Attractions

Nature Reserve in Chau Doc

Tra Su Bird Sanctuary

Twenty-three kilometres west of Chau Doc, this immense 800,000-hectare forest is home to an astounding number of wading birds. Much of the wetland is off-limits to visitors so that the birds' breeding grounds are no…
Market in Chau Doc

Chau Doc Floating Market

You need to get up at the crack of dawn to see the best of this floating market. The action is busiest around 5am to 6am, when locals gather to buy fresh produce wholesale. Less colourful and much calmer than other …
House in Chau Doc

Floating Houses

These houses, whose floats consist of empty metal drums, are both a place to live and a livelihood for their residents. Under each house, fish are raised in suspended metal nets. The fish flourish in their natural r…
Park in Chau Doc

30 Thang 4 Park

Stretching from the main market to the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel, this park is the city’s main promenading spot and a superlative spot for river gazing. Sculptures and a fountain are framed by manicured lawns and path…
Buddhist Temple in Chau Doc

Chau Phu Temple

In 1926 this temple was built to worship the Nguyen dynasty official Thoai Ngoc Hau, buried at Sam Mountain. The structure is decorated with both Vietnamese and Chinese motifs; inside are funeral tablets bearing the…
Mosque in Chau Doc

Chau Giang Mosque

Domed, arched Chau Giang Mosque, in the hamlet of Chau Giang, serves the local Cham Muslims. To get there, take the car ferry from Chau Giang ferry landing across the Hau Giang River. From the ferry landing, walk in…
Mosque in Chau Doc

Mubarak Mosque

The Mubarak Mosque, where children study the Koran in Arabic script, is also on the river bank opposite Chau Doc. Visitors are permitted, but you should avoid entering during the calls to prayer (five times daily) u…