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BINH DUONG PROVINCE

Square: 2695,2 km2

Population: 1619,9 thousands people (2010)

City: Thu Dau Mot City

Districts: Ben Cat, Dau Tieng, Tan Uyen, Phu Giao, Thuan An, Di An.

OVERVIEW:

The province preserve famous traditional handicrafts such as pottery, lacquer, sculpture. Binh Duong is located on northen gateway of Saigon and it used to have many long and fierce fighting 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.

GEOGRAPHY:

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 in Binh Duong: the dry season lasts from November to April next year, the rainy one lasts from May to October. The annual average temperature is 27ºC.

TOURISM:

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 is located on northen gateway of Saigon and it used to have many long and fierce fighting 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 Lacquer ware Painting Village, and Cau Ngang Tourist Area attracts many visitors every year.

TRANSPORTATION:

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.

VISA PROCEDURE

VISA

Most visitors to Vietnam require a visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries listed below:

  • Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos (30 day visa).
  • Brunei, Myanmar (14 day visa).
  • Philippines (21 day visa).
  • Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Denmark and Finland (15 day visa; required to hold a passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival and also must make 30 day pause between two arrivals)
  • United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain (15 day visa)
  • Belarus (15 day visa. This visa waiver is valid until 30 June 2020).
  • Kyrgyzstan (30 day visa).
  • Chilean citizens holding valid diplomatic passports are exempt from visa requirements (90 days).
  • Citizens of China, Cuba and North Korea holding normal passports endorsed “for public affairs” do not require a visa for Vietnam.
  • APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are exempted to stay within 60 days without visa.

Vietnam’s visa waiver policy is eligible for passport holders of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, France, Germany, Italia, Spain. Accordingly, those come from these countries are currently allowed to stay in Vietnam for only 15 days per visit and wait for at least 30 days if you want to apply for the next entry.

So in case citizen from those countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, France, Germany, Italia and Spain) wants to stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days or entry Vietnam more than once in less than 30 days, you should apply for single entry visa 30 days valid or multiple entry visas as other.Visa Approval Letter processing fee:

  • One-month Single-entry Visa: 15 USD.
  • One-month Multiple-entry Visa: 30 USD.

Note: The above rate does not cover the Visa Stamp Fee, which must be paid at the arrival airport to immigration officers: 25 USD Single Entry or 50 USD Multiple Entry.

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