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Chau Doc is a town in An Giang province, Mekong river Delta region, bordered by Cambodia.
An Giang Province is located to the west of the Mekong Delta between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with Cambodia in the north ? west. It also shares border with Dong Thap Province in the east, Cantho City in the south ? east, and Kien Giang Province in the south ? west.
An Giang has two main types of topography: midland areas and low mountains. The low mountains is Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) in Tinh Bien and Tri Ton districts. Vinh Te Tunnel runs along with the province?s border in the west, which connects from Chau Doc to Ha Tien.
An Giang is divided into two seasons: the rain (from May to November), and the dry (from December to April next year). The annual average temperature varies 27?C. The highest temperature is 35?C ? 37?C from April to May and the lowest ones is 20?C ? 21?C from December to January next year. The annual rainfall is 1,400 ? 1,500mm.
An Giang is main province in rice output. The province also has corn and aquatic products as basa fish, shrimp, cuttle... An Giang is also renowned as traditional handicraft such as Tan Chau silk, Chau Doc fish sauce and other consume products. Especially, long-standing handicraft weaves fabric industry of
Cham ethnic group.
An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing. Other famous sites and attractions include Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, grottoes network of Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co To, and many historical vestiges.
Internet access: in some cafe? internet or in the post office, no 2 Le Loi str,
Incombank, 68-70 Nuyen Huu Canh
CHAU PHU TEMPLE:
built in 1926 to worship Nguyen Dynasty official Thoai Ngoc Hau, who is buried at Sam Mountain. The structure is decorated with both Vietnamese and Chinese motifs.
CHAU DUC CHURCH:
small Catholic church, constructed in 1920 not far from Phu Hiep ferry landing.
the domed and arched Chau Giang Mosque which serves the local Cham Muslim community is in the hamlet of Chau Giang. The Mubark Mosque where children study the Koran in Arabic script, is also on the river bank opposite Chau Doc. There are also other small mosques in the Chau Doc area.
these houses, whose floats consist of empty drums, provide both a place to live and a livelihood for their residents. Fish are raised under the house in suspended metal nets.
there are dozens of pagodas and temples, many of them set in caves, around Sam Mountain. The Chinese influence is obvious, and Sam Mountain is a favorite spot for ethnic-Chinese, both as pilgrims from Saigon and tourists from Taiwan. The views from the top of the mountain are spectacular and one can easily look out over Cambodia.
TAY AN PAGODA:
renowned for the fine carvings of its hundreds of religious figures, most of which are made of wood. Aspects of the building's architecture reflect Hindu and Islamic influence.
LADY CHUA XU:
founded in the 1820s, this pagoda stands facing Sam Mountain. According to the legend, the statue of Lady Chau Xu used to stand at the summit of Sam Mountain. In the early 19th century, Siamese troops tried to steal it but as they carried it down the hill, it became heavier and heavier and they decided to abandon it.
TOMB OF THOAI NGOC HAU:
Thoai Ngoc Hau was a high ranking official who served the Nguyen lords and later the Nguyen Dynasty. In early 1829, Thoai Ngoc Hau ordered that a tomb be constructed for himself at the foot of Sam Mountain.
located about halfway up the western side of Sam Mountain, the lower parts of the pagoda include monks' quarters and two hexagonal tombs in which the founder of the pagoda, a female tailor named Le Thi Tho, and a former head monk are buried.
An Giang has a relatively convenient land and water transport system. National Road 91 connects to Cam-pu-chia. Buses run from Chau Doc to Long Xuyen, Cantho, and other destinations in the Mekong Delta.
Long Xuyen City is 62km from Cantho, 125km from My Tho, and 190km from Ho Chi Minh City. Chau Doc Town is 96km from Ha Tien, 117km from Cantho, 179km from My Tho, and 245km from Ho Chi Minh City.
Bay Bong ? specialises in hotpots and soups as well as fish dishes.
Add: 22 Thuong Dang Le, Tel: 867 271
Mekong ? worthy of a plug
Add: 41 Le Loi str., Tel: 867 381
Bassac Restaurant- good snack food such as brgers, sandwishes, spicy chicken wings and pizza
Add: 32 Le Loi str., Tel: 865 010
Lam Hung Ky- Good chinese and Vietnamese food
Add: 71 Chi Lang st., Tel: 866 745
Hong Phat ? Chinese and Vietnamese food
Add: 79 Chi Lang Str., Tel: 866 950
Mi Vach Tuong ? Breakfast noodles
Add: Thu Khoa Nghia str.,
My Quang Cafe ? Vietnamese frienly service
25 Doc Phu Thu, Tel: 560 398
Thanh Tinh ? Great Vegetarian food
13 Quang Trun str., Tel: 865 064
Truong Van ? Good Vietnamese food
Add: 15 Quang Trung str., Tel: 866 567