November 29, 2016

Cam Pha Quang Ninh

Cam Pha is a provincial city of Quang Ninh Province in the north-east region of Vietnam. Cam Pha city covers an area of 336 km². The district might not be an ideal place for challenging mountain bike tours, Vietnam cycle challenge. But the area offers beautiful off the beaten path Vietnam road cycling tours which can be arranged for those who like to discover Vietnam countryside and rural villages.

Cam Pha Map

Cam Pha is divided into 13 wards and 3 communes including Quang Hanh, Cam Thach, Cam Thuy, Cam Trung, Cam Thanh, Cam Tay, Cam Binh, Cam Dong, Cam son, Cam Phu, Cam Thinh, Cua Ong, Mong Duong, Duong Huy, Cong Hoa, and Cam Hai.

Cam Pha was the site of one of the biggest coal mines in south of Asia which has been exploited for almost a century. The coal mine featured on a special commemorative Vietnam stamp in March 1959. Coal still forms the basis of Cam Pha’s local economy, with other industries including quarrying, lime production, port, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Getting to Cam Pha Quang Ninh

The best way to get to Cam Pha from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought straight to Cam Pha. The journey takes about 4 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 Cam Pha Vietnam.

Cam Pha Weather

Cam Pha’s climate is symbolic of the climate of North Vietnam weather; featuring all four seasons. In summer, it is hot, humid and rainy, while monsoons flourish. The average annual temperature recorded is 22.9 °C. In winter, it is cold (between 1 and 3 °C), dry, and sees little rainfall (between 150 mm and 400 mm). The average humidity is 82 percent. Annual average rainfall, influenced by north-eastern monsoons, varies between 1,700 mm and 2,400 mm (maximum recorded is 2751 mm), with rainfall concentrated in the summer months for 90 to 170 days, particularly in July and August.

Cycling around Cam Pha

Cycling around Cam Pha Vietnam to discover another Vietnam off the beaten path place which still stays away from mass tourism. Cam Pha 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 Cam Pha and Quang Ninh region, providing options for both those who want some easy fun day bicycle tours and those who prefer long flat rides.

Quang Ninh Itineraries

Check out our best Quang Ninh itineraries including Quang Ninh classic tours, Halong bay cruise tours, Quang Ninh bike ride that are designed for small group tours and family travel. Traveling these all-inclusive packages you will discover the province of Quang Ninh as well as other non-touristy places in the northern region of Vietnam.