Area: 1,231.56 sq. km.
Population: 993.1 thousand habitants (2008)
Capital: Vinh Yen City.
Administrative divisions:
- Town: Phuc Yen
- Districts: Lap Thach, Tam Duong, Binh Xuyen, Vinh Tuong, Yen Lac, Song Lo, Tam Dao.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), San Diu, San Chay, Tay...

 

 
   

 

   

Geography(Click here to see location)
Located in the Plains and Midland in the North Vietnam, Vinh Phuc 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.
Topography includes midland, plain, and low hill. There are four large rivers: Hong (Red), Lo, Pho Day, and Ca Lo. On the north, Tam Dao range is natural provincial line between Thai Nguyen and Vinh Phuc. On the south, Hong (Red) River separates Vinh Phuc from Ha Noi.

Climate
Vinh Phuc has favorable conditions of climate. Annual average temperature is 23.4oC. Especially, Tam Dao Mountains is in a vast high mountainous region affected by tropical humid monsoons with average temperature of 21oC.
Tourism and Economy
Vinh Phuc attracts lot of tourists to various following beautiful landscapes. Tam Dao Tourist Resort is an ideal summer resort in the North, located 900m above sea-level. It is a wonderful resort with fresh, pure and cooling air, beautiful scenery. Many modern accommodations are built here to serve tourists. Nearby, Tam Dao National Park is unforgettable address. The vegetation cover is representative of five types of tropical forest. The flora consists of 904 species and the rich fauna includes 307 species. At the foot of Tam Dao Mountain, Dai Lai Lake is an artificially created lake. Dai Lai is blessed with a favorable climate, cool summer and warm winter. Over the lake lies a 3-hectare island which is home of difference kinds of birds. Tourists also enjoy panoramic view of the lake from top of Than Lan Mountain. Located 90km from Tam Dao, Tay Thien Site is well-known with beauty of forests, streams, waterfalls, and grottoes. .

Transportation
Road, waterway, railway are very convenient. Vinh Phuc is on railway route: Hanoi- Vinh Phuc- Phu Tho- Yen Bai- Lao Cai. There is National Highway No.2 linking to Phu Tho. Vinh Yen City is 63km from Hanoi, about 30km from Noi Bai International Airport.

   

 

   
 

 

Binh Son Tower

Location: Binh Son Tower is located in Binh Son Village, Song Lo District, Vinh
Phuc Province, and 150km from Hanoi.
Characteristics: Binh Son Tower is a unique architectural, which erected during the Ly-Tran period that has been conserved in its original design. This 16m tower has 11 floors, each with a curved roof. The tower is empty on the inside and located on a square platform.

 

 
   

 

   

 

 

 

The tower was built with solid red bricks and its foundations were built with Vo bricks. The surface of the fine Vo bricks is dark and has flower imprints. These features create a harmonious building style, suitable to different architectural trends. The tower was restored in 1972 after a landslide caused the tower to sink to one side. Although the tower’s foundations were raised 4m higher than they were before the landslide, all the architectural attributes of the tower were kept intact.

   

 

   
 

 

Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery

Location: Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery is located in Dai Dinh Commune, Tam Dao District on Tay Thien Mountain, 85km west of Hanoi.
Characteristics:
With Zen Monastery in Da Lat and Yen Tu, it is considered to be one of the most impressive and peaceful monasteries in Viet Nam

 

 
   

 

   

Built on the ruins of an ancient pagoda named Thien An Thien Tu, and using remains of that ancient pagoda's floor, Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery sits majestically on the apex of the mountain, where from below the red tips of its tile-covered roof can be seen peaking through the pine trees. Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery was officially inaugurated on November 27, 2005. It is very ornate, from carved pictures on the doors to embossed works on the wall, ceiling, and pillars, every detail was considered. In addition to the monastery there are supporting buildings constructed in the ancient architectural style that house a library, a museum, a meditation house for monks and the Tam To Truc Lam Temple. Walking around the buildings, you can almost taste the tranquility and calm that is in the air. Visitors can go up by motorbike or car to gate of Zen Monastery along concrete path. Otherwise, you can climb up to enjoy grandiose overview from the bottom. Truc Lam Tay Thien Zen Monastery is just 17km far from Tam Dao Golf Club so tourists can go both sightseeing, relax and picnic.
Ba Chua Xu Festival is organized annually at the end of the 4th lunar month; worshippers touch her statue and ask for her protection and benediction.

 

 

   

 

   
 

 

Tam Dao National Park

Location: The centre of this natural park is located in Ho Son Commune, Tam
Duong District, and 70km northwest of Hanoi.
Characteristics: Located on the Tam Dao mountain range, the park covers an area of 36,883ha. The Tam Dao National Park can be reached if you follow National Road No.2 to Vinh Yen Town (Vinh Phuc Province) where you should turn right into National Road No. 2B and go head about 13km.

 

 
   

 

   
 


 

 

Tam Dao is in a vast high mountainous region affected by tropical humid monsoons. The average temperature during the year is 22.9oC. The mean humidity is about 84%. The vegetation cover is representative of five types of tropical forest. The flora consists of 904 species classified into 478 geniuses and 213 families of high plants, 64 of which are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book. The rich fauna includes 307 species, 56 of which are registered in Vietnam’s Red Book (22 mammal species, 17 reptile species, 9 bird species, 7 amphibian species and the remainder of insects).

 

   

 

   
 

 

Tam Dao Tourist Area

Location: Tam Dao Tourist Area is located in Tam Duong District, 86km from Hanoi, between Ban Thach, Thien Nhi, and Phu Nghia Mountains.

Characteristics: Tam Dao Tourist Area is a wonderful palce with fresh, pure and cooling air, beautiful scenery.

 

 
   

 

   

Tam Dao Tourist Area is the ideal destination for vacations in the North with an area of 235ha lying at the attitude of 900m above sea level. It has been known since the Ly and Tran dynasties for its wonderful scenic spots. However, it was not transformed into a tourist area by the French until the 20th century (1904 - 1906). In Tam Dao, there are villas, hotels, restaurants, sports fields, swimming pools, and dancing halls. The weather is cool all year round with an average temperature of 20 to 22oC. In summer, tens of thousands of tourists visit Tam Dao to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery..