Thanh Hoa tourist destination does not only have famous names such as Sam Son, Pu Luong or Hai Tien. Coming to this gateway land connecting the North – Central Vietnam, you will be able to visit the ancient historical sites, mysterious caves, etc. All these destinations will help you have countless opportunities, enjoyable and memorable experiences in the upcoming trip!
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Top Tourist Attractions in Thanh Hoa Province
1. Pu Luong Nature Reserve- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Referring to Thanh Hoa tourist destinations, the hottest one today is probably the name Pu Luong. This is a nature reserve almost associated with Thanh Hoa, known for its majestic natural beauty, as beautiful as the natural beauty of Ha Giang, Northwest, etc.
With an extremely diverse and rich ecosystem stretching over an area of more than 17,600 hectares, when you come here, you will surely be overwhelmed by the unspoiled but majestic, vast and captivating natural picture. Try once to experience Thanh Hoa backpacking, and drive through the pass roads to see Pu Luong with your own eyes, with terraced fields lined up in the middle of the mountains.
With wide camera angles, taken from above to cover the valley, you will firmly hold the “million-like” photos for yourself when coming to Pu Luong. As for those who love adventure, climbing to conquer Pu Luong peak, the highest mountain in the region with an altitude of 1700 m will be an unforgettable experience.
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2. Ben En National Park- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Temporarily away from the beaches, we go straight to Ben En National Park – which is known as “Ha Long on land”, associated with the Muc River creating a peaceful and poetic scene. Ben En National Park belongs to Nhu Thanh and Nhu Xuan districts, located about 36 km southwest of Thanh Hoa city.
Ben En National Park is like a tourist area in Thanh Hoa, where you will have fun with goats, crawl on grassy hills, sit on a boat to enjoy the view on the lake, or go upstream of the Muc River to enjoy the panoramic view of the Ben En landscape. Created by 4 streams and the Muc River, the lake surface is always blue and quiet in four seasons, and especially this land also preserves many thrilling legends that attract all visitors. Ben En National Park has many precious biological species, with 1389 species of plants, more than 1000 species of animals with 29 species listed in the Red Book of Vietnam.
3. Citadel of the Ho Dynasty- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Ho Dynasty citadel (also known as Tay Do citadel, An Ton citadel, Tay Kinh citadel or Tay Giai citadel) is the capital of Dai Ngu country (Vietnam’s national name under the Ho Dynasty), located in Vinh Loc district, Thanh Hoa province. built by Ho Quy Ly in 1397. This is not only a tourist destination in Thanh Hoa, but also a typical historical symbol included in CNN’s list of the 21 greatest heritage sites in the world. Although it is 600 years old, the Ho Dynasty Citadel is still very solid and enduring with the power of time.
4. Con Moong cave- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Con Moong Cave is located in a part of the limestone mountain range of Cuc Phuong National Park – in the territory of Thanh Yen commune, Thach Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province.
Con Moong Cave is the name of the local people (Beast Cave).
The flora and fauna system here is quite rich. The primeval forests around the cave area are still intact, with many precious and large-diameter tree species. Many kinds of wild animals such as monkeys, deer, bears, roe deer… Especially, in the cave, there are clearly traces of prehistoric people, from the Old Stone Age to the New Stone Age, from hunting and gathering to farming. This development is a great cultural achievement of mankind.
5. Hieu Waterfall- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Hieu waterfall is located in Pu Luong nature reserve, in Co Lung commune, Ba Thuoc district, about 180 km from Hanoi. Surrounding Hieu waterfall is a system of limestone mountains hidden in a pristine old forest, interspersed with ethnic villages and poetic terraced fields.
Every season of the year, visitors can come to Hieu waterfall to admire its very own beauty. In the summer, the water is clear, cool, and warm in the winter. In the rainy season, the waterfall flows, roars and turns into a strange opaque white color.
6. May Waterfall- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
May waterfall is located on Lang Su stream in Thach Lam commune, Thach Thanh district, Thanh Hoa province. About 50 km from the city center, May waterfall has a length of about 100 m with 9 cascades of large and small waterfalls created from the limestone mountain system in the North Truong Son. As one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thanh, May waterfall has beautiful scenery, clear water, and is an attractive destination for tourists from near and far.
7. Hai Tien Beach- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Hai Tien Beach is known as the “Hawaii of the North Central Coast”, with a coastline of up to 12 km. Newly put into operation in 2015, this Thanh Hoa tourist destination brings you wild and rustic natural beauty, but still full of tourism services for you to have the best comfortable day.
If you visit Hai Tien beach in the morning, you can watch the beautiful fishing boats stretching themselves in the morning sunlight, and at the same time enjoy fresh seafood that has just been caught by fishermen in the area of sea.
8. Cam Thuy God Fish Stream- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Cam Thuy God fish Stream is also known as Jade stream, located at the foot of Truong Sinh mountain, in Luong Ngoc village, Cam Luong commune (Cam Thuy, Thanh Hoa), more than 80km from the center of Thanh Hoa city. This Thanh Hoa tourist spot is the true proof of the saying “small but mighty”, because although it is only 3-4 meters wide, you can easily get many beautiful and unique photos here.
9. Lam Kinh national special relic area- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
The ancient capital of Lam Kinh is famous for its unique “leaning against the mountain looking at the river ” architecture. Surrounded by Dau mountain, Chua mountain, Huong mountain, and the clear Ngoc river flowing around, the areas of electricity, shrines, tombs, walking areas … are still preserved almost intact. Many typical ancient architectures still exist over hundreds of years of history such as round wells, Bach bridge made of stone with special patterns in the Late Le period.
The main houses are hidden in the green space of the Lam Kinh relic site like bringing you back to the history of thousands of years ago of building and defending the country, promising to be a tourist destination in Thanh Hoa not to be missed with the history-loving guest.
10. Nam Giao altar- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
The Nam Giao altar is associated with the birth of the Ho Dynasty. This is the most intact and can be considered the most precious altar in Vietnam today.
The Nam Giao altar of the Ho Dynasty is a relic of the world heritage site of the Ho Dynasty Citadel, Thanh Hoa province. In the past, this is the place where every year the Ho Dynasty conducted sacrifices to heaven, prayed for national peace, people’s peace or sacrificed on the occasion of great amnesty.
11. Co Bo Temple- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Miss Bo Bong is one of the famous saints in the Four Palaces of Saints. According to folklore, Co Bo is a princess who was ordered by King Thuy Te to come down to earth to help our king in the feudal period, and at the end of her term, she was picked up by a truck to take her back to the Aquarium. After that, Co Bo appeared to help people at the confluence of rivers, sheltering boats that could sail smoothly, so she was respectfully and gratefully given the title of Co Bo Bong by the people.
12. Ma Hao Waterfall- top tourist destination in Thanh Hoa
Ma Hao Waterfall flows gently, surrounded by mountains, creating a majestic but poetic scene. That is why, for a long time, Ma Hao has been likened to a beautiful girl sleeping in the mountains of Thanh Hoa.
Ma Hao is also an extremely attractive tourist destination. Ma Hao waterfall is more than 1,200 meters high, the nature is green, the climate is cool all year round, the clear water flows down, the ventilation in the middle of the waterfall has the sound like the howling of the great thousand forever.