Tuyen Quang city is the provincial capital of Tuyen Quang Province. The town covers an area of 119 square kilometres, offering off the beaten path road cycling, mountain biking, scooter, motorbike, and motorcycle tours from Hanoi.

The history

The French post at Tuyen Quang was defended for four months against 12,000 troops of the Yunnan Army and the Black Flag Army by two companies of the French Foreign Legion during the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885). The Siege of Tuyen Quang is still remembered as one of the Legion’s most celebrated feats of arms, and is commemorated in the first verse of “Le Boudin”, its principal marching song.

During the French protectorate, Tuyen Quang served as a garrison. During the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Viet Minh made the Legionnaires surrender at the memorial to the Battle of Tuyen Quang in the First Indochina War (1946–54).

Tuyen Quang City contains 7 wards and 6 communes including Hung Thanh, Nong Tien, Y La, Minh Xuan, Phan Thiet, Tan Quang, Tan Ha, Trang Da, An Tuong, Luong Vuong, An Khang, Thai Long, and Doi Can.

Getting to Tuyen Quang city

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

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 Tuyen Quang City Vietnam. However, it is unevenly distributed due to varying topography. The average annual rainfall in Tuyen Quang City 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).

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