Around 80 kilometers from Hanoi, Tam Dao Town in the northern province of Vinh Phuc is touted as a must-see destination for those wishing to escape from the scorching heat in the capital city and find a peaceful atmosphere with cool weather and stunning scenery.
Misty Tam Dao – an ideal getaway for tourists
During summer, Tam Dao, which is considered a Da Lat of the North, becomes more charming to many tourists with its fresh cool air, mist and romantic scenery.
In Tam Dao, tourists can experience four seasons in one day with the cool climate of spring in the morning, warm summer at noon, romantic chill of fall in the afternoon and cold winter at night.
Upon arrival in the sightseeing spot, tourists will have multiple choices for lodging services including motels and hotels with reasonable prices.
Travellers will have the chance to release all of their worries and burdens to explore this romantic land with sounds and melodies of mountains and streams running through and birds singing away in the jungle.
Furthermore, tourists should not miss a chance to discover places of interest in Tam Dao such as a 100-year-old stone church, Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple or Tam Dao TV Tower.
About Tam Dao
Its exact location is at 21°21’ to 21°42’ North latitude, 105°23’ to 105°44’ East longitude. It spans a large area along the Tam Đảo range and administratively belongs to 6 districts and 1 city: Lập Thạch, Tam Dương, Bình Xuyên and the city of Vĩnh Yên of Vĩnh Phúc Province; Sơn Dương of Tuyên Quang Province; Đại Từ and Phổ Yên of Thái Nguyên Province.
Tam Dao National Park (Vietnamese: Vườn quốc gia Tam Đảo) is a protected area zone in North Vietnam. It was established in 1996, succeeding from the Conservation Forest Tam Dao which was formed in 1977. The park is about 85 km northwest of Hanoi.
Tam Dao National Park is based in the Tam Đảo range, which is one of the terminal spurs of a larger mountainous area in the Northwest region of Vietnam. It runs 80 km from north west to south east, and has more than 20 peaks with altitudes of over 1000m. The highest summit is Tam Đảo North with an altitude of 1592 m. Three other peaks with beautiful scenery are Thien Thi at 1375 m, Thach Ban at 1388 m and Phu Nghia at 1300 m. Sharp peaks with sloping sides and numerous, deep partitions are characteristic of the topology.
There are two sites for tourists in the park. The first is Tam Đảo town which was established in 1907. Tam Đảo is nestled in a valley covering only 3 km2. There now remain a stone church, some villas and palaces built by French colonists. It has Thac Bac (The Silver Fall), Rung Rinh peak and Tam Đảo 2, a remnant of another resort built many years ago.
The second tourist location is Tay Thien site. It includes Tay Thien Quoc Mau Temple (literally The “Temple of East Heaven National Mother”) and many pagodas. Along with Thien Vien Truc Lam (literally: “Dhyana Palace in Bamboo Forest”) in Da Lat and Yen Tu, Thien Vien Truc Lam Tay Thien is a center of Vietnamese Buddhism.
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