The northern province of Phu Tho last week launched its tourism website at http://dulich.phutho.gov.vn and decided to establish a tourism information and promotion centre.
Phu Tho is considered the cradle of Vietnamese civilisation and has many famous relic sites such as the Hung Kings Temple in Phong Chau District and Mother Au Co Temple in Ha Hoa District. The former is dedicated to the 18 Hung Kings, the mythical founders of Van Lang, the fist state in Vietnamese history.
The province also has many attractive sites like the Xuan Son National Park in Thanh Son District, Ao Chau Lagoon with its hundreds of large and small islets in Ha Hoa District, and Thanh Thuy hot spring in Thanh Thuy District.
The province has given rise to many famous festivals such as the Hung Kings Temple Festival to mark their death anniversary in the third lunar month every year, which recently became a national holiday. — VNS