Among of five provinces in North-Central Vietnam, ThanhHoa Province is surrounded by SonLa, HoaBinh, NinhBinh provinces on the north, NgheAn Province on the south, East Sea on the east with 102km coastline, and Laos on the west.
Topography is divided into plain, coastal and mountainous regions. Hilly and mountains account three quarters of the total area. The Western region own abundant resources of forest products, and huge hydroelectric potentials. The plain is the third largest one of Vietnam.
Owing to the cool climate and high rainfall, the province has annual average temperature of 24.5șC. Rainy season often begins in June and ends in October.
Located 16km from ThanhHoa City, SamSon Beach attracts lot of visitors to relax and bath. Beside the beach, SamSon offers scenic spots such as TrongMai Rocks, DocCuoc Temple and Mount CoTien.
Tourists also like to discover BenEn National Park in NhuThanh, NhuXuan districts. The park is a complex of tropical forests, hills, mountains, rivers, springs, and Muc Lake. With natural landscapes and diversified flora and fauna, BenEn is suitable to eco-tourism, sightseeing, and scientific studies.
CamLuong Fish Spring is another interesting place in ThanhHoa, The stream contains thousands of fish that no one dares catch it. Fish in the stream have red mouth and fins, and brown scales, resembling carp. Please come to this place to play with fish, visit beautiful caves and grottos, watch dancing performances of Muong people and enjoy traditional lam rice and can wine.
In addition of these, ThanhHoa is famous of historical vestiges like HamRong Bridge, Ho Citadel and LamKinh Remains. LamSon is the birthplace of national hero LeLoi and the starting point of the LamSon revolutionary insurrection.
ThanhHoa is 153km from Hanoi, 62km from NinhBinh, and 139km from Vinh (Nghe An). National Highway No.1A and North-South Express Train run through province. There are National Highway No.15 linking to NgheAn and National Highway No.217 connecting to Laos via NaMeo Bordergate.