Chau Doc is a great place to experience cultural diversity in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Chinese, Cham and Khmer communities – and their mosques, Buddhist temples and churches are sharing their live in Chau Doc area. The best thing to absolve this little town is to walk around. Majority of Cham people are living across the river from Chau Doc – you can reach there by a ferry boat (1000 VND = 3 cents ).
It is a likable place. To be honest, making my way down south from northern Vietnam wasn’t always easy; it wasn’t the friendliest places. But I met the nicest people in the Mekong Delta including Chau Doc. People were laid back, food was great and the scenery was different. The Mekong Delta felt like a whole different country to me.
For two days in Chau Doc, I went to hiking in Sam Mountain, walked around the Cham people’s village, and of course ate a lot of local specialties. Here are photos from Chau Doc, the Mekong delta of Vietnam.