Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant

Traveling to the highland province of Hoa Binh, a break to the Hoa Binh Hydropower plant will bring you a novel and exciting feeling in front of majestic scenery.

Hoa Binh is a mountainous province, situated in the west of Hanoi. With a high location, it’s essential to keep and manage the water for usage and cultivation. Also, it will help prevent flood and landslide in the flood season in Hoa Binh.

Built amid nature, the stunning and magnificent appearance of the hydropower plant beside the Da River will indeed be an unforgettable moment in Northwest Vietnam.

Where is Hoa Binh hydropower plant?

Hoa Binh hydropower plant was built at Hoa Binh lake, Hoa Binh province, on the Da River in northern Vietnam with the support of the Soviet Union for construction and operation instructions. It is the largest hydropower plant in Vietnam and Southeast Asia from 1994 up to now.

Hoa Binh hydropower plant at night

Hoa Binh hydropower plant at night

Hoa Binh has a long history associated with the development of Vietnam. It is the land of many ethnic people, which has 7 main ethnics: Muong, Thai, Tay, Dao, Mong, Chinese, and Kinh. Natural conditions and cultural history have created potential tourist attractions for the place.

Da River is the largest branch of the Red River from Yunnan, China, which has downstream delta - an area of dense population, where the Hanoi capital is located.

The vital role of Hoa Binh hydropower plant

People designed the project with multi-purpose, including Da River water management, natural disaster mitigation for the Northern Delta and Hanoi capital, and electricity production to provide for the socio-economic development of the country and serving people's daily life.

With a particularly important position and role, Hoa Binh hydropower was named the "Century Project" of the country. Since the project was put into operation, the Northern Delta region has no longer flooded or threatened flooding.

Besides, Hoa Binh hydropower contributes positively to economic development, ensuring social security in the locality. The project has changed fundamentally and comprehensively the face of Hoa Binh province in general and Hoa Binh city in particular.

What you will explore

Hoa Binh hydropower plant has a combination of rock dams, underground water to the turbine, the traffic tunnels system, operating system, and engineering systems, etc.

The hydropower scene from above

The hydropower scene from above

Hoa Binh Hydropower plant was built from 1979 to 1994 with 8 machines, providing 1920 MW - 1/3 productivity of Vietnam. It is not only an essential industrial construction but also beautiful sightseeing for visitors on a Mai Chau Hoa Binh tour.

Many valuable items are Ho Chi Minh statue on Tuong hill with 18 meters height and memorial Vietnamese and Soviet experts sacrificing to built hydropower projects. At the top of the memorial, there is a bronze bell. The below is circular with 168 stone steles which recorded names of sacrificed people.

Tourists will also have the opportunity to visit the Museum. It includes 2 stories displaying artifacts about the process of building this construction. Outside the museum are the letters that are preserved in the stone block.

Along with social and economic functions, Hoa Binh hydroelectric becomes an exciting destination for visitors. With Mai Chau valley break tours, you can visit this exciting destination. For further information, feel free to contact us or visit our website. Like and share if the article is useful for you. Thank you and have a nice trip.