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Thanh Hoa

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Thanh Hoa is a city in the Central Coast region of Vietnam. It is a major crossroads for buses to the Lao border at Na Meow, but otherwise the town has little of interest.

Get in[edit]

You can get here by bus or by train from Hanoi. The city is 153 km south of Hanoi, about 3 hours. Bus tickets are 100,000-120,000 dong for a seat on air-con bus. The road is good.

You can also get in from Xam Nua (Sam Neua), Laos for 180,000 kip via the Na Meo border crossing. It takes about 10-12 hours along winding mountain roads in a small bus with padded seats. The aisle will be full of rice bags.

Get around[edit]

Best choice in every town in Vietnam to get around is "xe ôm" (moto-taxi). Negotiate price before you ride. For a trip of 5 km, pay 50,000 dong. Meter taxis are available with the same price throughout the country, call +84 37 858585 or dial 858585 if using a land line phone in town.

There are town buses you can use to get to the bus station and other areas around town.

See[edit]

Sam Son Beach is located in Sam Son town, a small provincial town 16 km from Thanh Hoa. The beach is crowded from Apr-Sep. There are buses from Thanh Hoa to the town, departing every 30 minutes from the bus station.

Ben En National Park is a good destination for eco-tours. This park is 46 km southwest of Thanh Hoa. It is 16,000 hq of mountains and jungles with many kinds of wild animals and tropical trees. There is a big lake in the park, covering 4,000 ha containing 21 islands.

Do[edit]

Come to Thanh hoa, you can walk around and see the city, a typical city of central Vietnam with an economy growing strong.

Buy[edit]

  • Souvenirs are available at supermarkets
  • Big C Hypermarket
  • Co-op Mart Supermarket
  • Thanh Hóa Supermarket
  • HC Electronics Supermarket
  • Chợ Tây Thành (West Market)
  • Chợ Nam Thành (South Market)
  • Chợ Vườn Hoa (Flowergarden Market)

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Hotel rooms average 200,000 dong per night.

  • Hoa Hung Hotel (On Hwy 1). En suite double rooms with TV.
  • Lam Kinh Hotel, Đông Hương new urban zone, Thanh Hoa City (approx. 5 km by taxi from the city centre). Four-star hotel. 1,300,000-3,000,000 dong.
  • Phù Đổng Hotel, 68 Duong Dinh Nghe street. Three-star hotel.

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Hanoi - frequent buses from the bus station or flag one down on Hwy 1.
  • Ninh Binh - a good base for visiting Tam Coc or Cuc Phuong National Park. Takes just over an hour. 40,000 dong.
  • Sam Neua - daily bus to Laos.




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