Thai Nguyen city is the provincial capital of Thai Nguyen province, northeast Vietnam. It is the largest city of Thai Nguyen Province. The city is listed as a first class city and is the ninth largest city in Vietnam. It has long been famous throughout Vietnam for its tea. In 1959 it became the site of Vietnam’s first steel mill, and is now home to a large and growing major regional university complex.
Thai Nguyen City Map
Thai Nguyen City contains 19 wards including Trung Vuong, Thinh Dan, Tan Long, Quan Trieu, Quang Vinh, Quang Trung, Hoang Van Thu, Dong Quang, Phan Dinh Phung, Tuc Duyen, Tan Thinh, Gia Sang, Tan Lap, Phu Xa, Trung Thanh, Huong Son, Tan Thanh, and Tich Luong. Commnunes include Tan Cuong, Phuc Triu, Phuc Xuan, Thinh Duc, Phuc Ha, Cao Ngan, Dong Bam, Quyet Thang, and Dong Mo.
Getting to Thai Nguyen City
The best way to get to Thai Nguyen city from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to your address/hotel in Thai Nguyen city. Taking a taxi is a good alternative option. Choices are diverse as you have now meter-taxi, Grab Taxi or Uber. Those who are on budget can take local public bus. Bus tickets can be bought at My Dinh bus station. Hanoi Thai Nguyen city bus journey takes about 2 hours on road.
Booking a Thai Nguyen guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Thai Nguyen Vietnam.
Attractions in Thai Nguyen city
Museum of cultures
Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups is located in Thai Nguyen City. It is the largest museum of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities, spread over an area of 39,000 m2 in Vietnam and was established in 1960. It is housed in a pink coloured building where an assortment of impressive exhibits of more than 10,000 documents and artefacts, which belong to the cultural heritage of 54 ethnic tribes of Vietnam, can be seen. It is surrounded by extensive gardens where locals often exercise in the early mornings and evenings. On hot nights, you can enjoy a beer and boiled peanuts with the locals in the beer garden at the back of the museum garden.
Dai Phun Nuoc
This is the central fountain which families and young people gravitate to on warm summer evenings. It has many coloured lights, and you can have your photo taken by a professional photographer, Mr Cuong, on busy nights.
Near the central fountain is the Heroes Monument, set on a small hillside. You can walk up the many steps to the top and enjoy views over the city.
Just off the main street, adjacent to Dong A 1 Hotel, is Coffee Street. There are over 20 cafes in this short street, where you can sample Vietnamese coffee at its best.
Thai Nguyen City Weather
The average temperatures in the hottest and the coldest months are 28.9 °C in June and 15.2 °C in January. The lowest recorded is 13.7 °C. Total number of sunny hours in a year is ranges between 1,300 and 1,750, which is equally distributed for months in a year.
The climate of Thai Nguyen city has two distinct seasons: the rainy season from May to October and dry season from October to May. The average rainfall per year lies in the range of 2,000 to 2,500 mm; it rains most in August and least in January. Generally speaking, Thai Nguyen’s climate is favorable for developing agriculture and forestry.
Thai Nguyen tours
Best Thai Nguyen tours including Thai Nguyen road trips, bike ride, motorcycle tours which are created for small group travel, family holidays, and those who look for off the beaten path trip in Vietnam. Traveling these tours you will discover Thai Nguyen City as well as other non-touristy places in north east Vietnam.