Located in the Plains and Midland in the North of Vietnam, PhuTho shares border with TuyenQuang, YenBai provinces on the north, VinhPhuc, HaTay provinces on the east, SonLa Province on the west and HoaBinh Province on the south.
The terrain is mainly made up by hills. There are also three big rivers namely Red, Da and Lo rivers running through PhuTho.
PhuTho has a monsoon tropical climate with a cold winter and hot summer, annual average temperature of 23șC, annual average rainfall of 1600-1800mm and annual average humidity of 85-87%.
PhuTho is consider as ancestral land of Vietnam. DenHung (Hung Temple)Remains is tied to the legend about 18 Kings Hung who built VanLang State, the first one of Vietnam, with PhongChau as the capital.
PhuTho has bright culture. Archaeological sites like SonVi, DongDau, LangCa and many pagodas, temples, tombs around NghiaLinh Mountain prove that PhongChau used to be cultural center of ancient Vietnamese.
XuanSon National Park and AoChau Pond are famous beauty spots of PhuTho. Every year, XuanSon attracts many tourists to come for recreation and discovery diversified flora and fauna. Heading for AoChau, tourists can enjoy the fresh air and taste local specialties like fruits, carps, turtles, crabs, snails and so on.
PhuTho is home of many festivals including BachHac, ChuHoa, and most honourable one is DenHung Festival. This festival is on 10th day of the 3rd lunar month annually corresponding to the anniversary of the Kings Hung. Now, it becomes a great ceremonial festival of the Vietnamese nation.
Beside of these, the people here preserve some traditional songs: xec bua, vi, dum, xoan, gheo songs.
VietTri City is 80km from Hanoi. It is on National Highway No.2 linking Hanoi with HaGiang Province and China Border. The train from Hanoi to LaoCai stops in VietTri.