BARIA - VUNGTAU
Telephone code: (84-64)
Area: 1,956 km2
Baria-Vung Tau is southern coastal province comprising a plain,
100m above sea level, declining gradually to 80km of beautiful
swimming beaches. The national park on the island of Con Dao
features important historical and cultural remains. The province
is favored by sunshine and sea breezes, and has an average
temperature of 28 degrees.
Con Dao Island
Really 16 islets covering 72.2 sq km, that were once used as a
prison for Vietnamese communists.
Long Hai Beach
Clean white sands. A peaceful haven with expansive ocean views.
Binh Chau Hot Springs
Located in the Xuyen Moc District national park, the springs cover
more than a square kilometer and bubble through 70 subterranean
outlets. The water temperature ranges from 40 to 84 degrees.
Vung Tau City
A beautiful seaside town built on 5km of coastline, 128km north
east of Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau is seldom affected by tropical
storms. An ideal spots for relaxing, swimming and sun bathing.
A vintage lighthouse built in 1870 that stands 170m above sea
level on Hai Dang Mountain.
Its name refers to a legend that on bright nights angels come down
from heaven to bath here.
BINHDUONG - BINHPHUOC
Just visit the provinces flourished by the river that bears the
same name. This is the country of many ethnic minorities like
Cham, Khmer, Mnong, Stieng who settle in their own typical
Lai Thieu, a big fruit garden is only 30 minutes driver from
Saigon. Just pick the fruit by yourselves like mangoes,
mangosteens, rambutans, longans, sour berries, and grapefruits.
The lake of Soc Xiem that bears the ethnic Stiengs' name, located
in the middle of a beautiful valley covered by many plantations of
rubber trees that encourage a romantic walk under the sunrise.
This is the entry to the Mekong Delta. Mytho has the biggest
fruit gardens. It is interesting to visit the ancient pagoda of
Vinh Trang, which was built at the end of the 17th century. The
pagoda owns a set of 18 wooden statues of arhats. The snake farm
of Dong Tam also serves as an attractive tourist spot.
Is one of the most scenic provinces in the heart of Mekong Delta.
Cruising on the big river then entering smaller canals with
gardens of fruits on both side or a stopover at the unique
floating market right in the middle of the river is marvelous.
From here, a visit to the Khmer villages with many ancient pagodas
can be suggested.
Located in the middle of the Mekong delta, used to be called the
capital of the Western part of Vietnam that still gets the name
now for white rice, Cantho straddles a network of rivers and
canals. With abundant sunshine and high humidity, Cantho is the
perfect place for ecotourism and boat trips. There are distinct dry
and rainy seasons and an average temperature of about 27 degrees.
Ethnic minorities include the Hoa and the Khmer.
Long My Army Base
A centre of the Communist resistance during the American war, the
base, 60km south west of the city, is now a museum. The boat trip
to the museum is itself a highlight.
Bang Lang Stork Garden
Thot Not District, famous for its many species of storks.
Ong Pagoda was founded in 1556 by the Fujian Chinese Congregation
and has been rebuilt in 1894, an outstanding example of religious
Phung Hiep Floating Market
Boats bring visitors to Cai Khe Island, Con Au, Phu An Park and
Con Son. Beneath the trees bearing sau rieng, areca and oranges,
one can enjoy delicious meal, lie in a hammock while listening to
birds singing or when you have eaten, take a trip to the market
gardens and farms.
Many Khmer pagodas. The Ma Toc pagoda is the huge nest for
thousand of big bats that sometimes become delicacies to the local
people and tourists. The Khmer museum of ancient artifacts is
marvelous. All exhibits reflect a deep culture full of myth. If
you want to enjoy real nature, just go to Baclieu, Camau. You
can walk into the bird sanctuaries. Mangrove forests hide an
enormous source of wild life such as bats, tortoises, snacks,
shrimps, crabs, fish and varieties of birds. Red head cranes
choose Dongthap as their territories. Those race birds are
researched by bird watchers and environmentalists.
Is famous for the mountain, which form the border with Cambodia.
Chaudoc with the Lady temple and a yearly pilgrimage attracts
thousands of local people.
Reputation is its scenery and historical places. Mac Cuu's temple
is quite fascinating. The ferry that connects Hatien provides
tourists with a change to enjoy the beauty of the open sea and
mountains with farms of pepper plants. Hatien also possesses a
Bay beach by mountain with caves, which have
fostered many myths and legends.