Hotel. Address: Tan Thai, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province
  • Union Hotel. Address: Tan Lap, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province
  • Dong Ho Hotel. Address: Tan Thai, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province
  • Thai Duong Hotel. Address: Tan Thai, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province

7.2. Homestays in Dai Tu

Experiencing a Homestay close to the nature of the mountains and forests is always the top choice when visitors come to Dai Tu land. Staying at the Homestays, you will be immersed in the majestic nature and fresh air that this place has. Some beautiful Homestays in Dai Tu that you can refer to:

  • Cua Tu Homestay. Address: Hoang Nong, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province
  • La Bang Homestay. Address: La Bang, Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province

Surely, Dai Tu – Thai Nguyen tourism will bring visitors countless interesting travel experiences. From lakes, streams, waterfalls, tea hills, historical relics… all in the district have their own beauty, making the tourist’s journey both diverse and interesting.

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