Tan Long Stork Garden
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.
From Nga Nam township where Nga Nam floating market is located, follow provincial highway 42 for 5km until you reach Tan Long stork market. You can also rent a canoe down the river to visit the garden.
Surprisingly, the garden was initiated and sustained by a local man – named Huynh Van Muoi. He has spent his past 32 years forming a space where Vietnamese white stork can land and take off, co-exist and reproduce. At the center of the garden is a 10m high tower which allows you to enjoy a breath-taking view from above onto the garden.
In addition to bird-watching activities, you can also enjoy the traditional music performance and dishes of Southern Vietnam in Tan Long Stork Garden. This family-based ecological reserve can be ideally combined with a visit to Nga Nam Floating market, as morning trip or lunch stop.
- Location: Tan Long Stork Garden
- Best for: All visitors
- Entrance: Free
- Hours: Day time visit is recommended
- Distance to city center: 36.7km (22.8 mi)
Nga Nam Floating Market
Each floating market in the Mekong Delta has something to differ itself from the rest.
Soc Trang Clay Pagoda is situated at the heart of the city, with the more formal name Buu Son Tu.