Tra Vinh has a variety and richness in cultural and historical tourism. It has various types of river and garden tourism, specialized coastal dunes with specialty fruit gardens. When you come to this place, you will also discover the cultural identities of the long-standing land of three ethnic groups: Kinh, Khmer, Chinese with 141 Khmer temples with unique architectural features and bold festivals. national culture takes place all year round.
Previously the area of Tra Vinh was also known as the land of Tra Vang. The name Tra Vang is derived from the ancient Mon-Khmer language that is often called Trah Pang. That name reflects the characteristics of the ancient landscape of a newly reclaimed land along the rivers and coastal areas, there are many low-lying areas, swamps, ... Therefore, Tra Vinh is a relatively young province. The capital is Tra Vinh city, located on Highway 53, about 130 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 100 km from Can Tho city.
Despite being a young region, Tra Vinh has a diverse cultural treasure, especially tangible and intangible culture of the Khmer. The Khmer have their own writing, traditional festivals such as Chol chnam thmay (happy new year), Dolta (worshiping of grandparents), Ok Om Bok (worshiping of the moon), Offering flowers, Offering blessings and customs. There are other cultural values of the Kinh and Chinese people such as the Nghinh Ong Festival in My Long (the festival of the Nghinh Ong festival takes place on the 10th to the 12th of May every year), Vu Lan festival, Tiet Trung Cuu, ...
The Khmer also built in Tra Vinh area many pagodas with unique architecture and natural harmony, typically the Ang pagoda, located in the 4 ha land area, in the landscape of Ba Om Pond. In Tra Vinh, there are 142 Khmer pagodas, far exceeding the number of Kinh, Chinese and other ethnic groups existing in Tra Vinh.
Kompong Chray Pagoda (Hang Pagoda) in Chau Thanh and Tra Vinh districts
In addition, there is Hang Pagoda, on an area of 10 hectares with ancient trees full of birds; Nôdol pagoda is also known as Cò pagoda because on the area of 3 ha pagoda, more than 100 years has become the residence of thousands of storks and many other precious birds; Samrônge pagoda legendly was first built in 642 and rebuilt in 1850 with many symbols of gems and ancient steles engraved with Khmer words.
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Ao Ba Om Lake
Ba Om pond is a complex of lakes - green trees creating a cool climate all year round. Also known as a square pond, this is a blue, quiet lake about 500m long; about 300m wide. Around the pond are rugged sand mounds with hundreds of ancient trees over a hundred years old, most of which are star trees, oily trees, etc., with large roots rising to the ground, forming many interesting shapes.
Next to the pond is the Cultural Museum, which displays artifacts typical of Khmer life. Opposite the Museum is An Pagoda, considered the most ancient and unique pagoda in the system of more than 140 Khmer temples in Tra Vinh. Having such privileged geographical position, Ba Om pond is always a tourist attraction of the province.
Ang Pagoda is located in Hamlet 4, Ward 8, Tra Vinh City, Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam. The pagoda is located about 5 km from the city center, located in the scenic Ba Ba Om landscape, opposite the Museum of Khmer Ethnic Culture of the province.
An Pagoda (full name is Angkorajaborey pagoda) is known as the oldest pagoda in the Khmer pagoda system in Tra Vinh, built more than 10 centuries ago.
According to the Table of Historical Relics of An Pagoda, the pagoda dates back to 990 but only made of bamboo leaves. In 1842, the pagoda was rebuilt with precious wood, roofed with tiles and concreted walls. The pagoda was restored a few more times to get the present majesty.
Over the historical period, An Pagoda still retains many valuable ancient artifacts, especially Buddhist scriptures written on the leaves. The temple campus impresses with other construction items such as the road, lecture hall, monks, Sala, and the tower containing the remains of the abbot ... These works really crystallize the beauty of labor and the culture of the people here.
Vam Ray Pagoda
Vam Ray Pagoda is the largest Khmer temple in Vietnam, imbued with Khmer architecture. This place attracts not only locals but also tourists from all over the country to visit and admire.
The distinctive structure and striking yellow color of Vam Ray Pagoda makes it easy for people to think of the scenery of a remote temple in Cambodia.
With outstanding unique architecture, Vam Ray pagoda has contributed a new face for the cultural tourism industry of Tra Vinh province as well as of the system of Khmer pagodas in the South.
Stork Pagoda (Nodol Pagoda) is often referred to as Vuon Co Pagoda, Giong Lon Pagoda, located at Cay Da Hamlet, Dai An Commune, Tra Cu District, Tra Vinh Province, about 40 km south of Tra Vinh Town.
People in the area near the pagoda are often called Co pagoda because in the garden of the pagoda, 2 hectares, is the residence of thousands of birds of all kinds such as: storks, pigeons, heron, commoran,…
This is a famous ancient pagoda of Khmer people in Tra Vinh, established about 300 years ago. Works such as: three gates tower, the main hall, the monk towers ... were all built specifically with the traditional architecture of the Khmer pagoda in the South.
First in the list of tourist destinations in Tra Vinh is a pagoda with wild beauty, a bit mysterious. It is called Hang Pagoda because the temple gate is designed very much like a cave leading into the spiritual world of indigenous people.
Unlike the meticulously embellished buildings, this pagoda has a perfect harmony with nature. The pagoda grounds has a half of the forest, which is also home to many unique birds. Taking advantage of the abundant resources, the monks here have sculpted big trees themselves, turning them into unique works of the pagoda.
Together with the Khmer museum in Soc Trang province, the Khmer museum of Tra Vinh is the best address for those who are interested in learning about Khmer culture.
The Museum of Khmer Culture in Tra Vinh preserves a lot of artifacts about the spiritual, material and cultural life of the Khmer people in the Mekong Delta region. If you are considering a tourist destination in Tra Vinh for an outing and learning about local history, this is not a bad choice at all.
Ba Dong Beach
It is located in Truong Long Hoa commune, Duyen Hai district, about 55km from the center of Tra Vinh city Ba Dong Beach has always been considered one of the most famous tourist destinations in Tra Vinh. Immerse yourself in the immense space of the blue sea, breathe in the chest of the rare sea breeze, tourists will understand why Ba Dong beach has such a big attraction.
The name Ba Dong sea comes from the daily activities of the sea. Every time the tide falls, the beach emerges three sand dunes (including two small dunes and one large dune) very beautiful and unique.
Visiting Ba Dong beach, you also enjoy the famous specialties of the Mekong river region along the coastal seafood restaurants.
Mangrove Forest Travinh
With a history of more than 20 years of age, the mangrove ecotourism area has long been an attractive tourist destination in Tra Vinh for those who love to explore nature. With specialties of vast mangrove forest, the first impression that this place brings is a wild and breathtakingly beautiful lanscapes.
Hidden in the magrove forest system is the extremely diverse animal and plant world. Taking the boat, the boat cruises along the river, you can see the rare plants and animals, and then the locals introduce their interesting habits and characteristics of wild life.
Tan Quy Islet
About 45km northwest of Tra Vinh city center, Tan Quy islet is one of the rich islands with an area of about 929 hectares. It is located on the gentle Hau river with rich alluvium, the fruitful orchards are the pride of people here for years.
Visiting orchards, enjoying sweet fruits, participating in interesting games such as cycling around the village road, bathing in the river, rowing boat along the river ... it will be interesting experiences for visitors when coming to this famous islet.
Bun Nuoc Leo( Noodle Soup)
Noodles soup is the most famous specialty of Tra Vinh. This dish has a combination of ingredients such as prahok, roasted pork and fresh vegetables. The broth of the noodle soup has a natural sweetness from shrimp and fish that has diluted the density of the prahok that makes even picky eaters, who not used to the taste of the fish, can enjoy it.
Each noodle with banana flower, spinach, water lily, and chopped basil in the broth is tasty and delicious enough. But the dish also has roasted pork to make it more tasty. This dish is extremely popular here, even small restaurant will not let you down.
Sneak head Fish Porridge
It takes a lot of effort to have a good pot of porridge. Snakehead fish to cook porridge must be fresh, boiled and fillet. Snakehead fish’s eggs mix well and then put in the pot of porridge cooked from fish broth. In the porridge dish also includes dried onions, dried shrimp, grilled dried squid. Attractive scent of pepper, onion, peanuts with the sweetness of the broth, soft fat in fish, eggs, flesh of squid and shrimp combined with the richness of seasoning sauce. And the difference when eating with herbs , finely chopped fresh vegetables turn porridge into one of the best, most distinctive porridge and you should try once in a lifetime.
This is a special type of coconut, thick coconut flesh, more meat and fat than regular coconut. Coconut juice is as clear as purified water. Each coconut wax bunch usually only gives a few waxes, the rest are regular coconuts.
The best coconut wax has to be blended as a smoothie. Must add some sugar, less milk, less ice to be great. According to many tourists who have "experienced", when they suck up the first sip of this coconut wax smoothie, the tongue is numb because of the cool taste, the throat is sweet, and the nose is ... sobbed by the sweet fragrance.
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