Top 6 Must-See Places to Visit in Binh Duong

1. Chau Thoi Pagoda

Located atop Mount Chau Thoi, Binh An Commune, Di An District, Chau Thoi is one of the oldest pagoda in Binh Duong province. Unique Buddhist architecture and the peaceful, airy beautyof the temple attract many pilgrims. Chau Thoi pagoda currently keeps many valuable statues and bells with high value of culture and history. There is a bronze statue collection in the main hall with lots of precious ones such as: 2 sets of ancient Eighteen Arhat statues, Ten Great Hall by terracotta, 3 stone statues from the 18th century, the hundred-year-old Guan Yin by jackfruit wood …

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2. Binh An Lake

Binh An Lake is located in Thang Ngai, Binh Thang Ward, Di An Town, Binh Duong. True to its name, the scene in the lake is very peaceful, quiet, and suitable for a relaxing break. The lake is surrounded by shady trees and flower beds blooming all year round.

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Especially there’s a small island emerging among thelake, where floating restaurants looming behind the lush foliage and look like the boatsmooring at the wharf. There are small houses designed according to communal houses style in the Central Highlands, which are the place for travelers to relax. You can both take time relaxing or take part in many exciting activities such as fishing, boating and enjoying delicious food.

3. Dai Nam tourist area

Dai Nam tourist area is located in Hiep An Ward, Dist., Thu Dau Mot City and about 30km to the north of Ho Chi Minh City. The whole area is about 476ha, integrating many forms of tourism and entertainment including temples, palaces, mountains, hotels, lakes, amusement parks … as well as a cultural and traditional spiritual tourist sites.

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The most highlighted site above all is Kim Dien (Gold Palace) –the gilded temple in Dai Nam tourist area. Kim Dien is recognized as Vietnam’s largest temple, with 24k gold plated inside. The entire Kim Dien area is about 9ha including gardens and small mountains. The temple area is about over 5.000m², made of precious wood, rock with 24k gold plated pattern.

4. Dau Tieng Tourism complex

Dau Tieng Lake is a famous scenic spots in the province of Binh Duong with mountains and lake. The most highlighted site above all is Cau Mount – a charming natural scenery painting. This is a fascinating tourist destination for visitors interesting in wild nature. Standing on the Cau Mount you can observe the beautiful scenery around the Dau Tieng Reservoir.

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It is also well-known for the unique Dau Tieng Irrigation works. Blue and flat lake is surrounded by trees and grass lawns, mixed white flower clusters spreading fragrance. In addition, there are also many tourist attractions and cultural sites such as: Thoi Son Pagoda, Phu Loi prison ruins, ecological conservation center of Phu An, the ancient house…

5. Pottery village

Traditional ceramics village of Binh Duong is located in 3 communes including Hung Dinh commune, Thuan Giao, Binh Hoa in Thuan An Town, Binh Duong and Chanh Nghia ward of Thu Dau Mot city with over 500 ceramic furnaces.

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Ceramic products here are quite diverse in color and design, including familiar household items to decorative arts and industrial ceramics. Binh Duong ceramic is popular in the country thanks to its glossy and durable paint. The most famous brand is luxury Minh Long ceramics. Minh Long products have been consumed and exported to European countries such as Germany, France, Japan, Netherlands … and America.

6. The lacquer Village of Tuong Binh Hiep

Traditional lacquer village of Tuong Binh Hiep is located in Tuong Binh Hiep Commune,Thu Dau Mot city, about 7km to the north of the downtown. For a long time this place has been famous for prestige lacquer handicarft with high quality and artistic value, exported to several countries around the world and participated in many exhibitions national wide and internationally. Visiting the village, you can witness the stages of lacquer making, the unique traditional handicraft only in Vietnam.

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