Pho Yen Thai Nguyen, one of the 8 rural districts of Thai Nguyen Province is located in the north-east region of Vietnam, about 2 hour drive from Hanoi. Pho Yen district covers an area of 462 km². It might not be an ideal place for trekking, hiking. But the area offers beautiful off the beaten path easy bike rides, road cycling tours which can be arranged for those who like to discover Vietnam countryside and rural villages.

Pho Yen contains 3 townships and 15 communes including Ba Hang, Bai Bong, Bac Son, Dac Son, Dong Cao, Dong Tien, Hong Tien, Minh Duc, Nam Tien, Phuc Thuan, Phuc Tan, Tan Huong, Tan Phu, Thanh Cong, Tien Phong, Thuan Thanh, Trung Thanh, and Van Phai.

When to go

The average temperatures in the hottest and the coldest months are 28.9 °C in June and 15.2 °C in January. The lowest recorded is 13.7 °C. Total number of sunny hours in a year is ranges between 1,300 and 1,750, which is equally distributed for months in a year. The climate of Pho Yen has two distinct seasons: the rainy season from May to October and dry season from October to May. The average rainfall per year lies in the range of 2,000 to 2,500 mm; it rains most in August and least in January. Generally speaking, Pho Yen’s climate is favorable for developing agriculture and forestry.

Getting to Pho Yen

The best way to get to Pho Yen from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought straight to Pho Yen. The journey takes about 3 hours on road. Those who are on budget can take local public bus from My Dinh/Gia Lam/Giap Bat bus station. Taking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended. A guide is really helpful in such an off the beaten track place like Pho Yen Vietnam.

Best things to see and do


Pho Yen is not an ideal district for trekking, hiking in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam. If you have the idea of being the first person to take a hike in Pho Yen we can tailor-make an itinerary for you.


Cycling in Pho Yen Vietnam to discover another Vietnam off the beaten path place which still stays away from mass tourism. Pho Yen district has sealed, paved roads 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 Pho Yen and Thai Nguyen 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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