Ninh Bình (Vietnamese: Ninh Bình; Han Tu: 寧平) is a province of Vietnam, in the Red River Delta region of the northern part of the country.
- Capital city: Ninh Bình
- Area: 1,382 km²
- Population: 891,800
- Average temperature: 23.4°C
Ninh Binh is divided into one city (Ninh Bình), one town (Tam Điệp) and six districts:
Ninh Bình is located to the south of the Northern Delta, between the Red and Ma rivers. It is bordered by Hòa Bình and Nam Định to the north, Hà Nam to northeast, Thanh Hóa to the south and west.
Ninh Bình also has a very short coastline abutting the Gulf of Tonkin.
Ethnic groups: Viet/Kinh, Dao, Hoa, Hmong, Mường, Nùng, Tày, Thai with others making 23 ethnic communities, among which the Kinh account for more than 98%.
Natural beauty sights
- Tam Coc - Bich Dong
- Cuc Phuong primitive forest and ancient inhabited cave (Nho Quan)
- Dich Long cave and pagoda (Gia Thanh - Gia Vien)
- Bich Dong pagoda and cave
- Can Linh Pagoda
- Banh Long Pagoda
- Dinh and Le Temples
- Hoa Lư ancient capital
- Hoa Lu Citadel; Nhat Tu Pagoda
- Phat Diem stone church (Phat Diem - Kim Son)
The old city of Ninh Bình is one of many famous historical sites in Vietnam.
- Thai Vi festival (Ninh Hai - Hoa Lu) (third moon of the lunar calendar)
- Truong Yen Festival
- Yen Cu Festival
- Non Khe Festival
Embroidered handicrafts in Hoa Lu District
Sea reed handicrafts in Kim Son District
Ninh Bình is located 91 km from Hanoi and has both rail and road transport links. Express rail connections with Hanoi in the north and Thanh Hoa and Vinh in the south. Buses from Hanoi's South Bus Station stop by Ninh Binh; the bus routes parallel and compliment the rail route.