Doan Hung Phu Tho, a mountainous district of Phu Tho Province is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Doan Hung district covers an area of 302 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path hiking tours, trekking, homestay, road cycling, mountain biking, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.

The districts contains 1 township and 27 communes including Doan Hung, Dong Khe, Nghinh Xuyen, Hung Quan, Van du, Chi Dam, Huu Do, Dai Nghia, Phu thu, Hung Long, Vu Quang, Minh Phu, Chan Mong, Van Don, Minh Tien, Tieu Son, Yen Kien, Soc Dang, Ngoc Quan, Phong Phu, Phuong Trung, Tay Coc, Ca Dinh, Phuc Lai, Que Lam, Bang Luan, Bang Doan, and Minh Luong.

Doan Hung is best known for its grape fruits, also called Phu Doan Grapefruit which has its special characteristics of small size, juicy, sweet and soft taste and thin skin.

Vietnamese ethnic groups the Kinh, Muong, Dao and San Chay are the dominant ethnic groups which live in the area. The Dao build their houses in the traditional style, built either on stilts, level with the ground or half on stilts and the other half beaten with earth. Du village, located within the Xuan Son National Park is a tourist attraction.

When to go

Doan Hung is located in the subtropical monsoon region Vietnam weather. The township has recorded average temperature of 23.5 °C (74.3 °F); the highest temperature and the lowest temperatures recorded have been 29 °C (84 °F) (July) and 15 °C (59 °F) (February), respectively. The average rainfall varies between 1,600 millimetres (63 in) and 1,800 millimetres (71 in). Humidity is high during the monsoon season from May to October with the annual average figure of 85%; in the dry season it goes below 80%. Precipitation is in the form of rainfall, most of it falling during the monsoon period. Most of the rain usually falls between April and September.

Getting to Doan Hung

The best way to get to Doan Hung from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up in Hanoi and directly brought to Doan Hung Vietnam. Those who are on budget can take local public bus. There are few direct buses from My Dinh bus station to Doan Hung. Otherwise Hanoi Viet Tri bus takes about 4 hours on road. Upon your arrival in Viet Tri, you can either take Phu Tho local bus or motor-taxi to get to Doan Hung. Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended. An English-speaking guide is really helpful in an such off the beaten path destination like Doan Hung Vietnam.

What to do and see


Trekking is the best way to explore Doan Hung Vietnam. Discover Doan Hung tropical forest, karst mountains and Tay, Nung, Dzao hill tribes on a jungle trek. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day trek we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.


Cycling in Doan Hung Vietnam to discover another Vietnam’s hidden place. Doan Hung district has sealed, paved roads, and mountain trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling and mountain bike tours around Doan Hung and the Phu Tho region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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