Phu Tho town is the second city of Phu Tho Province in the north-east region of Vietnam. The town covers an area of 64 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path road cycling, mountain biking, scooter, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.

Phu Tho town contains 5 wards and 5 communes including Hung Vuong, Phong Chau, Au Co, Thanh Vinh, Truong Thinh, Ha Loc, Van Lung, Phu Ho, Ha Thach, and Thanh Minh.

When to go

Phu Tho town 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 Phu Tho town

The best way to get to Phu Tho town from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up in Hanoi and directly brought to Phu Tho town Vietnam. Those who are on budget can take local public bus. There are few direct buses from My Dinh bus station to Phu Tho town. 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 Phu Tho town. 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 Phu Tho town Vietnam.

Best things to do and see


Phu Tho township is not an ideal place for trekking and hiking. If you have the idea of being the first foreigners taking a hike in this non-touristy place we can arrange that trip for you.


Cycling in Phu Tho township to discover another Vietnam’s off the beaten track place. Phu Tho town 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 Phu Tho town 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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