Hưng Yên

Hưng Yên is a capital and province located just outside Hanoi. It is home to a many temples, pagodas, and historical sites such as Văn Miếu Xích Đằng. It hosts a number of annual festivals, and displays all the colour and vibrancy typical of Vietnamese culture. This is the ideal location if you want to get out of the big city to somewhere quieter in order to focus on personal projects in your free time.

Population: 147,275 (2013)