Vietnam // The Mekong Delta //

Soc Trang

Straddled across an oily branch of the Mekong, SOC TRANG lacks the panache of other delta towns, though on the fifteenth day of the tenth lunar month (Nov–Dec) the town springs to life as thousands converge to see traditional Khmer boats (thuyen dua) racing each other during the Oc Om Boc festival.