Belongs to the Red River Delta, Thai Binh is a granary of North Vietnam. The province is surrounded by HaiDuong Province and HaiPhong City on the north, HaNam and HungYen provinces on the west, East Sea on the east and NamDinh Province on the south.
Three faces of ThaiBinh are Red, Luoc and Hoa rivers, and one face is 53km seaside and no any mountain.
The subsequent fertile soil was excellent for growing grains, especially rice. ThaiBinh rice is acknowledged as the best strain in the North of Vietnam. There are 200 types of aquaculture and 2,500 kinds of rare birds, too.
On monsoon tropical region, ThaiBinh has cold winter (from November to April) and hot summer (from May to October). Annual average temperature is 23.5oC, the lowest temperature is 4oC and the highest one is 38oC. Average rainfall is from 1.400mm to 1.800mm.
Due to its richness of aquatic products and grains, locals here have created a number of local specialties from their natural materials; among of these the most famous are CanhCa QuynhCoi (QuynhCoi fish soup) and cay cake.
Coming to ThaiBinh, tourists enjoy visiting inshore sandbanks where rare birds stops, seeing natural beauty in mangrove forest, swimming in DongChau Beach, and joining interesting traditional festivals. Well-known culture constructions are DongBang, TienLa temples, and Keo Pagoda. There are many valuable votive objects and beautiful three-storey bell tower in Keo Pagoda. Various flowers and fruits in BachThuan Garden Village also attract many visitors every year.
This province is rich of traditional handicraft villages like weave fabric in PhuongLa, mat weave in Hoi, silver carve in DongXam, copper casting in AnLong, lace embroider in MinhLang, cay cake making in NguyenXa.
Visitors are able to enjoy many folk songs, festival games in traditional festivals such as water puppet in NguyenXa, cheo song in Khuoc, fish and duck catching, rice cooking competition and squib contests.
ThaiBinh City is 110km from Hanoi, 70km from Haiphong, 18km from NamDinh. There are TanDe, ThaiBinh, and TrieuDuong bridges. National Highway No.10 connects ThaiBinh, Haiphong and NamDinh and National Highway No.39 links the province to HungYen.