Vietnam has many wonderful places waiting for you to visit. A Chau Doc tour in your travel to Vietnam will bring you lifetime memories. Why not give it a try?
Along Long Xuyen City, Chau Doc is one of the two cities in An Giang province that is important in the economic development of the Mekong Delta. Chau Doc also has the Tinh Bien International Border Gate to Cambodia. The city has been invested with good infrastructure systems for several years. Before, most visitors know Chau Doc because of Ba Chua Xu Temple – a sacred pilgrimage site. But now, Chau Doc is also famous for many other great things such as beautiful scenery, economic development, tourism and cultural diversity, a transit point to visit many neighborhoods countries.
Like other parts of the West of Vietnam, Chau Doc has a tropical monsoon climate, with two seasons, rainy season and sunny season.
In the rainy season from May to October, if you travel Chay Doc in this season, you will feel the life of Chau Doc River people. But you have to pay careful attention if not accustomed to the rain. The rest, in Chau Doc, is usually sunny but the temperature is not too high therefore it will not interfere your tour.
There are many ways you can take a visit to Chau Doc. You can rent bicycles at the tour companies in the center of Chau Doc or at the tour desk of the hotel. Visiting the center of Chau Doc by bike is also a great experience. If you are interested in challenge tour, you can hire a mountain bike. In the western provinces, people used to use this means of transportation but now is not as popular as before. You can rent a torpedo in the center, near the market or in front of the hotel. In addition, you can use the bus as in Chau Doc there is a bus from the center to Sam Mountain to almost every tourist destinations. The central bus station is also very easy to find. Taxis and motorbike is also available in the city center or tour desk at the hotel. In case you want to visit some areas such as Bung Binh Thien, fishing village, Cham village in Chau Giang, you can also rent or take a boat trip.
You might now wonder what to do in Chau Doc. Here are some must-go destinations in your trip.
1. Tay An Pagoda
Tay An pagoda
Tay An Pagoda on Sam Mountain is a Buddhist temple located at the junction at the Sam Mountain foot. The pagoda was built at an altitude of 284m above sea level with a unique architecture which is the combination of Indian art, Islāmic art, and ancient Vietnamese temple architecture. Tay An pagoda is not only a place of pilgrimage, worship but also a famous tourist attraction in An Giang.
2. Chau Phu communal house
Chau Phu communal house
Chau Phu communal house is located on Tran Hung Dao – Nguyen Van Thoai street (Chau Phu A ward), worshiping Nguyen Huu Canh who was the one that made many great achievements to the country. He was conferred many the title by many king dynasties.
3. Chau Doc floating village
The unique tourist destination in Chau Doc is the floating village – the cultural characteristics of the river. The boat is the primary means of transportation in every family in these floating villages. Here, each raft like a connecting apartment stretches along the rivers. Each owner has at least 3-4 rafts, usually have a raft living side by side. In particular, recently, some people tend to raft down rivers for settlement. The life of the family is encapsulated on the raft 4m long, 7-8m long.
4. Ba Chua Xu Temple
Ba Chua Xu temple
Located at the foot of Mount Sam, Sam Mountain, Chau Doc. The shrine was built with the architecture of a blooming lotus-shaped tower, three-tiered roofs, green tiles and bold artistic patterns. Every year, from 23rd to 27th of the lunar year, the people here hold the festival praying and commemorating the god that help people to have a peaceful and happy life.
5. Cham Village in Chau Giang
An old house in Cham village
Travel through Chau Giang ferry to Con Tien, where Cham communities live in An Giang. Peaceful village with mosques and many unique traditional stilts. Come to Cham village, you will have the opportunity to know more about culture, handicraft products and enjoy the taste of unique cuisine here.
That is all you have to know about Chau Doc. Try a Chau Doc day tour and have your own experience.