Ricefields at Hai Duong, Vietnam
Ricefields at Hai Duong, Vietnam

Hai Duong

Hai Duong is located to the north-east of Vietnam, in the heart of the Red River Delta. The province is bordered to the north by Bac Giang, to the north-east by Quang Ninh, to the east by Hai Phong, to the south by Thai Binh, to the west by Hung Yen and to the north-west by Bac Ninh.

 There are several crisscrossing rivers in Hai Duong and much of the province’s land has been created by alluvial soil from these rivers. Most of the terrain of Hai Duong is flat (90%) while only a minor part to the north and north-east has low mountains.

The rivers in Hai Duong include:
- The Luoc River flows from west to east forming the borderline between Hai Duong and Thai Binh.
- The Thai Binh River flows through the heart of the province from north-west to south-east. Thai Binh River and Red River are the 2 biggest river systems in northern Vietnam. This river forms a part of the borderline between Hai Duong and Hai Phong.
- The Kinh Thay and Kinh Mon Rivers flowing north-west to south-east are located to the north of the province. The Kinh Thay River forms the whole borderline between Hai Duong and Quang Ninh, and a good part of the borderline between Hai Duong and Hai Phong.
- The minor river Bac Hung Hai to the west and south is important to the irrigation network.

The climate of Hai Duong is monsoon tropic with temperatures ranging from below 10oC to above 40oC. The average annual rainfall is from 1,300-1,700mm. There are occasional storms from July through October.

Thanks to convenient location in between Hanoi and Hai Phong, and easy transport both by road and by waterway that Hai Duong is one of the industrial centers in northern Vietnam. Agriculture and tourism account for a minor portion of the province’s economy.

Tourist attractions and what to see in Hai Duong
Con Son Temple is dedicated to Nguyen Trai, a Vietnamese hero in the 15th century. The mountain around Con Son offers a nice hike and a lovely panorama from the mountain top.
Kiep Bac is a temple dedicated to Tran Quoc Tuan, a great military commander of Vietnam in the 13th century.
Chi Lang Nam Stork Island (Thanh Mien District) home to over 20,000 storks and birds.
Water puppetry at Hong Phong (Ninh Giang), Thanh Hai (Thanh Ha), Le Loi (Gia Loc).

Stock island at Chi Lang Nam, Hai Duong, VietnamStock island at Chi Lang Nam, Hai Duong, Vietnam

Travel, Tours and Things to do in Hai Duong
Tourism is not that developed in Hai Duong and most visitors to Hai Duong are Vietnamese tourists who visit Con Son and Kiep Bac. There are some tour companies and travel agencies in Hai Duong who offer travel services to local tourists to other regions of Vietnam and overseas.

Paradissa offers business travel services (hotel rooms, transfers, interpreters...) to travelers who come and work at the industrial zones in Hai Duong. Besides, we also offer luxury golf tours which include games at the golf course in the province.

Paradissa also organizes water puppet shows in Hai Duong as a side trip to the junk cruise on Halong Bay. The show is on your way back to Hanoi. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Hotels in Hai Duong
There are several hotels in Hai Duong City of which many are luxury hotels and mid range hotels. Paradissa could assist with arranging all travel-related services in Hai Duong.

How to travel to Hai Duong
Hai Duong is 57km from Hanoi and there are several roads between these two locales.