Dong Nai


Introduction

Area : Population : Provincial capital : Districts :Economic potentialities :  Climate: 5,864 sq km  1,895,000   Bien Hoa City Tan Phu, Dinh Quan, Thong Nhat, Long Khanh, Xuan Loc, Long Thanh, Vinh Cuu, Nhon Trach. rubber, coffee, hydro-electricity, fishery. the province has two distinct season which lasts from November to April, and the rainy season which begins in May and ends in October. Average temperature for the year is between 25 degree censious and 30 degree censious. In December it is foggy and cold in the morning.

Dong Nai is located in the eastern part of South Vietnam, east of Ho Chi Minh City. It is surrounded by Binh Phuoc in the north, Lam Dong and Binh Thuan in the east, Ba Ria-Vung Tau in the south, Binh Duong, and the Ho Chi Minh City in the west. The province is constituted of mainly Kinh people, as well as small percentages of 52 other minority groups. The average annual temperature is 26�C.

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Eco-tours in forests and orchards attract many tourists; fishing and hunting is also popular in that area, especially at Nam Cat Tien National Park. One can also enjoy the relaxing and revigorating hot mineral streams in Binh Chau or the wonderful Tri An Waterfall.

Dong Nai province is at the eastern approach to Ho Chi Minh City. the province includes Bien Hoa and five districts: Xuan Loc, Tan Phu, Vinh Cuu Thong Nhat and Long Thanh. The Kinh people account for 82.8 per cent of the province's population. The remainder is made up of the ethnic minority groups, the Tay, the Kho Mu, the Nung, the Dao and the Ma.

Climate:

There are two seasons: the rainy season lasts from May to October and the dry season lasts from November to April next year. The annual average temperature varies between 25.4 and 27.2oC.
Tourism and Economy: Dong Nai has a developing industry. There are many big industrial zones, factories, handicraft village (Tan Van pottery village, skilful stone carving of Hoa group). Dong Nai's pottery has well-known beauty. The province own immense coffee, rubber farms and Nam Cat Tien National Park.   
Coming here, tourists have ecological tours in forests and orchads in My Quoi, Thanh Hoi, Tan Trieu, Pho, Ong islets. The province is proud of many interesting sites such as Dong Nai River, Long An Lake, Suoi Tre Culture Site, Tri An Waterfall, Ma Da and Sac forests.  
Ethnic groups: Dong Nai has special traditional culture of ethnic groups. The main religions are Buddhism and Catholic, Protestant. It is a home of some popular musical instruments like: Binh Da's dan da, flute in bamboo, copper gongs, cymbal, pan-pipe, Tam Pot sings of Ma group in Dinh Quan Dist.
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To sum up, Dong Nai is one of the biggest provinces in Vietnam and it has the varieties specialty food. Therefore, I could not introduce the rest of them. I just describe one food that I extremely love is Tan Trieu grapefruit. Grapefruit is very popular in Vietnam and is plant widely in Mekong Delta. However Tan Trieu grapefruit has a distinct scrumptious tasty and luscious smell. Moreover, the local residents make one great wine from their grapefruit. This wine does not contain alcohol like other and the taste is really fantastic.