Thanh Hoa Travel Guide

All things need to know before travelling to Thanh Hoa

Located on the heart of the Central region of Vietnam, It is not only a place to preserve proud historical and cultural traditions. But also a tourist highlight that has entered the poetry. Will not want to leave the promised land “. Let follow Origin Vietnam guiding Thanh Hoa travel experience from A to Z and do not forget to book a tour here for the most useful experience!

How Thanh Hoa is Unique?

Thanh Hoa is one of the largest provinces in Vietnam, located at the gateway linking the North with the Central, the center being Thanh Hoa city. The Province tourism potential is attracted by the natural beauty of the sea, forests, caves… together with historical monuments and rich cultural identity. The most famous destination is Sam Son beach.

The land of Thanh Hoa is also home to many traditional festivals and folk plays such as puppetry, Nam Ngan dancing, cheo singing, Tu Linh games, and folk songs. Representatives of the local people. Such as Song Ma singing, Vinh Yen singing, singing Yen Bien…

Top Things to do in Thanh Hoa

1. Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Pu Luong Nature Reserve is about 130 km northwest of the city centre. It’s located in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts. You can relax at Ba Thuoc district hotel for your travels. With both wild and close features, the scenery is hidden in the mist of illusion, diverse ecosystems, Pu Luong attracts a lot of tourists to visit.

The tourist destination not to be missed when visiting Pu Luong is the peak of Pu Luong which is over 1700m high, the place of painting and painting of beautiful mugs. Such as Son-Ba-Muoi, Kho Muong, the waterfall of Hieu village, … In Pu Luong, you will come across many wooden reels, which are typical of the Thai people.

2. Sam Son beach

Located 16km from the center of the City, Sam Son Beach receives a large number of tourists every summer. Around the beach, there are many villas, motels, Sam Son beach hotels coming up, services here are quite diverse. Sam Son is endowed with a rich and lively natural landscape, which is Trong Mai, Doc Cuoc temple, Co Tien mountain, Truong Le mountain, …

3. Hai Tien Beach

How to travel to Hai Tien? Where to book a hotel in Hai Tien beach ? Recently, tourism has not been exploited for a long time, but Hai Tien beach (located 15km from the city center) is among the top 3 most beautiful beaches in Thanh Hoa. With a long coastline, fresh air, clean beaches, still untouched scenery, and good service quality and friendly people, Hai Tien has attracted a large number of tourists.

4. Hai Hoa beach

How to travel to Hai Hoa? Hai Hoa beach is located in Hai Hoa commune, Tinh Gia district, Thanh Hoa. It’s about 40 km from city. You can relax at the hotel in Tinh Gia district for vacation. Like Hai Tien beach, Hai Hoa beach has just been known for the past few years.

The landscape here is still wild with fine white sand stretching, with cool blue water, green casuarina trees joking in the wind, … When the sun rises, you will be immersed in the air The bustling atmosphere of fishing villages when pulling nets to harvest fish, shrimp, squid …

Visitors can enjoy the fresh seafood, enjoy the salty taste of the sea at the first moment of the new day.

5. Ham Rong Bridge

Ham Rong Bridge crosses the Ma River, the bridge has a very important transport position. It’s the only railway bridge passing the Ma River. The bridge witnessed the war in the previous decades and became a symbol of the will and resilience and indomitable of Thanh Hoa province.

6. Ho Dynasty Citadel

The citadel of the Ho Dynasty was the capital city of Dai Ngu (the Vietnamese name of the Ho Dynasty). This is a fortified citadel with a unique large-scale unique stone architecture in Vietnam, the most valuable and unique, the only remaining in Southeast Asia and one of very few stone castles rest in the World. It’s a great combine Vietnam tours adventure to Pu Luong & Ho Citadel. The Ho Citadel is recognized as a World cultural heritage.

7. Cam Luong God fish stream

Cam Luong fish stream, also known as Ngoc stream, is located at the foot of Truong Sinh mountain, Luong Ngoc village, more than 80km northwest of Thanh Hoa city. The magic fish stream is just over 100m long, about 4m wide but there are thousands of fish gathered with very strange colors.

8. Ben En National Park

Known as “Ha Long Bay on land” in Thanh Hoa, Ben En National Park is located about 36km from the city center. Ben En National Park has hilly terrain, many rivers, streams and lakes on the mountain with an area of 3000 hectares with 21 islands in the middle of one of the most beautiful national parks in Vietnam. Especially the ecosystem here is very rich.

9. Dong Son ancient village

The former Dong Son village belongs to Dong Giang commune, Dong Son district (Thanh Hoa). Now it belongs to Ham Rong ward, Thanh Hoa city. This is a famous old village not only in Thanh Hoa. Dong Son site has been known by many Western scientists since the last century. Dong Son is a small village on the south bank of the Ma River, next to Ham Rong Bridge, where the typical elements of a traditional Vietnamese village converge.

When is the best time to visit Thanh Hoa

Thanh Hoa climate is influenced by 2 distinct hot and cold seasons, with 4 spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons:

  • Hot season, starting from late spring to mid-autumn. On the Lao winds, the temperature rises quite high. Most sunny in July.
  • The cold season, starting from mid-fall to the end of next spring. This season usually has the northeast monsoon, the beginning of the season often dry.

How to go to Thanh Hoa?

It’s located 150km from Hanoi, there are many easy transportation to Thanh Hoa.

If you travel from Hanoi: You can travel by motorbike, car or train. If traveling by local bus, you can get at My Dinh and Giap Bat bus or Gia Lam stations.

The South from Ho Chi Minh: In addition to options. Such as passenger cars, trains, you can save time by traveling with airlines like Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Vietjet with Saigon – Thanh Hoa flight. In Thanh Hoa, there is Tho Xuan airport, located 45km west of downtown Thanh Hoa. To move to the city center, you can take a taxi, car for shuttle service (VND 65,000 / ticket) or public bus (VND 30,000 / ticket).

Recommended Hotels in Thanh Hoa

Muong Thanh Grand Thanh Hoa Hotel

  • Address: Nga Ba Voi, new urban area of Nam Thanh city, Dong Ve ward, Thanh Hoa city.

Phu Hung Hotel

  • Address: Le Loi, Highway 7, Thanh Hoa city.

Central Hotel

  • Address: 01 Nguyễn Hoàng Boulevard, Đông Hải Ward, Thanh Hóa City.

Specialties in Thanh Hoa

Sour sour rolls

Nem chua is a specialty not to be missed in Thanh Hoa, sour rolls are often dipped with spicy chili sauce. The sweetness of pork blends with the mild sourness, the spicy of garlic chili, the aromatic and tough lumpy of the packaging captivates the heart, it is not easy to forget.

Thanh Hoa rolls

Coming to Thanh Hoa, do not forget to enjoy the affordable price and bring your own taste. Unlike rollers in the Northern provinces, Thanh Hoa rolls are different in terms of filling and how to eat. A rich, greasy cake dipped with lemon sauce, served with grilled spring rolls with scallions.

Nam Ha Bread

Nam Ha Bread in Truong Thi Street is a brand of bread not to be missed when traveling to Thanh Hoa. Bread with traditional flavors has not changed for more than 20 years. The filling is very diverse for you to choose, the best is to mention fried spring rolls, beef jerky, roast meat …

Traveling to Thanh Hoa is a good way to enjoy this specialties. Beside Thanh Hoa nem chua, Phu Quang soup, Goat meat, Chicken in Vinh Loc… with enough fresh seafood. Such as, crab, shellfish, shrimp, squid, mackerel, oysters…

What can do here?

  • Swimming, Trekking and homestay.

Quick tips:

  • Best time to visit (from April, May, June, Sept, Oct)

Private Pu Luong Nature Tour Package

Three-day trip is a great combination of adventure, nature and culture to see the picturesque villages in Pu Luong area and discover the beauty and biodiversity in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Homestay is a great experience of local people.
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