Monday, December 22, 2008

Vietnam Travel - Dong Thap

Dong Thap in the area in the Mekong Delta, is one of three provinces of Dong Thap Muoi region, the northern borders with Cambodia, the southern border with Vinh Long and Can Tho, the western borders An Giang, adjacent to the east Long An and Tien Giang.

The province has a river system, Ngoi, channels, canals chit chang, many austria, large lake. Song is the Tien River (a branch of the Mekong river) flows through the province with the length of 132km. Along the two sides river system is along the horizontal canals. Street province facilitate exchanges with the 300km road and a network of rivers and canals common.

Climate: Dong Thap in tropical climate, divided 2 distinct seasons: the rainy season from 5 months to 11 months and the dry season from 12 months to 4 years later. Average temperature 26.6 º C.

Potential economic development and tourism

Station of Forest Resources
As an agricultural province, Dong Thap produce more food and other types of agriculture, fisheries valuable export. Land Dong Thap fertility by alluvium by two rivers Tien and Hau rivers provide annual Rich villages between four rich green plants. So Dong Thap is known as a granary of the country. There are varieties of rice in a rice species from natural m?c months 4, 5 to 10 months to harvest without need four. Dong Thap region is full of prospects of industrial plants such as short-term sugarcane, cotton, tobacco, soya and fruit trees like mango Cao Lanh, label Chau Thanh, Lai Vung quit, the flame thrower, legs legs, breast milk, the demand has year-round.

Local relics Gò Tower
Land of Dong Thap Muoi on the famous ancient deserted with very bung, ceiling, dishes, Bau, with thousands of right, at, the, shower, clean and guns, say, ... This is giang painting of animals wild as snakes, turtles, frogs mice, birds, crabs, fish below. Eco tours are the best choice for tourists during their Vietnam Travel trips in Dong Thap province

Now visiting Dong Thap as tourists return to C?i natural resources by the atmosphere fresh, cool the rice fields fertile, went on a dinghy on the river and canals to move to the particular area The Deputy Nguyen Sinh Sac's martyrs, the relics Gò Tower, architectural relics of Kien An Also, natural garden birds stranger in Thap Muoi, garden seu rare in Tam Nong, the Xeo Quit base, village Kieng flowers Tan Qui Dong, gardens fruit trees Cao Lanh, Chau Thanh, Lai Vung, Thanh Hung ...

Ethnic and religious

In Dong Thap many religions such as Cao Dai, Hoa Hao, Buddhist and Christian. Calculate how people in Dong Thap take bold features of the plain of: hard-working, gentle healing, mineral free, open and rich in affection to guests.


Cao Lanh City Highway 1A hours 36km, the city. Ho Chi Minh 162km. Located on the waterfront Cao Lanh (a small branch of the Tien river separating after 15km the money flowing into the river), at the Dong Thap Muoi immense, remote past Cao Lanh was a busy urban center and a business integration of Dong Thap.

Online guests have the car directly from the city. Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Can Tho, Vinh Long and Long Xuyen to Cao Lanh. Sa Dec town how city. Ho Chi Minh 143km, located at the interface between Vinh Long and Long Xuyen.

Dong Thap race to cycling golds

The team won despite veteran Trinh Phat Dat's retirement and took the 75km men's team time trial event in a time of 1 hour, 36.02 minutes.

Mai Cong Hieu captained the team, filling the void left by Dat, and led teammates Dinh Quoc Viet and Nguyen Truong Tai to the win after fellow teammate Nguyen Van Tai pulled out with a flat tire at the 57km mark. The trio led the bunch from the beginning, rotating the lead position, a tactic that helped the team stay fresh.

Averaging 47km per hour, Domesco Dong Thap finished 37 seconds faster than runners-up Sai Gon Plan Protection. Third place went to An Giang Plan Protection who finished in a time of 1.39:09.

It was Hieu's third gold medal at the tournament. He also won the men's 40km individual time trial on Sunday and the men's 40km point trial last Saturday.

Dong Thap develops border zones

Provincial authorities sank VND33 billion (US$2 million) in developing the infrastructure of Thuong Phuoc Border Gate Economic Zone in Hong Ngu District to lure foreign and domestic investment.

Officials also allocated VND32 billion (US$1.9 million) of the province’s budget to expedite construction of a marketplace and shopping centres in Dinh Ba Border Gate Economic Zone in Tan Hong District to step up trade in the areas bordering Cambodia.

Other infrastructure projects designed to develop border gate economic zones were also given priority investment. Officials at State and provincial levels joined forces to speed up road and marketplace construction and ferry landing upgrades to facilitate travel to the zones.

Incentive policies on land, tax and licensing procedures were developed by provincial authorities to get domestic and overseas investors to set up shop at both Thuong Phuoc and Dinh Ba border economic zones.

Land clearance and compensation were expedited to make room for public utility projects like animal quarantine check posts to prevent outbreaks of bird flu or blue ear pig disease as well as marketplaces and health clinics.

The charms of Dong Thap Muoi

After a one-hour bus drive from HCMC, you will really begin your discovery tour by getting on board a boat for a journey through the winding canals and Vam Co Tay River to Dong Thap Muoi Center for medicinal herbs in Long An Province.

There, Nguyen Van Be, who is locally called Ba Be, tells you about the variety of herbs and plants he has grown for years as medicinal materials.

The center's director will accompany on a motor boat making your way through canals in the nearby 600-hectare mangrove forest in the alluvial swampy region. On top of this, storks, cormorants, spot-billed ducks and other birds fly out just above your head.

Truong Hoang Phuong, director of marketing at the tourism company Dau An Viet (Vietmark), which arranges the two-day tour, explains now is the time for birds from different parts to come in flocks to the mangroves for shelter during winter in their usual habitats.