Capital city: Dong Hoi Area (sq km): 7,984 Population: 812,600 Average temp: 25 - 26°C Ethnic data: Viet/Kinh, Bru - Van Kieu, Chut, Lao. Districts/wards: Bo Trach, Le Thuy, Minh Hoa, Quang Ninh, Quang Trach, Tuyen Hoa.
Quang Binh Province stretches along the northern part of Central ViêtNam and is the narrowest part of ViêtNam. It is bordered on the north by Ha Tinh; on the south by Quang Tri; on the east by 126 kilometres of South China Sea coastline and on the west by Laos.
The highest mountain is Phicopi 2,017 metres high. The coast is over 100 kilometres long with 5 small and large estuaries.
Agriculture, forestry, hydro-electricity.
Natural beauty sights:
Ban Tro Lake, Ngang Pass, Nhat Le Beach, Phong Nha Caves (1), Tien Son Caves. The best time to visit Quang Binh is between February and April.
Dong Hoi Citadel, Quang Binh Border Gate (2) - this architectural construction comprising a porch and walls was built in 1630 to protect the remote capital of Phu Xuan of the Nguyen dynasty. Due to several battles and the passage of time, the border gate has suffered heavy damage. Fortunately, it has been restored to its original design.
Bao Ninh Festival, Canh Duong Festival.
Dong Hoi is 489 kilometres south of Ha Noi; 197 kilometres south of Vinh; 166 kilometres south of Hue; 94 kilometres north of Dong Ha; 166 kilometres north of Hue; 184 kilometres north of Da Nang. There are rail and road links.
Dong Hai is well served by many of the Express Trains that stop throughout the day.
Located on National Highway 1 with local and express buses to all points between Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon.