Buddhist Temple in Tra Vinh

Hang Pagoda

This modern Khmer pagoda is also known as the stork pagoda after the birds that nest in the tall trees here. It’s a beautiful, peaceful complex and watching dozens of white egrets and storks wheeling overhead is an …
Buddhist Temple in Tra Vinh

Ba Om Pond

Five kilometres southwest of Tra Vinh, this large, lotus-filled, square pond is a favourite with local picnickers, and a spiritual site for the Khmers. It would have once served as a bathing pond for the 10th-centur…
Taoist Temple in Tra Vinh

Ong Pagoda

The very ornate, brightly painted Ong Pagoda is a fully fledged Chinese pagoda and a very active place of worship. The red-faced god on the altar is deified general Quan Cong, who is believed to offer protection aga…
Pagoda in Tra Vinh

Ang Pagoda

Built on temple ruins adjacent to Ba Om Pond, Ang Pagoda is a venerable Khmer-style pagoda, fusing classic Khmer architecture with French colonial influences. The interior features brightly painted scenes from the B…
Buddhist Pagoda in Tra Vinh

Kampong Ksan

The newest of Tra Vinh's Khmer pagodas is best appreciated from the other side of the river on Kho Dau. There, the golden peaks reach into the sky reminiscent of riverside Wat Arun in Bangkok. It's a very photogenic…
Buddhist Pagoda in Tra Vinh

Ong Met Pagoda

The most central of Tra Vinh's Khmer pagodas is active with monks sweeping, studying in the library and going about their business. They will show you around the buildings, if you ask nicely. First established in 71…
Museum in Tra Vinh

Khmer Minority People’s Museum

This nicely presented Khmer Minority People’s Museum displays photos, costumes and other artefacts of traditional Khmer culture.