The countryside at Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam
The countryside at Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam

Binh Phuoc Travel Guide

Binh Phuoc is the intermediate region between Vietnam’s Central Highlands and the flat Mekong Delta. Binh Phuoc is bordered to the north by Cambodia, to the north-east by Dak Nong, to the east by Lam Dong, to the south-east by Dong Nai, to the south by Binh Duong, to the south-west by Tay Ninh, to the west and north by Cambodia.

 The terrain of Binh Phuoc includes: plateau to the north and north-east, mountainous area, and flat land. The terrain is higher to north and north-east and lower to the west and south-west. Over 53% of the provincial land is covered with forest.

Binh Phuoc has a tropical monsoon climate with 2 seasons: rainy season from May through November and dry season from December through April. The temperature range is 19-31oC; the average annual rainfall is about 2,045-2,325mm; the average humidity is 81%.

The biggest rivers in the province: Saigon River, Be River, Dong Nai River.

There are 41 ethnic minorities in Binh Phuoc: Kinh, Stieng, Nung, Khmer, Mnong...

Tourist attractions and what to see in Binh Phuoc
Bu Gia Map National Park with 21.5hectares of forest is home to 724 flora species, 168 bird species, 30 reptile species. The national park is located to the north-east of Binh Phuoc, right to the south of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The highest peak of the park is 700m above sea level. The national park is close to the Cambodian border and visiting the park is for Vietnamese only. Foreign travelers are to obtain a special permit to visit the area.

Tay Cat Tien National Park (West Cat Tien) is in Bu Dang and Dong Phu District. The area is a part of the Cat Tien National Park listed to the Global Biosphere Reserve. Ca Tien stretches over Binh Phuoc, Lam Dong and Dong Nai Provinces.

There are several former battlegrounds which took place in Binh Phuoc which can still be visited nowadays. Binh Phuoc during the war was a part of a strategic defense system protecting Saigon.

Travel, Tours and Things to do in Binh Phuoc
Binh Phuoc is not visited much by either foreign travelers and Vietnamese tourists. There are only a few government-owned tourist companies and some local travel agencies who mostly work in travel business part time.

Paradissa hosts historical and battlefield tours which recall the important battles which took place in Binh Phuoc and the Central Highlands.

While it is not convenient to access and not well-established as Nam Cat Tien National Park in Dong Nai, West Cat Tien (Tay Cat Tien) National Park in Binh Phuoc could be a lovely experience for those who love wilderness and love straying far from the crowd. Paradissa could host private ecotours for you to explore a rarely visited area of the primary forest of Cat Tien.

Hotels in Binh Phuoc
There are several hotels in Binh Phuoc with basic facilities. Luxury travel & Luxury hotels are not available in the province yet.

How to travel to Binh Phuoc & Getting there and away
The provincial capital of Binh Phuoc is Dong Xoai Town which is 100km north of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Binh Phuoc has an international border-crossing with Cambodia: Hoa Lu (Loc Ninh, Binh Phuoc, Vietnam) – Snoul (Kratie, Cambodia).