|National Parks & Nature Reserves in Red River Delta|
Song Hong, the Red River, is northern Vietnam’s largest river. It rises in China’s Yunnan province and flows 1,175 km southeast through deep, narrow gorges to enter Vietnam and discharge into the Gulf of Tonkin via a great delta. The silt it carries is rich in iron oxide, making its water red and giving it its name.
The Red River delta is about 120 km long and 140km wide, and is expanding an astonishing 100 metres a year. It is the economic centre of northern Vietnam - Haiphong, Vietnam’s main port, lies on a branch of the delta.
Available National Parks and Nature Reserves in the area: