Eight must-visit places in Binh Duong – Photos: Seven places to visit in Binh Duong – A piggy bank making village in Binh Duong

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Eight must-visit places in Binh Duong

Phu An bamboo village, Hoi Khanh pagoda, and Tay Tang pagoda, just to name a few, are attractive tourist destinations in Binh Duong province.

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Located in Ben Cat District, Binh Duong Province, Phu An Ecological Bamboo Museum and Botanical Reserve, also known as the Phu An Bamboo Village, is one of the biggest bamboo museums in Southeast Asia. This multipurpose centre promotes scientific research and ecosystem conservation while promoting environmental awareness and the value of ecotourism in the local community.eight must-visit places in binh duong hinh 2
Covering 70 hectares, New City Park is an ideal holiday retreat for visitors with beautiful landscapes, romantic lakes and springs, and entertainment area for kids.eight must-visit places in binh duong hinh 3
Hoi Khanh Pagoda is an historic Buddhist temple built in Binh Duong in 1741. In 2013, the pagoda received a certificate recognising the statue of Buddha entering Nirvana on the roof as the longest example in Asia. The record was recognised by the India-based Asia Book of Records.eight must-visit places in binh duong hinh 4
Phu Cuong Cathedral is located at 104 Lac Long Quan Street, Phu Cuong Ward, Thu Dau Mot City. The church was built in Gothic style.eight must-visit places in binh duong hinh 5
30 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Tang pagoda has a unique architectural style of the Tibet.eight must-visit places in binh duong hinh 6
Dai Nam tourism complex in southern Binh Duong province is seen as an ideal tourist destination, thanks to its amazing architecture and good entertainment services.eight must-visit places in binh duong hinh 7
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Wind and Water Cafe is located at 6/28T Zone 3, PhuTho, Thu Dau Mot City. It has won many international design awards.

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VietNamNet Bridge – Besides the Dai Nam tourist park and Lai Thieu orchards, you should not forget to visit Ba Pagoda and Gio and Nuoc (Wind and Water) café.

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1. Dai Nam tourist zone is located in the city of Thu Dau Mot in Binh Duong province. This park is very spacious, with many games: a zoo, an artificial sea, temples ….
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2. Lai Thieu orchard is a familiar destination of visitors from Saigon and surrounding provinces. This land is a home to many orchards with all kinds of fruits all year round.
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3. Phu Cuong Cathedral is located at 104 Lac Long Quan Street, Phu Cuong Ward, Thu Dau Mot City. The church was built in Gothic style.
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4. Ba Temple is located at No. 4 Nguyen Du, Thu Dau Mot City. The temple was built by the Chinese-Vietnamese community.
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5. Wind and Water Cafe is located at 6/28T Zone 3, Phu Tho, Thu Dau Mot City. This work has won many international design awards.
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6. Binh An Lake is located in Binh An commune, Di An District. The lake is peaceful and romantic.
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7. Tuong Binh Hiep lacquer village has hundreds of lacquer making households.
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A piggy bank making village in Binh Duong

VietNamNet Bridge – In the past, clay piggy banks were a familiar item in many Vietnamese families as people in the then tough economic conditions needed to save money for later use. The cute piggy banks with eye-catching colors have fallen into oblivion, sending the number of villages dependant on this craft dipping.

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Clay piggies are put in a kiln. This kiln can bake 3,000-4,000 clay piggies in 12 hours.

However, the remaining villages can still survive tough times as they export products to several regional countries. A village can be found in Lai Thieu Ward, Thuan An Town, Binh Duong Province where this craft has existed for decades.

In the heyday of this village, there were more than 200 households making clay piggy banks but now the number is down to only ten.

Prices of clay piggy banks are very low, at VND5,000-7,000 per unit. Just children are their fans now.

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A man covers clay piggies with a layer of white paint before they are coated with other colors.

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Clay is molded into piggy banks. The first step of making clay piggy banks is to mold soil and dry it under the direct sunlight for three or four days.

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People paint clay piggies at a workshop in Binh Duong. They are paid an average VND40,000 per day for decorating clay piggy banks.

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Clay piggies are transported to a painting facility – Photos: Hoai Chau

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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