Soc Trang VietnamSoc Trang, Vietnam
Soc Trang is in the Mekong Delta region, southern Vietnam and is surrounded by Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu and East Sea.
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Soc Trang is in the Mekong Delta region, southern Vietnam and is surrounded by Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu and East Sea. Soc Trang is 231km from Ho Chi Minh City, 60km from Can Tho. There are 72km seaside, two river mouths and 30,000ha alluvia ground.
Influenced by oceanic weather, the province has two seasons: the rainy season lasts from May to November and dry season lasts from December to April next year. Annual average temperature is 27oC. Annual rainfall is 1,840mm
Soc Trang is covered by vast rice paddies, shrimp lagoons, luxuriant fruit gardens like longan, rambutan, durian, and orange.
Coming to there, tourists like to taste tropical fruit in My Phuoc River Islet, or join many recreation and entertainment activities in Binh An Tourist Resort. Chol Chnam Thmay, Oc Om Boc festivals, Ngo Boat Race also attract many visitors.
Major attractions of Soc Trang are the Bat Temple, a must see in Soc Trang. The temple got its name due to the fact that trees around it are usually filled with thousand fruit bats. At the backyard you may find rare pigs with 5 toes rear feet raised there. They are sacred animals to local belief and tombs will be built for them when they die.
Another highlight is the Clay Pagoda or Chua Phat Dat is an interesting site to see in Soc Trang. It houses a valuable heritage of over clay 100 statues in shapes of thousand arm and eye Buddha, sacred animals (dragon, unicorn, turtle and phoenix), etc. Fascinatingly, there are 6 giant candles, two of which have been burning continuously for the past 70 years.