Thai Nguyen Province

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Thai Nguyen Province of Vietnam is north of Hanoi, and is undergoing considerable transition from traditional agriculture to services and industry. National Highway 3 runs through it, which connects to China in Cao Bang Province. Its western borders are defined by Tuyen Quan and Vinh Phuc Provinces, while Bac Giang and Lang Son Provinces form its eastern side. Bac Can Province is to the north.

Connected to the Red River Delta by highway, railway and waterway systems, it is the transportation hub for the north-central part of Vietnam, including connections to adjacent tourism destinations. It also has a large concentration of institutions of higher education:

  • Industrial Technical University
  • Medical University
  • Teacher’s Training University
  • University of Economics and Business Management
  • University of Agriculture and Forestry.

It is also a regional center for museums of the ethnic grous of the North.


It has well-developed forestry and tea agricultural sectors, with a specialty, Tan Cuong tea, that has special funding from the Asian Development Bank. There is also dairy and pig farming.

Next in its development is minerals. It has the key combination of coal and iron ore deposits in the same general area; other metal exports include tungsten, titanium, and tin with other metals in exploration. The province has its own cement and roadbuilding materials plants. - Thai Nguyen province has conditions for establishing tourism routes to neighbouring provinces:

Industrial zones have been created for iron and steel, cement, and general industry. There is a factory producing medical tools.

  • External link: [1]

Historic and military

In this province, as well as Bac Kan and Cao Bang Provinces is the An Toan Khu (ATK) "safe zone", an underground military complex built to resist air attack during the Indochinese Revolution,[1] which the Ministry of Tourism plans to develop as a historical site.[2]

  1. Patti, Archimedes L. A. (1980). Why Viet Nam? Prelude to America's Albatross. University of California Press. , pp. 86-87
  2. Dreamvietnam Travel, ATK