Thai Binh Province is located in the Red River Delta region. Nature has bestowed Thai Binh with a diverse range of natural landscapes, with the province boasting plains, mountains and lakes. Therefore, Thai Binh has many advantages to develop marine and village tourism and other kinds of tourism.
Marine tourism is one of the outstanding advantages to attract domestic and international tourists to Thai Binh Province. With a more than 53km coastline road and several bays and tens of thousands of sq.km waters, Thai Binh's waters offer a diverse range of agriculture, forestry and fisheries as well as ample potential to promote marine tourism, eco-tourism, resort tourism, swimming and sports.
Thai Binh is home to Dong Chau, Con Vanh and Con Den which all have long stretches of white sand and green casuarinas forests. Con Den is known as the most beautiful beach in the north. Marine tourism areas are currently in their planning stage, with the intention of the area to become an eco-tourism and entertainment areas for the Red River Delta region.
Together with its beautiful coastline, Thai Binh is also known for its famous historical and cultural monuments, including the Tran Dynasty historical complex, Keo Pagoda and the Le Quy Don ancestral temple. Thai Binh Province currently has 2,164 historical sites, including 386 and 91 provincial and national historical and cultural monuments. The sites are distributed across the province creating favorable conditions to develop tourism, such as a relic community in Thai Binh Province and other surrounding regions, the Dong Bang Temple relic community in Quynh Phu District and Tran Dynasty relic community in Hung Ha District.
Thai Binh is also a home of Vietnamese popular opera and water puppetry together with famous craft villages, such as Dong Xam Silver Village, Nguyen Village which specializing in fiddler-crab cake production and Hung Nhan Sedge Mat Village. All of these unique features are cultural tourism resources and advantages to attract domestic and international tourists to Thai Binh.
Thanks to its tourism potential, Thai Binh's tourism sector has achieved good results in recent times. Total tourism revenue of the province in the 2001-2008 period reached VND450 billion and the average growth rate reached 22.15 percent. Thai Binh welcomes millions of tourists each year with the yearly growth rate of domestic and international tourists of 13.6 and 17.4 percent respectively.
Thai Binh Province's Party Committee Secretary Tran Cam Tu said that the province would strive to overcome difficulties and restrictions; and was determined to turn Thai Binh into an attractive tourism destination.
Thai Binh continues the completion and improvement of infrastructure to serve for tourism development, such as constructing infrastructure for Dong Chau's tourist area with total capital of over VND50 billion, constructing roads and restoring Tran's relic community in Hung Ha District with total capital of VND70 billion, improving three-four star hotels and constructing over 20 small and medium-sized hotels to serve for more than 1,000 tourists per day. In addition, the province also positively innovates, strengthens investment and effectively uses of all resources to develop tourism; improves quality and effectiveness of tourism products; and establishes the tourist route system connected to home and international tourism.
Together with its great potential, Thai Binh's authorities hope to strongly develop and contribute to the development of tourism in the Red River Delta region.