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Hoa Binh Province

Geography

Hoa Binh is a mountainous province in the North. It is bordered by Phu Tho and Ha Tay in the north, Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa in the south, Ha Nam in the east, and Son La in the west.

The topography is combined by mountains and narrow valleys. The annual average temperature varies between 23 and 25ºC.

Tourism

The culture of Hoa Binh combines several ethnic groups with their own languages, traditional literature, and festivals.

Tourists especially enjoy the ethnic specialty dishes including rice cooked in bamboo and grilled meat. At night, visitors can stay in stilt houses at Lac Village in Mai Chau Valley, enjoy watching traditional dancing, music performances (bronze drums, gongs), and Thai minority singing and dancing. The remote Muong, Dao, Tay minority villages draw visitors who like study the life of ethnic groups. Beautiful brocade and forest products are interesting souvenirs.

Mountainous terrain with Thac Bo, Hoa Tien grottoes, Ret Cave, Pu Nooc Primitive forest and many clean springs are suitable for swimming, climbing, walking, and hunting. Visitors are also fascinated by superb beauty of Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Power Plant, the largest one in Vietnam. Boating on Da River is an enjoyable feeling.

Apart of these, scientific tests have shown that the mineral water at Kim Boi Hot Spring is good for drinking, bathing and treatment.

Hoa Binh Travel Guide

  • Hoa Tien Grotto lies within the limestone range, Ba Mountain in Ngoi hamlet, Ngoi Hoa commune, Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province. About 1km from this...
  • Trai hamlet Cave is a nationally recognized archaeological site situated on the Eastern side of Khu Trai Mountain in Trai hamlet, Tan Lap commune, Lac Son...
  • Nam Son Grotto is located inside Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve and situated on halfway of Thung Ton Mountain in Ton village, Nam Son commune, Tan Lac...
  • Da Bac Grotto, in Da Bac hamlet, Lien Son commune, Luong Son district, Hoa Binh province, is a scenic grotto that amazes visitors.In the mind of the...
  • Tien Phi Grotto is situated on the top of Thuc Hill, also known as Thung Phi Hill, in Gai hamlet, Tan Hoa ward, Hoa Binh city, Hoa Binh province.The grotto...
  • The relic of Thac Bo Temple is one destination contained in the tourism circuit around Hoa Binh Reservoir that every year attracts hundreds of thousands...
  • 30 km drive from Hoa Binh will lead to a rest house named Kim Boi. The house was built near a large mineral water pool. Visitors sitting inside the house...
  • One of Hoa Binh’s districts, Mai Chau is noted for its beautiful scenery as a mountainous region. The district is about 60km from Hoa Binh and covers...
  • Dam Da is actually a vast complex of temples, pagodas and caves in the district, including Trinh temple (also known as Quan Trinh), Mau temple, Tien...
  • Mo Luong Cave lies inside Pu Kha Mountain in Mai Chau town and Chieng Chau commune, Mai Chau district. The main entrance to the cave is in Mai Chau town...
  • Lac village, Chieng Chau commune, upland Mai Chau district (Hoa Binh) has been a tourist attraction for a long time. Beside the conservation and promotion...
  • Thung Hill, with a view of a mountain range, has a grandiose and poetic nature, a beautiful landscape and the distinguished cultural identity of...
  • Hoa Binh is a mountainous province in the North. It shares the border with Phu Tho and Ha Tay in the north, Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa in the south,...

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