Dong Hy
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Dong Hy

Dong Hy district is a district in the mountainous region of Thai Nguyen province. This place is known as a tourist “hot spot” in Thai Nguyen. With countless beautiful landscapes, historical and cultural relics and typical festivals, the unique culture of ethnic minorities.

Dong Hy district promises to bring you a wonderful travel experience when you come here. Let’s explore and explore this place with Origin Vietnam!

IMG Ban Ten Dong Hy Thai Nguyen 3

1. Where Is Dong Hy?

Dong Hy district is located about 23 km northeast of Thai Nguyen city. About 104 km north of Hanoi capital center and about 70km from Noi Bai airport. This place has the following geographical location:

  • The East borders Vo Nhai district and Yen The district, Bac Giang province
  • The West borders Phu Luong district, Thai Nguyen province
  • The South borders Thai Nguyen city and Dong Hy district, Thai Nguyen province
  • The North borders Cho Moi district, Bac Kan province.

2. How Is Dong Hy Unique?

Dong Hy district has relatively complex terrain, creating many unique landscapes. Referring to this place is referring to the green tea hills stretching across the hillsides, creating a beautiful natural picture. Moreover, Dong Hy is also well known for its beautiful buckwheat flower fields, grown in Ban Ten. This place was also chosen as the venue for the H’Mong Ethnic Cultural Festival with activities imbued with the traditional culture of the Mong people.

In addition, visitors can admire the wild beauty of Hang Pagoda with many unique caves and stalactites and the temple’s spiritually valuable Buddha statues. Along with that is the fresh, cool landscape of Fairy Stream, located in the middle of green mountains and forests, mixed with fresh air. Making it difficult for many tourists who have the opportunity to visit Dong Hy to miss.

IMG Ban Ten Dong Hy Thai Nguyen 7

3. When is the best time to travel to Dong Hy?

Dong Hy district’s weather has typical features of Thai Nguyen weather. This place has a humid subtropical climate with cold winters. Dong Hy’s weather in a year is divided into 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

Accordingly, each season in Dong Hy possesses its own unique charms. This differentiation creates a beauty that is both attractive and characteristic of the weather here. But there are also special times when you can experience this land at its best.

3.1. Travel to Dong Hy in spring

After the Lunar New Year, visitors to Dong Hy district will not only be able to visit this land in cool, slightly chilly weather, but also have the opportunity to participate in many unique festivals. There are quite a few festivals held to wish for a favorable and lucky new year… with many activities, cultural and traditional performances, as well as other folk games. In addition, around this time, visitors can also admire the beautiful buckwheat flowers blooming.

The weather in the early spring days here will be a bit cold, visitors should check the weather forecast before coming here. In addition, visitors need to bring warm, discreet clothes if they want to go to the temple to pray for good luck and bring necessary personal items to ensure health during the journey.

3.2. Travel to Dong Hy in summer and fall

If you travel to Dong Hy Thai Nguyen this season, you can visit fresh green tea hills, or go to natural tourist areas and even cool, green streams. There are many places for visitors to rest, relax, and stay away from the harsh summer heat when coming here.

The weather here in the summer is also quite cool, with fresh air. When coming here, please bring weather-appropriate clothing along with essential items to facilitate your experience.

IMG Ban Ten Dong Hy Thai Nguyen 1

4. How to get to Dong Hy?

Dong Hy district in Thai Nguyen province is a province located neighboring the capital Hanoi, so transportation is extremely convenient for tourists:

4.1. Travel by bus

Tourists in Hanoi can easily buy tickets from Hanoi to Dong Hy at major bus stations: My Dinh bus station, Giap Bat bus station. Ticket prices range from 90k – 200k/person depending on the bus company, travel time is about 1.5h – 2h.

Traveling by bus, visitors will not have to worry about getting lost, ensuring safety for the journey and saving time. Some reputable and quality car companies that you can refer to: Hoang Long, Thanh Thuy, Hung Thanh, Ha Lan,…

4.2. Travel by motorbike

Tourists in areas surrounding Dong Hy district can use motorbikes to get here. Tourists in Hanoi move from Hanoi city center through Nhat Tan bridge, then go straight on National Highway 3 to Dong Hy. Motorbikes are for tourists who want to go sightseeing, want to experience Vietnamese traffic and want to be proactive in their transportation.

Tourists should note that when traveling by motorbike, please bring all necessary personal documents and always wear a helmet when participating in traffic. To avoid getting lost, visitors should bring a map and bring necessary personal belongings.

4.3. Travel by train

Tourists in Hanoi can go to stations: Yen Vien, Long Bien, Dong Anh, Gia Lam to buy train tickets to Thai Nguyen station with trains QT1 and QT2. After that, tourists travel more than 20km by other means to reach Dong Hy district. Travel time is about 2 hours, ticket price ranges from 40k – 70k depending on each train station and each seat position on the train.

Tourists in the South or Central region can go to the nearest station to buy train tickets from where you live to Hanoi. Then, from Hanoi you can choose many types of transportation to get to Dong Hy.

According to our travel experience, tourists should choose the appropriate means of transport to ensure convenience and safety for the best trip.

5. Explore the travel beauties of Dong Hy

Dong Hy is known as a place with many outstanding landscapes. Please accompany Origin Vietnam to explore this land!

5.1. Linh Son Cave

IMG Linh Son Cave Dong Hy Thai Nguyen

Linh Son Cave is located in the heart of Hot Mountain, also known as Bat Cave. This is a famous cave located in Nui Hot hamlet, Linh Son commune, Dong Hy district. The cave is located 10km northeast of Thai Nguyen city and 75km north of Hanoi city center. Linh Son Cave is surrounded by duckweed mountains and Cao Lan Lake. The cave is divided into two large caves called Thien cave and Dia cave. In the cave there are many rock samples and stalactites with beautiful natural shapes.

Linh Son Cave has an interesting natural landscape, is spacious, cool in summer, warm in winter and has historical significance. The cave has become one of the famous landscapes of Thai Nguyen province and was ranked as a national historical relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information in 1999. Every year, Linh Son Cave welcomes many tourists to visit. Visit and enjoy the fresh air, as well as the magical landscape of this place.

5.2. Hang Pagoda

IMG Hang Pagoda Dong Hy Thai Nguyen

Hang Pagoda is located in Chua Hang town, Dong Hy district, 10km northeast of Thai Nguyen city and 75km north of Hanoi city center. Hang Pagoda worships many large Buddha statues and has a large cave called Tien Nu cave with many beautiful limestone stalactites.

The pagoda was built spaciously with many sacred places to worship Buddha. In 1999, the pagoda was recognized as a historical-cultural relic and national-level scenic spot. Every January, the Hang Pagoda Festival attracts many tourists with many unique rituals and extremely exciting folk games.

5.3. Long Gian Temple

IMG Long Gian Temple Dong Hy Thai Nguyen

Long Gian Temple was built in the southwest direction, located on a land area of ​​about 1000 square meters. The temple is located on the bank of Long Gian river, Long Gian hamlet, Khe Mo commune, Dong Hy district, Thai Nguyen province. The temple is more than 10km northeast of Thai Nguyen city and about 80km north of Hanoi city center. It was built a long time ago and still retains its unique ancient architecture.

Long Gian Temple is a place of religious activities for the local community and tourists from all over. The temple holds a festival every year in the first lunar month with rituals to commemorate heroes, good luck rituals and many folk games, attracting a large number of people and tourists from all over. In 2008, Long Gian Temple was recognized by the Provincial People’s Committee as a provincial cultural and historical relic.

5.4. Suoi Tien

IMG Suoi Tien Dong Hy Thai Nguyen

Suoi Tien is located in Van Lang commune, Dong Hy district, 25km northeast of Thai Nguyen city center and about 95km north of Hanoi city center. The stream is quite wide, with cool clear water, mixed with many undulating rocks and surrounded by surrounding mountains and forests, creating a beautiful scenery.

The spring water is very cool and clear, visitors can immerse themselves in the water to cool off and relax when coming here in the summer. Along the stream, there is also a waterfall about 20m high, the highest waterfall of the stream. Below the waterfall is a natural bathtub, clear blue water with a few small fish swimming around, looking very interesting. If you have the opportunity to visit Dong Hy, don’t miss this wonderful stream.

5.5. Ban Ten

IMG Ban Ten Dong Hy Thai Nguyen 6

Ban Ten is located in Tan Lap commune, Dong Hy district, 40km northeast of Thai Nguyen city and more than 100km north of Hanoi city center. It’s one of the few lands suitable for growing buckwheat trees. Tourists coming here in the cold season will be immersed in the buckwheat flower fields as far as the eye can see, spreading across the horizon, embracing the cloud-covered mountains, the sound of the wind mixing with the Mong flute…

Another important thing is the buckwheat flower field located in the middle of the H’Mong village – one of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Tourists can not only admire beautiful flowers but also participate in Hmong festivals and learn about and discover the unique culture of the ethnic people living here. Please stop by Ban Ten and bring back beautiful photos, sparkling clips with buckwheat flowers!

6. Specialties in Dong Hy

Besides beautiful landscapes, Dong Hy district also attracts tourists with many attractive specialties. Dong Hy specialties are famous for their delicious flavors, converging the quintessence of regional culinary culture. Next, let’s take a look at the most famous and delicious specialties in Dong Hy.

6.1. Viet Cuong vermicelli

Viet Cuong vermicelli originates from the vermicelli making village in Viet Cuong hamlet, Hoa Thuong commune, Dong Hy district, Thai Nguyen province. This is a traditional vermicelli brand, whose reputation soon resonated throughout Thai Nguyen and throughout Vietnam.

The main ingredient of Viet Cuong vermicelli is arrowroot trees grown on Dong Hy land. The type of arrowroot used to process vermicelli must be purple and sweet arrowroot. Therefore, each strand of Viet Cuong vermicelli has an irresistible taste, conquering diners right from the first time they enjoy it. This is a specialty that tourists choose to buy for daily use.

6.2. Bamboo skin rose

One of the most sought-after specialties in Dong Hy is: Hong Bamboo Skin. This is a fruit grown widely in Dong Hy land with a special delicious flavor. Bamboo persimmon is a great gift for tourists traveling to Dong Hy in the fall.

Bamboo persimmon has a jelly-like intestine and a yellowish color like an egg yolk. When eating persimmons, visitors will feel that they taste sweet, soft and succulent. This is a delicious fruit that many tourists want to enjoy.

6.3. Trai Cai Tea

Coming to Thai Nguyen without enjoying tea specialties is truly a mistake. Among the types of tea in Thai Nguyen, Trai Cai tea in Dong Hy district is a type of tea that is popular with many tourists. Trai Cai tea requires meticulousness from the harvesting stage to the processing stage. The freshest tea leaves must be harvested early in the morning and then processed to create a uniquely delicious tea flavor.

Enjoying Trai Cai tea, visitors cannot help but be impressed by the pure taste and unique aroma of this tea. That is the strong flavor, slightly bitter at first and will have a sweet taste later, blending with the scent of the mountains and forests here.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Dong Hy district

7.1. Motels and hotels in Dong Hy district

For a complete travel experience, we will suggest you a list of good quality motels/resort hotels in Dong Hy:

  • Anh Thiet Guest House. Address: Quang Son commune, Dong Hy, Thai Nguyen province
  • Truong Thinh Guesthouse. Address: National Highway 1B, Hoa Trung commune, Dong Hy, Thai Nguyen province
  • Huong Rung Guesthouse. Address: group 29, Chua Hang town, Dong Hy, Thai Nguyen province
  • Green River Hotel. Address: Dong Bam commune, Dong Hy district, Thai Nguyen

7.2. Hotels in Thai Nguyen city

Because it is not far from Thai Nguyen city to Dong Hy district, visitors can choose hotels in the city to get the best and highest quality service.

  • May Plaza Hotel. Address: 668 Phan Dinh Phung, Group 7, Dong Quang, Thai Nguyen City
  • Queen Hotel Thai Nguyen. Address: 484 Phan Dinh Phung, Dong Quang, Thai Nguyen City
  • The King Hotel – Condotel. Address: No. 99 Bac Son Street, Hoang Van Thu, Thai Nguyen City
  • Hoang Mam Hotel. Address: 22 Luong The Vinh, Quang Trung, Thai Nguyen City
  • Kim Thai Hotel. Address: No. 3 Hoang Van Thu, Thai Nguyen City

Dong Hy – Thai Nguyen is always a destination for tourists who love nature, love the flavor of fresh green tea, and love to explore and learn about the unique culture of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. If you are still wondering where to go this summer, why not come to Dong Hy Thai Nguyen, you will definitely not regret coming here.

What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and immediately contact Origin Vietnam team – the leading tour operator in Vietnam. With a team of enthusiastic and experienced consultants, we will help you have an exciting tours in Vietnam and experience in Dong Hy in the near future!

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