Chau Doc is a river city close to the Cambodia border. There are a number of floating houses (the floats are empty metal drums) which provide a convenient way for families to raise fish underneath. What makes Chau Doc interesting is it's mix of communities, Khmer, Cham, and Chinese. The Cham are mostly muslim, and leave in isolated communities across the river, complete with mosques. The Sam mountain, which provides an outstanding view over the Cambodia border, has dozens of pagodas and shrines where the Chinese influence is obvious. At it's base lie the Tay Anh pagoda, whose architecture is influenced by Hindu and Islamic style, and the temple of the Lady Chua Xu to whom offerings of whole roasted pigs and lavishly embroided clothes are made.
Bordering Cambodia, An Giang province is best-known for being home to pastel-painted Chau Doc, the closest large town to the Vietnamese/Cambodian border crossing on the Mekong River. Wedged between the Cambodian frontier, Kieng Giang and Can Tho provinces to the south and Dong Thap province to the north, An Giang is a particularly riverine province, with both the Bassac and Mekong Rivers within its boundaries.
One of the very beautiful place of the Mekong delta - Chau Doc, as close as you can get to Cambodia without being in it. The Bassac River flows through the town and is a border crossing for river borne traffic, and the small Sam Mountain has an excellent view of the flat plain on the other side. It’s an attractive, busy place with a good hotel and several interesting attractions.
An Giang is a province in western South, starting from Mekong River flows into the country was divided into pairs. An Giang province to the east border with Dong Thap province, southeast of the city borders. Can Tho, the southwestern borders Kien Giang Province, the west and northwest borders countries Cambodia.
An Giang Area: 3,536.8 sq. km.Population: 2,210.4 thousand habitants (2006)Capital: Long Xuyen City.Administrative divisions:- Town: Chau Doc.- Districts: An Phu, Tan Chau, Phu Tan, Chau Phu, Tinh Bien, Tri Ton, Cho Moi, Chau Thanh, Thoai Son.Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Khmer, Cham, Hoa.a
An Giang ►►►► IntroductionAttractionsAccommodationMaps Introduction Area: Population: Main towns: Districts: Average temperatureClimate: 3,423 sq km 2,080,000 Long Xuyen, Chau DocAn Phu, Tan Chau, Phu Tan, Chau Phu, Thoai Son, Cho Moi, Tinh Bien, Chau Thanh, Tri Ton27.4 degree CelsiusAn Giang is endowed with an equatorial climate with a strong monsooninfluence. The wet season begins in June and ends in December.
If you visit An Giang in Vietnam, you should also explore the ethnic culture of the place. And for that, witnessing the Cow Racing Festival in An Giang can be the perfect choice.
In 2001, the Festival of the Land Goddess Spirit was recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Information and General Department of Tourism as a festival of national level.
Legend has it that some 200 years before, a gang of bandits in the borderland found a statue of the Land Goddess on the mountain top. They wanted to bring it away but they could hardy move it. Getting angry they started smashing it and broke the left arm of the statue. After they left hundred of villagers with their respect for the mountain but they also failed to move it. It is said that the Goddess had a woman, as a mediums, claim she was the Land Holy Mother and told villagers that they need nine maidens to bring the statue down.


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