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Phu Tho

Phú Thọ Province is a province in northeastern Vietnam. The province's name derives from and its capital is Viet Tri City, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) away from Hanoi and50 kilometres (31 mi) from the Noi Bai International Airport.The province covers an area of 3528.1 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 1,364,700 people

Phu Tho

Phu Tho Province, Lang Son, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Bắc Giang, Bắc Kạn, Cao Bang, Quang Ninh, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Yen Bai of the Đông Bắc (Northeastern Region) are part of the 59 administrative provinces and 5 municipalities in Vietnam.
The historicity of the province is linked to the 18 Hung Kings who are credited with building the nation of Van Lang.

Mausoleum of Hung King
Mausoleum of Hung King

The province because of its strategic location is known as the West Gate of Hanoi. Its location is at the confluence of two large rivers namely, the Red River and Da River; this province links the northern provinces of Red River Delta with the country’s mountainous provinces and also the two China’s provinces of Guang Xi and Yun Nan.
The Xuan Son National Park, established on February, 2002, is located in the province about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Viet Tri City. The park covers an area of15,048 hectares (37,180 acres), with over 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres) of natural forests and1,396 hectares (8,670 mi) of limestone-mountain forests.
Phu Tho is one of the poorest areas of Vietnam with the poorest households earning below US$ 6 per person per month. Tea, as a industrial crop is important to the economy of the province.
Kings Hung temple complex, located on Nghia Linh Mountain, 175 kilometres (109 mi) by sea level, in Viet Tri City, is a complex of majestic architecture enclosing the Ha Temple (built in the 15th century), the Thien Quang Pagoda, the Gieng Temple, Trung and Thuong temples, and King Hung's Tomb.

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