About Soc Trang

Soc Trang is a peaceful land located in the Mekong Delta in which there is a cultural interference between the Kinh - Khmer - Chinese peoples. They have lived together for generations.


In addition to visiting famous pagodas with unique architecture such as Bat pagoda, Chen Kieu pagoda, you also have the opportunity to enjoy charming natural scenery on Nga Nam floating market and fresh food of Soc Trang.

Best Time To Visit Soc Trang

The weather in Soc Trang is quite pleasant all year round and rarely affected by floods, so you can go on a trip almost every time. Especially, if you want to join the exciting traditional boat racing and water lamp drop festival, you can come here around October and November.

Dry Season
(Dec - Feb)

The weather is hot, the air is stuffy

Spring comes to Nga Nam floating market

The sacred temples sparkle in the sunlight

Birds fly back to their nests in Tan Long stork garden

Dry Season
(Mar - May)

Sudden rainfalls

Nice and cool weather

Welcome the dawn on the fields of wind turbines

Explore the mangrove forests

The orchards are lushly green with abundant fruits

Rainy Season
(Jun - Aug)

Rising tides

The rains fall loudly

Fish and prawns swimming in the fields

Enjoy countless delicacies

Impressive floating season on the river

Rainy Season
(Sep - Nov)

Cool and pleasant weather

Khmer people celebrate Ok Om Bok Festival

Local culture is rich in identity

Durian pía cake to bring home as a gift

Transport

From Ho Chi Minh City, you can buy a bus ticket and travel time is about 4 - 5 hours. In case you use private vehicles as private car or motorbike, you can go from Saigon cross Can Tho bridge to reach Soc Trang.
WHAT TO KNOW

Time zone

GMT +07:00

Currency

Vietnamese Dong

Explore Soc Trang

An early bustle at the Ngan Nam floating market in Soc Trang

In daily life, in the countryside of rivers, floating markets still play an important role in the economic life of people. With the development of infrastructure and roads and bridges throughout the region, the transportation of goods by water may no longer be as a priority as before. In cities with modern supply chains like Can Tho, floating markets are viewed more as a tourist destination than a trade channel. However, in some localities, this river culture still plays an important role in the life and economy of the people. Compared to Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, Ngu Nam floating market has fewer visitors to visit, but not so it is less busy. On boats of all sizes, farmers and small businesses constantly exchange hands with countless items: vegetables, chickens and ducks, mango jackfruit, rice and meat, etc. Once procured, these items will be transported along tributaries for distribution to other small markets, meeting the needs of people across the region. To prepare for the floating markets at Junction Five, small traders have to wake up at dawn. From that point on, busy trade began to take place, with cargo boats constantly coming in and out of the dock. Each small chair is a portable street vendor, offering all kinds of items. A noodle seller can also be a customer of a vegetable vendor. On the road next to the river, stalls were set up to prepare breakfast and other necessities, from clothes to spices. For a small fee, we were able to rent a boat and travel back down the river to visit the market. The Ngu Nam floating market is not a popular tourist destination, so the people we met that morning were all people living around the area. From their boats, they happily let us take pictures, even waving with delight that someone was interested in their usual grocery shopping. Photo by: Alberto Prieto According to Saigoneer

City & Culture 09/04/2024

An early bustle at the Ngan Nam floating market in Soc Trang

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