Top things to do

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Chau Doc

Tra Su Bird Sanctuary

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 not disturbed, but visits include a short sp…
Top Choice French in Chau Doc

Bassac Restaurant

Chau Doc's most sophisticated dining experience is at the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel where the menu veers between wonderful international dishes (roast rack of lamb, seared duck breast), dishes with a French accent (pr…
Top Choice International in Chau Doc

Memory Delicatessen

This glossy cafe-restaurant that attracts local trendies is memorable for its wonderful melange of international dishes, from the excellent pizzas topped with imported ingredients to the fragrant vegetable curry wit…
House in Chau Doc

Floating Houses

These rusty 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 nat…
Vegetarian in Chau Doc

Tam Tinh Vegetarian

There's vegetarian and then there's exceptional smoky mock chicken, lemongrass tofu, and garlic morning glory all on a plate with rice, plus a sweet and sour soup, for a bargain price. Point and choose from the disp…
Vietnamese in Chau Doc

Chau Doc Covered Market

Try delicious local specialities, such as grilled glutinous rice filled with banana and other stall food in this busy fresh-food market.
Bar in Chau Doc

Tan Chau Salon Bar

Sip a cocktail amid elegant Indochine surroundings.
Mosque in Chau Doc

Mubarak Mosque

The pretty, pastel Mubarak Mosque, where local Cham Muslim children study the Qur'an in Arabic script, is on the river bank opposite Chau Doc. Visitors are permitted, but you should avoid entering during the calls t…
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 grubby yellow structure is decorated with both Vietnamese and Chinese motifs; inside are funeral table…
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 area for river gazing. Sculptures and a fountain are framed by manicured lawns and path…