Quang Ninh province lies in the north-east corner of Viet Nam. To the
north it borders China with a 170km stretch. In the south it borders on
Haiphong. To the east is Ha Long Bay; and to the west is Lang Son
province. Its coastline is 250 km long.
Quang Ninh province features a
meandering coastline, numerous estuaries and tidal flats and more than
2,000 large and small islands. Exactly 1,030 of these have been named.
Quang Ninh is a mountainous and coastal province with more than 80% of
its area being made up of mountains and hills. The 2,000 some islands
are also considered mountains.