Ninh Bình Province
|Ninh Bình Province
Tỉnh Ninh Bình
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||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|• Ethnicities||Vietnamese, Mường|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+07:00)|
|ISO 3166 code||VN-18|
Ninh Bình (Vietnamese: [niŋ ɓîŋ] ( 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 Van Long, grotto caves and rivers in Tràng An, Tam Cốc-Bích Động and Mua 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 also has a very short coastline abutting the Gulf of Tonkin. The population is 898,500 people. the total area is 1,329.4 sq kilometer
The ethnic groups include the Viet (also called Kinh group, the Vietnamese ethnic majority), as well as, Dao, Hoa, Hmong, Mường, Nùng, Tày, Thai and others. There are 23 ethnic communities, among which the Kinh account for more than 98%.
- Tam Cốc-Bích Động
- Mua Caves (Hang Múa)
- Tràng An
- Cúc Phương: primitive forest and ancient inhabited cave (Nho Quan)
- Dich Long cave and pagoda (Gia Thanh - Gia Vien)
Ninh Binh was selected as among the main locations for the movie Kong: Skull Island.
- Cúc Phương National Park
- Van Long - the conserved wetland area (Gia Vien)
- 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.
- Thai Vi festival (Ninh Hai - Hoa Lư) (third moon of the lunar calendar)
- Truong Yen Festival
- Yen Cu Festival
- Non Khe 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. 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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