Tra Vinh is one of the Mekong Delta regions where the Khmer Krom form large communities and live in harmony with the local Vietnamese. As such, the land is characterized by Khmer architectures and its culture blended with that of the ancient Khmer empires.
Because most of the residents are Buddhist, the land is dotted with Khmer built pagodas, where daily religious activities are held to fulfill people’s spiritual needs for salvation and guidance. Moreover, because the regional culture centers around the pagoda – the venue for spiritual relief – it has become a pervasive factor in the locals’ life as seen in their economic and other activities.
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From the unique Sap Coconut to Ruoi sauce, Tra Vinh has a wide variety of specialties to offer. Because it is a part of the Mekong Delta Region, the menu is adorned with familiar ingredients from the river and surrounding soil. Still, Tra Vinh cuisine stands out as one of the most unique; for people use most of the rarest species to deliver a unique taste.
85 km away from Ho Chi Minh City and connected to surrounding areas via Rach Mieu Bridge, Ben Tre is one of the most popular Mekong Delta provinces among foreign visitors.
Soc Trang Province is the token of the cultural harmony, being the place where the Vietnamese and descendants of the Cham empire are living in peace.
Tien Giang province, with its Cai Be district, is famous for the boisterous economy on the float. As such, the land is full of docks where goods come and go and the trading activities happen directly on the water.