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Cho Dok

Vietnam Travel Guide

Practical information on Cho Dok

  • Encounters with locals
  • Port
  • River
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
6hrs by bus from Hô Chi Minh
When to go
From November to April
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Cho Dok

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

At 285km from Hô Chi Minh, Chau Doc is situated at the north of the Mékong Delta. It's an enjoyable town close to Mount Sam, one of the many reasons why it's worth a visit.

My suggestion:
As with many other delta towns, Chau Doc lives off the river. It's also a great place from which to explore life on the river for yourself.
My review

On arriving from Cambodia during my world tour, Chau Doc was the first town I visited during my trip to Vietnam. It was a complete eye-opener. It was a great introduction as it's an amazing town.

As soon as I arrived, I hopped on a boat and immediately immersed myself in life on the Mékong. Some of the boats are floating shops! I came across fruit, vegetable and clothes sellers...I saw entire floating villages that live off fish farming. Once back on solid ground, I suggest you discover the town by exploring its market. There were fruit and vegetable stalls, next to dry fish, prawns and hung meats. 30 minutes away by bus, you'll find Mount Sam, a popular Vietnamese pilgrimage site. The ascent is steep but the view from top overlooks stunning scenery and paddy fields.

Chau Doc, the first town I saw, made me fall in love with Vietnam.

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