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Thai Binh Tourism: Attractive destination

Thai Binh has no famous landscapes such as Ha Long, Trang An or Phong Nha Ke Bang... but it has 56km of coastline with some beaches remaining untouched as wild as Dong Chau, Con Vanh, Con Den and the system of rich historical and cultural relics such as Keo pagoda, Tran temple, Dong Bang temple... It now increasingly becomes an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists.



Canola flower field in Hong Ly commune, Vu Thu district.

Cultural beauty on the ancient land

Tran Temple Festival (in Tam Duong village, Tien Duc commune, Hung Ha district) is an opportunity for tourists to visit, remember and learn more about the merits and brilliant development of Tran Dynasty.

For a long time, visitors all knew about Thai Binh – home of rice paddies - a place with traditional festivals and unique cultural works. The destination you should not miss when coming here is the relic complex of the tomb and temple of the Tran Dynasty kings. The land of Long Hung (now Hung Ha district) from the beginning of the thirteenth century was chosen by the Tran dynasty as the place to build a career. In “Dai Viet historical chronicles”, “Viet History”, “Literature and records” ... all clearly stated: “The ancestors of the Tran dynasty, life after life are fishermen. From the beginning of the 12th century, Tran family came to Tuc Mac (Nam Dinh) and Luu Xa (Hung Ha, Thai Binh) to live and work in fishing. Seeing the favorable land of Long Hung, with a beautiful terrain, Mr. Tran Hap moved his father's tomb to Thai Duong (now Tien Duc commune, Hung Ha district) to settle, cultivate wet rice, and develop farming there. This is the place of origin, career development, the direct origin of the Tran dynasty - the most prosperous and powerful feudal state throughout the Vietnam history of national construction and defense.

Tran temple festival (Tien Duc commune, Hung Ha district).

The very first kings of the Tran dynasty were born here, the Tran family based on this land to start their course. The land of Long Hung in the past, Hung Ha today is not only a place to preserve the dragon earth layer to help the Tran dynasty prosper, but also an important and very difficult to access place to train soldiers, accumulate food, build weapons and prepare food for the troops. All three times in the resistance against the Yuan - Mongol invaders, the land of Long Hung - Hung Ha was the place that Tran dynasty chose to be an important base for gathering soldiers, preparing weapons and food. After 3 times defeating the Yuan - Mongol people, the Tran kings and royal families all returned to their homeland, held a ceremony to pay respect to their ancestors, bestowed blessings on the people and celebrated the victories. This is also the resting place of the ancestors of Tran dynasty, of ancestor Tran Thua and the three first kings of the Tran dynasty.

Soil firecracker competition at Tran temple festival.

Temple of Tran kings on Thai Binh land - also known as Thai Duong Lang with a large architectural space is the place to worship Tran kings, worshiping the Holy Tran God, queens and princes. The architectural complex of temples of Tran dynasties covers an area of over 32 hectares, facing the south. In the front there are 3 mounds of swords, namely Chieu Lang, Du Lang and Duc Lang, the back is leaning on Tam Duong village. In 1999, the temple of the Tran dynasties was built majestically. Temple gate has three arches with two-layer overlapping roofs. Through the temple gate, the temple yard is a worshiping hall. Across the worshiping hall is the courtyard where incense and sacrifice activities take place. The second building is the work connecting the pavement and the court. Connecting the pavilion, the court, the second court is the harem building of about 90m2. This is the place to worship the ancestors Tran Kinh, Tran Hap, Tran Ly, Emperor Tran Thua, the Grand Master Tran Thu Do, and the Queen Tran Thi Dung - those who had merits in starting the Tran dynasty.

On January 27, 2014, Thai Binh - Tran temple festival was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage with many unique rituals and customs in the Tran dynasty such as the water procession, handing over ceremony, Tran fighting contest, folk games, folk songs, folk dances... Thai Binh - Tran temple festival was held at the tombs area and temple of Tran kings every year from 13 to 18 day of January - lunar calender year.

Keo Pagoda - unique architecture

If anyone has ever known or heard about the reputation of Keo Pagoda (in Duy Nhat commune, Vu Thu district), surely they will wish to have a pilgrimage to visit this ancient pagoda and during festivals, this is always crowded with tourists visiting the temple.

Keo Pagoda is one of the ancient pagodas in Vietnam, which is preserved almost intact in architecture hundreds of years old.


Singing on boats at Keo Pagoda (Duy Nhat commune, Vu Thu district).

Keo Pagoda has the name of Than Quang Tu. The pagoda has two unique architectural clusters: pagoda and temple, in which the pagoda is the place to worship Buddha and the Temple is to worship Zen Master Khong Lo - who made great contributions to the country and people. Over nearly 400 years of existence, repair and embellishment, Keo pagoda currently has 17 works, 128 spaces, with a 3-storey bell tower. With a unique architecture, Keo Pagoda is one of the most beautiful ancient pagoda today. In 2017, Keo Pagoda Festival was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage.

Every year at Keo pagoda, there are two festivals: spring festival and autumn festival. In addition to the ceremony with the rituals: opening the temple door, offering incense, sacrifices, visitors also participate in folk games: running competition, rice cooking contest, catching ducks and watching the singing festival on boats.

Exploring Con Vanh eco-tourism area

Con Vanh has a relatively flat topography, located in the East of Nam Phu commune (Tien Hai district), adjacent to Con Thu in the North and Ba Lat estuary (Red river mouth) in the South, the East Sea in the East.

Con Vanh is a part of the Red River Delta biosphere reserve (recognized by UNESCO in December 2004), located in a continuous system of coastal mangrove forests stretching from Ninh Binh - Nam Dinh - Thai Binh - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh. It has a quite rich mangrove ecosystem with many species of plants such as black mangrove, Bruguiera, Apple Mangrove, pine trees, over 200 valuable seafood species and many rare bird species.

Con Vanh Beach (Nam Phu commune, Tien Hai district)

Recognizing the advantages and tourism potentials of Con Vanh, Thai Binh province has paid attention to directing to exploit and develop tourism here, serving the socio-economic development task of the province. With the preference of nature and the planning, construction investment, scientific and rational exploitation, in the near future, Con Vanh will become a large-scale attractive eco-tourism area with sustainable  harmonious and effective development.

The green pearl of the Red River Delta

Con Den (Thai Do commune, Thai Thuy district) belongs to the world biosphere reserve located about 35km from the center of Thai Binh city along the National Road 39B to the West. Endowed by nature, a rich and diverse fauna and flora, with relatively flat terrain created by a fine sand dune strip of about 3km long, the largest width of about 700m, the narrowest part is 450m, Con Den is known as the green pearl of the Red River Delta, an ideal destination for tourists, ecotourism and resort.


Sunflower garden in Con Den eco-tourism area (Thai Do commune, Thai Thuy district).


Con Den ecotourism area.


A community tour in Thai Binh organized by Trang Long Tourism Company.


Experiencing tourism - Bach Thuan garden village, Vu Thu district.

Beautiful canola flower field like a dream

Every year in December in Hoi Khe hamlet, Hong Ly commune, Vu Thu district, the fields of flowers bloom again. The yellow color stretching all the way to the dyke has become a place that attracts many tourists to enjoy…

The canola flower field stretches endlessly.

Located close to the dyke next to the Red River, the flower field makes visitors feel like they are lost in a dreamland with the tranquility of a peaceful countryside. According to the people here, starting from the people planting cauliflower to earn more income but no one told anyone, a few years ago everyone competed to plant it. This flower field is 62ha wide. Tourists keep flocking here to enjoy, take pictures. Besides, there is a service of making flower banquets, cutting flowers to make accessories for photography... Canola flowers are grown very simply. After transplanting, people sow their seeds again. After about 2 months, the canola flowers begin to flower, so that this flower can be played monthly.

The people here are planting more sunflowers fields and buckwheat flower fields to serve tourists.

Festive tourist sites such as Keo pagoda, Tran temple, Dong Bang temple, Tien La temple, Bach Thuan garden village, Minh Lang embroidery village, Dong Xam silver carving, Con Vanh, Com Den, Con Thu will be important parts in the chain of tours in Thai Binh, and at the same time connecting with inter-provincial and international tours.

Tác giả: According to Baothaibinh.com.vn
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