Son Duong Tuyen Quang, a mountainous district of Tuyen Quang Province is located the northwest Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Son Duong district covers an area of 789 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path hiking tours, trekking, homestay, road cycling, mountain biking, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.

The district contains 1 township and 32 communes including Son Duong, Binh Yen, Cap Tien, Chi Thiet, Dai Phu, Dong Loi, Dong Quy, Dong Tho, Hao Phu, Hong Lac, Hop Hoa, Hop Thanh, Khang Nhat, Lam Xuyen, Luong Thien, Minh Thanh, Ninh Lai, Phu Luong, Phuc Ung, Quyet Thang, Sam Duong, Son Nam, Tam Da, Tan Trao, Thanh Phat, Thien Ke, Thuong Am, Trung Yen, Tu Thinh, Tuan Lo, Van Phu, Van Son, and Vinh Loi.

When to go

The tropical climatic seasons are the monsoon and dry season. Rainfall occurs generally during the monsoon months of May to October, which is also the summer season in Son Duong Vietnam. However, it is unevenly distributed due to varying topography. The average annual rainfall in Son Duong is 1,500 millimetres (59 in) in 150 rainy days. Monsoon rainfall accounts for about 94% while the balance occurs during the dry months, which is the winter period.

Depending on the season Vietnam weather, the wind direction also varies significantly. Thunderstorms from April to August are also a climatic feature with maximum recorded rainfall of 100 millimetres (3.9 in) during one thunderstorm in some areas. Cyclonic effects with wind speed reaching 40 metres (130 ft)/s have been recorded in some areas. Cyclones occur every year during the transitional months between two seasons namely April and May.

The temperate to subtropical, tropical climate facilitates growth of natural flora and a diversified plant mechanism. The northern region of Tuyen Quang experiences a long winter with low temperatures. However, the region gets more rain during summer. The southern region has a diversified climate with a short winter and hot summer followed by a monsoonal season. Frequently, the strong intensity rainstorms result in floods, which occasionally cause damage to people and property. The average temperature in the province is 22.4 °C (72.3 °F).

Getting to Son Duong

The best way to get to Son Duong from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up in Hanoi and directly brought to Son Duong Vietnam. Those who are on budget can take local public bus. There are few direct buses from My Dinh bus station to Son Duong. Hanoi Tuyen Quang bus takes about 4 hours on road. 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 Son Duong Vietnam.

Best things to see and do


Trekking is the best way to explore Son Duong Vietnam. Discover Son Duong 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 Son Duong Vietnam to discover another Vietnam’s hidden place. Son Duong 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 Son Duong and the Tuyen Quang region, providing options for both those who want some mountainous challenges and those who prefer long flat rides.

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