Soc Trang Overview
Soc Trang province of Vietnam is located deep in the Mekong Delta, bordered to the north and north-east by the Hau River (lower Mekong River) and Tra Vinh province, to the north-west by Hau Giang province, to the north by Can Tho province.
Soc Trang is covered by shrimp lagoons, vast rice paddies, luxuriant fruit gardens like longan, durian, rambutan, and orange.
Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Khmer ethnic groups live together here. The province has many pagodas of Khmer group, around 45 pagodas of Hoa people. Ma Toc (Bat), Chruitim Chas, Khleang, Chen Kieu, and Buu Son Tu (Set) are famous pagodas.
Coming to Soc Trang, travelers like to taste tropical fruit in My Phuoc River Islet, or join many recreation and entertainment activities in Binh An Tourist Resort. Oc Om Boc festivals, Chol Chnam Thmay, Ngo Boat Race also attract many travelers.
Soc Trang attracts travelers with its natural beauty and delicious foods. Visiting Soc Trang province, travelers are given a chance to visit some famous and stunning places such as Clay pagoda, Tan Long Stork Garden, Nga Nam Floating Market. Besides it, there is one similarity between Soc Trang and Tra Vinh is that it is also the destination of many Khmer pagodas. There are 89 Khmer pagodas in the province and the province is also the homeland of Khmer group, Hoa group and Kinh group. Coming here, travelers will immerse themselves into new land with interesting and exciting experience. Soc Trang has the rice paddies, shrimp lagoons and fruit gardens. Therefore, travelers will be comfortable to enjoy and discover everything in this place.
Clay pagoda, Tan Long Stork Garden and Nga Nam Floating Market are considered the most well-known and popular sceneries in Soc Trang. Clay pagoda is a cultural relic and it's original name is Buu Son Tu. Ngo family built this pogoda more than 20 years ago and it is now run by the family’s fourth generation. The pagoda has 1,800 small and large Buddhist statues and great number of object made of clay. Moreover, the pagoda is famous for four giant candles, each weighs 2000 kg. Two of the candle have been burned since the death of the head priest of the pagoda, Ngo Kim Tong, in 1970, and it has burned off only half of wax. These special things contribute to make the reputation of the pagoda and attract more travelers each year.