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Mekong Dilema - Floating Village or Markets?

Posted by ohaileagain on 15/3/2007 at 01:41

Hi,

I'm travelling from PP to Rach Gia to catch a flight to Pho Quoc but wanted to take in either Chau Doc or Can Tho. I only have 2nights so would like some advise as to which is best to visit?

Many Thanks

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Posted by CatBa on 15/3/2007 at 07:26

Can Tho - far more interesting than Chau Doc.

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Posted by longleat on 16/3/2007 at 23:38

How are you getting to Rach Gia from PP? We will be in PP and then want to fly to Phu Quoc. We settled on going by bus to HCMC and flying from there. One poster said the trip from PP to Rach Gia would be long and difficult. Only one poster said that. I was wondering what you know about it, ohaileagain. Our plans are still open. Thanks!

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Posted by ohaileagain on 16/3/2007 at 23:53

We are getting the boat from pp to chou doc then bus to can Tho, then bus to rach gia & flight to phu Quoc

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Posted by longleat on 17/3/2007 at 00:26

Any idea how long the trip from PP to Rach Gia will take?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 18/3/2007 at 12:13 admin

longleat, you can do it in a long day of travel - either via Can Tho, or there is apparently a direct bus from Chau Doc to Rach Gia, though I have no info on it!

You then overnioght at Rach Gia and catch the boat/plane the next day.

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Posted by lucyhudson on 22/3/2007 at 00:13

I did floating markets and floating village. I would say if it's a choice of the 2 then defo go for the floating market - really good fun and interesting too...

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