Among of five provinces in North-Central Vietnam, Thanh Hoa Province (Tỉnh Thanh Hóa) is surrounded by Son La, Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh provinces on the north, Nghe An Province on the south, East Sea on the east with 102km coastline, and Laos on the west. Through this article, I think you may know more About Vietnam.
Topography is divided into plain, coastal and mountainous regions. Hilly and mountains account three quarters of the total area. The Western region own abundant resources of forest products, and huge hydroelectric potentials. Owing to the cool climate and high rainfall, the province has annual average temperature of 24.50C. Rainy season often begins in June and ends in October.
Located 16km from Thanh Hoa City, Sam Son Beach attracts lot of visitors to relax and bath. Beside the beach, Sam Son offers scenic spots such as Trong Mai Rocks, Doc Cuoc Temple and Mount Co Tien.
Tourists also like to discover Ben En National Park in Nu hu Thanh, Nhu Xuan districts. The park is a complex of tropical forests, hills, mountains, rivers, springs, and Muc Lake. With natural landscapes and diversified flora and fauna, Ben En is suitable to eco-tourism, sightseeing, and scientific studies.
Cam Luong Fish Spring is another interesting place in Thanh Hoa, The stream contains thousands of fish that no one dares catch it. Fish in the stream have red mouth and fins, and brown scales, resembling carp. Please come to this place to play with fish, visit beautiful caves and grottos, watch dancing performances of Muong people and enjoy traditional Lam rice (Cơm Lam) and Can wine (Rượu Cần).
In addition of these, Thanh Hoa is famous of historical vestiges like Ham Rong Bridge, Ho Citadel and Lam Kinh Remains. Lam Son is the birthplace of national hero Le Loi and the starting point of the Lam Son revolutionary insurrection.
Ham Rong Bridge
Each province has one special food that reminds people remembering their liberty. Bitter Soup (Canh Đắng) is that food. At the first time eating, you may not eat it due to it quite bitter. However, eating it for a long time, you might be addicted to it. There is no place in Vietnam except Thanh Hoa has this food. So, Thanh Hoa people who living away the liberty will remember their homeland when seeing it.
Bitter Soup (Canh Đắng)
From EZ Vietnamese Cuisine Team.