Chau Doc, nestling at the foot of Sam Mountain on the Cambodian border, has a real frontier town feel to it.
Looking for an adventurous but relaxing trip to the southwest of Vietnam? You are definitely invited to Chau Doc – a place of variety rural cultures and peaceful landscape.
Chau Doc City
Some top sites of Chau Doc that would be suggested are the floating village, Chau Phu Temple, floating market, and Mubarak Mosque. Chau Doc locals rely on farming and fishing for living. You may see many rusty houses floating on empty metal drums of locals, in which they live and practice aquaculture. The beautiful image of people feeding the fish right at their home and big nets standing nearby is undoubtedly worth your while to enjoy.
Arriving early at Chau Doc floating market, travelers can discover locals daily lives when they gather for fresh wholesale trading. Unlike other Mekong Delta’s floating market, Chau Doc’s is calmer and less busy.
Chau Doc is located along Hau Giang river’s banks, on the route connecting Vietnam and Cambodia. Therefore, besides authentic Vietnamese, Chau Doc is the home of variety of ethnics such as Khmer, Cham, Chinese, etc. Thanks to the multi-culture, Chau Doc has so many tourist attractions which offer tourists fulfill and enjoyable experience with local lifestyle. You may want to take a boat trip to visit the Cham communities, Tra Su Forest, and Sam Mountain, which are the highlights of your journey to Chau Doc.
Tra Su Forest
Staying for a few days in Chau Doc feels like enjoying the peaceful life of locals to avoid busy streets of city. The atmosphere of bustling market and fascinating waterfront will definitely on your side. Travelers are recommended to join Mekong Delta Cruises as a convenient and interesting choice thanks to friendly local guides, comfortable accommodation and transportation support.