DUONG PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM
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Area: 2,696.2 sq. km.
Population: 964 thousand habitants (2006).
Capital: Thu Dau Mot Town
Districts: Ben Cat, Dau Tieng, Tan Uyen, Phu Giao, Thuan
An, Di An.
Binh Dương Province official website
Map of Binh Duong
Binh Duong is located in the south
of Vietnam. It is surrounded by Binh Phuoc to the north,
Tay Ninh to the west, Dong Nai to the east, and Ho Chi
Minh City to the south.
Binh Duong has bazan that is convenient for rubber and
coffee trees; alluvial deposits region with many paddy
and fruit gardens. The network of rivers and canals are
complete with Dong Nai, Sai Gon, Be rivers...
Climate: There are two seasons: the dry season lasts
from November to April next year, the rainy one lasts
from May to October. The annual average temperature is
Thu Dau Mot Town has 300 year old
history. It is on Saigon River bench and it belongs to
important economic zone in the south: Ho Chi Minh City -
Dong Nai - Ba Ria Vung Tau. The province preserve famous
traditional handicrafts such as pottery, lacquer,
sculpture. Binh Duong is located on northen gateway of
Saigon and it used to have many long and fierce
fighting in anti-American and French resistances. And
tourists can visit Lai Thieu Fruit Garden, which is
well-known for durian, mangosteen, rambutan, To Nu
jack-fruit, then upto Thu Dau Mot Town and Dau Tieng
Lake. Beside that, Lady Thien Hau Pagoda, Chau Thoi
Mountain Pagoda, Tuong Binh Hiep Lacquer ware Painting
Village, and Cau Ngang Tourist Area attracts many
visitors every year.
Hotels in Binh Duong
Viet (Kinh), Khmer,
Binh Duong has National Highway
No. 13 and many provincial roads that link to surround
provinces. Thu Dau Mot Town is 30km from Ho Chi Minh
City, 1,740km from Hanoi, 129km from Tay Ninh and 40km
from Dong Nai.
Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism