Trảng Bàng District

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Trảng Bàng District
Huyện Trảng Bàng
Rural district
Roadside in Trảng Bàng, close to the site of the napalm attack that injured Phan Thi Kim Phuc.
Roadside in Trảng Bàng, close to the site of the napalm attack that injured Phan Thi Kim Phuc.
Country  Vietnam
Region Southeast
Province Tây Ninh
Capital Trảng Bàng
Area
 • Total 131 sq mi (338 km2)
Population (2003)
 • Total 150,716
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Trảng Bàng is a district in Tây Ninh Province, in the Southeast region of Vietnam. It has a traditional artisan industry, and recently has opened an industrial zone for foreign investment. This town has a famous food called bánh canh Trảng Bàng, a kind of pork noodle soup and "Trảng Bàng dew-wetted rice paper" (Vietnamese: Bánh tráng phơi sương Trảng Bàng), served with boiled pork, local herbs and Vietnamese fish sauce.

Outside of Vietnam, it is most famous for the iconic and Pulitzer Prize-winning image of a nude Phan Thi Kim Phuc (who had torn off her burning clothes to survive the attack) and other Vietnamese children fleeing a napalm attack on the village of Trảng Bàng alongside ARVN soldiers. The image was taken by the photographer Nick Ut.

Cuisine[edit]

A pork noodle soup dish called bánh canh Trảng Bàng is served there.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 150,716.[1] The district covers an area of 338 km². The district capital lies at Trảng Bàng.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Districts of Vietnam". Statoids. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 

Coordinates: 11°01′59″N 106°22′01″E / 11.033°N 106.367°E / 11.033; 106.367