Tuyen Quang

Tuyen Quang Geography and Overview

Situated on Far-North East, TuyenQuang Province is surrounded by HaGiang, CaoBang, YenBai, BacKan, ThaiNguyen, PhuTho, VinhPhuc provinces.

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Mountains occupy almost area of province. The province has natural potentiality of primitive forest and mineral. The main rivers are Lo and Gam.

Influenced by tropical climate, the summer is very hot. There are two seasons: dry and rainy. Annual average temperature is 24oC.

Tuyen Quang is a North of Vietnam’s mountainous province with total natural area of 5,860 square kilometers, and total population of 727,751 people (in 2005).  Tuyen Quang is a North of Vietnam’s mountainous province with total natural area of 5,860 square kilometers, and total population of 727,751 people (in 2005).           In the August Revolution, Tuyen Quang province had the honor to be the Capital of Liberated Zone and was chosen as the revolutionary centre of the whole country by the Central Party and Uncle Ho. In Tan Trao commune, Son Duong district, there happened such historical events related to destiny of the country as: the National Conference of the Central Party deciding to lead the General Uprising to seize the national power and electing the National Uprising Committee; the National Congress meeting at Tan Trao Communal House to establish the National Committee for Liberation, i.e. the Provisional Government headed by Uncle Ho.    Tuyen Quang      
In the years of resistance war against the French aggressors, Tuyen Quang remained as the Capital of Liberated Zone of Viet Nam, where fellow-citizens of the whole country "directed their mind to Viet Bac to nourish their great and long-term ambition". People of all ethnic groups in Tuyen Quang already fulfilled their sacred duties of establishment and protection of the Safety Zone (ATK), protection of President Ho Chi Minh, Central Party, National Assembly, Government, National Front and other Central Ministries as well as protection of many nerve centres of the brotherly Laos Revolution. The Provincial Party and people of Tuyen Quang made an important and great contribution to the Revolution to seize the national independence. They made a lot of resounding feats in battle, and prevented French enemy from attacks to the North. The historic names of Binh Ca, Khe Lau, Cau Ca etc, evidenced the courageous, wise and creative fighting spirit of Tuyen Quang people and armed forces during "Viet Bac” Campaign (Autumn - Winter 1947).     A lot of important conferences were convened here by the Central Party and the Government, including the Second National Representative Congress held in Vinh Quang and Kim Binh communes, Chiem Hoa district from 11 February 1951 to 19 February 1951, which was also the first Congress of the Vietnamese Central Party domestically organized. The Congress supplemented and completed the strategies for deployment of the resistance war, foundation of the state, proposed duties of building up the powerful Labor Party of Vietnam, and decided important policies and measures to lead the long term resistance war to the glorious victory. After the success in the resistance war against the French, the Provincial Party and people of Tuyen Quang continued building up the firm rear, fulfilled the duties of the big rear for the large front line, helped to win the US Empire and contributed to the success of the People's Liberation Cause for the national unity. With their traditions of patriotism, great unity, revolutionary and heroic struggle spirit, Tuyen Quang people have made valuable lessons and examples for the next generations to learn.      In the innovation cause, the Provincial Party and people of Tuyen Quang continue to bring into play their glorious traditions of the revolutionary land to determine to overcome difficulties and make full use of their potentials and strengths for active economic integration to create a great breakthrough in socio-economic development. In this regard, Tuyen Quang calls for support and assistance from the Central Government, Ministries and other cities and provinces as well as international organizations in order to successfully achieve the goals and objectives set by the 14th Congress of the Provincial Party, striving to drive the province to comprehensive development and improve both material and spiritual life of the people, aiming at actively contributing to the cause of construction and defense of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
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TuyenQuang owns 300 historical cultural vestiges. The famous one is TanTrao Historical Site. It was used as a resistance base before the August 1945 Revolution. The main places of interest include TanTrao Communal House, HongThai Communal House and small jungle hut where President HoChiMinh lived from June to August 1945.

The province also has NaHang Primitive Forest. It is home of valuable fauna and flora such as dinh, mun (ebony trees), sen (bassia), ape, panther, flying weasel, antelope, and upturned-nosed monkey.

The sounds of the waterfall, birds and gibbons, and silver light going through the thick layers in ThacMo (Mo Waterfall) provide enjoyable feeling for visitors.


The province is on National Highway No.2: Hanoi - VietTri - TuyenQuang - HaGiang. TuyenQuang Town is 165km from Hanoi.

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