Bac ninh travel guide
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Overview of Bac Ninh Province

Bac Ninh has a quite flat topography with a complex network of rivers and springs, including Cau River, Duong River, and the system of Thai Binh Rivers. Thanks to the geographical location, Bac Ninh has the weather of monsoon and clearly divides into four main season: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The average temperature of a year is approximately 24ºC. In Bac Ninh, there are also two main seasons: rainy season which lasts from May to October and dry season lasting from December to April next year.

Bac Ninh used to be an ancient trade center of Vietnam from the century 2nd to 10th. Here is the homeland of Buddhism. Buddhism penetrates into this land so early; however, it really bloomed brightly on Ly Dynasty. Hence, visiting this site, tourists will be impressed by a system of old pagodas and temples which reflect all the cultural characters and architecture of Buddhism. Some typical names of pagodas and temples can be given, such as Keo Pagoda, Dau Pagoda, But Thap Pagoda, Phat Tich Pagoda, Do Temple, etc. This is the precious tangible cultural value passing from generations to generations. All the value is also the pride of Bac Ninh’s people that everyone has to try best to preserve.

Besides the tangible cultural values, Bac Ninh also possesses intangible ones. These are festivals, which take place mainly in spring in almost pagodas and temples. Therefore, after the Lunar New Year, Bac Ninh is the favorable destination for tourists from all over the country. Especially, Bac Ninh is famous to foreign tourists for the cradle of the traditional folk song – which is called "Quan Ho". This kind of art is annually performed at Lim Festival celebrated in 13th of the first lunar month. For foreign tourists, the experience of joining this festival, listening to “Quan Ho” song will be kept in their minds forever.

Also, Bac Ninh is well known with such tradition handicraft villages as Dong Ky Wood, Dong Ho Paint, Dai Bai Bronze, and Phu Lang Pottery. You, as a traveler can drop by and join in the daily life of the villages; even you can try making some products by your own and take them as small gifts for your beloved ones.