Ha Tinh

Ha Tinh is located on the Northern Central of Vietnam, surrounded by Nghe An Province on the north, Quang Binh Province on the south, Laos on the west, and East Sea on the east.

Wedged between Quang Binh province to the south and Nghe An province to the north, Ha Tinh’s best known feature is a road leading out of the province — to Laos. It’s through this province that snaking Route 8 leads to the Nam Phao / Cau Treo border crossing between Vietnam and Laos.

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Truong Son Mountain Range

Locating at the east of Truong Son Mountain Range, Ha Tinh’s terrain is both narrow and sloping, tilting towards the east. To the west is a high mountain range (with average height of 1,500m), following with a range of hills, small and narrow elongated plain and coastal sandy banks (Ha Tinh).
Mountainous terrain accounts for 80% of the province’s natural area that is sharply differentiated and divided, forming deferent ecological areas. There are 14 rivers such as Ngan Pho, Ngan Sau, Cay (Ha Tinh). The coastline is 137km in length which is suitable for making salt, rearing shellfish such as shrimps, crabs, oysters, snails…

 

Climate in Ha Tinh

Ha Tinh belongs to the tropical monsoon area. The annual average temperature is 23.7ºC. There are two clear seasons:Raining season lasts from August to November (Ha Tinh). Annually average rainfall is from 2500mm to 2650mm, account to 54% of whole year.Dry season is from December to July next year. The weather is dry, hot and highly vaporizing West- Southern wind (blowing from Laos).

 

Tourism in Ha Tinh

The province has many special internal tourism places ecologically, historically, culturally, namely National Park of Vu Quang, Ke Go reservoir, Hong Linh Mountain, interests inhering to poet Nguyen Du, monument of comrade Tran Phu – First General Secretary of Vietnamese Communist Party, Dong Loc Road Junction – a monument sticking with glorious victory of Vietnam against the US  (Ha Tinh). Then, tourists are able to relax in Xuan Thanh, Thien Cam, Thach Hai or Deo Con beaches, or in medical treatment area of Son Kim Hot Spring.

 

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Vung Quang National Park

 

Ha Tinh preserves many temples, pagodas such as Cua Dieu Tower, Huong Tich, Bich Chau, Yen Lac pagodas, Tam Lang, Chieu Trung temples (Ha Tinh).

Coming there, visitor do not forget make tour to some of handicrafts villages such as Van Cham, Minh Long iron, Duc Lam cooper, Cam Trang pottery, Thai Yen wood, Ha silt, Ho cloth.

Apart of that, tourists can follow National Road No. 8 passing Cau Treo Border Gate to Laos, Thailand and other ASEAN countries…

 

Ethnic groups in Ha Tinh

Ha Tinh population is mainly Viet (Kinh) following Mau believing, Confucianism, Buddhist, tutelary gods worship. The province is home of Hai Thuong Lan Ong – a famous physician, Nguyen Du, Huy Can poets, and Nguyen Cong Tru, Tran Phu, Ha Huy Tap, Ngo Duc Ke (Ha Tinh).

 

Transportation in Ha Tinh

The transportation is convenient with National Highway No. 1A and Thong Nhat Express Train crossing the province. There is Keo Nua Border Gate linking to Laos, Thailand. Ha Tinh City is 341km from Hanoi.

Other than being the capital city of the province of the same name, Ha Tinh doesn’t really have that much to offer. The city is full of carts drawn by small horses rather than oxen, and you’re likely to see scads of them trotting swiftly around, ferrying goods and helping out on local construction sites (Ha Tinh). They function much the way cyclos do elsewhere in the country — the drivers hanging around waiting for customers who require something large and heavy to be lugged from point A to point B. They’ll even offer to give you a bumpy ride wherever you’re headed, price negotiable. They make for good pics, but the drivers will usually ask you to pay for the privilege of taking a snap.

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