Chau Doc is a border town with natural area of 104.7 km2 located in the southwest of country. The town is situated 250 km to the west of Saigon. It takes about six hours from Saigon to get there. Its current population is about more than 119.000 people. Chau Doc is a bustling center of trade and river transport. It is ancient provincial capital, after the liberation day it became the town of An Giang province consisting of 4 wards: Chau Phu A, Chau Phu B, Mount Sam and Vinh My and 3 communes: Vinh Te, Vinh Nguon and Vinh Chau.
Intersection of Chau Doc and Hau River is in front of the town. That Tung Mountain stands behind the town. Chau Doc town is a famous tourist center of An Giang province and the Mekong Delta as well. The main attraction of Chau Doc is Sam Mountain. It is situated 7 km from the town along Bao Ho Thoai Street. The mountain has a number of pagodas at its base. Chau Doc is associated with many country’s events. Especially, Thoai Ngoc Hau event called upon people to build Vinh Te canal which is significant for both irrigation and military.
Besides, Chau Doc has a large street market on Le Cong Thanh Street. Here you can get everything from something tasty to eat to a new Hi Fi. There is also a great food market.