Tra Vinh Province is situated in the southern plain region of the Mekong Delta. Tra Vinh has many sandy caves and has three water regions: salty, sweetish and fresh water, making cultivation and aqua culture the main economic lifeblood of the province.
Topography includes coastal plain, alluvial deposits, hundreds of mounds and sand caves, a complex network of rivers and canals.
Tra Vinh is on tropical monsoon region. The weather is hot around the year. The dry season lasts from December to April. The rainy season is between May and November. Annual average temperature is 260C.
Around Tra Vinh
- Chua Co (Stork Pagoda) is interesting because the grounds from a bird sanctuary. Chua co is 43km from Tra Vinh. Travel 36km to Tra Cu then follow the sandy road for 7km to the monastery.
- Luu Cu is 10km from the town of Tra Cu. Some ancient ruins are found at Luu Cu, south of Tra Vinh near the shores of the Hau Giang River.
- Ba Dong Beach (Vietnamese : Ba Đồng) belongs to Truong Long Hoa Commune, Duyen Hai District, approximately 55 km from Tra Vinh City. Ba Dong coast is lined with pristine white sand for 10km, with clear and fresh air.
Tra Vinh is 202 kilometres southwest of Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon; 68 kilometres southeast of Vinh Long. There is bus and water transportation.
- Transport – Land
Scheduled bus service from Mien Tay Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon to either Can Tho or Vinh Long, changing for a local bus to Tra Vinh.
- Transport – water
Boat tours can be arranged to Ngheu Islet (Con Ngheu), Ba Om Pond (Ao Ba Om) 8 kilometres from Tra Vinh, a casual arrangement arranged by bargaining.