Dong Thap province is 160 km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. Its provincial capital is Sa Dec. Dong Thap is composed of seven districts: Hong Ngu, Tam Nong, Cao Lanh, Chau Thanh, Thap Muoi, Thach Hung and Thanh Binh. Cao Lanh is the major town.
Dong Thap borders Cambodia to the north, Long An and Tien Giang to the east, Cuu Long to the south and An Giang and Can Tho in the west.
As it is an agriculture-focused province, Dong Thap produces many valuable types of rice, poultry, and seafood. The land there is extremely fat because it receives a lot of alluvium from Tien River and Hai River, allowing the province to grow many kinds of tropical fruits. Some of the most famous ones are Cao Lanh mangoes, ChauThanh longans, Lai Vung mandarins, PhongHoa grape fruits, etc. Dong Thap has been famous its diverse and precious ecosystem which houses many endangered wild animals.
Nowadays, the most popular sceneries that visitors see in Dong Thap are borderless rice fields and the peaceful boats floating on the channels and the vast lotus and nenuphar blooms at dawn and sunset. Travellers in Dong Thap always find peace in relaxing on the boats, enjoying the sceneries before visiting the province’s well-known attractions such as Nguyen Sinh Sac Historical Site, Go Thap Vestige Site, Kien An Cung Ancient Architectural Site, Bird Garden in Thap Muoi, etc.