Chau Doc, Vietnam

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What to Do

Visit To The Cham Communities

The Cham Communities of Chau Doc
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The Cham Communities of Chau Doc

Chau Doc is one of the remaining Cham enclaves and one of the few places where you will see Islam practiced in Vietnam. The Chams, once rulers of the Kingdom of Champa, now make up a small minority in Vietnam. In Chau Doc, the Chams live mostly in poverty along the banks and canals of the Mekong River. You can visit their communities and mosques, just a short boat trip from Chau Doc harbor. A visit to Cham villages is often combined with tours to the floating market and fish farms. A half-day tour should cost no more than $5 per person. Boatmen can be hired at the harbor or transportation can be arranged through your hotel.

Where to Stay

Where To Stay

Avoid the Market Area
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We stayed at Trung Nguyen, just across the street from the market, which was a mistake. You won't get any sleep there as music and announcements are played at the market area starting at 5am. If you're looking for a night's rest, look for something away from the main cho.

Getting Around

Bus

Local Bus from Chau Doc to Ha Tien Costs 60,000 dong
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To get the 60,000 rate, you have to call the local bus operator to tell him where to pick you up. Otherwise, hotels and tour operators can purchase the ticket for you and arrange pick-up at your hotel for 120,000 dong. The bus is a local 15-seater. Bags are stored on the bus. Bring snacks and water as there are no rest stops. The journey takes 3 hours.

HCMC to Chau Doc on Phuong Trang
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HCMC to Chau Doc on Phuong Trang

Phuong Trang buses operate in South and Central Vietnam. Happy with their service from HCMC to Chau Doc, which took 6 hrs and cost 120,000 dong per person, an incredible deal at $1/hr. The bus was clean and on-time. Staff was professional and organized. Water is provided so no need to buy extra. For complete routes and prices, see http://www.futabuslines.com.vn/Default.aspx?tbid=9. Call ahead to reserve your seat and to check shuttle pick-up locations. The number for their HCM office is (08) 38 309 309.