Phu Tho is a province in northeast Vietnam, sharing border with Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Vinh Phuc, and Hoa Binh. Phu Tho provincial capital is Viet Tri, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Hanoi and 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Noi Bai Airport.
The history of Phu Tho is linked to the 18 dynasties of Hung kings who were credited with building the nation of Van Lang. Because of its strategic location, the province is known as the “West Gate of Hanoi”. It is located at the confluence of two large rivers: the Red River and the Da River, and in a transitional area between the Red River Delta the country’s northern mountainous provinces.
Archaeological sites like Son Vi, Dong Dau, Lang Ca and many pagodas, temples, tombs around Nghia Linh Mountain prove that Phong Chau used to be cultural center of ancient Vietnamese. Xuan Son National Park and Ao Chau Pond are famous beauty spots of Phu Tho.
Phu Tho is home of many festivals including Bach Hac, Chu Hoa, and most honourable one is Den Hung Festival. This festival is on 10th day of the 3rd lunar month annually corresponding to the anniversary of the Kings Hung.
Phu Tho weather
Phu Tho is located in the subtropical monsoon region. The province 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.
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