Mekong - Tra Vinh see and do guide

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Mekong - Tra Vinh
see and do guide

Introduction

| 06 Jan 2012
Last updated 06 Jan 2012

Tra Vinh has plenty of charm - not least because it doesn't make it in to most travel plans. The town may be a confusing mashup of old and new but it's all on a very manageable scale. And there are some great strips of colonial architecture mixed in with older Khmer temples and Vietnamese and Chinese pagodas.

Apart from distinctively Khmer Ong Met pagoda, Tra Vinh centre feels like a typical small Mekong Delta town. It's in the surrounding lush green countryside that the area's deep Khmer roots are revealed. Cruising around the town and surrounding countryside by bicycle to visit the various sights listed below will be a big part of the pleasure of being here.

Ba Om and Ang Pagoda, Tra Vinh

Around 7kms from Tra Vinh is an ancient Khmer place of worship that includes a large Angkorian style pond as well as a beautiful... Read more

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Ba Om and Ang Pagoda, Tra Vinh
Nguyen Du St, Tra Vinh

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Tra Vinh - cycling around town and nearby

Visiting the main sights listed in our Tra Vinh selection will also give you a good look at the town and the surrounding... Read more

Uncle Ho Temple, Tra Vinh

It's hard to know exactly what the story really is behind this place. There's not a lot of information and we've heard a few... Read more

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Uncle Ho Temple, Tra Vinh
Long Duc Commune, Tra Vinh

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Hang Pagoda, Tra Vinh

Visitors to Tra Vinh try and time a visit to Hang Pagoda to coincide with the dusk flight of storks that live around it. It's a... Read more

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Hang Pagoda, Tra Vinh
End of Dien Bien Phu St, Tra Vinh

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Khmer Cultural Museum - Tra Vinh

Nearby Ang Pagoda is the Khmer Cultural Museum. It's a fairly token affair that will do little to improve your knowledge of... Read more

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Khmer Cultural Museum - Tra Vinh
Nguyen Du St, Tra Vinh

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Ong Met Pagoda - Tra Vinh

If you've been travelling in Vietnam a while, the sudden appearance of a Khmer style pagoda in the middle of a Mekong Delta town... Read more

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Ong Met Pagoda - Tra Vinh
Le Loi St, Tra Vinh

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Tra Vinh Church, Tra Vinh

Nearby Ong Met Pagoda, Tra Vinh's Catholic church appears to be in classic French colonial style. A closer inspection reveals... Read more

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Tra Vinh Church, Tra Vinh
Le Loi St, Tra Vinh

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