Chau Doc Travel Guide

Chau Doc is a municipality and district in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. With a location close to the border with neighboring Cambodia, the town boasts a vibrant atmosphere.

The town is hardly awash with visitor attractions, certainly not in the traditional sense; however, its natural charm and rich ethnic mix (of Vietnamese, Champa and Khmer residents) make it an interesting destination for anyone seeking an unspoilt cultural experience.

Trade with Cambodia ensures the town is lively throughout daylight hours, while tourists passing between the two countries also contribute to the steady throng of activity.

Getting There & Away

There are buses to Chau Doc from Ho Chi Minh City, with the journey taking around 6 hours. From Phnom Penh in Cambodia, there are boats to various destinations in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, including Chau Doc. The town is a good place to make an overnight stop at before continuing along the river to other popular destinations. Ho Chi Minh City International Airport is the closest major aviation facility to Chau Doc.

Things to Do

Chau Doc Attractions

Sam Mountain

It’s really just a large hill located 3.7 miles from the town but it offers some fantastic views of both vietnam and cambodia from its summit.


The temple of lady xu, the tomb of thoai ngoc hau and the tay an pagoda are among the town’s most interesting cultural sights.