Soc Trang

Area: 3,311.6 sq. km.
Population: 1,310.7 thousand habitants (2015).
Capital: Soc Trang City.
Towns: Vinh Chau, Nga Nam.
Districts (7): Ke Sach, My Tu, My Xuyen, Thanh Tri, Long Phu, Cu Lao Dung, Chau Thanh.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Cham, Hoa...

GEOGRAPHY

Situated in Mekong Delta, Soc Trang is surrounded by Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Hau Giang, Bac Lieu and East Sea. There are 72km seaside, two river mouths and 30,000ha alluvia ground.
 

Its name comes from a Khmer name “Srock Kh’leang” which means “a place to store silver”. This place is also where most of Khmer people live. Therefore, beside Kinh’s culture (the major people in Viet Nam), visitors can see the Khmer cultural characteristics everywhere, especially at Khmer pagodas.
 

Climat: 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.
 

◊ TOURISM

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.


When visiting Soc Trang, travelers should not miss local delicacies such as  Sugpo prawn, crayfish, dried shrimp, crab, Pia Cake, Sesame Cake “Lao”, Chinese sausage, deep dried shrimp paste…  Besides, there are many excellent dishes served by restaurants such as : Goat meat with  five tastes, salty roast crab, Seafood soup, Shrimp cooked as Chinese, dried rolls, duck cooked with ginger….Specially, we also serve buffets  with European and Asean dishes…

 

Doi (Bat) Pagoda (Soc Trang Province)

 

ETHNIC GROUPS

 

Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Hoa ethnic groups live together here. The province has 89 pagodas of Khmer group, 47 pagodas of Hoa people. Ma Toc (Bat), Khleang, Chruitim Chas, Chen Kieu, and Buu Son Tu (Set) are famous pagodas.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Soc Trang is 231km from Ho Chi Minh City, 60km from Can Tho. National Road N°. 1 links the province and Can Tho, Bac Lieu.


Bus: Soc Trang Bus Station (27 National Road N°. 1, Soc Trang City) are regular buses run between Soc Trang and Ho Chi Minh City and some Southern provinces.

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
Thanh Nhan Hotel

Add: 479 Highway No.1, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3619 619

Bao Ngoc Hotel

Add: 1 Highway No.1, Kim Xang St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3616222

Hong Cuc Hotel

Add: 84B Group 3, Hightway 1, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3621 803

Phuong Hue Hotel

Add: 89 Le Loi, Ward 6, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3827 788

Ngoc Lan Hotel

Add: 182 Le Hong Phong St., Soc Trang city

Tel: (84-299) 3622 696

Xuan Huynh 2 Hotel

Add: 14 Huynh Van Ho, Ward 6, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3826 869

Tien Dinh Hotel

Add: 256, D15 Residence zone Hung Thinh, Ward 7, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3623 016

Viet Nghia Hotel

Add: 4 Dao Duy Tu St., Ward 1, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3889 888

Xuan Huynh Hotel

Add: 231 Hung Vuong St., 6 Ward, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3822 054

Phu Loi Hotel

Add: 295 Phu Loi St., 2 Ward, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3.823.933

Gia Song Hung Hotel

Add: 502 Le Hong Phong St., Ward 3, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3896 666

Thanh Hung Hotel

Add: 600 Highway I, zone 4, Ward 2, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3614 455

Pham Gia 1 Hotel

Add: 206 1 Highway, Ward 7, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3626 779

Lan Anh Hotel

Add: 271 Nguyen Van Linh St., Ward 9, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 666

Thien duong Phuong Dong Hotel

Add: 221-223 Hung Vuong St., Ward 6, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3829 966

Bao Di Hotel

Add: 497 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 3, Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3824 286

Ngoc Thu Hotel

Add: Km 2127, Hightway No.1A, An Hiep Commune, Chau Thanh Dist.

Tel: (84-299) 3613 108

Khanh Hung Hotel

Add: 17 Tran Hung Dao St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 026/ 3821 027

Phu Qui Hotel

Add: 19-21 Phan Chu Trinh St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3611 911/ 3611 811

Que Huong Hotel

Add: 128 Nguyen Trung Truc St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3616 615/ 3616 617

WHERE TO EAT
Hung I Restaurant

Add: 28/48 Hung Vuong St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3824 376

Khanh Hung Restaurant

Add: 17 Tran Hung Dao St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 027

Phong Lan 1 Restaurant

Add: 124 Dong Khoi St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 619

Phong Lan 2 Restaurant

Add: 133 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3821 757

Thien Truc Restaurant

Add: 2 Hung Vuong St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3610 831

Thanh Thao Restaurant

Add: 204 Phu Loi St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3611 119

Hang Ky Restaurant

Add: 67 Yet Kieu St., Soc Trang City

Tel: (84-299) 3820 034