Bien Hoa Travel Guide

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Bien Hoa Transportation

  • by chunk38 Written Dec 7, 2011

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    I go here by motorbike but it can be dangerous. A mix of motorbikes, trucks, bus, cars etc People get killed, ripped in half, crushed all the time between TPHCM and Bien Hoa

    From HCM take Dien Bien Phu north and pretty much stay straight and follow the main flow of traffic.

    If you want to go via Ap Nhi Hoa ( cross the two rail bridges) when you get to the big bridge at Song Dong Nai, (after pass Suoi Tien) then take a right and go underneath the bridge, not over it. SO you make a U-turn and take the 1st main left ( landmark - the radio tower) Tinh Lo 16
    take a right at the light on QL 1B a short distance to the 1st railroad bridge (cau Genh), after the second bridge bear to the left which will be CMT 8 that takes you downtown

    Otherwise you have a long way up xa lo hanoi then back track down tinh lo 15

    There used to be a ferry on Huong Lo 11. If you cross the big bridge over song dong nai, then at the circle by the Big C, go 3/4 the way around then take that right before you end up back down xa lo ha noi.

    That is huong lo 11

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