Ong Pagoda, Tra Vinh, Mekong Delta

Ong Pagoda, Tra Vinh, Mekong Delta

Ong Pagoda, Tra Vinh, Mekong Delta

Taken on: 15th August, 2006. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Like Ben Tre, Tra Vinh is a deadend province -- unless you have you're own transport, you'll need to return to Vinh Long or Can Tho before continuing on further into the Delta from here.

The province shows significant influence from ethnic Khmers -- most obviously in its Khmer style pagodas, but even the same-named provincial capital looks and feels like a Khmer town.

Lush and fertile, like most of the Delta provinces you'll see a million shades of green as you travel through here and although the town (and the province) has little in the way of amazing sights, it does have a low key appeal. If you're into Khmer temples, those in the capital and the hinterland will be of interest, but if temples aren't your thing, you may be better of spending an extra couple of days on the beaches of Phu Quoc than ... Read our complete Tra Vinh travel guide

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Ruins by Wat Phuong in Tra Vinh, Mekong Delta