How to travel to Chau Doc for your best experience
Perched on the southern bank of the confluence of the Chau Doc and Bassac rivers, about 250km from Ho Chi Minh City, Chau Doc is one of the Mekong Delta’s most interesting towns and it still feels off the main tourist trail. It’s one of the most ethnically diverse places in Vietnam with substantial Khmer, Cham and Chinese communities complementing the Vietnamese majority.
Chau Doc’s cultural diversity that apparents in the mosques, temples, churches and nearby pilgrimage sites making it a fascinating place to explore. Yet it still has a very local buzz, too. The market, one of the largest in the Mekong, is packed with delicious, exotic delta products. And the town, with a scenic riverside setting, serves as a base for exploring the surroundings either under your own steam by bicycle or scooter, or on a package tour around the Mekong Delta.