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Soc Trang


Soc Trang is a coastal Vietnamese province and it is situated in the Mekong Delta. Soc Trang is surrounded by Vinh Long, Bac Lieu, Hau Giang, Tra Vinh and East Sea. It is about 60 km southeast of Can Tho City and 240km south of Ho Chi Minh City. The capital of the province - Soc Trang is home to the ancient Clay Pagoda with Buddha statues. Soc Trang has the acculturation of Chinese, Kinh and Khmer people that creates unique customs and beliefs. It makes Soc Trang an interesting destination for tourists to discover.

Attractions in Soc Trang

Nga Nam floating market
Also a province in the river region, Soc Trang has an extremely famous Nga Nam floating market. This is a market on the river with an extremely favorable position, is the intersection of five rivers emitting five paths: Ca Mau and Vinh Quoi. Long My, Thanh Tri passed and Phung Hiep down.

Floating market in Nga Nam town, Thanh Tri district, Soc Trang province. This place is fully traded, especially the fruits. Come here, visitors will enjoy the specialties as well as understand more about the local daily life.

Bat Pagoda
This is an architectural work typical of Khmer ethnic architecture in Soc Trang. Bat Pagoda is located at 73B, Le Hong Phong Street, Ward 3, Soc Trang City. The architecture of the pagoda is considered to represent the architecture of the Khmer Southern Theravada Buddhist line. It's built from about the sixteenth century until now still retains quite its beauty.

Inside the temple is extremely designed to blend in between the pagoda and the outer space. Especially when you come here, you will see thousands of pretty bats hanging from trees on the temple grounds.

Khmer Museum - one of Soc Trang's tourist destinations should not be overlooked
If you have the opportunity to come to Soc Trang then definitely do not ignore this place, visit here you will partly understand the cultural beauty of Khmer ethnicity.

Khmer Museum is located in Ward 6, Soc Trang Town, Soc Trang Province. This is a building according to the architecture of Khmer pagoda and inside it contains many artifacts reflecting the spiritual life as well as the daily and unique life of Khmer ethnic people. In addition, this place also exhibits extremely special types of costumes, musical instruments, etc.

If you are a person who likes to explore cultural values or simply do not know anything about Khmer people. This is the place you should visit.

Tan Long stork garden
With quite favorable natural conditions, Soc Trang is a suitable place for many species of plants and animals to grow, especially here. There is Tan Long stork garden which is home to many rare storks.

Tan Long stork garden is located in Long Binh commune, Nga Nam district, Soc Trang province. It's managed by Huynh Van Muoi's family. Coming to this place, you can feel the peaceful and relaxed space with an area of ??1.5 ha. Many species of birds and storks are here. Such as: chicken stork, white stork, buffalo stork, gongs, etc., live in harmony in this place. Every day at dawn or sunset, this stork garden chirps by the sound of birds, the wings of wingspan flying away, returning.

In addition, when coming to this place. You can also enjoy a variety of rustic specialties of Soc Trang or the river region in general.

Chua Kieu Pagoda
To go to the Chua Kieu pagoda is very simple. Because this pagoda is located on Highway 1A, about 12 km from Soc Trang city, on the way to Bac Lieu.

What makes this pagoda special compared to other temples in Soc Trang. Because although it is also designed according to Khmer pagoda architecture, colorful cups, porcelain plates and patterns are decorated on the walls. Also it was built according to Khmer architecture, the main hall roof is built in three levels and painted yellow.

Temple of Clay
This temple is located at 286 Ton Duc Thang, Ward 5, Soc Trang city. Clay Temple also has another name: Buu Son Tu and has a life of more than 200 years. At present, each day, there are about 200 visits of visitors.

The famous Clay Temple with 1901 Buddha statues, over 200 summoned beasts, stupas, incense sticks, etc. made of clay. Also here along with 200kg candles can burn for decades. Da Bao Tower here is 13 storeys high, each floor has up to 16 doors, each door will be placed a Buddha statue. There is also the Stupa Tower and many other beautiful buildings.

Until now, this Clay Temple is still preserved and protected carefully by the descendants of the Ngo family to preserve the great merit of his father's time.

Kh'leang Pagoda
Kh'leang Pagoda is located at 71 Mau Than Street, Hamlet 5, Ward 6, Soc Trang City. This is the oldest pagoda in Soc Trang, with a lifespan of nearly 500 years. It was built around 1553.

It is also a place to celebrate religious rituals. This is also a place to keep many Buddhist teachings, where many cultural festivals are typical of Khmer people. According to legend, at the beginning the pagoda. It's built with bamboo, wood and leaves materials, from the contributions of the people in the area.