Area: 5,870.4 sq. km.
Population: 732.3 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Tuyen Quang Town.
Districts: Na Hang, Chiem Hoa, Ham Yen, Yen Son, Son Duong.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh),Tay, Dao, San Chay.

 

 
   

 

   

Geography (Click here to see location)
Situated on Far-North East, Tuyen Quang Province is surrounded by Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Yen Bai, Bac Kan, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc provinces.
Mountains occupy almost area of province. The province has natural potentiality of primitive forest and mineral. The main rivers are Lo and Gam.

Climate
Influenced by tropical climate, the summer is very hot. There are two seasons: dry and rainy. Annual average temperature is 24oC.

Tourism and Economy
Tuyen Quang owns 300 historical cultural vestiges. The famous one is Tan Trao Historical Site. It was used as a resistance base before the August 1945 Revolution. The main places of interest include Tan Trao Communal House, Hong Thai Communal House and small jungle hut where President Ho Chi Minh lived from June to August 1945.
The province also has Na Hang Primitive Forest. It is home of valuable fauna and flora such as dinh, mun (ebony trees), sen (bassia), ape, panther, flying weasel, antelope, and upturned-nosed monkey.
The sounds of the waterfall, birds and gibbons, and silver light going through the thick layers in Thac Mo (Mo Waterfall) provide enjoyable feeling for visitors.


Transportation
The province is on National Highway No.2: Hanoi- Viet Tri- Tuyen Quang- Ha Giang. Tuyen Quang Town is 165km from Hanoi.

 

   

 

   
 

 

Tan Trao Historic Site

Location: Tan Trao is a small valley lying between mountains and jungles in Son Duong District, 40 km from Tuyen Quang Town and 200km from Hanoi.
Characteristics: Tan Trao is a historical area - a resistance base before the August 1945 Revolution

 

 
   

 

   

 

The main places of interest include Tan Trao Communal House, Hong Thai Communal House and a small jungle hut where President Ho Chi Minh lived from June to August 1945. Tan Trao was a temporary capital of the independent section of Vietnam, where the Vietnamese Communist Party held several meetings, especially during August 1945. On the 13th, attendees voted in favor of a general revolution during a National Conference meeting of the Communist Party. On the 16th, the National Assembly Conference was held.
Ten major policies were voted by the Vietminh, the League for the Independence of Vietnam, and a temporary government chaired by President Ho Chi Minh was established. The Vietminh army was also founded on that day. Also on the 16th, the Provisional Government led by President Ho Chi Minh had a meeting in the Tan Trao Communal House. The participants of this conference stayed at the Hong Thai Communal House. One hundred meters north of the communal house is the Tan Trao Banyan tree. Between June and August 1945, before he returned to Hanoi, President Ho Chi Minh resided in this area in a cottage erected by the liberation soldiers.

   

 

   
 

 

Mo Waterfall

Location: Thac Mo (Dream Waterfall) is located amid the Na Hang Natural Reserve (Na Hang District), 100km of Tuyen Quang Town.
Characteristics: Thac Mo is a wonderful ecological tourist attraction of Tuyen Quang Province, which is welcoming those who like adventures.

 

 
   

 

   

The road to Thac Mo is convenient. One can hear the noise of water pouring far from above. The closer visitors draw to the waterfall, the cooler they feel. It seems as if visitors were in a fairy land when they stand in front of the waterfall. Its water pours into the lake lying at the foot of the mountain. Visitors can take a small boat to reach the waterfall. When boating, they can relax and admire the picturesque setting around it.
 The waterfall with the silver hues is composed of 3 layers. To reach the second layer, visitors have to climb up 100m by a rope ladder. At the foot of the second layer, there is a small and pure lake. Here, visitors will see the imposing landscape with the caves, which have beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The water flows slowly through the green moss-covered rocks, which look like a velvet rug. Keeping they climbing, visitors will reach the third layer. Water pours very strongly. The coolness of water seems to drive back the exhaustion of visitors, and to bring about a new feeling for them when they stand at the top to have a panoramic view of Na Hang Town, which is surrounded by 99 mountains. They can walk into the primitive forest to discover wonderful things. The sounds of the waterfall, birds and gibbons, and silver light going through the thick layers will make visitors feel as if they were in the prehistoric time.