The centrepiece of all Binh Duong attractions is the Đại Nam Văn Hiến tourist complex, which is sure to impress. This site is 40 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh and took nine years to convert into what is hoped will be one of the biggest attractions in Vietnam. You could spend days taking in everything it has to offer, including an artificial beach, temples, shopping centres, entertainment facilities, artificial landscapes, and an open zoo that counts white lions and tigers among its exhibits. Talk about a destination within a destination!
Of course, Binh Duong offers more authentic cultural experiences as well. The beautiful Chau Thoi Mountain Pagoda, surrounded by stunning views and home to three ancient Buddha statues, is a popular tourist attraction. 25 kilometres north of the Ho Chi Minh City centre is the Lady Thien Hau Pagoda in the town of Thu Dau Mot , a site where many Vietnamese make an annual pilgrimage to around April to pay their respects to the Lady.
The villages in Binh Duong are known for the ceramic pottery and producing exotic fruits such as lychee, durian, mangosteen and rambutan, among others. Some farms even let you sink your teeth into their juicy harvest! The landscape is also a fine backdrop during a game of golf - at the pristine Song Be Golf Resort.
Binh Duong has a lot to offer and you don’t have to worry about feeling too isolated with the inner-city attractions of Ho Chi Minh City so close by. Whether you are making your first or fifth trip to Vietnam, book your flight to Ho Chi Minh City and a hotel from our list of Binh Duong accommodation and discover the beauty of Vietnam.
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Hotels in Thuan An start at AU$26 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.