Hiep Hoa Bac Giang, one of nine rural districts of Bac Giang province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 2 hours drive from Hanoi. Hiep Hoa district might not be an ideal place for trekking and hiking. But the area offers beautiful off the beaten path road cycling tours which can be arranged for those who like discovering Vietnam countryside and rural villages.
Hiep Hoa district borders to the north with Tan Yen district to the south with Yen Phong district, to the east with Viet Yen district, and to the west with Thai Nguyen province and Soc Son district of Hanoi. The district covers an area of 201 km². The district capital lies at Thang. This is the homecountry of Trang nguyen Doan Xuan Loi of the Tran Dynasty, Doctor Trinh Ngo Dung of the Le Dynasty, Dinh nguyen Nguyen Dinh Tuan of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Hiep Hoa is topographically uneven, with hills and low mountains in some communes in the north, the Red River Delta in the east and generally sloped from the northwest to the southeast.
When to go
Hiep Hoa has the dominant characteristics of the tropical, temperate climate zone of the Northern Plain Vietnam weather. The temperature, humidity and rainfall vary over months and seasons.
The climate in Hiep Hoa Bac Giang has been discerned in two distinct seasons – the hot, rainy season from May to September and the cold, dry season from November to March. The average temperature varies between 22–23 °C (72–73 °F); the maximum temperature recorded was 41 °C (106 °F) while the lowest temperature was 13 °C (55 °F).
Humidity values are in the range of 73% to 87%. The average rainfall is reported to be 1,953 millimetres (76.9 in). The annual sunshine hours of 1,500 to 1,700 hours is good to grow tropical and subtropical trees. The average wind velocity is 2.1 metres (6.9 ft)/s and the average atmosphere pressure is 757.71 mmHg.
Since Hiep Hoa is located away from Vietnam’s eastern coast and the East Sea, the incidence of hurricanes and storms is rare, although whirlwinds and hailstorms are a localized phenomenon in a few mountainous districts.
Getting to Hiep Hoa
The best way to get to Hiep Hoa from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Hiep Hoa directly. The journey takes about 2 hours on road. Those who are on budget can take local public bus from My Dinh bus station, Gia Lam bus station or Giap Bat bus station. Taking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten track destination like Hiep Hoa Vietnam.
What to do and see
Hiep Hoa district is topographically flat and characterized by paddy fields and rural hamlets. There are both sealed roads and single dirt trails offering a variety of bike tours. Hiep Hoa district may not be an ideal place for taking a multi-day hike.
Cycling in Hiep Hoa to discover the unseen Vietnam. Hiep Hoa district has sealed, paved roads, and single dirt trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and countryside explorers. We have a range of road cycling trips and easy family bike tours around Hiep Hoa and the Bac Giang region, providing options for both those who want some easy fun day bicycle tours and those who prefer long flat rides.
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