After doing some Day Adventure and Night Adventure in Ho Chi Minh City, you might be interested in some day trips to the nearby areas. In that case, Binh Duong is worth consideration. It is a developing province with numerous destinations for amusement or learning about Vietnamese culture.
Binh Duong Province is 30 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City, and there are many different means of transport that you can choose to get there. Note that in July-September, Binh Duong Province usually receives lots of rain which can last for several days, so this period might not be ideal for day trips.
The buses that would take you from Ho Chi Minh City straight to Binh Duong Province include no. 61-1, 61-3, 61-4, 61-6, 61-7, 61-8. Their starting stops are in different places in the city, and their price range is VND 4,000 - 25,000 depending on how far you would need to travel.
The bus no. 61-6 is the most convenient one for international tourists since it goes through several stops in District 1 and its final stop is the Dai Nam Theme Park, one of the top destinations in this province. The price ticket for the whole journey is VND 25,000/person.
From Sai Gon Station to Di An - Binh Duong Station, the train would take about 30 minutes. The ticket price is VND 30,000/person, and it can be changed depending on the location of your seat and customer’s age. You would need your passport to reserve and receive your ticket.
Going by motorbike from Ho Chi Minh City to Binh Duong Province takes up to 2 hours. The route can be quite tricky for tourists to drive for themselves. Take a look at some of our precautions for driving in Vietnam before choosing a motorbike as your means of transport.
Find discounted tickets online to travel:
Dai Nam Theme Park
Location: 1765A Highway 13, Hiep An Ward, Thu Dau Mot City
- Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 5PM
- Saturday - Sunday: 7 AM - 5:30 PM
Entrance fee: Price on the weekends and special occasions is higher than weekdays
- VND 50,000-100,000 for children below 1-meter high
- VND 100,000-200,000 for children above 1-meter height and adult
(not including entrance to The Beach and The Zoo)
Dai Nam is a 700-hectare-square theme park including rides, zoo, artificial beach, and many other constructions which depict Vietnamese history, culture, religion.
Exploring Dai Nam Theme Park would take a whole day
Thuy Chau Park
Location: 55 DT743C, Binh Thang Ward, Di An Town
Opening hours: Only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 AM to 4 PM
- Children below 1,2-meter high and people above 65 years old: Free
- Children from 1,2 to 1,4-meter high: VND 40,000
- Adult: VND 80,000
For those who love eco-tourism, Thuy Chau Park would be a good location to have a family picnic and enjoy nature.
Being surrounded by trees and rivers at Thuy Chau Park could help your mind relax
Phu An Bamboo Village
Location: 124 DT744, Phu An Ward, Ben Cat District
Opening hours: 8 AM - 6 PM
Entrance fee: VND 20,000/person
Bamboo is the type of tree that is associated with the Vietnamese countryside, and Phu An Village is a special place to conserve this meaningful representation. If you are a nature lover, it is worth visiting. Don’t forget your insect repellent since mosquitoes and bugs are also frequent guests.
Phu An Village shows you the strong connection between bamboo and Vietnamese culture
Lai Thieu Fruit Garden
Location: Lai Thieu Town, Thuan An District
Sitting right on the other side of the Saigon River, Lai Thieu Fruit Garden would be the heaven where you can easily find Vietnamese fruits you should try when in Vietnam, some of them are exotic and should not be missed out.
Fresh and delicious fruit is the most attractive point of Lai Thieu Fruit Garden
Phu Cuong Church
Location: 394 Cach Mang Thang Tam, Phu Cuong Ward, Thu Dau Mot City
Phu Cuong Church has a Gothique design that contributes to the beauty of the province, especially at Christmas.
Phu Cuong Church is an icon of Binh Duong Province
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Not so far away from Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong Province is great for day trips which you can both have some fun and explore appealing characteristics of Vietnamese religion, cuisine, and tradition.
Tours to the Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels are some other day trips that can help you know more about Vietnam. Also, check out The Best Day Trips from Hanoi and Top 6 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City You Should Not Miss for more authentic suggestions!
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I went here on a bike. It was very tiring and the roads were filled with trucks and containers. Will not recommend if you're not used to riding on a motorbike. There were a lot of police too. If I were to go here again, renting a car would be better