Chau Doc Overview:
Châu Đốc is a district and also is a town in An Giang Province, bordering Cambodia, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The district covers an area of 100 km2.
The town is located by the Hâu River (a branch of the Mekong River flowing through Vietnamese territory) and Vinh Te canal. Châu Đốc is situated 250 km to the west of Hồ Chí Minh City.
The population density is concentrated along Hau River and the center of the Town. There are Kinh, Cham, Chinese and Khmer groups. Kinh people, the most crowded, and Chinese people are at the center. The Cham concentrates along the Hau River. The Khmer is at the border of Chau Doc and Cambodia.
Chau Doc Town is the center of culture of An Giang Province as well as the Mekong Delta. There are many relics were ranked in national culture list, one of them is The Lady Temple which attracts thousands of people to come and pray every year.
From Chau Doc, tourist can go to Phnom Penh by boat on Mekong River or by land via Tinh Bien border.