Chau Doc is a port town near the Cambodian border. The city's 60,000 residents are an intriguing cultural mix of Chinese, Cham, Khmer and Vietnamese people and this is reflected in the town’s architecture. Each community has their own distinctive temples and pagodas. The town has a thriving cross-border trade with Cambodia and is also renowned for its fish breeding industry. Fish are raised in ingeniously designed underwater cages kept underneath peoples’ floating houses on the river. Floating houses are kept afloat by a combination of empty wooden drums and wooden stakes.
is located in Hau Giang River, Chau Doc Town, An Giang Province, about 245km from Ho Chi Minh City
Characteristic: Tourists can travel on the river to explore the life of those who live on the water by visiting floating fish farms and houses.
Tourists will also see many families living in floating houses that have metal fish cages underneath. The fish grow quickly in their natural river environment and provide a handy source of food for the household as well as an income.
In the floating village, tourists can get a chance to see fishermen at work catching fish with their nets. It is very dangerous work. Some fishermen without any breathing aids jump into the water through a small hole to cast their nets.
When the sun sets, the floating village begins to light up. The light from houses makes them look like a floating city by night.