Today I would like to introduce one more province in Northern Area to let you know more About Vietnam. Hai Duong Province (Tỉnh Hải Dương) is on the Red River Delta. It borders with Bac Ninh, Bac Giang provinces on the north, Haiphong, Quang Ninh provinces on the east, Hung Yen Province on the west, Thai BinhProvince on the south. The network of rivers includes Thai Binh, Rang, Kinh Thay, and Dao rivers' giving good condition for agriculture and water transportation.
Hai Duong lies in tropical monsoon climate. The annual average rainfall is 1300 - 1700mm. The average temperature is 23.40C.
Long-standing history bequeaths hundreds of cultural, historic relics. They are Phuong Hoang, Kinh Chu An Phu sites, Con Son, Thanh Mai, Hun pagodas, Nguyen Trai, Cao, Kiep Bac temples, Gieng Ngoc (Pearl Well), Thach Ban (Flagstone), of which Con Son- Kiep Bac are most popular ones.
Hai Duong is close related with many celebrities such as Le Huu Trac, Tran Nguyen Dan, Nguyen Trai, Mac Dinh Chi, and Pham Su Manh.
The province is proud of traditional handicraft villages like Chu Dau Pottery, Chau Khe Gold, Dong Dao Carving, Ke Sat Dry Pancake and Hai Duong Green Bean Cake. Folk songs like ca tru, cheo, xam are commonly here.
In addition of these, tourists also take interest in Chi Lang Nam Stork Village, home of thousands of white, black, fiery stocks, herons and egrets.
Green Bean Cake is the specialty food of this province. It is a kind of cake which made by combining green bean, sugar and some ingredients. It has a sweetly attractive smell when you opened the box and the tasty favor when eating it. I am 100% sure that you will be addicted it a long time or forever. This cake is not popular in Vietnam; it is very familiar with the international tourists. In recent years, there are many companies expand their business oversea. In some day you may see it one the shelf of your nation’s stores.