Sóc Trăng (Mekong Delta - part 2)


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October 2nd 2009
Published: October 2nd 2009
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25 and 27 September 2009 - We left Cần Thơ and went south to Cà Mau, which is the southernmost province of Vietnam. On the way we stopped in Sóc Trăng and Bạc Liêu provinces for visiting some sites. There are 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta and its population is 17 million people, of which Khmer people make up 25%!,(MISSING) Chinese 30%!a(MISSING)nd the remaining are Vietnamese according... Read Full Entry



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Bún nước lèo (noodle soup)Bún nước lèo (noodle soup)
Bún nước lèo (noodle soup)

This is a famous noodle soup in Sóc Trăng. The soup is sweet as it's cooked from fresh fish. See next photo.
Bún nước lèo (noodle soup)Bún nước lèo (noodle soup)
Bún nước lèo (noodle soup)

The soup is cooked from fresh fish. We can eat this noodle soup with shrimp, fish and pork. A bowl of noodle soup like this costs VND 15,000 (90 US cents).
Bửu Sơn pagoda (the Clay pagoda)Bửu Sơn pagoda (the Clay pagoda)
Bửu Sơn pagoda (the Clay pagoda)

This pagoda was built by Vietnamese people in Sóc Trăng. There are about 100 statues made of clay at this pagoda, that's why it's also known as 'the Clay pagoda".
Bửu Sơn pagoda Bửu Sơn pagoda
Bửu Sơn pagoda

White elephant statue made of clay.
Bửu Sơn pagoda Bửu Sơn pagoda
Bửu Sơn pagoda

A statue is empty, so that we can see the clay which is the material for making it.
Bửu Sơn pagoda Bửu Sơn pagoda
Bửu Sơn pagoda

The candle in this photo has been burnt continuously during the past 70 years. When it's burnt out, a new candle will be replaced.
Bửu Sơn pagoda Bửu Sơn pagoda
Bửu Sơn pagoda

This lion is also made of clay.
Bửu Sơn pagoda Bửu Sơn pagoda
Bửu Sơn pagoda

Photo of Hồ Chí Minh president between two candles that can be burnt for 100 years.
Kleang temple Kleang temple
Kleang temple

This is the 3rd temple we visited and it was also built by Khmer people in Sóc Trăng province.
Kleang temple Kleang temple
Kleang temple

I am standing in front of a palm tree and monastery of the temple. A white flower (hoa đại) in my hand is the symbol of Lao Airlines.
National Highway No. 1National Highway No. 1
National Highway No. 1

Our bus is going along National Highway No. 1 from Sóc Trăng to Bạc Liêu. I am very excited as we are heading further south.
A cake shop of Chinese peopleA cake shop of Chinese people
A cake shop of Chinese people

There are many Chinese people living in Sóc Trăng. This is a shop that we visited as people on the tour wanted to buy "Pía" cakes. Inside the cake there are durian and egg.
Pía cakesPía cakes
Pía cakes

Inside the cakes there are durian and egg. The red marks on the cakes' surface are the name of the shop in Chinese.
At Pía cake shopAt Pía cake shop
At Pía cake shop

These boys and girls are making Pía cakes.
Lunch in Sóc TrăngLunch in Sóc Trăng
Lunch in Sóc Trăng

Soup of seaweed with fish was my favorite food in the lunch.



2nd October 2009

Sóc Trăng
Thanks for your further information on the city, that added to my knowledge store. Regards. Kob

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