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Area: 8,305.2 sq. km
731,700 habitants (2004)
Capital: Langson City.
Districts: Trang Dinh, Van Lang, Van Quan, Binh Gia, Bac Son, Huu Lung, Chi Lang, Cao Loc, Loc Binh, Dinh Lap.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Dao...


Langson is a frontier mountainous province in the North-East of Vietnam. It shares border with Caobang Province on the south, Bacgiang Province on the north, Guangxi (China) on the east, Quangninh Province on the north-east and Baccan, Thainguyen provinces on the west.
Mountains and hills cover over 80% of the province’s total area. The complex network of rivers makes a good condition for agriculture. Main rivers that run through the province are: Ky Cung, Ba Thin, Bac Giang, Bac Khe, Thuong, Hoa, and Trung rivers.
Langson has two international border gates including Dong Dang railway border gate and Huu Nghi road border gate, two national border gates such as Chi Ma (in Loc Binh District) and Binh Nghi (in Trang Dinh District)... So Langson has an important strategic position in the North-East of Vietnam.
The climate is cool and temperate. Annual average temperature is 21.5ºC. Annual average rainfall is from 1200mm to 1600mm.

Tourism and Economy

Langson has potentiality of mineral, forestry, tourism and trading. Star aniseed (hoa hoi) is a specialty. The province is proud of many culture and historical vestiges. They are Rampart of Mac Dynasty, Doan Citadel Vestige, Chi Lang Defile, Ky Cung and Bac Le temples. Apart of these, Ky Lua Market, To Thi and Mau Son mountains, Tam Thanh, and Nhi Thanh grottoes also attract many visitors every year. Especially, lots of people come to Ky Lua and Tam Thanh markets to shopping because the goods are abundant and cheap.
Coming to there, tourists are interesting in Ky Lua or Long Tong traditional festivals. They would like to taste special dishes: roast duck, roast pig, Mau Son wine and lam rice.


Langson is 154km from Hanoi, 60km from Thainguyen, 48km from Quangninh, 55km from Caobang, 73km from Baccan.
Road: National highway routes on the territory of Lang Son province:
- No.1A: It departs from Huu Nghi Quan (Friendship Gate) and runs through Langson Province to Hanoi.
- No.1B: between Langson and Thainguyen.
- No.4B: between Langson and Caobang.
- No.4A: from Langson to Mong Cai Town of Quangninh Province via Tien Yen Townlet.
- No.31: between Dinh Lap and Bacgiang
- No.279: Binh Gia of Langson Province to Baccan.
Train: Hanoi-China international railway line with over 100km runs through Langson.


Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism


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