Soc Trang, located at the end of the Mekong River Basin, has 72 km of coastline and 30,000 ha of alluvial ground. Soc Trang is an agricultural province that mainly grows rice (accounting for over 90 percent of its farming land).
Tourists come here to see a green area with vast rice fields, shrimp farms and orchards laden with fruits such as the Vinh Chau coastal longan garden, rambutan, durian, orange and tangerine gardens …on the Dung isle and the My Phuoc islet.
In Soc Trang, the Vietnamese (Kinh) people account for 65 percent of population; the Khmer, 28 percent; and the Chinese, about 7 percent. Therefore, the customs and culture here are imbued with the colors of the three groups. The province has 89 Khmer pagodas, 47 pagodas of Chinese people, including famous ones such as the Ma Toc (Doi Pagoda), Khleang Pagoda, Chruitim Chas Pagoda, the Soc Trang Khmer Museum, Dat Set Pagoda, the Chen Kieu (Sa Lon) Pagoda… /.