Monday, December 22, 2008

Vietnam Travel - Binh Dinh

As a coastal province in the Central, the northern border with Quang Ngai, the western border with Gia Lai, the southern borders with Phu Yen, the east sea borders East. Topography Binh Dinh diverse area with mountains, mountain adjacent areas, the delta region and coastal beach compensation. Binh Dinh coast over 100km with many large islands, small sea outside. Average temperature in May is 26 º C - 28 º C. Average rainfall of 1700 - 1.800mm. Rainy season from 8 months to 12 months, concentrated 70 - 80% of rainfall all year.

Tourism Resort Spa
Potential economic development and tourism

Binh Dinh has many specialties famous almost as far: Silk, Yen stars, shrimp, fish, wood you, exacerbates flavor, vegetable oil, rice, stone slices Wall tiles and handicrafts. Binh Dinh have natural resources and cultural richness is to develop tourism. There is a long coastline with many regions, Bay, beach and beautiful bathroom Attractions such as Ghenh Rang, Phuong Mai Peninsula, Hoang Hau beach bathroom, Tam Quan, Yen Islands, the Hoa, Bai Dai .... There are hot spring district of Van Phu Cat.

Quang Trung Museum
Ethnic, religious

Binh Dinh province cultures long, but kept many of the architectural culture of the Cham, especially to the pay you, where the capital is king of the Champa dynasty. The exploitation zones Cham architecture are unique, such as: Duong Long towers, Cake Shortage, Tien Wing, Double tower. Binh Dinh is the homeland of ethnic hero Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue was the defeat to South troops invaded in Xiem Xoai Mut, the North smash 29 thousand troops Thanh unification. Binh Dinh is also a place of art tu?ng people of items choi, drum dance of di?u Tran Quang Trung unique and sectarian martial Son Tay, show character and vitality of the intent of this country. Binh Dinh is famous for its popular Martial Arts Festivals that attract Vietnam Travel visitors fro worldwide.

Bus province

How Hanoi capital 1.065km, the city. 680km Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Dinh roads are convenient, National Highway 1A running through the province, connecting Highway 19 to Quy Nhon Tay Nguyen provinces of Gia Lai and Kon Tum. Tau Thong Nhat stop at the station minutes Treament Quy Nhon 11km. Phu Cat Airport month Quy Nhon 36km north. At this time there are also flights Quy Nhon - Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa. Quy Nhon port is a major port area of South Central.

Festival in Binh Dinh recalls peasant revolt

The march was led by insurgent women with bows and swords followed by a retinue armed with steel weapons. In the middle, the legendary Emperor Quang Trung rode an elephant, leading a herd of battle-elephants accompanied by royal mandarins and commanders with flags and banners.

Emperor Quang Trung’s was well-known for his unusual troop formations before battle. His soldiers marched in threes, two carrying the third in a hammock, all taking turns. The march ended with this unique image and was followed by a large flag with the words ‘Great Cause’, surrounded by 30 smaller flags, appearing on centre-stage.

The opening ceremony included a three-part performance: Binh Dinh-A Beloved Land; Tay Son Spirit and Renewal-Integration and Development.

Binh Dinh-A Beloved Land introduced the special beauty of this coastal province and its people. Binh Dinh is renowned as the land of martial arts and the birthplace of tuong (classical opera).

Tay Son Spirit remembered the Tay Son movement through four key performances: the first moment of the Tay Son insurgency; Quang Trung’s defeat of 50,000 Siamese troops; the coronation of Emperor Quang Trung and his declaration to combat Chinese Qing invaders; and finally, liberation.

Binh Dinh shipbuilding losing ground

However the age lasted all of five years, from 1998 to 2002. In the last three years it has had just 7-8 orders.

The company’s predicament is common to many shipbuilders in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh.

Truong Van Lam, deputy manager of the company, says they used to get customers coming from provinces of Kien Giang, Ba Ria–Vung Tau, Thanh Hoa and Quang Binh, but now the few they do have are all local residents.

Binh Dinh’s traditional vocation of building high-capacity ships for off-shore fishing dates back to the 1890s, when fishing became the local residents’ main source of income. In the late nineties, the vocation enjoyed a resurgence as the Government redeveloped off-shore fishing and gave soft loans to local fishermen to rebuild their lives after the massive damage inflicted by storm Linda at the end of 1997.

This provided the shipbuilders a golden opportunity to expand their business.

The number of shipbuilding plants as well as orders from inside and outside the province increased dramatically.

In its golden age, the province had more than 40 shipbuilding plants along the De Gi, Tam Quan, and Qui Nhon beaches, building about 500 high-capacity fishing vessels each year, and providing 2,500 labourers with stable jobs.

Binh Dinh villagers look for greener pastures

Le Thanh Tien, the chairman of the commune People Committee, said in the last decade the rising population has sharply reduced the arable land per capita, which is not only little but not very fertile either, yielding just 200-350kg of rice per 500sq.m

Tien put the number of people who have left the commune for other provinces and cities at over 1,000, with a majority being women. The commune’s population is around 18,000.

In Chanh Liem Village, for instance, the Women’s Association reported to commune authorities that around 200 people have migrated.

Dang Thi Ngoc Bich, a native of the village who now lives in HCM City, has criss-crossed the country for many years now in search of a livelihood. In that period she has lived in many places between the Central Highlands and HCM City.

Bich cannot remember when she left the village, but pointed to her sixth-grade son she left behind in his infancy as an indication of the period she has been absent from home.

She started off as an itinerant fish-sauce trader, travelling between Binh Dinh and the highland province of Dac Lac. Her business thrived at first. However, more and more began to copy her idea, gradually pushing her out of the business. "They opened shops and downed the price," she said.

In desperation, she switched to selling plastic and metal goods. Carrying her load on a bamboo pole slung over her shoulder, she would hawk her products across Gia Lai Province’s difficult terrain. It left her exhausted and with little money to even make ends meet, let alone sending her three kids to school.

Bich finally drifted to HCM City, where she sold scrap also with the aid of the bamboo pole. The challenges here were different: city lights, intimidation, discrimination, parochialism, social evils, fights, unhygienic living conditions. She lives there now in a rented flat crammed with up to 100 workers.

Sharing the load

Nguyen Van Huynh of the same village has a different approach – he and his wife alternately leave the village to eke out a livelihood. When his wife is out selling food or scrap, he stays behind to look after their kids, cattle, and (1,500sq) of ricefields.

Huynh, aged over 40, is, however, tired of life as an itinerant ice-cream seller that took him as far away as Da Nang and Hoi An. He is considering staying at home for good and letting his wife carry on with her trade. She has already been absent for several years, leaving him alone with the kids in a crumbling hut.