Tra Vinh is known as a green city with green old trees, the nice Ba Om Pond, Cau Ke Makapuno Fruit (Dừa sáp), Tra Cuong Cylindrical sticky rice cake, and many others. It is a big miss if visitors do not visit Khmer Cultural Museum in Tra Vinh. There we can learn more about the culture of Khmer people in the city, the unique architecture in Khmer style, and simply relax under the shade of tall and big trees.
Location of Tra Vinh Khmer Cultural Museum
Tra Vinh Khmer Museum is located in Ward 8, Tra Vinh City, Tra Vinh Province. It is 5 km southwest of the city’s center. It is located next to Ao Ba Om and Ang Pagoda. The three attractions have become must-see places in Tra Vinh.
Tra Vinh Khmer Cultural Museum
Tra Vinh Khmer Museum is housed in a 2-story building that has a total floor area of 1,700 m2. The garden is 10,000 m2 and full of green old trees.
The museum houses more than 800 objects, documents, photos, reflecting the culture, lifestyle, habits, and customs of Khmer people in Tra Vinh in the past and the recent.
Tomb of Maha Son Thong
Maha Son Thong (1910 – 1997) is an intellectual, a typical Khmer politician in Tra Vinh and South Vietnam. After studying abroad, he received Maha (Buddhist Master) Degree. He participated in the revolution against the French colonial and the U. S., in the construction and defense of the fatherland. He held important positions in the Vietnamese government after the Reunification Day.
Two floors of Tra Vinh Khmer Cultural Museum, impressed lake and stairs
There is a nice lake with fishes and water lilies in the center of the ground floor. Rooms around the lakes are for the management board and the staff. Some rooms on the ground floor and all rooms on the first floor are for displaying artifacts related to Khmer people in the two wars against the French colonial and the U. S as well as after the wars.
The stairs are above the lake and look impressed, the museum is always cool despite the weather. The sky well makes the entire museum airy, ventilated, and bright.
What are displayed at Khmer Cultural Museum in Tra Vinh?
There are 4 rooms in which hundreds of artifacts relating to Khmer culture.
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