Located in the Plains and Midland in the North Vietnam, Vinh Phuc Province (Tỉnh Vĩnh Phúc) 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. I think you may know more About Vietnam through this article.
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.
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.
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.
Tam Dao Tourist Resort
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.
The specialty food of Vinh Phuc is Molasses cakes (Bánh Trùng Mật Mía). When visiting Vinh Phuc, I tried to ask many elders there about the origin of this cake, however all of them did not any answer about it. They just said that there was only the rich people at their time can eat it. The poor people can eat it on the festival or Luna New Year. The cake is mostly made by molasses, so it has a hard sweet flavor that exist long time on tongue of eaters. Moreover, this cake is can eat after one week. You may surprise with this food About Vietnam. However I think it is more delicious if you wait one week to enjoy after it is made.
From EZ Vietnamese Cuisine Team.