If you feel tired of hustling and bustling city life, you can try once travelling to Soc Trang, where the busy floating markets, vast green rice fields will help you dispel your inner problems.
Nga Nam floating market
Nga Nam floating market is located in the town of Nga Nam, Thanh Tri district, Soc Trang province. The special thing about the market is it’s located at the intersection of five rivers flowing in five directions: Ca Mau, Vinh Quoi, Long My, Thanh Tri and Phung Hiep. This is one of the well-established and busiest markets in the Mekong Delta.
Guests coming here can learn the lifestyle of the local people with bustling scene of purchasing and selling on boats. Also, here is a chance for you to enjoy the special fruit of the wetlands.
Bat Temple is located at 73B Le Hong Phong Street, Ward 3, Soc Trang City, one of the most famous temples in Soc Trang with stunning architecture, beautiful landscapes and thousands bats hanging on the trees during the day in the garden of the temple. The road to Bat Temple is so nice and poetic. There are car rental services to visit around. Guests visit the temples, in addition to spiritual purpose, also to watch the pretty big bats.
Tan Long Stork Sanctuary
Tan Long Stork Sanctuary is located in Long Binh Commune, Nga Nam District, Soc Trang Province, with thousands of storks nesting and living. This is the right place for you to go camping and relax in the fresh pleasant air. Coming to the stork sanctuary, you will feel the serenity and beauty of the poetic beauty of thousands wing spanning every morning when they leave the nest or the sound in the sunset when they come back. In addition, you can also enjoy the rustic dishes.
My Phuoc Island
My Phuoc Commune is located in Nhon My commune, Ke Sach District, Soc Trang Province. It’s in the middle of the Mekong river and about 10 km from Ke Sach town, taking about half an hour by canoe to get to the island. My Phuoc Island is also called Cong Dien Island or Bun Island, famous for fresh delicious tropical fruits such as the sapodilla, mango, durian, citrus, longan.
Currently, the locals have built this place into an ecological garden planting fruit trees as well as accommodation for visitors. Here you will enjoy the fruits such as longan, rambutan, mangosteen … in the luxuriant orchards on the Mekong island and explore the lives of local people.
Chen Kieu temple
Chen Kieu Temple is located on Highway 1A, about 12km from Soc Trang city on the direction of Bac Lieu. The special thing about this Khmer temple is the using of cups, plates with signature porcelain to tile on the wall as decorations.
According to the Khmer, in the process of building the temple, due to lack of materials, the monks collected cups, plates from the local devotees to tiles on the walls. When contemplating this temple, visitors will enjoy the texture of the dishes.
Like other Khmer temples, the roof of the main hall in the temple was also built in brilliant yellow colour. Chen Kieu temple’s garden is a complex including many large and small statues with different poses, reconstructing the birth, in search of truth and enlightenment of Buddha Shakyamuni.
Clay Pagoda, also known as Buu Son Pagoda is located at 286 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ward 5, Soc Trang city. It was built more than 200 years old and this is a unique well-known construction thanks to thousands of Buddha statues, beast made from clay and the giant candles burning for decades.
Clay Pagoda is the place of worship of Ngo family in Soc Trang, no monks living here except for people in Ngo’s family staying here to take care everything. Mr. Ngo Kim Tong, fourth abbot of the temple, was the one who had a great contribution to the building process of the temple and also the one who created the unique artworks from clay.