Phu Binh
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Phu Binh

Phu Binh Thai Nguyen is known for its beautiful eco-tourism areas, many green spaces and sacred temples and pagodas with unique architecture. This place always attracts tourists to relax, sightsee, relax and offer incense to worship Buddha every year. Let’s explore this land with Origin Vietnam!

IMG Kim Dinh Lake Eco Tourism Area

1. Where is Phu Binh?

Phu Binh district is located about 26 km southeast of Thai Nguyen city. About 70km northeast of Hanoi city center and about 45km from Noi Bai airport. This place has the following geographical location:

  • The East borders Tan Yen district and Yen The district, Bac Giang province
  • The South borders Hiep Hoa district, Bac Giang province
  • The West borders Thai Nguyen city, Song Cong city and Pho Yen city, Thai Nguyen province
  • The North borders Dong Hy district, Thai Nguyen province

2. How Phu Binh is Unique?

Phu Binh district possesses a favorable geographical location and increasingly modern transportation infrastructure. This is the main driving force to help Phu Binh promote local tourism activities. With the advantage of being home to beautiful natural mountains and forests. This place has been developing outstanding eco-tourism, attracting a large number of tourists to visit and relax.

The district is also the spiritual and cultural center of the province. Here, every year, visitors can participate in many festivals held to wish for a favorable and lucky new year… with many activities, traditional cultural and artistic performances, as well as games. Extremely unique folk. Besides, ancient craft villages are still preserved, preserved and handed down from generation to generation by the people of Phu Binh.

IMG Ho Lenh Pagoda 1

3. When to is the best time to travel to Phu Binh?

Phu Binh is located in Thai Nguyen province in Northern Vietnam and has a humid subtropical climate with two distinct seasons: rainy season from May to October, the heaviest rainy period is in August. Dry season from May to October. November to April next year.

According to travel experience, if you want to participate in festivals to learn about cultural traditions and regional beliefs. You should go in January (lunar calendar), which is around February to March of the solar calendar. At pagodas and temples at that time, there will be good luck festivals at the beginning of the year, which are also worth experiencing for tourists. The weather at this time will be a bit cold, visitors should monitor the weather before coming here. In particular, visitors should prepare warm clothes and discreet clothing if you want to offer incense for good luck at temples and pagodas.

If you want to explore eco-tourism areas, the scenery of Vietnam’s mountains and forests and beautiful natural lakes. You should go in the rainy season from about May to October, so you can both cool down in the summer and have fun. beautiful photos to show off to friends, and interesting experiences that you cannot miss. It rains a lot this season, so please keep an eye on the weather and bring appropriate clothing for this trip!

4. How to get to Phu Binh?

Phu Binh 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 Phu Binh 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 1h – 1.5h.

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: Phu Binh, Minh Anh, Hoang Long, Thanh Thuy,…

4.2.Travel by motorbike

Tourists in neighboring areas of Phu Binh district can use motorbikes to get here. If you start from city center through Nhat Tan bridge, then go straight on National Highway 3 and then on National Highway 37 and go straight to Phu Binh. 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 or Pho Yen station with trains QT1 and QT2. After that, tourists travel more than 20km by other means to reach Phu Binh 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 Phu Binh.

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

5. Sightseeing & things to do in Phu Binh

Phu Binh district has many famous spiritual temples and pagodas and beautiful landscapes. Join us to learn about interesting places to visit here!

5.1. Communal house – Temple – Salt Bridge Pagoda

IMG Communal House Temple Salt Bridge Pagoda

Cau Muoi communal house – temple – pagoda is located in the center of Cau Muoi village, Tan Thanh commune, Phu Binh district. This cluster of relics is about 70km northeast of Hanoi capital; about 40km southeast of Thai Nguyen city and 11km east of Phu Binh district center. This is a cluster of relics including Cau Muoi communal house, Cau Muoi pagoda and Cau Muoi temple. This is a sacred place of worship and a famous tourist destination of Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen province.

With a spacious, peaceful campus, blending with majestic natural scenery, fresh air, and works with spiritual sculptural architecture of unique cultural and historical value. The cluster of communal house – temple – Cau Muoi pagoda relics has become a bright tourist destination. Every year, this place attracts millions of visitors from all over to visit, people worship Buddha, as well as learn about the legend of the Salt Lady.

5.2. Communal house – Ho Lenh Pagoda

IMG Ho Lenh Pagoda

Ho Lenh Communal House – Pagoda is a cluster of relics located in Trung hamlet, Ho Lenh village, Diem Thuy commune, Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen province. About 20km southeast of Thai Nguyen city and about 70km northeast of Hanoi city center. This is a cluster of relics including Ho Lenh communal house and Ho Lenh pagoda, of which Ho Lenh communal house was built during the Le dynasty, while Ho Lenh pagoda was built later, around the Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam.

Ho Lenh communal house is located on a high terrain in the center of Ho Lenh village, with architecture in the traditional ethnic style often seen in Vietnamese communal houses and pagodas. Construction materials are traditional materials with durable bearing capacity, creating a solid foundation for the entire communal house.

Ho Lenh Pagoda has a harmonious and sophisticated landscape, architecture, and interior decoration, enhancing the architectural and artistic value of the monument. The pagoda still retains a volume of artifacts of historical value.

5.3. Kim Dinh Lake eco-tourism area

IMG Kim Dinh Lake Eco Tourism Area 1

Kim Dinh Lake eco-tourism area is located in Tan Kim commune, Phu Binh district, about 30 km southeast of Thai Nguyen city center, about 70 km northeast of Hanoi capital. The tourist area is located on a lake area of ​​up to 35 hectares, interwoven with immense valleys, vast green forests and bowl-shaped hillsides that are extremely beautiful and impressive.

The geological complex here also includes pristine peninsulas and high canyons that fully converge with the vitality of heaven and earth. Around Kim Dinh lake are also perennial forests of eucalyptus, pine, acacia, etc., so the climate here is extremely cool and pleasant in the summer. In addition to the beautiful scenery, Kim Dinh Lake eco-tourism area also has entertainment spaces for visitors to freely experience.

5.4. Uc Ky soy sauce craft village

IMG Uc Ky Soy Sauce Craft Village 2

Uc Ky soy sauce craft village is located in Uc Ky commune, Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen province. This place is 30km southeast of Thai Nguyen city and 70km northeast of Hanoi city center. The craft village has had a tradition of making soy sauce for decades. Uc Ky soy sauce production village has been recognized as a traditional craft village since 2015.

In Uc Ky commune, there are about 200 households making soy sauce, serving daily life and production in other regions. Coming here, visitors can visit and see a large-scale soy sauce making village. With large, even jars of soy sauce, arranged row after row, each row is very unique. Furthermore, visitors can also learn about the soy sauce production process and taste the richest soy sauce flavor in this place.

6. Enjoy specialties of Phu Binh district

Phu Binh district has many unique specialties that tourists can hardly ignore. We have compiled some for you to enjoy and buy as gifts for relatives and friends.

6.1. Nham

Nham is known as a specialty dish of Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen province with many ingredients and the most sophisticated preparation. This dish requires 14 different ingredients and goes through many stages to create a standard dish.

Currently, there are two types of lava: grilled lava that must be grilled on a charcoal stove and raw fish lava sliced ​​into thin slices. After the lava has been processed, the maker will mix the lava with other ingredients such as peanuts, polyscias fruticosa and star fruit, etc. The lava will have all the flavors and scents thanks to the variety of ingredients. contained in this delicious dish. Nham is often sold in shops and restaurants in Ha Chau commune, Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen.

6.2. Ha Chau Canarium

Canarium is known as a woody plant that is widely grown in Ha Chau commune, Phu Binh district. This is a delicious fruit that can be processed into many extremely delicious and attractive dishes such as sticky rice, braised meat with canarium or salad. That’s why many tourists choose to buy Ha Chau fillings as gifts for family and friends.

6.3. Uc Ky sticky rice sauce

Uc Ky sticky rice sauce is also a specialty made by the skillful hands of people in Uc Ky commune. This type of soy sauce is made from familiar ingredients. Such as sticky rice, soybeans and white salt. However, to be able to create a unique delicious flavor. They must choose a castor sticky rice variety that is only grown in the two communes of Uc Ky and Xuan Phuong. After incubation, the finished product will be soft, smooth and golden in color.

6.4. Phu Binh rice rolls (Banh Cuon)

Banh Cuon is a typical dish made from thinly coated steamed rice flour, rolled into a ball, filled with pork, shrimp and black fungus. Phu Binh rice rolls have a sweet, greasy taste and are eaten with fish sauce. This is a dish that is used every day by locals and tourists when visiting this place.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Phu Binh

7.1. Motels in Phu Binh

To serve the accommodation needs of tourists, the district also has a number of reputable and quality motels.

  • Mai Anh Guesthouse. Address: Highway 37, Thuong Dinh commune, Phu Binh district
  • Viet Hung Guesthouse. Address: Huong Son commune, Phu Binh district
  • Binh Hang Guesthouse. Address: Trang hamlet, Phu Binh district

7.2. Hotels in Thai Nguyen city

Because it is not far from Thai Nguyen city to Phu Binh district. You 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

It can be said that Phu Binh – Thai Nguyen is a tourist destination worth visiting for many tourists today. With beautiful scenery, sacred temples and pagodas, famous eco-tourism areas and many extremely attractive specialties. It is truly a pity if you do not visit this place even once. Hopefully our article above has provided the most useful information about this land.

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