Trảng Bàng

  (Redirected from Trảng Bàng District)

Trảng Bàng is a town 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.

Trảng Bàng
Thị xã Trảng Bàng
Trảng Bàng Town
Country Vietnam
ProvinceTây Ninh
CapitalTrảng Bàng
 • Total131 sq mi (338 km2)
 • Total183,385
Time zoneUTC+7 (UTC + 7)

Outside 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 an accidental napalm bombing by Republic of Vietnam airplanes on the village of Trảng Bàng alongside ARVN soldiers.[1][2] The image was taken by the photographer Nick Ut.


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

As of 2003 the district had a population of 150,716.[3] The district covers an area of 338 km². The district capital lies at Trảng Bàng.[3]


  1. ^ "1973 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year". World Press Photo. World Press Photo Foundation. Retrieved 17 May 2020. South Vietnamese planes mistakenly dropped napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians.
  2. ^ "Girl, 9, Survives Napalm Burns". The New York Times. June 11, 1972. p. 17. Retrieved August 18, 2014. Nine-year-old Phan Thi Kim-Phuc is recuperating in a Saigon children's hospital, the unintended victim of a misdirected napalm attack....
  3. ^ 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