Travel guide to ‘wax coconut kingdom’ Tra Vinh
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Travel guide to ‘wax coconut kingdom’ Tra Vinh

Tra Vinh is located in the coastal provinces of the Mekong Delta, adjacent to Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, between Tien and Hau rivers.

Travel time

The best time to travel is from January to May of the lunar calendar, October of the lunar calendar (Ok Om Bok festival).

Method of transportation

Tra Vinh is 145km from Ho Chi Minh City center, so visitors can travel easily by bus.

Accommodation location

Motels and hotels in Tra Vinh do not have many large-scale places, but the rooms are clean, safe, and affordable.

Some reliable hotels for tourists to choose from are: Cuu Long, Thanh Tra, Gia Hoa 1, Luu Luyen, Hoang Phuc… Especially on festivals, visitors should book in advance to avoid the situation of not being able to find a room.

Attractive sights

Ao Ba Om: Located in Ward 8, Tra Vinh city, Ao Ba Om is a famous attraction and attracts many tourists to Tra Vinh.

Green view of Ba Om pond.

Ba Dong Beach: the beach stretches for dozens of kilometers across 3 communes of Duyen Hai district, Tra Vinh province.

Mangrove Forest eco-tourism area: not far from Ba Dong beach, Duyen Hai district is also blessed with a mangrove forest of more than 200 hectares.

Hang Pagoda: one of the most beautiful pagodas in Tra Vinh.

Travel guide to 'wax coconut kingdom' Tra Vinh

Hang Pagoda, one of the most beautiful pagodas in Tra Vinh.

Besides the above outstanding attractions, visitors can also visit Ang Pagoda, Co Pagoda, Vam Ray Pagoda….

Traditional festival

Nghinh Ong Festival: considered a typical traditional folk festival in Tra Vinh, taking place in the 5th lunar month, expressing the fishermen’s gratitude to the land, sky, and sea as well as praying for a seafaring season.

Chol Chnam Thmay Festival: The biggest Tet festival of the year of the Khmer people takes place in the middle of the third lunar month.

The second day (Wonbof) is a ceremony to offer rice to the monks and build a sand mountain to pray for rain and blessings for everyone.

Ok Om Bok Festival: also known as the Moon Worshiping Festival, taking place on the full moon day of the 10th lunar month, is a long-standing traditional festival of the Khmer people.

Activities taking place at the festival include blowing black wind, tug of war, banging pots… In 2014, the Ok Om Bok festival of the Khmer people in Tra Vinh province was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage.

Travel guide to 'wax coconut kingdom' Tra Vinh

People are preparing to release lanterns during the Ok Om Bok festival.

Nguyen Tieu Tet Festival: is a typical traditional folk festival of the Chinese community in Tra Vinh held on January 14 and 15 every year at Ong Bao Pagoda, Tra Cu district, 45km from Tra Vinh city.

The festival is also known as Worshiping Ong Bao, a deity who governs human health and life.


Below are 3 outstanding dishes that visitors should try once when coming to Tra Vinh wax coconut land.

Chu u roasted with tamarind: This is a specialty of the Ba Dong region.

Black porridge: Porridge cooked from snakehead fish, the fish must be fresh and fat, boiled and removed into pieces, removed bones and stir-fried with fragrant onions.

Ben Co noodle soup: In addition to pork, this dish also has kidneys, liver, heart, stomach, tongue, claws, pig ears… each type has its own delicious taste and creates harmony in the dish.

Gifts to buy

Visitors can buy for themselves and their loved ones gifts with the flavors of Tra Vinh land such as: Vinh Kim dried shrimp, Xuan Thanh wine, Cau Ke wax coconut, Tra Cuon tet cake…

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