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|TP. Sóc Trăng, Tỉnh Sóc Trăng
Thành phố Sóc Trăng
Bưu điện Sóc Trăng về đêm.
The name is believed to derive from the Khmer language. The Khmer name for this province is Khleang.
Sóc Trăng City is divided into 10 administrative divisions numbered 1 to 10. The city borders Long Phú District in the east and north, Mỹ Tú District in the west and north, Châu Thành District in the west and Mỹ Xuyên District in the south.
50 of the 200 pagodas in Sóc Trăng Province are located in Sóc Trăng City. Some of the most famous ones are the Khmer Chùa Dơi (Bat Pagoda) and Chùa Đất Sét (Clay Pagoda).
Highway 1 connects the city to Cà Mau in the south, Cần Thơ, Ho Chi Minh City and cities further north. Regular busses run between these cities. The nearest airport is in Cần Thơ which takes only one hour of driving the distance of 60km from the city's heart.
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