The bus station in Ninh Binh is located near the Lim Bridge, just below the overpass to Phat Diem. Regular public buses leave almost hourly for the Giap Bat bus station in Hanoi ( 2½ hours, 93km). Ninh Binh is also a stop for open-tour buses between Hanoi ( two hours) and Hue ( 10 hours), which drop off and pick up passengers at some of the hotels.
Area: 1,392.4 sq. km.
Population: 922.6 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Ninh Binh City
- Town: Tam Diep.
- Districts: Nho Quan, Gia Vien, A Hoa Lu, Yen Mo, Yen Khanh, Kim Son.
- Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Muong, Thai, Tay.