Nam Dinh province, Northern Vietnam
Region: Red River Delta
Capital: Nam Đinh
Area: 1,676 km² (647 sq mi)
Population: About 2.1 million
Density: 1,200/km² (3,000/sq mi)
Calling code: 3503
Nam Dinh province is in the Red River Delta region of northern Vietnam.
Nam Dinh province comprises one city (Nam Đinh) and nine districts:
– Giao Thuy
– Hai Hau
– My Loc
– Nam Truc
– Nghia Hung
– Truc Ninh
– Vu Ban
– Xuân Truong
– Ý Yên
Situated on Red River Delta, Nam Dinh borders Ha Nam, Thai Binh provinces in the north, Ninh Binh Province in the west and the East Sea in the east with the 72km seaside. Nam Dinh is not only a granary of midland in the North but also a centre of textile industry in Vietnam.
Nam Dinh is proud of Tran Royal Remains on Tuc Mac Village, the native land of the Tran Kings and national hero Tran Hung Dao, comprising Thien Truong and Co Trach temples and Pho Minh Pagoda and Tower.
The province is also famous for Phu Day Remains on Vu Ban District. These remains including Phu Tien Huong (the Tien Huong Temple), the Van Cat Temple and the tomb of Goddess Lieu Hanh have a high value of architecture.
Coming to Xuan Thuy National Park, tourists enjoy observing many of special birds, 9 types of which are listed in the world’s Red Book. From November to April, it is a gathering place for tens of thousands of birds migrating from the North.
Besides that, tourists also admire varieties of orchids, camellias and roses in Vi Khe Ornamental Plant Village, swimming in Thinh Long Beach.
Every year, Nam Dinh held special traditional events like Vieng Fair, Phu Day, Co Le, Dai Bi, Keo Hanh Thien, Vong Cung pagodas, Tran Temple festivals. Cheo, van, xam songs, puppet showing and boat racing are preserved here.
Nam Dinh is 90km from Hanoi. Reunification Express Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City stops in Nam Dinh. National Highway No.21 links National Highway No.1A to the centre of Nam Dinh. National Highway No.10 from Ninh Binh City to Thai Binh, Haiphong, Quang Ninh provinces via Nam Dinh.
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