Monday, December 22, 2008

Vietnam Travel - Binh Phuoc

Lanscape Binh Phuoc
Binh Phuoc province is mountainous areas under the Southeast. At the position adjacent to the plain and plateau, north and northwest border with Cambodia, the east borders of the provinces Dak Nong and Lam Dong, the southern borders of the provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong Province, the western borders Tay Ninh. This is a province with many forests. In the northeast are Ba Ra mountain 733m high and low mountains around Loc Ninh, the rest is forest b?t thousands. Forest land ram but quite bumpy. Most expensive is the planting industry is very good. Binh Phuoc is where many big rubber forests, gardens, coffee, cashew, pepper ...

The province has two rivers flowing from north to south: the west is the Saigon River, between the Binh Phuoc and Tay Ninh, a province of Song Be, from the north, the land to the Bien Hoa, which the Dong Nai river.

Climate divided Binh Phuoc 2 seasons: the rainy season from 5 months to 10 months of the dry season from 11 months to 4 years later. Many of the northern forest, the humidity is lower than the south, rainfall average annual 2.110mm. Eco and historic tours shoud be right choice for Vietnam Travel visitors when visiting Binh Phuoc.

Potential economic development and tourism

Mo's exploitation
Binh Phuoc is one of the many natural landscapes and historic little known. This is the location, Ms. mountain out, waterfall 4, Bau Lach of pasture. Government here in the resistance war against French and American emerging places of historical attention as the lead military domain, the integration of Loc Ninh, Hoa Loc gas inventory, Quang Loc. Especially in Phu Rieng (Phuoc Long district) where the details of the Communist Party first Southeast Ministry, which is also the place where the two brothers Dieu Mol and Mol (ethnic Xtieng) in 1933.

Ethnic, religious

Binh Phuoc is settled and lived for many different ethnic groups. Dong cells ethnic minorities accounted for 17.9%, most of the Xtieng, a few Chinese, Khmer, Nùng, Tay, ... So Binh Phuoc has many features of the culture of ethnic Xtieng cells.

The province has many traditional festivals feature: Cultural festival of ethnic minorities to 12 months each year, usually has: the festival's rainy Xtieng; odd Mã; festival puncture buffaloes; ceremony to announce the new rice Khmer of cells.


Road road is 13, from Ho Chi Minh City to Lai Thieu - Thu Dau Mot - Ben Cat (Binh Duong) and then choose - An Loc - Loc Ninh and turn west 15km to the border to Hoa Lu. Road 14 from the intersection to select Dong Xoai town, then up to Dak Nong - Dak Lak - Gia Lai - Kon Tum - Da Nang. Town Dong Xoai city of Ho Chi Minh 128km.

Cashews had their day?

Tan Uyen district in Binh Duong province, the chief town of cashews, has become gloomy these days. Farmers in the district are chopping down cashew trees and preparing to grow rubber. It seems the golden age of the cashew plant is over.

In Hoi Nghia commune in Tan Uyen district, where all houses and all people previously grew cashew trees, there are only several plants left. However, these will also be chopped down in some days.

La Van Muc, a farmer in Hoi Nghia commune, showed us his 6,000 sq m cashew garden. “I have to chop down all the cashew plants because they cannot bring money.”

Muc said that he is planning to grow rubber as rubber is getting more valuable in the market. Meanwhile, he could only get VND7,000 for one kilogramme of cashews.

Muc and many others farmers in the southern region have decided to give up growing cashew plants, which once helped sustain their lives.

Le Van Long in hamlet 3 of the same commune has also chopped down 300 cashew trees on the area of 1.6 ha, and plans to grow rubber. Long sold the cashew plants as wood for VND70,000/plant.

The road to Tan Uyen district is now littered with cashew wood from the chopped down plants. Nguyen Van Nguyen, a staff of the Hoi Nghia commune People’s Committee, said that the commune once had 200 ha of cashew plants.


Honda Vietnam inaugurates second motorcycle plant

Honda Vietnam on August 29 officially inaugurated its second motorcycle plant in Vietnam.

The US$65 million plant, located in Vinh Phuc province, adjacent to Honda's existing motorcycle plant.

Honda Vietnam's second plant mainly manufactures scooters and high – class gear models. It has a capacity of 500,000 units per annum, bringing the total number of units produced by two Honda Vietnam plants in Vietnam to 1.5 million units a year.

The plant, covering 300,000 square metres, is equipped with Honda's state-of-the-art technology and is environmental friendly.

Honda Vietnam also applies the most advanced production technologies of Global Honda in order to turn the second plant into one of the most advanced in technology and most efficient in the world, manufacturing highest quality, fuel saving and most environmental friendly products.

The plant provides jobs for 1,400 workers.

Festival to mark southeastern province’s freedom anniversary

The “Phuoc Long Victory 2009” festival, from January 2, will include a traditional food and beverage fair and traditional musical concert, “Voices of Phuoc Long”. The festival will also feature competitions such as “Climbing up the Ba Ra Mountain”, a tandem bike race, a bamboo raft race, a rock-climbing race and a tea-leaf picking race.

Winners of the competitions can receive up to VND4 million (US$236) in prize money. Many certificates will also be awarded.

The festival, to celebrate the town’s freedom won on January 6, 1975, is being organized by Binh Phuoc Province People’s Committee, Binh Phuoc Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and HCMC Tourism Association. The festival is also supported by the Tavitour Company, Binh Phuoc Province Businesspeople’s Association and Lua Viet Travel Company.

People wishing to enter the festival competitions can register at three venues in Ho Chi Minh City: the office of HCMC Travel Association, the office of The Thao Ngay Nay Newspaper or the office of Lua Viet Travel Company in Ho Chi Minh City.