Hai Duong is a city in Vietnam. It is the capital of Hai Duong Province, a highly developed and industrialised province located within the Hanoi Metropolitan Area as well as the Red River Delta in Northern Vietnam. Its name is Sino-Vietnamese for "ocean".
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Long-standing history bequeaths hundreds of cultural, historical relics. They are Phuong Hoang, Kinh Chu An Phu sites, Con Son, Thanh Mai, Hun pagodas, Nguyen Trai, Cao, Kiep Bac temples, Gieng Ngoc (Pearl Well), Thach Ban (Flagstone), of which Con Son – Kiep Bac are most popular ones. The province is proud of traditional handicraft villages like Chu Dau Pottery, Chau Khe Gold, Dong Dao Carving, Ke Sat Dry Pancake and Hai Duong Green Bean Cake. Folk songs like ca tru, cheo, xam are commonly here. In addition of these, tourists also take interest in Chi Lang Nam Stork Village, home of thousands of white, black, fiery stocks, herons and egrets. Several festivals are taken place in Hai Duong such as Con Son Festival – the spring festival ( 18th – 22nd day of the 1st lunar month) is honoured Huyen Quang (Ly Dao Tai), one of the three founders of Truc Lam Buddhist sect and the autumn festival ( 16th – 20th day of the 8th lunar month) is honored Nguyen Trai, a great 15th century Vietnamese scholar also involved in military and politics; Kiep Bac Festival ( 18th – 20th day of the 8th lunar month) is the anniversary of the death of Tran Hung Dao, a distinguished general of the Tran Dynasty.