Along with Long Xuyen City, Chau Doc is one of the two cities of An Giang province, which plays an important role in the economic development of the Mekong Delta region. This city has been investing in good infrastructure in recent years. Previously, most tourists knew Chau Doc because of the Goddess of Mercy Temple as a holy pilgrimage site, tourist attraction and a transit point to visit many surrounding areas.
Like other places in the West, Chau Doc has a tropical monsoon climate with two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The weather in Chau Doc is generally suitable for visitors to visit year round. In the rainy season from May to October, Chau Doc usually has a lot of rain and about August to November here in the flooding season. If you travel this season, you will clearly feel the life of the people in Chau Doc, but you also have to be careful if you are not used to rain. The remaining time, in Chau Doc is usually sunny and hot, but the temperature is not too high, does not hinder the visit. There are some places for you to visit in your Vietnam customized tour:
Tay An Temple, also known as Tay An Sam Mountain Temple or ancien Tay An Temple, is a Buddhist temple located at the junction, adjacent to the foot of Sam Mountain. The pagoda was built at an altitude of 284m above sea level, in the style of Indian art and Islamic art, combined with the ancient pagoda architecture of Vietnam. Tay An Pagoda is not only a place of pilgrimage and worship, but also a famous tourist landscape of An Giang.
The most unique tourist destination in Chau Doc is the floating village, a unique cultural style of the river. Canoes and boats are the main means of every family in these floating villages. Here, each raft is like a connected apartment stretching along the banks of the river. Each raft owner has at least 3-4 rafts, usually an extra raft living side by side. In particular, recently, some people have tended to build rafts into the river. Family life is encapsulated on a 4m horizontal raft, 7-8m long.