Being one of the biggest provinces in Vietnam, Thanh Hoa has an important role in the Northern economy and tourism of Vietnam. Thanh Hoa is considered as a hidden gem in the northern of Vietnam. It is not only famous for historical vestiges, but also beaches, rural villages and nature reserves.

Located about 150km from Hanoi, most tourists are attracted by many stunning landscapes. Thanh Hoa has a tropical monsoon climate with four seasons per year. Visitors can get there at anytime of a year, depending on your choices. We’ll recommend favourite sites that you should not miss as visiting to Thanh Hoa.

1.Sam Son Beach

Sam Son beach is a resort beach, located 16km east of Thanh Hoa city. This place is a famous spot for tourism in Vietnam. It has been endowed with white sandbank combined with the clean and blue water that makes the magnificent and attractive scenery of Sam Son beach. Visitors will have some unforgettable moments when they wallow in the cool blue sea, listen to songs of the wave and the wind and take a nap on the sunlight sandbanks or build sand castles. Also, this is a good place to try various local seafood varieties such as shrimps, crabs, fishes and also to bring back home some nice souvenirs.

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It's quite crowded by local tourists
It’s quite crowded by local tourists at weekends

2.Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Far away the hustle of city, long rice paddy fields, green valleys will be appeared at your sight. The best time to visit Pu Luong is during the rice harvest season, from September to November or February until May. However, unfortunately, if you get there in rainy season, you have an amazing experience in agreeable climate.

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Beautiful scenery will be appeared at your sight
Beautiful scenery will be appeared at your sight
Rice Terraces in the Pu Luong Natural Reserve Area
The best time to visit Pu Luong is during the rice harvest season

Pu Luong becomes recently a great destination for a few day trips near Ha Noi. Similar to the beauty of Moc Chau or Mai Chau Highlands, but it has own specialities.  It is considered as a “Sapa of Thanh Hoa” because of similarities of culture, climate and lifestyle of local people.

3.Ham Rong Bridge (Dragon’s jaw Bridge)

The bridge was originally built by the French and was damaged by wars in Vietnam. From 1957, the Vietnamese started rebuilding it.

It is considered as a vital link between other regions of Nothern in Vietnam.

Ham Rong bridge
Ham Rong bridge

4.Ho Dynasty Citadel

Thanh Hoa province was the capital of Vietnam from 1398 to 1407. This is a unique construction built by many types of precious rocks of Vietnam. The citadel is considered as the only stone citadel remaining in Southeast Asia and is one of the few remains in the world.

Ho Dynasty Citadel
Ho Dynasty Citadel

The monument itself is very stunning. It is empty, actually used by cultures, but the atmosphere is really peaceful and the view on the surroundings is gorgeous. It’s better visiting this place on motorbike, by the way. It is possible to enter it, not by the central gate but by one of the three others, otherwise you will miss the most gigantic walls.

 

(Source: Internet, TripAdvisor)

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