Binh Duong Vietnam or Binh Duong province is located in the south of Vietnam. The province 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.
Originally, the area now known as Binh Duong Vietnam was heavily forested, and was dominated by peoples of the Xtieng, Cho Ro, Mnong, and Khmer Krom ethnic groups. In the 17th century, however, ethnic Vietnamese settlers arrived in the region from the east. Most were peasants, seeking to escape poverty by gaining land of their own.
There were also a number of refugees from a war between two feudal houses. In 1698, there were enough people in the area that a prominent Vietnamese general was sent to establish official institutions and enforce law. From that point, Binh Duong Vietnam developed rapidly, with extensive clearance of forests to make room for crops. The province is now dominated by ethnic Vietnamese.
Binh Duong has ed basaltic soil that is convenient for growing 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…
When to visit?
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 270C.
What to explore in Binh Duong?
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 province is located on northern gateway of Saigon and it used to have many long and fierce fighting in anti-American and French resistances. Other interesting places to be visited include Lai Thieu Fruit Garden, which is well-known for durian, mangosteen, rambutan, To Nu jack-fruit, then up to Thu Dau Mot Town and Dau Tieng Lake.
Lady Thien Hau Pagoda, Chau Thoi Mountain Pagoda, Tuong Binh Hiep Lacquerware Painting Village, and Cau Ngang Tourist Area attracts many visitors every year.
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