Soc Trang Clay Pagoda is situated at the heart of the city, with the more formal name Buu Son Tu.
From the outside, the pagoda resembles more of a resident house than a pagoda, without any pillar or wooden panel like typical pagoda architecture.
Like the Stork Garden of Tan Long, Clay Pagoda is another privately owned attraction. Mr. Ngo Kim Tong had devoted his past 42 years constructing 1901 Buddha statues, 200 animal statues, along with other worshiping items from clay materials and his Ngo family will surprise you with many more stories during your visit. You will soon find out that the pagoda also houses very special candles, each of which can be as heavy as 200kg and as tall as 1.6m. The pagoda patrol said that each candle will take about 70 years to burn.
- Location: Clay Pagoda
- Best for: All visitors
- Entrance: Free
- Hours: Day time visit is recommended
- Distance to city center: 1.4km (0.9 mi)
Each floating market in the Mekong Delta has something to differ itself from the rest.
One of the many off-the-beaten-path attraction, Tan Long Stork Garden deserves all your attention, if you still wonder what a typical Mekong Delta landscape looks like.