Chau Doc

Chau Doc

Next stop Cambodia.

Perched on the southern bank of the confluence of the Chau Doc and Bassac rivers, Chau Doc features not infrequently on the itinerary of foreign travellers, especially those overlanding between Vietnam and neighbouring Cambodia as it is the launching point for the speedboat service between here and Phnom Penh.

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Most give the medium–sized town barely 24 hours—often arriving in the late afternoon on a bus from Ho Chi Minh City or elsewhere in the Mekong Delta and catching the speedboat the next morning to Phnom Penh, but (and you know we’re going to say this), Chau Doc is a worthwhile destination in its own right. The town itself is interesting and, with a riverside setting, very scenic, but it also serves as a base for exploring the surrounds either under your own steam by bicycle or scooter, or on an arranged tour. We would say, at a minimum, Chau Doc deserves one full day, while those with a looser schedule could easily fill two days exploring the town and its ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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