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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 in your Vietnam tour package.

Best time to visit

The weather in Soc Trang is quite pleasant so almost every time of the year you can go to Soc Trang. Soc Trang climate is divided into 2 seasons: dry season and rainy season (rainy season usually starts from May – October and dry season lasts from November to April next year). The average annual temperature is about 26 degrees Celsius and very few storms and floods occur.

The best time for you to Soc Trang tours Vietnam is around October of the lunar calendar every year. Come here on this occasion, not only visit. But you have chance to discover famous places with pleasant atmosphere but you can also participate in Ooc-Om-Bok festival which is the biggest festival of Khmer community. On the occasion of the festival, you can participate in two main activities: Boat racing and water lamp drop.

Check the below table for the general idea of Soc Trang weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.9 26.2 23.5
Feb 30.9 26.9 24.1
Mar 32.3 28.3 25.4
Apr 33.3 29.2 26.3
May 33.2 28.9 26.1
Jun 32.3 28.3 25.7
Jul 31.6 27.8 25.2
Aug 31.8 27.9 25.3
Sep 31.2 27.4 25.1
Oct 31.4 27.6 25.2
Nov 30.9 27.5 25.1
Dec 30.4 27 24.4

Soc Trang’s current weather and 7-day forecast


Not only famous for delicious food. But also Soc Trang tourist destinations are very attractive to tourists to explore. You will be amazed with the beauty of the ancient temples that bring unique architecture to the beautiful landscapes of ecotourism sites bestowed by nature!

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.

Chen Kieu Pagoda

To go to the Chen 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.

Provincial Party Committee

When referring to the famous Soc Trang tourist sites. This is a historical site you should visit. Soc Trang Provincial Party Committee base in a Melaleuca forest in My Phuoc commune, My Tu district.

This base area was built from the resistance war against France with an area of up to 310 hectares. This is one of the important bases that contributed to the victory of the national resistance. It is covered by interlacing trees and canals.
Inside the base area, there are many items. Such as conference room, cellar, military camp, radio station, protection, etc. This is a tourist destination, educating revolutionary traditions for the people, most is a younger generation to understand better the resistance of the nation.

My Phuoc Con

Referring to the river area. It is impossible to ignore the middle river with all kinds of fruit trees. My Phuoc is one of the most famous places in Soc Trang.

Located in the middle of Hau river, in Nhon My commune. This place has all kinds of fruits from durian, citrus to Siamese, mango, longan, etc. To this place, visitors can enjoy delicious fresh fruit. Sweet and sweet at the garden with the specialties of the local people here. Weekends are spent gathering with friends to have fun, picking fruits right in the middle of the river is also a memorable experience.

Binh An Ecological Tourism Area

Binh An eco-tourism area is one of Soc Trang’s favorite tourist sites. It’s located at 71, Ward 2, Soc Trang City, Soc Trang Province. This is one of the favorite eco-tourism areas in this place.

Binh An eco-tourism area is full of activities, entertainment games, restaurants, stage performances … to meet the needs of tourists when coming here. In addition, the campus is arranged with many green trees, swimming pools, fish ponds… It’s a great to spend weekend tour from Ho Chi Minh City. This is an interesting choice for you,

If you are too familiar with the architectural works of Khmer people, then this will be the place to show the development and modernity of Soc Trang.

Ho Be Ecological Tourism Area

With favorable natural conditions, Soc Trang has developed a type of ecotourism. This Ho Be tourist site is located at Nam Song Hau, Vinh Chau, Soc Trang.

This is the place you should definitely try when coming to Soc Trang . It is adjacent to the sea and the sea here and still retains its inherent wildness. The beach is extremely clean with long white sandy beaches. If you want to camp near the sea or just travel during the day, the Ho Be eco-tourism area is an extremely suitable choice. Another plus point for this place is that the place has extremely cheap seafood and the people are extremely happy and enthusiastic.

Soc Trang is still a province with a relatively simple tourism industry. So guesthouses and hotels are relatively few and the quality is only average. Therefore, you should reserve the hotel in advance so you can find out more about the quality and price of the hotel you choose.

Some recommend hotels you can refer to:

  • My Que Hotel: 278 Phu Loi, Ward 2, Soc Trang
  • Khanh Hung Hotel Soc Trang: 17 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 3, Soc Trang.
  • Minh Phuong Hotel: 294 Phu Loi, Ward 2, Soc Trang
  • Ngoc Thu Hotel: Km 2127 Highway 1A, An Hiep Commune, My Tu District, Soc Trang.

Have to travel Soc Trang, then you should not ignore the delicious food specialties famous here. Being an intersection of ethnic groups, Soc Trang delicacies are also diverse and rich. Each ethnic group in Soc Trang has different ethnic specialties, but some items you should not ignore when coming here include:

Noodle soup with fish

The characteristic of this dish is stewed soup. with pig bones for a long time. Do not add grease. And the noodles here only use the fish to get the meat with shrimp, fresh squid and pork. Soc Trang noodle soup has the sweetness of the soup, the fat and crunchy fleshy taste of the pig, the fatty fish meat is sweet and spicy.

Vermicelli rice salad

A variation of salad dish with main ingredients.Such as shrimp, vermicelli, vegetables, price … And the people here change by putting all the ingredients into 1 bowl, mixed with water dots then enjoy as enjoy rice.

Pia cake

A unique combination of Chinese cuisine and Western cuisine. The cake is made from wheat flour, inside the durian kernel, salted eggs or other tastes such as taro, green beans, .. The cake is soft, flexible, delicious.

Cake with jelly

This kind of cake has many names. Such as bau, sau, trau … The jelly cake is made from rice flour mixed with green beans and eggs. There is multiplied with chopped pork marinated with thick spices inside. The dumplings eat very well if they are served with vegetables of the region. Such as: Basil, lettuce, cabbage, ginger …

Sesame Apple

Sesame is made from thin taro and then dried under the sun for about 3 days. When eating, cut a rectangular piece of taro and mix it with the sugar water that has been won into candy. Then roll it over ripe roasted sesame. The crispy, crispy sesame has the aroma of sesame and the sweetness of the malt covering the outer layer.

From Hanoi

You can take a plane, or a bus to Ho Chi Minh City then follow the directions. Ho Chi Minh City – Soc Trang will be more convenient.

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From Ho Chi Minh City

From Ho Chi Minh City, you can go to Soc Trang by motorbike or taking a bus at the bus station.

Bus to Soc Trang: 

You can buy a bus ticket at the Western bus station, address 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, An Lac, District Binh Tan, HCMC. Prices seem to range from VND 160,000 – 200,000, and travel time is about 4-5 hours. You should choose a reputable car company such as Phuong Trang or Mai Linh to ensure service quality.

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Travel Soc Trang by private transfer

If you use private vehicles as a private car or motorbike to Soc Trang, you can go from Saigon – Can Tho bridge, cross Can Tho bridge to turn left and run another 67km. to Soc Trang.


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