Thanh Hoa

  • Sacred soul of an ANCIENT NATION

    Sacred soul of an ANCIENT NATION

    Lam Kinh, a site of major historical interest just a few hours south of Hanoi, has been recently restored.



    The best to way to appreciate people’s lives in Vietnam’s more remote areas is to simply go out and spend a few days with them.

  • People you meet

    People you meet

    The best travel experiences combine the journey, the destination, and, most importantly, the people you chance upon.

  • Environmental concern

    Environmental concern

    As is the custom, The Guide again visited a host of destinations and hotels and resorts this year to gain a sense of the state of Vietnam’s tourism industry.

  • Rambling Road

    Rambling Road

    Vietnam ‘heritage trail’ is at risk of falling into disrepair as development competes with preservation.


Bits & Pieces

  • Toyota Concert Tour in August

    Toyota Concert Tour in August

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    July 29,2015 02:28 PM

    To mark Toyota Motor Vietnam’s 20th anniversary this year, Toyota Concert Tour, held jointly the automaker and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra will be organized in four cites on five nights, at Hanoi’s Opera House on 5 and 6 August, Ho Chi Minh City’s Opera House (11 August), Da Nang’s Trung Vuong Opera House on 9 August, and Thanh Hoa’s Lam Son Opera House on 13 August. This is the first time that the Toyota Concert has been held in Thanh Hoa, to enhance the cultural and spiritual lives of the local community.

    Beside talented performers from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, this year’s concert will feature conductor Tetsuji Honna, violinist Bui Cong Duy, saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan, and the winner of Vietnam Idol 2014, Nhat Thuy.

    In its 18 years the Toyota Concert Tour has presented 50 concerts and become a popular annual music event in Vietnam, appreciated by classical music lovers and promoting the genre in the country.

  • FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort has been given the ‘five-star’ title

    FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort has been given the ‘five-star’ title

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    November 02,2015 10:55 AM

    FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort has recently been given the ‘five-star’ title by Vietnam Tourism Administration on October 31st, 2015. FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort, covering 450 hectares, is the largest golf course - resort - hotel complex in the central region of Vietnam. The 18-hole FLC Samson Golf Links is the highlight of the complex. With experience and sophistication from Nicklaus Design, a world leading golf course designer, FLC Samson Golf Linkspromises to deliver a unique experience for golfers at different levels, based on the sustainable development of the natural environment. In addition to FLC Samson Golf Links, there’re also a multi complex hospitality project which include 1300 seats International Conference Centre, the A La Carte hotel with 300 bedrooms, Fusion resort with 200 bedrooms and villas as well as an amusement park. Sam Son beach is 16 kilometres from Thanh Hoa city. Its 10-kilometre coastline is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in northern central Viet Nam.

  • ‘Miss Vietnam Global Heritage 2016’

    ‘Miss Vietnam Global Heritage 2016’

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 10,2016 10:42 AM

    For the first time, FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort will hold Miss Vietnam Global Heritage beauty contest in July, 2016 with the top prize amounting to VND500 million (US$ 22,390) in cash. The runner up title will receives VND150 million and the second runner up title will receive VND100 million and a certificate. The contest final round will be taken placed from 1 to 7 July meanwhile the finale is scheduled for 15 July.

    FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort, covering 450 hectares, is the largest golf course - resort - hotel complex in Thanh Hoa province, some around 180km away from Hanoi. The resort is designed with unique features for discerning travelers that featuring 72 intimate villas with own private swimming pools. All villas feature well-appointed modern interiors with separate living spaces and integrated kitchen-dining areas. Spacious airy ensuite bathrooms feature trendy bathtubs, walk-in showers and double vanity. Courtyards and terraces provide additional relaxation space with breezy outdoor seating or intimate cabanas, and comfy sun-loungers by the pool.

  • Thanh Hoa launches waterfall eco-tourism area

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    October 03,2017 11:51 AM

    A new eco-tourism complex at Cong Troi (Sky Gate) Waterfall in Xuan Quy and Hoa Quy communes in Nhu Xuan district, north-central Thanh Hoa province, has been opened to the public. Starting from the peak of Bu Mun Mountain, which is 1,000 metres above sea level, the waterfall flows down to a primary protected forest and divides into two smaller waterfalls, called Thanh Lam and Dong Quan, creating a magnificent landscape of large and small streams. The area also attracts visitors with its rich flora and fauna, including orchids, precious herbal medicine and wood, dozens of mammals and reptiles, and hundreds of birds and amphibians, including rare species such as leopard, bear, chamois, douc, black gibbon, and pheasant. The local food is also diversified, such as smoked buffalo, roasted chicken, grilled fish, snails, and vegetable soup.

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