DAILY TOUR HANOI – PHU THO PROVINCE


Phu Tho province is former capital of Hung Kings dated back over 4000 years. Tour to Phu Tho starts from Hanoi city daily. We will visit Hung Kings Temple, Hung Kings Museum, traditional village of Hung Lo, and enjoy Xoan singing right in the village.



Hung dynasty is the first one in Vietnam. The people in Vietnam and oversea Vietnamese gather to pay respect to Hung Kings at Hung Temple on festival day, 10 March lunar calendar each year. This one day tour Hanoi-Phu Tho make the travel Hanoi and surroundings more diverse in aspects of culture, history, and sightseeing as well.

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XOAN SINGING - INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY

Young singers in Xoan singing group in Phu Tho province. In 2017, Xoan singing was listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 




The art includes singing, dancing, drumming, and clapper beating. The Xoan is closely linked to the worship of the Hung Kings, a belief rooted in the ancestor worship practice of the Viet people. PhuTho Tourism.

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DA RIVER CRUISE AND HOA BINH POWER PLANT


The power plant is located on the Da river, Hoa Binh province. This electric power plant is the largest one in Vietnam, constructed with the assistance from former Soviet in 1979. The plant has 8 generators, each with a capacity of 240,000 KW.



Drive over 90 km from Hanoi city the trip bring us to Hoa Binh, the mountainous land and gate way to North West Vietnam. It is interesting to have a cruise trip along Da reservoir which is almost 200 km long. 



We have time to visit some islands and villages along the trip like Xanh and Ngoc islet, Ngoi Hoa and Ke villages. In here we can stay in the local house, learn fishing, rafting, trekking in forest, cutting bamboo shoots, weaving cloth, camping and joining traditional dance with them.


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DIEN BIEN PHU AND VESTIGES


Dien Bien Phu is almost 500 km from Hanoi city in the mountainous area of North West. It is situated in Muong Thanh plains and surrounded by high mountains. Dien Bien Phu was once the location of the battlefield where historical combats between the Vietnamese People’s Army and the French Colonialists Expeditionary Corps took place.



The valley of Dien Bien Phu is 18 km long and 6-8 km wide. In November 1953, French paratroopers occupied the valley and built 49 strongholds in three sub-sections.

Hill A1: This stronghold is one of the most significant one valley controlling the whole battle of Dien Bien Phu. The hill lies on the direction of North West – South East with 2 peaks around 490 m high. On the night of 6 May 1954, Vietnamese soldiers won this decisive battle.



Muong Thanh Airfield: It was the stronghold 206 and central airport of Dien Bien Phu. Nowadays it is Dien Bien airport that is in the system of the Vietnam Civil Aviation.

The command bunker of De Castries: Commander De Castries worked and live inside the bunker that is 20m long and 8m wide surrounded by dense wire bars and 4 tanks. He was arrested here by a Vietnamese commander at 17h30 on 7 May 1954 and mark the end of the fierce fighting.  



Other Vestiges: Him Lam hill is situated on the North West of the valley where Vietnamese troops fought the first battle on 13 March 1954. Doc Lap Hill was liberated by Vietnamese Army on 15 March 1954. Hills C, D, and E are well preserved.

The commanding post for Vietnamese Army: The post is lied in the native forest at Muong Phang commune. There was a hut where General Vo Nguyen Giap, commander in chief, worked and other huts for information and military operation discussion. Nearby the General Giap’s hut is the observation spot where is over 1000m high and can control the whole view of Muong Thanh valley.



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