Last updated on November 18th, 2016 at 03:17 am
Bac Giang province is located in the Northeast region of the country, being situated 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the east of Hanoi. The province covers an area of 3827.45 square kilometres and offers real off the beaten path trips in north Vietnam. Options include Bac Giang hikes, Bac Giang hiking tour, Bac Giang trekking tour, Bac Giang trek.
Bac Giang Vietnam Map
Bac Giang province lies in the Red River Delta. It borders Quang Ninh to the east, Lang Son to the north, Thai Nguyen and the urban district of Soc Son in the capital Hanoi to the west, and Bac Ninh and Hai Duong to the south. It comprises three land forms namely, the lowland or delta land, the midland and the mountainous region.
Bac Giang Weather
The province has the dominant characteristics of the tropical, temperate climate zone of the Northern Plain. The temperature, humidity and rainfall vary over months and seasons. The climate in the province has been discerned in two distinct seasons – the hot, rainy season from May to September and the cold, dry season from November to March. The average temperature varies between 22–23 °C (72–73 °F); the maximum temperature recorded was 41 °C (106 °F) while the lowest temperature was 13 °C (55 °F). Humidity values are in the range of 73% to 87%. The average rainfall is reported to be 1,953 millimetres (76.9 in). The annual sunshine hours of 1,500 to 1,700 hours is good to grow tropical and subtropical trees. The average wind velocity is 2.1 metres (6.9 ft)/s and average atmosphere pressure 757.71 mmHg. Since the province is located away from Vietnam’s eastern coast and the East Sea, the incidence of hurricanes and storms is rare though Whirlwind and hail storm are a localised phenomenon in a few mountainous districts.
Bac Giang Tourism
Bac Giang province boasts a wealth of historical and cultural tradition with more than 2,230 historical relic sites, including over 100 nationally recognized relics. The most famous is Vinh Nghiem pagoda where Truc Lam, the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist sect, was founded by King Tran Nhan Tong in the 13th century. The pagoda in Yen Dung district now preserves more than 3,000 woodblocks of Buddhist canon, which have been recognized by UNESCO as a world memory heritage. They include also Tho Ha communal house in the revolutionary safety zone in Hiep Hoa district and relics of Yen The uprising during French colonial times.
The province is endowed with beautiful landscapes, like the Suoi Mo eco-tourism site, Khuon Than and Cam Son lakes, western Yen Tu nature reserve, and Khe Ro primitive forest with highly diverse flora and fauna.
Bac Giang is renowned for not only Luc Ngan litchi but also traditional craft villages along the northern bank of Cau river, such as Tho Ha ceramics, Van rice wine, Tang Tien bamboo and rattan weaving and other local specialities.
Its Quan Ho (love duet singing) and Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) have been also recognized as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.