Hai Duong


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1,661.22 sq. km
1.657,000
Hai Duong City
Chi Linh, Nam Thanh, Kim Mon, Cam Binh, Gia Loc, Tu Ky, Ninh Giang, Thanh Mien
agriculture, fruit trees (litchi)

Hai Duong is located in the North Vietnam Plains and Midlands. It is bordered by Haiphong province to the east, Hung Yen to the west, Bac Ninh and Bac Giang to the north, and Thai Binh to the south. The main ethnic groups living in the area are the Kinh, Hoa, Tay, and San Diu.

 

GeographyHai Duong
Hai Duong is on the Red River Delta. It borders with Bac Ninh, Bac Giang provinces on 
 
the north, Haiphong, Quang Ninh provinces on the east, Hung Yen Province on the west, Thai Binh Province on the south. The network of rivers includes Thai Binh, Rang, Kinh Thay, and Dao rivers’ giving good condition for agriculture and water transportation. 
 
Climate: Hai Duong lies in tropical monsoon climate. The annual average rainfall is 1300 – 1700mm. The average temperature is 23.40C. 

 
Tourism
Long-standing history bequeaths hundreds of cultural, historic relics. They are Phuong Hoang, Kinh Chu An Phu sites, Con Son, Thanh Mai, Hun pagodas, Nguyen Trai, Cao, Kiep Bac temples, Gieng Ngoc (Pearl Well), Thach Ban (Flagstone), of which Con Son- Kiep Bac are most popular ones.
 
Hai Duong is close related with many celebrities such as Le Huu Trac, Tran Nguyen Dan, Nguyen Trai, Mac Dinh Chi, and Pham Su Manh.
 
The province is proud of traditional handicraft villages like Chu Dau Pottery, Chau Khe Gold, Dong Dao Carving, Ke Sat Dry Pancake and Hai Duong Green Bean Cake. Folk songs like ca tru, cheo, xam are commonly here. 
 
In addition of these, tourists also take interest in Chi Lang Nam Stork Village, home of thousands of white, black, fiery stocks, herons and egrets. 

 
Transportation
The network of road, railway and river-way transportation is convenient. The province lies on railway and National Highway No.5: Hanoi- Hai Duong- Haiphong, on National Highway No.18: Bac Ninh- Hai Duong- Quang Ninh. Cong Cau river- port has a total capacity of 300,000 tons per year. 
 
Hai Duong is 58km from Hanoi, 45km from Haiphong, and 80km from Halong Bay.

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