Vinh Phuc is a province in the Red River Delta - the cradle of ancient Vietnamese, about 65 km from Hanoi. Vinh Phu province is surrounded by Tuyen Quang and Thai Nguyen provinces in the north, Hanoi in the east and the south, and Phu Tho Province in the west.
Vinh Phuc is a potential tourism region, has been blessed with many beautiful landscapes such as Tam Dao, Tay Thien, Dai Lai and Binh Son tower....Although Vinh Phuc is very famous destination for domestic tourists but little known by international visitors.
In recent years, department of Culture - Sports and Tourism of Vinh Phuc push to promote the tourism to attattract visitors.
Vinh Phuc is known as a place with many beautiful landscapes along with fresh and cool atmosphere all year round. This is the ideal place for those who want to explore or relax after a busy day.
1. Tam Dao - The ancient stone church
Coming to Vinh Phuc, the first attractive tourist destination that attracts you is Tam Dao. The special thing that visitors enjoy when coming to Tam Dao is the climate here. Possessing an average temperature of only 18 degrees, it can be said that Tam Dao is one of the extremely wonderful resort locations. Besides, visitors will be mesmerized by the ancient beauty of Tam Dao town built in French style from the early 19th century, typically the ancient stone church of Vinh Phuc.
2. Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery - Tay Thien Relics
Truc lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery is constructed on the old foundation of temple for favour from heaven and Buddhism, from 250m - 300 m above the sea level in Tam Dao-Tay Thien range, a fame of Ly Tran dynasty.
3. Tam Dao national park
Tam Dao National Park is a national park of Vietnam, located on the Tam Dao mountain range. This is a large mountain range, stretching for 80 km, running northwest - southeast. Tam Dao National Park spreads over three provinces: Vinh Phuc, Thai Nguyen and Tuyen Quang, about 75 km north of Hanoi. Currently, in Vinh Phuc has opened a fairly large tourist area in Tam Dao National Park, so visitors can come here to visit and relax.
4. Binh Son Tower
Binh Son Tower, also known as Vinh Khanh Pagoda Tower or Then Tower, is an ancient tower, originally said to have 13 floors, although only 11 floors remain. The tower was built in the Tran dynasty, located in the area of Vinh Khanh pagoda in Binh Son hamlet, Tam Son town, Song Lo district, Vinh Phuc province.
5. Dai Lai Lake
Dai Lai Lake is also one of the certain attractive destinations that you should not miss in the Vinh Phuc discovery journey. Located in Ngoc Thach Commune, Dong Xuan Ward, Phuc Yen City, with an area of up to 5.25 km2, with many attractive travel services, the lake has become an ideal vacation destination.
6. Me Linh Flower Village
Located 30km from the city, near Noi Bai airport. Me Linh flower village has existed for more than 10 years and has a total area of about 200 hectares. With the fresh, peaceful atmosphere of a suburb and the friendliness of the locals, Me Linh becomes a favorite destination for flower-loving travelers.
Like Tay Tuu flower village, Me Linh village grows all kinds of such as daisies, red roses, white roses, dahlia, gladiolus, heather, carnations ... In recent years, many new rose varieties have been Experimental planting such as: French rose, Dutch rose, Chinese rose has created a rich variety of flowers here.
Not only supplying flowers to Hanoi and neighboring provinces, Me Linh's flowers are also exported to foreign countries.
7. Tam Canh village hall cluster (Cụm đình Tam Canh)
Tam Canh village hall cluster is one of the famous ancient houses of the Northern region. According to the legend, Tam Canh village hall cluster was built in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Ngoc Canh, Huong Canh and Tien Canh are one of three families in Tam Canh communal house, massive architecture, exquisite and fine art touches, these are the unique ancient art spaces of the Northern region.
8. Huong Canh pottery village (Làng gốm Hương Cảnh)
Huong Canh is an old ceramic and pottery craft village located in Bình Xuyên district in Vĩnh Phúc province. The village is known for its rustic line of products, including pans, pots and cups, which are very strong and practically made to serve the essentials needs of rural life. According to the elderly, Hương Canh villagers might have been making ceramic products for more than 300 years. However, where the craftsmanship actually came from is still a matter for debate.
The most famous Vinh Phuc specialties
1. Bánh Ngõa Lũng Ngoại
Bánh Ngõa Lũng Ngoại is a famous specialty of Lung Ngoai village, Lung Hoa commune, Vinh Tuong district, Vinh Phuc. This special type of cake is made from stick rice, green beans, molasses or sugar. The taste of fragrant, sweet, the more chewing you feel greasy is sure to make you remember forever.
2. Bánh trùng mật mía Vĩnh Tường (Vinh Tuong molasses cake)
Bánh trùng mật mía Vĩnh Tường is called the "brother" cake with floating bread and vegetarian cake by local people because of their making almost identical. But the distinctive feature of this type of cake is that it has no filling. Bánh trùng mật mía Vĩnh Tường is attractive by the color of cockroach red on wings of cake, the gentle aroma of ginger and a little roasted sesame seeds sprinkled on it. The white layer of cake inside blends with the sweet honey, sesame flavor makes diners eat forever without feeling bored.
3. Bánh gio Tây Đình
Bánh gio Tây Đình is a famous specialty of Tay Dinh village, Tam Hop commune, Binh Xuyen district, Vinh Phuc. Unlike gio cakes of other regions, Tay Dinh gio pancakes are attractive golden brown, have a cool, easy to eat taste.
4. Chè kho Tứ Yên (Tu Yen sweet soup)
Chè kho Tứ Yên is a famous folk dish from the 6th century, a favorite dish of soldiers of Ly Nam De King. Despite appearing a long time ago, Tu Yen warehouse tea still attracts any tourists who come to Tu Yen, Lap Thach and Vinh Phuc. Each piece of Chè kho Tứ Yên is as soft as velvet, with the characteristic aroma of green beans and grapefruit aroma is neatly arranged into the serving plate of the customers. Putting each piece of Chè kho Tứ Yên into your mouth, you will feel the sweet, slightly spicy taste of ginger so you will not be bored.
5. Bò tái kiến đốt (Half done beef by biting of ants)
Bò tái kiến đốt are a special dish of Vinh Phuc. People take pieces of beef from 1-2kg put in ants nest on large trees, poking ants out of the nest to bite meat. These pieces of meat will be washed again with diluted salt water, drained and then cooked on a charcoal fire. When eating, the taste of each piece of meat is different because each type of ant produces its own unique flavors: red ants have a sour smell, black ants have a hard aroma, ..... This is not only a special dish, but it is also valuable in the prevention and treatment of neuropathy and rheumatism.
6. Cá thính Lập Thạch
Cá thính Lập Thạch dish is famous created by Van Quan people. Ingredients of this dish include fresh fish, corn, roasted beans, salt, guava leaves. The best types of fish are snakehead, bigheaded carp, .... Anyone who has ever tasted this delicious fish dish will surely not forget the aromatic, sour, rich taste that lingers on the tip of the tongue.
7. Rượu dừa Tiên Tửu Ngọc Hoa (Tien Tuu Ngoc Hoa coconut wine)
Tien Tuu Ngoc Hoa coconut wine is a famous wine from the countryside of Yen Lac. This wine has its own characteristics that no other wine has. It has a cool aroma of coconut, sweet sweetness makes the drinker feel strange mouth.
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