Bạch Đằng River

The Bạch Đằng River (Vietnamese: Sông Bạch Đằng, IPA: [ʂəwŋ ɓàjk̟ ɗâŋ]), also called Bạch Đằng Giang (from ), white wisteria river, is a river in northern Vietnam, located near Hạ Long Bay. It flows through the Yên Hưng District of Quảng Ninh Province as well as the Thủy Nguyên District of Haiphong.

Bạch Đằng River
Một phần Sông Bạch Đằng, nhìn từ phía đường Chương Dương sang phía đường Bạch Đằng, nhìn thấy tháp truyền hình thành phố Hải Dương, tỉnh Hải Dương.jpg
Bạch Đằng River
Physical characteristics
MouthNam Trieu Gate
 • location
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length32 km (20 mi)

It is the best river way to access Ha Noi from the South of China, through the Nam Trieu gate, then Kinh Thầy River, Đuống River, and then Hong River to access Ha Noi.

The Bạch Đằng River has been the site of three important battles in Vietnamese history:

The Poles on Bạch Đằng RiverEdit

The poles on Bạch Đằng river was the remains of the three battles on the river, against the attacks toward Vietnam. The first event was in 938, base on Ngô Quyền battle strategy. As of now, four pole areas are found on the river.

It is unknown how these poles was set up. It is hypothesize that the poles were put down with the point edge face down, while using the weight of rocks to push the pole down, stablize it. Then, the edge on the other side, is sharpen right on the river.

Coordinates: 20°50′39″N 106°37′54″E / 20.8442°N 106.6317°E / 20.8442; 106.6317