Monday, July 26, 2021

Interesting things about the 10 smallest cities in Vietnam

Bac Ninh is the smallest province in the country, famous for Quan Ho folk songs and the statue of Quan Am with thousand eyes and thousand hands dating back more than 350 years.

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Bac Ninh (822.7 km2) is the smallest province in the country. Not only famous for quan ho folk songs, Bac Ninh is also a famous spiritual tourist destination with many ancient temples. Beside Dau Pagoda, Phat Tich Pagoda, there is But Thap Pagoda built in the 17th century, which still preserves many beautiful works, especially the wooden statue of Quan Am thousand eyes and thousand hands dating back more than 350 years. Photo: disanvanhoathuanthanh
Ha Nam (860.5 km2) is the place where Ngoc Lu bronze drum was discovered - the most beautiful bronze drum, dating back over 2,500 years of Dong Son culture. Ha Nam also has Tam Chuc pagoda which is the largest pagoda in Vietnam, located in Ba Sao town and Kha Phong commune, Kim Bang district. Photo: Vietravel
Hung Yen (926 km2) is a civilized province that still keeps thousands of valuable relics. Chuong pagoda on Hien street is known as "the most beautiful street of Hien". Many famous historical and cultural relics such as Da Hoa temple and Da Trach temple are associated with the legend of Chu Dong Tu - Tien Dung princess. In particular, the Pho Hien relic complex proves a prosperous time of the land "First Kinh Ky, Second Pho Hien". The province also has a specialty of longan, known as the king of longan species. Photo: Tran Viet Anh
Vinh Phuc (1,238.6 km2) is an ancient land, along with Phu Tho are the first places of residence of the inhabitants of Vietnam. Here there is a complex of famous natural landscapes and scenics: Tam Dao National Park, Ban Long waterfall, Dai Lai lake, Lang Ha lake... Many historical and cultural relics bearing historical and valuable marks spiritual values such as: Tay Thien scenic spot, Binh Son tower, Tran Nguyen Han temple, Dong Dau archaeological site... Photo: Ngoc Thanh
Da Nang (1,285.4 km2) is considered "the most livable city in Vietnam", the central capital almost evenly divides the distance between the capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and is the center connecting 3 world culture heritages: the ancient capital of Hue, the ancient town of Hoi An and the holy land of My Son. A tourist city of international stature, attracting tourists from all over the world thanks to its beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts and scenic spots: Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra, Ba Na... The Golden Bridge in Da Nang was chosen as one of the 7 "new wonders", works that have an immediate impact on young people in the digital age. Photo: Hien Phung Thu/Shutterstock
Ninh Binh (1,378.1 km2), located at the southernmost tip of the Red River Delta, connecting the North with the Central region by the majestic Tam Diep mountain range. Ninh Binh is known as the land of Hoa Lu ancient capital "land spirit, human masterpiece" associated with 3 dynasties: Dinh, Le, and Ly. Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex is recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage, in addition, it also has hundreds of historical, cultural and scenic sites such as: Cuc Phuong and Coc - Bich Dong, Dich Long, Van Trinh, Phat Diem stone church... Photo: James Cao
Can Tho (1,409 km2) is known as Tay Do - the capital of the Southwest region more than a hundred years ago. The city is famous for its immense fruit gardens in Phong Dien district associated with Ha Chau strawberry specialties or the bustling Cai Rang floating market formed in the early years of the 20th century. Destinations that tourists cannot miss in this land of "white rice with clear water" is Ninh Kieu wharf, Bang Lang stork garden, Binh Thuy ancient house... Photo: Khanh Tran
Vinh Long (1,475 km2) is located in the lower Mekong River, the province has My Thuan Bridge spanning the Tien River and Can Tho Bridge crossing the Hau River. Mang Thit district is also known as the "kingdom of ceramic bricks", where thousands of brick kilns were built close to the Co Chien River and Thay Cai canal. Through a long history, this place is known as the land of "talented human genius" with the spirit of studiousness, producing historical - cultural figures, making great contributions to the cause of national defense, building the country. Photo: Nhut Long
Hai Phong (1,527.4 km2) is also known as Port land or Port city. The widely planted red phoenix flowers also make this place known as the Red Phoenix City. Hai Phong has many famous tourist attractions such as: Do Son, Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, Trung Trang Cave, Trung Son Cave, Phu Long Cave... In the primeval forest of Cat Ba, there are yellow-headed langurs, the extremely rare animal in the world that has only in Cat Ba.

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