Bac Ninh

Bac Ninh province is situated to the east of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, and borders Bac Giang Province, Hung Yen Province, Hai Duong Province, Thai Nguyen Province and Hanoi.

The province’s name – Bac Ninh derives from Sino-Vietnamese 北寧 and literally means “northern serenity”.

The province is rich in culture and is known nationally for Quan ho folk music. Quan ho is recognised as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in 2009.