Ba Om and Ang Pagoda, Tra Vinh - review by Rusty Compass
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Ba Om and Ang Pagoda, Tra Vinh

| 06 Jan 2012
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Ba Om and Ang Pagoda, Tra Vinh
Nguyen Du St, Tra Vinh

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06 Jan 2012

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

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If you've already been to Angkor, Ba Om is reminiscent of a small baray - the man-made bodies of water found around the temples. There's not a lot to see but the setting is nice and the old trees show evidence of furious past floods. It's a favourite weekend spot for local picnickers.

Ba Om is next to the Khmer style Ang Pagoda. Khmer Buddhists have worshipped at this site as far back as the height of the Khmer empire in the 10th century. It remains a striking, atmospheric place.
Mark Bowyer
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