60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bao Loc
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Da Lat
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Cam Ranh
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Nha Trang
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Tuy Hoa
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Quy Nhon
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Quang Ngai
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Tam Ky
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Da Nang
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Hue
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Dong Ha
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Dong Hoi
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Phong Nha
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Minh Hoa
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Cat Ba
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Bao Loc

— 2 nights
Bảo Lộc is a city of Lâm Đồng Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam. On the 1st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Dambri Waterfall and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Linh Quy Phap An. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Tea Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bao Loc day trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City to Bao Loc is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Bao Loc

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Da Lat

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): relax and float downstream with Viet Challenge Tours. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Dalat Flower Park, then make a trip to Crazy House, and then make a trip to Lam Vien Square.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Da Lat trip planning website.

You can drive from Bao Loc to Da Lat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Cam Ranh.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Cam Ranh

— 2 nights
Cam Ranh is a city in southern Khánh Hòa Province, in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam.GeographyIt is the second-largest city in the province, after Nha Trang. On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Vietnam - Russia Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tu Van Pagoda, and then kick back and relax at Bai Dai Beach. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Binh Hung Island.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cam Ranh travel tool.

You can drive from Da Lat to Cam Ranh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Cam Ranh, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Cam Ranh

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Nha Trang

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Nha Trang Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, and finally take in the views from Tran Phu Bridge. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Cam Ranh to Nha Trang in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tuy Hoa.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Tuy Hoa

— 3 nights
Tuy Hòa is the capital city of Phú Yên Province in south-central Vietnam. Get out of town with these interesting Tuy Hoa side-trips: Hoa Tam (Mui Dien Lighthouse & Dai Lanh Cape). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Da Dia Reef and don't miss a visit to Quang Duc Xua.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tuy Hoa holiday site.

Traveling by car from Nha Trang to Tuy Hoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quy Nhon.

Things to do in Tuy Hoa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Quy Nhon

— 3 nights
Quy Nhơn is a coastal city in Bình Định Province in central Vietnam. Quy Nhon is known for beaches, nature, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Nguyen Nga Center, don't miss a visit to Thap Doi (Twin Towers), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long Khanh Pagoda, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Quy Nhon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tuy Hoa to Quy Nhon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Quang Ngai.

Things to do in Quy Nhon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Quang Ngai

— 2 nights
Quảng Ngãi is a city in central Vietnam. On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to My Lai Massacre - Son My Memorial and then see the interesting displays at My Lai Massacre Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sa Huynh Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Quang Ngai online road trip planner.

You can drive from Quy Nhon to Quang Ngai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Tam Ky.

Things to do in Quang Ngai

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Tam Ky

— 2 nights
Tam Kỳ is the capital city of Quảng Nam Province, in the South Central Coast of Vietnam.HistoryThe town was established in 1906 under the Nguyễn Dynasty as an administrative and tax post. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): find something for the whole family at VinWonders. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Khuong My Towers, then take a stroll through Bich Hoa Tam Thanh Village, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tam Thanh Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tam Ky planner.

You can drive from Quang Ngai to Tam Ky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Tam Ky can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Tam Ky

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Da Nang

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Explore Da Nang's surroundings by going to Hoi An (Precious Heritage by Rehahn, Spas, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Marble Mountains, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long An Temple, examine the collection at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip builder app.

You can drive from Tam Ky to Da Nang in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Hue

— 3 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, contemplate the waterfront views at Perfume River, admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, and browse the different shops at Big C Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hue online journey builder.

Getting from Da Nang to Hue by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dong Ha.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Dong Ha

— 1 night
Đông Hà is the capital of Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cua Viet Beach and then don't miss a visit to Vinh Moc Tunnel.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dong Ha online vacation planner.

You can drive from Hue to Dong Ha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dong Hoi.

Things to do in Dong Ha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Dong Hoi

— 3 nights
The pleasant seaside and port town of Dong Hoi sits close to a World Heritage Site national park.
Dong Hoi is known for adventure, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Tien Son Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Quang Phu Sand Dunes, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bai Da Nhay (Jumping rock beach).

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dong Hoi road trip website.

Drive from Dong Ha to Dong Hoi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Dong Hoi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

— 1 night
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): Head underground at Phong Nha Caves and then relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phong Nha.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Phong Nha

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get a tailor-made plan with Motorvina and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Magic Fingers.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Phong Nha attractions planner.

Phong Nha is just a short distance from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Minh Hoa.

Things to do in Phong Nha

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Minh Hoa

— 4 nights
Minh Hoa is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Ruc Mon Cave.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Minh Hoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha to Minh Hoa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Ha Tinh.

Things to do in Minh Hoa

Parks · Nature

Ha Tinh

— 2 nights
Hà Tĩnh is a city in Vietnam. On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Vu Quang National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ha Tinh using our trip planner.

You can drive from Minh Hoa to Ha Tinh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Vinh.

Things to do in Ha Tinh

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Vinh

— 1 night
Vinh is the biggest city and economic and cultural center of the North Central Coast of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): visit Dong Du Village and then relax and rejuvenate at Nam Viet Spa.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vinh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ha Tinh to Vinh takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Thanh Hoa.

Things to do in Vinh

Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Thanh Hoa

— 1 night
The city of Thanh Hóa is the capital of Thanh Hóa Province. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Ben En National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thanh Hoa travel planning website.

You can drive from Vinh to Thanh Hoa in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ninh Binh.

Things to do in Thanh Hoa

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Ninh Binh

— 1 night
A fairly nondescript town, Ninh Binh acts as a base for explorations of the province of the same name, with the karst landscape and lush valleys that surround the town offering a wealth of scenic vistas of rice paddies and rugged rocks.
On the 8th (Tue), Head underground at Mua Caves and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ninh Binh online holiday maker.

You can drive from Thanh Hoa to Ninh Binh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Ninh Binh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hai Phong.

Things to do in Ninh Binh

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Hai Phong

— 1 night
Haiphong is a major industrial city and the second largest city in the northern part of Vietnam. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tam Bac Lake, then Head underground at Hoa Cuong Cave, then make a trip to Du Hang Pagoda, and finally get a new perspective on things with La Regina Cruises.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hai Phong trip planner.

Getting from Ninh Binh to Hai Phong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Cat Ba.

Things to do in Hai Phong

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Cat Ba

— 1 night
The largest of the islands in the south of the bay, Cat Ba offers a base for exploring the many limestone landmasses across the UNESCO-protected bay.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Cat Ba Island, explore the striking landscape of Cat Ba National Park, and then take a tour by water with Love Planet Cruise.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cat Ba trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hai Phong to Cat Ba by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Cat Ba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Halong Bay

— 2 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay, then visit Cua Van Floating Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tien Ong Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Hon Ga Choi Island, then explore the activities along Bai Tu Long Bay, and then snap pictures at Pont Bai Chay.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Halong Bay online visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cat Ba to Halong Bay in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bac Ninh.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Bac Ninh

— 1 night
Bắc Ninh is a city in the northern part of Vietnam and is the capital of Bắc Ninh Province. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Do Temple and then contemplate the long history of Tho Ha Village.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bac Ninh travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Halong Bay to Bac Ninh with the Route module. In June in Bac Ninh, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thai Nguyen.

Things to do in Bac Ninh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thai Nguyen

— 1 night
Thái Nguyên is a city and municipality in Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Nui Coc Lake, then make a trip to Tan Cuong Tea Cultural Center, and then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Cultures of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thai Nguyen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bac Ninh to Thai Nguyen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Thai Nguyen

Parks · Nature · Museums

Hanoi

— 1 night
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi day trip planning app.

Getting from Thai Nguyen to Hanoi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tam Dao.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours
Highlights from your trip

Tam Dao

— 1 night
On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Tam Dao National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tam Dao travel route planning site.

You can drive from Hanoi to Tam Dao in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hanoi.

Things to do in Tam Dao

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Hanoi

— 12 nights
On the 21st (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Explore Hanoi further: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my day in Hanoi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Tam Dao to Hanoi in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Quang Tri Province travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Quảng Trị is a province on the North Central Coast region of Vietnam, north of the former imperial capital of Huế.GeographyLocated in northern Central Vietnam, Quảng Trị Province is surrounded by Quảng Bình Province on the north, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province on the south, Savannakhet, Laos on the west, and the East Sea on the east, with of seaside. Except for the narrow piedmont coastal plains, the terrain is dominated by hills and the Annamite Mountains.The highlands, characterized by steep slopes, sharp crests, and narrow valleys, are covered mainly by a dense broadleaf evergreen forest. Most of the peaks are from to feet high, but some rise above. The narrow coastal plains flanking the highlands on the east have rocky headlands and consist of belts of sand dunes and, in areas where the soil is suitable, rice fields. From the crests that mark the drainage divide in the highlands, streams flow either east towards the East Sea or west into Laos or Cambodia. Those flowing eastward follow short courses through deep narrow valleys over rocky bottoms until they reach the coastal plains, where they slow down and disperse. The westward flowing streams follow longer traces, sometimes through deep canyons which are subject to seasonal flooding. The weather features a wide range of temperatures and rainfall, with hot and dry south-west winds during the Southwest Monsoon (May to September), and much cooler wet weather during the rainy season (November to mid-March). Annual average temperature is, but temperatures can drop as low as during the rainy season.

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Quang Binh Province travel guide

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Caves · Zipline · Gardens
Quảng Bình, formerly Tiên Bình under the reign of Lê Trung Hưng of the Lê Dynasty (this province was renamed Quảng Bình in 1604), is a province along Vietnam's north-central coast. The province has an area of 8,065.8 square kilometers and population of 857,818 inhabitants (as of 2008) The province is bordered by the Laotian Khammouane Province to the west, the North Pacific Ocean to the east, Hà Tĩnh Province to the north and Quảng Trị Province to the south. Historically, this region belonged to Văn Lang and later the kingdom of Champa. Later it was claimed by both the Đại Việt and Champa and officially annexed into Đại Việt by Lý Thường Kiệt, a Lý Dynasty general (under the reign of Lý Thánh Tông).The site of present-day Quảng Bình was battlefields between Champa and Vietnam until the Vietnamese territory was expanded further south by subsequent dynasties. Quảng Bình's importance expanded after Nguyễn Hoàng, a prince of Nguyễn lords was sent to the south by a king of the Lê Dynasty. Hoàng built his estate and turned it into Đàng Trong, a rival of the de facto Trịnh-controlled Đàng Ngoài. Quảng Bình became an important front to defend Đàng Trong from attack by Đàng Ngoài. Under French rule, this province was part of Annam. During the Vietnam War, this province was part of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (aka North Vietnam), only 20 km from the DMZ. This province was severely devastated by bombing from U.S. B-52s. This province is home to the World Heritage Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. The province is also home to several famous Vietnamese persons, including general Võ Nguyên Giáp, poet Hàn Mặc Tử, writer Bảo Ninh and the family of former South Vietnamese president Ngô Đình Diệm.

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Bac Ninh Province travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Bắc Ninh is a province of Vietnam, located in the Red River Delta of the northern part of the country. It is situated to the east of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, and borders Bắc Giang Province, Hưng Yên Province, Hải Dương Province, Thái Nguyên Province and Hanoi. The province's name derives from Sino-Vietnamese 北寧 and literally means "northern serenity".The province is rich in culture and is known nationally for Quan họ folk music. Quan ho is recognised as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO in 2009.HistoryUnder the dynasties of Hung Kings, Bắc Ninh belonged to bộ Vu Ninh . Under the Ly-Tran dynasty, it belonged to lộ Bắc Ninh; it belonged to thừa tuyên Kinh Bac under the Hau Le dynasty and then changed into trấn Kinh Bac and Bac Ninh. Under the Minh Mang dynasty it was renamed Bac Ninh province.On October 27, 1962, Bắc Ninh province and the neighbouring Bắc Giang Province were united as Hà Bắc Province. On November 6, 1996 at the 10th Session of the 9th National Congress, Hà Bắc province was separated into two provinces, Bac Ninh and Bac Giang. The administrative system of Bắc Ninh province operates since January 1, 1997.

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