Red River Delta and North East Coast
Halong bay Vietnam
Area: 21,060.0 sq. km.
Population: 20,925.5 thousand habitants (2015).
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Muong, Dao, San Chay, San Diu, Tay, Hoa…
Provinces: Bac Ninh, Ha Nam, Ha Noi Capital, Hai Duong, Hai Phong City, Hung Yen, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Thai Binh, Vinh Phuc.
Red River Delta and North East Coast is created by alluvium of the two great rivers of Red and Thai Binh, forming one of the two biggest granaries of Viet Nam. This region is considered as the cradle of growth and development of Vietnamese people.
Red River Delta and North East Coast focuses many tourism resources creating favorable conditions for developing diversified tourism forms such as sea-island, culture-spirit, community-based tourism, ecotourism, adventure sports tourism, sightseeing country side...
ECOTOURISM AND SEA-ISLAND
To this region, visitors have the opportunity to visit national parks of Cuc Phuong (Ninh Binh), Ba Vi (Ha Noi), Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc), Cat Ba (Hai Phong), Bai Tu Long (Quang Ninh) with diversified ecosystems; hot mineral springs of Kenh Ga (Ninh Binh), Quang Hanh (Quang Ninh), Tien Lang (Hai Phong)...; amazing caves of Huong Son (Ha Noi), Van Trinh, Tam Coc - Bich Dong (Ninh Binh), Sung Sot, Thien Cung (Quang Ninh)... or famous beaches of Ti Top, Tra Co (Quang Ninh), Cat Ba, Do Son (Hai Phong), Quat Lam, Hai Thinh (Nam Dinh)...
CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL TOURISM
Besides, the region preserves thousands of historical, cultural relics such as communal houses, temples, pagodas, typically One Pillar Pagoda, Tay Phuong Pagoda (Ha Noi), But Thap Pagoda, Do Temple (Bac Ninh), Keo Pagoda (Thai Binh), Co Le Pagoda (Nam Dinh), Bai Dinh Pagoda, the ancient capital of Hoa Lu (Ninh Binh)... The region is also the home of many traditional festivals such as Tran Temple Festival, Giong Festival, Lim Festival, Huong Pagoda Festival... and unique art forms of cheo, quan ho, van singing, tuong, water puppet...
In particular, the region owns a lot of world heritage properties recognized by UNESCO including Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh), Central sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Ha Noi, stone stele records of royal examinations of the Le and Mac dynasties, Giong festivals in Phu Dong and Soc temples (Ha Noi), Ca tru singing and Quan ho Bac Ninh, Trang An Landscape Complex (Ninh Binh), Practices related to the Viet beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms, tugging rituals and games. In addition, Ha Long Bay was listed as a new natural wonder of the world by New7Wonders. These attract many domestic and foreign visitors. Red River Delta and North East Coast with diligent and hospitable people willingly welcomes visitors to enjoy and explore.