DongThap is on the Mekong Delta, one of three DongThapMuoi's provinces. It shares its border with Cambodia on the north, VinhLong Province and CanTho City on the south, AnGiang Province on the west and LongAn, TienGiang provinces on the east.
DongThap has quite developed system of canals for watery transportation and irrigation. The province has about 10,000 hectares of forestland. Cajuput is specific tree of DongThapMuoi region. There, the system of fauna and flora are multiform with many valuable kinds: tortoise, turtle, snakes, fishes, shrimps, pythons, storks, birds, rice, lotus, water lily, grass, and alga especially red headed cranes.
The province has tropical climate, plentiful fresh water in the whole year-round, rich and populous land with verdant fruits trees in all four seasons. There are two obvious seasons: rainy season from May to November; dry season from December to April. Average annual temperature is about 27șC. The average annual rainfall is 1,174 -1,518mm.
Tourism and Economy
Every year, Tien and Hau rivers provide alluvial soil for DongThap that is convenient to growing food and fruit plant. So this area is the granary of Vietnam. The province has potentiality of short day crops (sugar cane, cotton, tobacco, soil bean, and other fruit plants with the popular names of CaoLanh mango, ChauThanh longan, LaiVung mandarin, PhongHoa grape fruit.
From January to May every year, when sky is clear, tourist would visit TramChim National Park to observe many cranes. It is crane flock returning after months of emigrating to evade flood. This is also the season for tourists to see, photograph cranes in the dawn and sunset.
Tourists can admire the vast lotus and bonsai in SaDec Flower Garden. A forest of flowers of all colors and aroma are always available here.
DongThap has relic of OcEo Culture in GoThap, numerous historic remains and valuable places of scenic beauty like the Tomb of Junior Doctor NguyenSinhSac, GoThap Site, XeoQuit Relic, that are being protected, preserved and step by step put on operation for economical and social development of the province.
CaoLanh City is 162km from HoChiMinh City. There are direct buses from HoChiMinh City, Mytho, CanTho, VinhLong, and LongXuyen. SaDec Town is 143km from HoChiMinh City, midway between VinhLong and LongXuyen.