Remote Bac Ninh City, Vietnam Published on: 21-04-2017
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Why Bac Ninh is special ?
Bac Ninh, lying about 35 km Northeast of Hanoi, is by and large an underrated destination in most travel guide book. For the two thousand years in existence, Bac Ninh is vivid in Vietnamese mind as a land of the talents: there were times that the province contributed as much as 25% of people with doctorate degree in Vietnam. The talent is not only shown academically but also artistically. Bac Ninh is where, without doubt, concentrates the highest density of handicraft villages in Vietnam. These include Dong Ho woodcut painting village, Đồng Kỵ wood and carving village, Phu Lang pottery village. Besides handicraft villages, Bac Ninh also has a variety of temples and pagodas, many of which are considered the craddle of Budhism in Vietnam.
What to explore at Bac Ninh?
Bac Ninh is renowned as home of Quan Ho, a folk music style of Northern Vietnam, and many festivals that represent Vietnam’s traditional culture. These activities often take place during the Spring Festival, which is usually the period from February to March, creating an influx of visitors from all over the country. Just 80km away from the happening city of Hanoi, Bac Ninh, with its stunning scenery and peaceful ambiance, is ideal for family-picnics as well as backpacking excursions. The most famous heritages of the region are Dinh Bang Temple, Dau Pagoda, Dong Ho Village and Duong River.
How to get to Bac Ninh?
By bus: you can catch bus 54 from Long Bien bridge which takes you to Bac Ninh.
Bac Ninh City, Vietnam