Located around 35km from HCM City, the 84ha Buu Long Tourist Park in Dong Nai Province's Bien Hoa city is an ideal tourism destination with its mountains, forest, ancient pagodas, and Long An Lake, which is dubbed a "miniature Ha Long Bay".
The 10ha lake, formed as a result of stone mining by locals, has clear water and huge rocks with trees growing on them that look like islets.
Buu Long Pagoda on Binh Dien Mountain, which is part of one of the two main mountain ranges there, is thought to be one of the three oldest pagodas in the province.
The park, recognised as a national heritage site in 1990, offers amusement in the form of rowing, fishing, camping, and mountain climbing.
Standing atop one of the park's mountains, a visitor can see Bien Hoa city and the Dong Nai River meandering among paddy fields far below. — VNS