Dong Nai Tourism Guide – Everything You Need to Know
Visiting Dong Nai will bring lots of fun and provoke your curiosity. What’s worth knowing about this land? Read more about it right here.
Dong Nai is well-known for its highly developing industry. It is a very important trading gateway connecting the south-central, south of Tay Nguyen, to all parts of the South East.
The province is the most active economic region in the south, being an acute angle in the development triangle of Ho Chi Minh – Dong Nai – Binh Duong. Bien Hoa city is a dynamic city that sits right next to Ho Chi Minh City with the densest population in the country.
Speaking about Dong Nai, they speak about factories and industrial zones. Besides, traditional handicraft villages in Dong Nai are also famous for making the most beautiful and durable potteries.
- Area: 5.905,7 km²
- Population: 3.348.107 people (2019)
- Provincial Capital: Bien Hoa
- Districts: Long Khanh town, Tan Phu, Dinh Quan, Vinh Cuu, Thong Nhat, Xuan Loc, Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Cam My, Trang Bom
From feudal time to today, Dong Nai has always been a vital region. In 1975, split provinces in the past were then merged into Dong Nai nowadays with Bien Hoa, the capital township. And this town became the Urban level 1 in 2015, is an ideal residential district for migrants from north to south.
Dong Nai province has the terrain of plains and midlands with scattered mountains, tends to lower to the north and south, with relatively flat terrain. The terrain can be divided into plain terrain, low-lying terrain on the muddy sediments, wavy hilly terrain, low mountain terrain, alluvial soil, gley soil and sandy terrain with flat terrain.
Many areas are flooded all year round. Most black, brown, and gray soil has a slope of fewer than 8 degrees; most of the red soil is less than 15 degrees: particularly thin soil and pumice stone with a high slope.
Dong Nai climate is a tropical monsoon climate with two contrasting seasons: dry and rainy. The dry season usually starts from December to April next year; the rainy season lasts from May to November.
The end of the rainy season ranges from early October to December. The average annual temperature is from 25 to 27 ° C, extreme temperatures around 40 ° C and extremely low 12.5 ° C and the number of sunny hours in the year 2,500 – 2,700 hours, the average humidity is always high 80 – 82%.
Besides the developing industry, Dong Nai is a destination of eco sites and camping parks located mostly in the suburbs. There are spots promoted to be popular among foreign visitors and locals such as Suoi Tre, Bo Cap Vang, Vuon Xoai, Giang Dien waterfall. Thus, ecological tours are the flagship in the province.
Dong Nai is a large province with Bien Hoa 30km away from Ho Chi Minh City via National Highway No. 1A. It’s also accessible to Da Lat, Vung tau, Binh Thuan, and Can Tho. Thong Nhat express train also stops at Bien Hoa station.