Population: 554,700 habitants (2004)
Capital: Ninh Binh Town.
- Town: Tam Diep.
- Districts: Nho Quan, Gia Vien, Hoa Lu, Yen Mo, Yen Khanh, Kim Son.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Muong, Thai, Tay.
In Ninhbinh, Hoa
Lu Ancient Capital (in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District now) was chosen as
the first capital of Vietnam feudal centralism regime and the Dai Co Viet's
political, economic and cultural centre with the name of Kings Dinh Tien Hoang,
Le Dai Hanh and Ly Thai To in 10th century. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the
capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long (Hanoi now), opening a new era for Vietnamese
Ninh Binh owns beautiful Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Dich Long, Hoa Son, Tien caves, Van Trinh Grotto and other special landscapes following:
Cuc Phuong National Park is home of varies of strange flora and fauna. Especially it is enjoyable to touch the thousand-year-old cho xanh (parashrea stellata) and sau (Dracontomelum Duperranum or Dancorra Edulis) trees, 50-70m high. The park is also suitable to watch birds, butterflies and orchid flowers.
Phat Diem Cathedral is a solemn and interesting architectural complex, reflecting the skilful and excellent stone carving art of the Vietnamese workers.
Ninhbinh’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.
Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism