Peaceful Sa Dec, keeping ancient beauty through the centuries

Sa Dec (Dong Thap) attracts visitors by the beauty of simplicity, tranquility, and nostalgia. Coming here, visitors seem to be lost in the West of the old days.

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The ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le is a famous destination in Sa Dec (Dong Thap). The old house is a unique combination of East-West architecture, built in 1895. The house has 3 spaces, featuring the typical culture of the Southwest region. Nearly 2 centuries have passed, the house is still preserved intact from the shape to the antiques inside. Currently, visitors can visit the house with a ticket price of 20,000 VND / person. What attracts visitors to the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le is a cross-border love story between the house owner and a female French writer.

The house is the property of Mr. Huynh Cam Thuan, a wealthy businessman in Sa Dec, left for his youngest son, Mr. Huynh Thuy Le. Mr. Le met French writer Marguerite Duras on a My Thuan ferry in 1929, then the two of them returned to their house in Sa Dec to live together as husband and wife. However, Mr. Le's family objected to this affair. Ms. Marguerite Duras then returned to France, writing the novel "The Lover" (L'Amnt) about the unrequited love story. The novel was adapted into a hit film of the same name in 1991.
Unique cultural characteristics are also imprinted in the idyllic Western land. Ong Quach pagoda is one of the typical architectural works. The temple was started in 1924 and completed in 1927. The temple today becomes a famous tourist destination in Sa Dec.
Ba Pagoda is also a spiritual tourist destination that tourists should visit when coming to Sa Dec. The temple has a unique architecture built by Fujian-born Chinese in the 19th century. The ancient temple attracts visitors from all over the world to pray for good luck and sightseeing on holidays and New Year.



To feel the ancient beauty in Sa Dec, visitors can stop by Nguyen Hue Street. The street gathers old rows of houses close to each other, the signs are fainted and rusted, making visitors feel lost in the West in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Want to find more bustling places, visitors can visit Sa Dec market. Here, visitors can enjoy unique local dishes such as noodles, pancakes, fruits ...
To feel the idyllic beauty of the West, visitors leaving Sa Dec can come to Cao Lanh (Dong Thap), visit the Xeo Quyt relic site. Coming here in the flooding season, visitors are weaving deep into the melaleuca forest on small dinghy. Xeo Quyt Melaleuca forest is not as large as other Melaleuca forests in the West, but still has the characteristics of swampy, flooded land, somewhat more peaceful and more casual.

Peaceful Sa Dec, keeping ancient beauty through the centuries Peaceful Sa Dec, keeping ancient beauty through the centuries Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 23, 2019 Rating: 5

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