Tay Ninh Province, Southern Vietnam
Capital: Tây Ninh
Area: 4,029.6 km² (1,555.8 sq mi)
Population: About 1.2 million
Density: 260/km² (660/sq mi)
Demographics: Vietnamese, Chăm, Khmer, Hoa
Calling code: 66
Tây Ninh is a province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. Its capital is the town of Tây Ninh.
Tây Ninh province has a population of 989,800 and an area of 4,028 km². It is the birthplace of Trình Minh The, a nationalist and military leader during the end of the First Indochina War. As a former Khmer territory, the province is called Raung Damrey. Vietnamese encroached and conquered Raung Damrey in 1770. The Cao Đài religion originated in Tây Ninh.
Tay Ninh province has eight districts:
– Tân Biên
– Tân Châu
– Duong Minh Châu
– Châu Thành
– Hòa Thành
– Ben Cau
– Gò Dau
– Trang Bàng
The town of Tây Ninh represents its own municipality.
Located in Eastern of the South, Tay Ninh shares border with Cambodia on the north with 240km boundary, Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provinces on the east, Ho Chi Minh City and Long An Province on the south.
On the north, there is Ba Den Mountain, 986m in height. On the south, the terrain is quite flat. The province has Vam Co Dong and Sai Gon rivers and Dau Tieng Lake.
The weather is hot, humid around the year with the annual average temperature of 27.50C, annual rainfall of 1,724mm. The dry season lasts from December to April and the rainy season lasts from May to November.
Coming to Tay Ninh, tourists are able to visit Ba Den Mountain, a famous complex of cultural and historical sites and beauty spots, and Binh Thanh Cham Tower, a monument of the Oc-Eo culture. Every year, Ba Den Mountain Festival attracts many pilgrims come to pray, sightseeing and enjoy the entertainment.
Tay Ninh is the home of Cao Dai religion with Tay Ninh Cao Dai Temple, a complex of Great Temple, Chanh Mon Gate, four towers and Mother-of-Buddha Temple. The province also is the base of revolution of South Vietnam during the resistance against the Americans.
Tay Ninh Town is 99km from Ho Chi Minh City, 224km from Vung Tau, 129km from Bien Hoa. There are Moc Bai and Xa Mat border gates to Cambodia. Moc Bai Market is the trading centre of Vietnamese and Cambodian.
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