Ninh Bình Province
Ninh Bình Province
Tỉnh Ninh Bình
Bích Động valley, near Tam Cốc in Tràng An UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location of Ninh Bình within Vietnam
|Region||Red River Delta|
|• People's Council Chair||Đinh Văn Hùng|
|• People's Committee Chair||Đinh Văn Hùng|
|• Total||1,383.7 km2 (534.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Mường|
|Time zone||UTC+07:00 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-18|
Ninh Bình (Vietnamese: [niŋ̟ ɓîŋ̟] (listen)) is a province of Vietnam, in the Red River Delta region of the northern part of the country. The province is famous for a high density of natural and cultural attractions, including reserved parks in Cúc Phương National Park and Vân Long, grotto caves and rivers in Tràng An, Tam Cốc-Bích Động and Múa Caves, historic monuments in the Hoa Lư ancient capital, Vietnam's largest buddhist worshiping complex (Bái Đính Temple), and the Phát Diệm Cathedral with "eclectic architectural style". Thanks to its adjacency to Hanoi, day trips from the capital are easily manageable.
Ninh Bình is subdivided into eight district-level sub-divisions:
- 6 districts:
They are further subdivided into seven commune-level towns (or townlets), 122 communes, and 16 wards.
Ninh Bình is located to the south of the Northern Delta, between the Red and Ma rivers. It is bordered by Hòa Bình and Hà Nam to the north, Nam Định to the northeast, and Thanh Hóa to the south and west. Ninh Bình also has a very short coastline abutting the Gulf of Tonkin.
The population is 898,500 people, with a total area of 1,329.4 km2.
The ethnic groups include the Viet (also called the Kinh, the Vietnamese ethnic majority), as well as other groups such as the Dao, Hoa, Hmong, Mường, Nùng, Tày and Thai. There are 23 ethnic groups, of which the Kinh account for more than 98%.
- Tam Cốc-Bích Động
- Múa Caves (Hang Múa)
- Tràng An
- Cúc Phương: primitive forest and ancient inhabited cave (Nho Quan)
- Địch Lộng cave and pagoda (Gia Thành - Gia Viễn)
Ninh Bình was selected as among the main locations for the movie Kong: Skull Island.
- Bear Sanctuary Ninh Bình
- Endangered Primate Rescue Center
- Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program
- Turtle Conservation Center
- Bích Động pagoda and cave
- Bái Đính Temple
- Ban Long Pagoda
- Dinh and Le Temples
- Hoa Lư ancient capital
- Hoa Lư Citadel; Nhat Tu Pagoda
- Phát Diệm Cathedral (Phát Diệm - Kim Sơn)
The old city of Ninh Bình is a well-known historical site in Vietnam.
Hoa Lư - ancient capital
- Thái Vi festival (Ninh Hải - Hoa Lư) (third moon of the lunar calendar)
- Trường Yên Festival
- Yên Cư Festival
- Nộn Khê Festival
Embroidered handicrafts in Hoa Lư District Sea reed handicrafts in Kim Sơn District
Ninh Bình is located 91 km from Hanoi and has both rail and road transport links. It has express rail connections with Hanoi in the north and Thanh Hóa and Vinh in the south. Buses from Hanoi's South Bus Station stop by Ninh Bình; the bus routes parallel and complement the rail route.
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