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Cow Racing

19 Oct 2016 - 31 Jan 2017

Seven Mountains area-An Giang attracts many visitors. Beginning in October each year, more and more tourists come to enjoy the festival of the Khmer in An Giang: stopping cow racing.

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Chau Doc, Sam Mountain & Long Xuyen

On the far west of the Mekong Delta, Chau Doc is a riverside commercial centre, located on the west bank of the Hau River, at its junction with the Chau Doc River. It is a frontier town, and also a major gateway to Cambodia, as well as a regional trading point between the countries. It is a splendidly colourful city, with hues or purple, green and blue swirling together, and this is matched by the friendliness of the locals and the great Chau Doc hotels .

Chau Doc is one of Vietnam's most multicultural cities, with sizeable Chinese, Cham, Khmer and Vietnamese populations.

Chau Doc is located right on the border with Cambodia. Flowing through it is the Bassac River, which also operates as a border crossing for the various river traffic. Nearby is the Sam Mountain, which features some excellent views of the surrounding region. Chau Doc is an attractive, bustling city and there are lots things to see and do in Chau Doc , such as interesting market and various temples and pagodas. The economy is mostly based on fishing and fish-farming, which can be interesting to visit, and taking a Chau Doc tour is a great way to see the sights.

Located 5 kilometres away from the town of Chau Doc is Nui Sam (Sam Mountain). The climb up the mountain is not overly strenuous, and can be completed at a relatively slow strolling pace. Once at the top you will be able to take in stunning views of the Mekong Delta as well as back over Cambodia - definitely worth a visit! A number of historical sites are situated around the mountain, including the old Tay An Pagoda, the Ba Chua Xu Shrine, the Hang Pagoda, and the Imperial Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau. A popular festival is also held at Nui Sam, one of many events in Chau Doc .

The festival of Ba Chua Xu (also known as the Via Ba Ceremony) is held yearly, from the 23rd night to the 27th day of the 4th lunar month (which is in May or June). The traditional Via Ba Ceremony attracts numerous people, who spend their time either praying for a good future, or enjoying the stunning scenery of the surrounding An Giang province.

The capital of An Giang province, Long Xuyen, features an interesting market that sprawls along the riverside, as well as a collection of old colonial relics and a massive cathedral. Probably the most interesting of the attractions within Long Xuyen town is the huge wet market, which meanders along the edge of the river, just to the east of the central pier. It is a great place to wander around, and you could easily spend a few hours doing so. Meanwhile, at Ba Chuc, there is a temple and ossuary which contains some remains of about 2,500 Khmer Krom that were massacred by the Khmer Rouge in September 1978.

You can find a range of hotels in Chau Doc, Nui Sam and Long Xuyen. You can also choose your hotel in Chau Doc based on its location on our Chau Doc map . Make your choice and then book your Chau Doc hotel, Nui Sam hotel or Long Xuyen hotel and then relax. Chau Doc Hotels will do the rest.

Chau Doc was originally part of Cambodia, and only came under Vietnamese control in the middle of the eighteenth century. It was given as a gift by the Cambodian monarch, as help for putting down an insurrection. As such, there is a high proportion of ethnic Khmer within the local population, who are easily recognizable by their distinctive chequered scarves. Ethnic Cham and Chinese minorities are also reasonably prevalent, ensuring that the population in Chau Doc is quite diverse.

Whilst on your Chau Doc holiday, make sure you visit some other amazing nearby Vietnam destinations such as Saigon, Can Tho, and Phu Quoc.




Travel from Chau Doc on a sightseeing trip to Phnom Penh

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Travel by bus from Chau Doc to Rach Gia, then boat cruise to Phu Quoc Island to experience its spectacular beaches and natural forests.

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Getting back to basics on this fantastic 2-day Mekong Delta trip, visiting some of the minority clans of the Chau Doc and Can Tho regions! You will have an overnight stay with the people of the Mekong Delta and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dinner.

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Day trip from Chau Doc to Cham minority village - Fish farm - Sam Mountain - Tuc Dup Hill.

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Getting back to basics on this fantastic 2-day Mekong Delta trip, visiting some of the minority clans of the Chau Doc and Can Tho regions! You will have an overnight stay with the people of the Mekong Delta and enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dinner.

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Daily Mekong Delta trip to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Travel from Chau Doc to Can Tho, My Tho, and Saigon; visiting a Cham minority village, a fish farm, floating markets, and the canals and islands.

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Tour from Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Stung Treng - Voeung Kham (Laos).

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Welcome to Chau Doc!

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Meet Qui and the team at Mekong Tours, your local connection in Chau Doc. We're proud to welcome you to our home in the Mekong Delta, and our aim is to try to ensure that tourism in the region brings benefits to travellers and locals alike. We love to introduce visitors to the daily lives and specific customs of the Mekong people, whilst at the same time connecting local people to the outside world and ensuring that they gain from tourism.

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