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Tra Vinh

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Tra Vinh

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Tra Vinh is a city in Southern Vietnam.

Get in

There are direct (mini)buses from HCMC. Another option is to arrive by boat. You can either charter a private boat or get on a cargo boat from another town or city in the Mekong delta, such as Ben Tre. The boat trip from Ben Tre takes about five hours and should cost around 100,000 VND per person. The boats leave at around 9am.

Get around

The centre itself is small enough to cover on foot. You can explore the greater area by renting a bike from the tourist office or via some hotels. The tourist office also sells a map (20.000VND, January 2012) that covers both the city and the province of Tra Vinh.

See

There's a large local market in the center of town, selling clothing and food. The city also has some Khmer pagodas.

Do

Explore the centre on foot, or rent a bike to see the province of Tra Vinh. The beach side supposed to be one of the nicest in the Mekong Delta.

A place to rent motorbikes is located on 60 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai (about 5-10 minute walk from the centre). Its a motel as well as a 24h shop called Minh Nguyet. They specialise in wholesale food & beverage items and should be easy to spot due to mountains of packing boxes stacked everywhere. Price for an automatic is 150,000 VND in good condition, except that none of the dials worked, so you have to guess your petrol consumption (December 2017). They also rent bicycles for 70,000 VND.

Eat

  • Unnamed, Corner of Vo Thi Sau and Pham Hong Thai. This basic nameless restaurant serves good chicken and rice for 70,000 VND.

Sleep

There are some affordable hotels in the center.

  • Phuong Dong Hotel, 1A Phan Dinh Phuong St., 074 865 486. Has simple but clean rooms with motorbike parking and wifi. Some rooms have a balcony. Not much English appears to be spoken.(July 2012) 95,000 VND - 170,000 VND depending on combination of beds/fan/air-con/hot water/fridge.
  • Duy Tung/Van Thanh Hotel, 151 Le Loi. Has nice rooms. 200,000 - 300,000 VND.
  • TraVinh Palace, 03 Le Thanh Ton St, 074 3864999. Recently renovated hotel. Single room 260,000 VND with air-con / balcony / fast WIFI
  • Thanh Tra, 01 Pham Thai Buong, 074.250657. Bright and clean with pleasant, high-ceilinged, air-conditioned rooms, some of which have balconies. Free wi fi.

Get out

The bus station is about five kilometres out of town. A taxi out there should cost in the region of 55,000 VND.

There's a bus to Can Tho on or just after 11am. Tickets cost 60,000 VND and the trip takes about three hours.

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