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. Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Tay, Hoa.
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 27�C.
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 handicafts such as pottery, lacquer, sculpure. Binh Duong
is located on northen gateway of Saigon and it used to have many long
and fierce fightings 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 Lacquerware Painting Village, and Cau
Ngang Tourist Area attracts many visitors every year.
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.