Last updated on November 30th, 2016 at 10:05 pm
Tuyen Quang city is the provincial capital of Tuyen Quang Province. The city does not offer any hiking, trekking activity. Therefore short excursions, off the beaten path trekking, hiking tours, homestay, walking trips can be arranged in its surrounding districts.
Tuyen QuangCity Map
The French post at Tuyen Quang was defended for four months against 12,000 troops of the Yunnan Army and the Black Flag Army by two companies of the French Foreign Legion during the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885). The Siege of Tuyen Quang is still remembered as one of the Legion’s most celebrated feats of arms, and is commemorated in the first verse of “Le Boudin”, its principal marching song.
During the French protectarate, Tuyen Quang served as a garrison. During the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Viet Minh made the Legionnaires surrender at the memorial to the Battle of Tuyen Quang in the First Indochina War (1946–54).
Tuyen QuangCity contains 7 wards and 6 communes including Hung Thanh, Nong Tien, Y La, Minh Xuan, Phan Thiet, Tan Quang, Tan Ha, Trang Da, An Tuong, Luong Vuong, An Khang, Thai Long, and Doi Can.
Getting to Tuyen Quang city
The best way to get to Tuyen Quang 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 Tuyen Quang city. Taking a taxi is an alternative option. Choices are diverse as you have now meeter-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 in Hanoi. Hanoi Tuyen Quangcity bus journey takes about 3 hours on road.
Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Tuyen Quang Vietnam.
Tuyen Quang city weather
The tropical climatic seasons are the monsoon and dry season. Rainfall occurs generally during the monsoon months of May to October, which is also the summer season in Tuyen Quang city. However, it is unevenly distributed due to varying topography. The average annual rainfall in Tuyen Quang Vietnam is 1,500 millimetres (59 in) in 150 rainy days. Monsoon rainfall accounts for about 94% while the balance occurs during the dry months, which is the winter period.
Depending on the season, the wind direction also varies significantly. Thunderstorms from April to August are also a climatic feature with maximum recorded rainfall of 100 millimetres (3.9 in) during one thunderstorm in some areas. Cyclonic effects with wind speed reaching 40 metres (130 ft)/s have been recorded in some areas of the province. Cyclones occur every year during the transitional months between two seasons namely April and May. Other weather features noted are Mist and the hoarfrost; mist occurs at the beginning of the winter months; recorded for 25 to 55 days in the south and 60 to 80 days in the North. Hoarfrost occurs once every 2 years on average in January or November and for just one day.
The temperate to subtropical, tropical climate facilitates growth of natural flora and a diversified plant mechanism. The northern region of the province experiences a long winter with low temperatures. However, the region gets more rain during summer. The southern region has a diversified climate with a short winter and hot summer followed by a monsoonal season. Frequently, the strong intensity rainstorms result in floods, which occasionally cause damage to people and property. The average temperature in the province is 22.4 °C (72.3 °F).
Tuyen Quang tours
Best Tuyen Quang tours including Tuyen Quang road trips, Tuyen Quang trekking tours, bike ride, motorcycle tours to Tuyen Quang which are created for small group travel, family holdiays, and those who look for a different, off the beaten path trip in Vietnam. Traveling these tours you will discover Tuyen Quang City as well as other non-touristy places in north east Vietnam.