(Cinet)- Ninh Binh is about 90 km away from Ha Noi to the south. Ninh Binh shares the administative border with Ha Nam in the North, Nam Dinh in the East, the East Sea in the Southeast, Thanh Hoa in the West and Southwest, and Hoa Binh in the Northwest.
Ninh Binh is located to the south of the Northern Delta, between the Red and Ma rivers.The ethnic groups include the Viet (also called Kinh group, the Vietnamese ethnic majority), as well as, Dao, Hoa, Hmong, Muong, Nung, Tay, Thai and others. There are 23 ethnic communities, among which the Kinh account for more than 98%. Cultural Resource Cultural Heritage
Ninh Binh’s topography comprises three different types of landscapes: wetlands, coastal delta, hills and mountains.
With a deeply rooted history and cultural tradition, the people of Ninh Binh are traditionally very industrious, hard working, studious, kind, patriotic and particularly hospitale.
About cultural heritage, Ninh Binh is home to over 1000 cultural relics including 2 special national relics, 79 relics at national level, 183 relics at the provincial level and 114 traditional festivals. Ninh Binh is famous for some cultural and historical relics of Hoa Lu ancient citadel as world cultural heritage and Trang An cave as world natural heritage. Performing Arts
Ninh Binh province features numerous kinds of folk songs including Cheo (traditional opera) and Xam (an ancient folk art form performed by blind beggars) singing.Xam singing, a Vietnamese form of art aged centuries, has always been preserved as the nation’s delicate piece of culture to be admired by numerous tourists. “Hat Xam” or “Xam singing” has been mainly found in the countryside, and, expressed the optimism and love for life of the blind. They were mostly settling in in Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Hai Duong, Bac Giang, Ha Noi…
Also, other relics are King Dinh Tien Hoang’s Temple, Phat Diem Cathedral – symbol of a rich religious life, Tam Coc – Bich Dong - “South second nicest grotto” , Cuc Phuong National Park
Ninh Binh's people have created such famous and traditional products as Kim Son's fine arts, Hoa Lu's high-class embroidery, hanger products and rocky sculpture products for export, Gia Vien's rattan and bamboo knitting products, etc.
Vietnam is well known as the national agriculture and rice is the main plant of the country. However, there is a little food show this image. Cracker Rice in Ninh Binh displays the beauty of Vietnamese rice. Enjoy the Cracker rice of Ninh Binh, you might enjoy the essence of the hard-working of Northern people.