Bac Ninh city, in North Vietnam, is surrounded by Bac Giang, Que Vo, Tien du, and Yen Phong. This area contains a heavy concentration of distinct cultures and customs, including the traditional singing of Quan Ho, and the unique paintings of Dong Ho village.
Bac Ninh is one of the smallest cities in Vietnam, but has a dense population of roughly 1,200 people per square kilometer. This location already attracts many tourists because of its rich historical and cultural value, dating back to the founding of Vietnam. From the 2nd to the 10th century, Bac Ninh was the major trading hub of Vietnam. This is where Buddhism entered the country and has been strongly practiced since the Ly Dynasty. Bac Ninh fortunately inherited many historical and architectural valuables from previous generations, including Phat Tich Temple, Dau Pagoda and many other Vietnamese treasures. Bac Ninh is situated in the Red River Delta and is roughly 30km from the capitol city, Ha Noi. This proximity to major transit lines ensures smooth transportation and communication. In addition, the six rivers, called Luc Dau Giang, flow throughout the city, a trait greatly supported by influential Feng Shui masters.
“DAU” PAGODA – AN ANCIENT STRUCTURE IN BAC NINH
Bac Ninh was ultimately chosen as the perfect place for the Rong Viet Complex under careful consideration. The final decision was based on the distinct cultural practices and historical values exclusive to Bac Ninh. These unique characteristics are a direct representation of Rong Viet’s overall concept – to promote the culture and diversity of Vietnam.