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  • Chau Doc

    Located in the west of the Mekong Delta, near the border with Cambodia, Chau Doc lies 174 miles (280 miles) southwest of Saigon. A recent addition to Vietnamese territory, Chau Doc was given as a gift from the Cambodian monarch in return for Vietnamese aid in putting down an insurrection. Centuries of trade along the river have created a unique culture, a fusion of Khmer, Chinese, and Vietnamese influences.

    Phu Hiep
    Visit Phu Hiep, a community of the Cham people of Malay origin who are practicing Muslims. Phu Hiep has several mosques including the “Mubarak” mosque, which was a gift from the Egyptian president.

    River Cruise
    Cruise the “Three Rivers Crossing” in a traditional sampan. Visit authentic floating houses, a floating fruit market, and some of the area’s unique floating fish farms.

    Festival of Lady Xu
    Held at Sam Mountain, 3 miles (5 kilometers) outside Chau Doc, the Festival of Lady Xu is a lively, joyous occasion that provides travelers a chance to mingle with locals at their happiest and most relaxed. Festivities include various performances, including a number of dances, a procession, as well as a ritual wherein the statue is washed, dressed in new clothes, and the old clothes distributed amongst the crowd for good luck. The festival is held from the 23rd to the 27th day of the fourth lunar month.

    Riverside Walk
    Stroll along the river and end up at the local market, where you can haggle over prices.

    Sam Mountain
    A famous complex of dozens of pagodas and temples, some set in caves, Sam Mountain’s construction reflects the multicultural blend of the area. Stroll leisurely to the top for amazing views of the delta’s pancake-flat, low-lying terrain. Weather permitting, you can easily look out over Cambodia. On the summit sits a military outpost, which is still garrisoned by the Vietnamese military –a legacy of the days when the Khmer Rouge made cross-border raids.

    TAY AN PAGODA
    The pagoda is renowned for its fine wooden carvings. Aspects of the building’s architecture reflect Hindu and Islamic influences and the pagoda dates from 19th century.

    TOMB OF THOAI NGOC HAU
    Thoai Ngoc Hau was a high-ranking mandarin who served the Nguyen Lords and later the Nguyen Dynasty. In early 1829 he ordered his tomb to be constructed at the foot of Sam Mountain. The site includes the tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau, his wives and some his wives and some of his officials.

    Photograph South Vietnam & Cambodia

    Photograph South Vietnam & Cambodia

    16
    Days
    Saigon → My Tho → Can Tho → Chau Doc
    This unique Vietnam and Cambodia photography tour, aims to encourage keen amateur photographers, not only to get to know their cameras better but to engage with their subject matter in more meaningful ways. This trip intends to emphasize a travel photography that appreciates local...
    Essence of Vietnam (14D)

    Essence of Vietnam (14D)

    14
    Days
    Hanoi → Sapa → Halong Bay → Hoi An da Nang → saigon → can Tho → Chau Doc
    Uncover the true essence of Vietnam as you travel from the farthest corners in the north to deep in the south. Create lasting memories as you meet the people, taste the food and embrace the culture. Stay in French colonial boutique hotels and cruise...
    Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia

    Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia

    16
    Days
    Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hoi An Da Nang → Siem Reap → Phnom Penh → Chau Doc → Can Tho → Saigon
    This comprehensive 17-day tour features private cultural touring in two of Southeast Asia's most enticing destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia. Experience Asia's most elegant city of Hanoi with numerous colonial villas and bustling narrow streets, stunning Halong Bay and then next to the atmospheric...
    Indochina In-depth

    Indochina In-depth

    23
    Days
    Chiang Mai → Pak Beng → Luang Prabang → Vientiane → Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hue → Hoi An Da Nang → Saigon → Can Tho → Chau Doc → Phnom Penh → Siem Reap
    A spell-binding 23-night tour of Indochina which showcases the major highlights of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam by water, land and...
    Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

    Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

    Located on the banks of the Bassac River, close to Vietnam's border with Cambodia, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel blends low-rise, Colonial style architecture with the natural beauty of the Bassac River. The Victoria Chau Doc Hotel features 92 wood floored rooms, including 4 suites,...
    Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

    Victoria Nui Sam Lodge

    A cluster of well presented bungalows and villas on the side of Vietnam’s beautiful Sam Mountain, Nui Sam Lodge meets the excellent standard we’ve come to expect from the Victoria team, who run several of our favourite hotels in...