Thai Nguyen city is the capital and largest city of Thai Nguyen Province in the northeast Vietnam. Thai Nguyen city is listed as a first class city and is the ninth largest city in Vietnam. The city is not an ideal place for cycling because of its busy streets and the lack of travel attractions. But the city surroundings offer a range of day trips from Hanoi, off the beaten path bicycle tours, road cycling holidays are great for those who like to discover Vietnam countryside and rural villages.
Thai Nguyen City Map
Thai Nguyen City contains 1 township and 14 communes including Dinh Ca, Binh Long, Cuc Duong, Dan Tien, La Hien, Lau Thuong, Lien Minh, Nghinh Tuong, Phu Thuong, Phuong Giao, Sang Moc, Than Sa, Thuong Nung, Trang Xa, and Vu Chan.
Getting to Thai Nguyen City
The best way to get to Thai Nguyen city from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. The car journey takes about 2-3 hours on road. There are several daily buses from Hanoi to the city of Thai Nguyen. Most of buses depart Hanoi from My Dinh bus station.
Thai Nguyen City What to See
Thai Nguyen Ethnic Culture Museum
Museum of Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups is located in Thai Nguyen City. It is the largest museum of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities, spread over an area of 39,000 m2 in Vietnam and was established in 1960. It is housed in a pink coloured building where an assortment of impressive exhibits of more than 10,000 documents and artefacts, which belong to the cultural heritage of 54 ethnic tribes of Vietnam, can be seen. It is surrounded by extensive gardens where locals often exercise in the early mornings and evenings. On hot nights, you can enjoy a beer and boiled peanuts with the locals in the beer garden at the back of the museum garden.
Near the central fountain is the Heroes Monument, set on a small hillside. You can walk up the many steps to the top and enjoy views over the city.
Thai Nguyen City Weather
The average temperatures in the hottest and the coldest months are 28.9 °C in June and 15.2 °C in January in the city of Thai Nguyen. The lowest recorded is 13.7 °C. Total number of sunny hours in a year is ranges between 1,300 and 1,750, which is equally distributed for months in a year. The climate of Thai Nguyen city has two distinct seasons: the rainy season from May to October and dry season from October to May. The average rainfall per annum lies in the range of 2,000 to 2,500 mm; it rains most in August and least in January.
Cycling around Thai Nguyen City
Taking a car trip is the best way to discover Thai Nguyen city.
Cycling is a great way to explore the suburb of Thai Nguyen city. Ride the quiet trails through rice fields and small villages. Make stops to learn about daily village life in Thai Nguyen and to enjoy some local snacks. Our unique combination of countryside cycling activities, sightseeing and authentic cultural tour will take you far away from the regular tourist itinerary and “off the beaten track” deep into rural Vietnam where you will be able to see traditional villages, ancient pagodas, temples, communal houses, local customs and rituals as well as age-old traditions of Vietnamese people.
Thai Nguyen Holiday Packages
Check out our best Thai Nguyen holiday packages including Thai Nguyen classic tours, Thai Nguyen bike ride, motorbike, motorcycle tours from Hanoi that are designed for small group tours and family travel. Traveling these all-inclusive, off the beaten track packages you will discover the province of Thai Nguyen as well as other non-touristy places in the northern region of Vietnam.