Vinh is in the north of the Central Region of Vietnam. The capital city of Nghe An is Vinh City, 300km south of Hanoi.
Vinh is famous for its harsh weather characterized by red-hot summer, floods, drought and freezing cold winter. Nghe An was known as the “bakery of Indochine” among the French troops. Nghe An is rarely visited by foreign travellers. The province does have some nice beaches like the Lu Beach, Cua Lo Beach which are stuffed with Vietnamese tourists in the summer and cold and empty in the winter.
The area of 1.3 million hectares to the west of Nghe An Province, which belongs to the nine districts of Con Cuong, Anh Son, Tuong Duong, Que Phong, Quy Chau, Quy Hop, Thanh Chuong and Tan Ky and which includes one national park and two nature reserves, was inscribed as a Global Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO on 29th, April 2011. The Global Biosphere Reserve of Nghe An Province has high biodiversity and rich traditional ethnic culture.