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Nui Coc Lake, Thai Nguyen Province, VietnamNui Coc Lake, Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam
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Thái Nguyên is the largest city in the northern mountain area of Vietnam. The capital of the eponymous province, Thái Nguyên has a population of 150,000 people (2011 estimate) and is the 9th largest city in Vietnam.

Formerly a military base, Thái Nguyên is today given over to civilian rule and is gradually developing as a tourist destination in northern Vietnam. The city also has an industrial economy based on the production of steel.

Den Duon Temple, Thai Nguyen ProvinceDen Duon Temple, Thai Nguyen Province
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The surrounding Thái Nguyên Province covers 3,534.45 sq km and has a population of 1.15 million people. There are also eight ethnic tribes in the area.

Visiting Thái Nguyên

Take a bus from Hanoi.

Places of Interest in Thái Nguyên

  1. Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups
    This is the largest museum of the indigenous people of Vietnam. Established in 1960, it occupies a 39,000 sq m area displaying artifacts representing the 54 ethnic tribes in Vietnam.
  2. Nui Coc Lake
    A scenic legendary lake in Thái Nguyên.
  3. Phuong Hoang Cave
    One of the largest cave systems in Vietnam, located some 40 km from Thái Nguyên City.
  4. Tam Dao National Park
    One of the largest national parks in Vietnam.
Museum of the Ethnic Culture of Vietnam, Thai NguyenMuseum of the Ethnic Culture of Vietnam, Thai Nguyen
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