According to data from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Thanh Hoa province, in the first six months of 2022, the whole province welcomed 6.8 million visitors, up 131.6% over the same period in 2021. The total revenue from tourism activities is estimated at 11,555 billion, up 2.61 times compared to the first 6 months of 2021. These figures show that Thanh Hoa is still a popular destination for visitors.
Mr. Nguyen Cong Hoan, CEO of Flamingo Redtours, commented “Thanh Hoa is like a miniature Vietnam”. Everything is encapsulated in one province, from sea tourism, resort tourism, and spiritual tourism, to ecotourism.
If visitors are planning to visit Thanh Hoa, they can refer to some of the following activities:
Traveling and sight-seeing
Thanh Hoa is nearly 1,500 km from Ho Chi Minh City. If visitors want to come here, they have many ways of transportation such as planes, trains, coaches, or private vehicles depending on their budget and the length of their stay.
To save time, travel by plane is the most suitable option you can choose. According to many surveys, at the beginning of August, the airfare for this route has a reasonable price, there is no significant difference between the time of the week and the weekend. Specifically, at the end of each week, for passengers departing from Ho Chi Minh City on August 5th and returning on August 7th, the cheapest fare is about 128.66 USD. Round-trip tickets for visitors to Thanh Hoa during the week (from August 9th to August 11th) cost about 120,09 USD.
For tourists from Hanoi, traveling by car will be more convenient. The route to Thanh Hoa via Hanoi – Ninh Binh highway and National Highway 1A, takes nearly 3 hours. There are no direct flights from Hanoi to Thanh Hoa.
This province has many resorts, hotels, and homestays with diverse prices. If you want to choose a room with a reasonable price and a comfortable space, you can book homestays. For travelers who want to experience a private vacation, 5-star accommodations are more suitable.
You can contact hotels and homestays directly or book through reputable intermediary applications. Here are some accommodations that tourists might consider:
– FLC Luxury Resort Samson (from 218,73 D/night/room for 2 guests)
– Vinpearl Hotel Thanh Hoa (from 64,33 USD/night/room for 2 guests)
– Central Hotel Thanh Hoa (from 42,89 USD/night/room for 2 guests)
Mid-range price accommodation
– Pu Luong Holiday (from 20,16 USD/night/room for 2 guests)
– Pu Luong Riverside Lodge (from 30,02 USD/night/room for 2 guests)
-Tai Dam homestay Pu Luong (from 36,45 USD/night/room for 2 guests)
This locality is a well-known destination but there is no shortage of beautiful scenery and experiences for tourists from all over the world.
Sam Son Beach
Sam Son, one of the nicest beaches in Thanh Hoa, is the preferred choice of many families during holidays and weekends. Used by the French as a bathing spot since 1906, this area has many old resort villas.
Not as busy and noisy as other famous beaches, East Beach offers visitors a more peaceful and gentle experience. This destination is still quite wild, suitable for visitors to soak in the cool, and relaxing water.
In the area near the beach, there are huts serving seafood and Thanh Hoa specialties, where visitors can enjoy the view while dining.
Pu Luong is part of a nature reserve, located in Ba Thuoc and Quan Hoa districts, about 130 km northwest of the city center. In May and June, Pu Luong is immersed in beautiful terraced fields. From September to October, with the ripe rice crop, the scenery is covered with the color yellow.
Visitors can take route 4 of Muong village, namely Pon – Thanh Cong – Cao Hoong – Kit. Quan village with idyllic houses is also a suggestion if visitors want to find a peaceful place. Here, they have the opportunity to exchange, experience the traditional culture of the Thai ethnic group, and enjoy the specialties.
May Waterfall is about 100 km from Thanh Hoa city. The name of the waterfall is associated with a form of magical beauty, all year round the water flows in layers and layers and is as white as clouds in the sky.
Not only is it a diverse region of mountains, forests, and rivers, but Ben En also has many shimmering and fanciful stalactites. Primary and regenerated forest here covers an area of up to 15,000 hectares. Visitors can invite friends to conquer the trail through the forest, see exotic plants, and admire the ancient canopy.