Chau Doc

General information

Chau Doc is a port town near the Cambodian border. The city’s population of 157,298 is a diverse mix of Vietnamese, Cham and Khmer people, which is reflected in the town’s architecture. Each community has their own distinct 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. These floating houses are kept afloat by a combination of empty wooden drums and wooden stakes.

Weather Summary

Chau Doc is classified as a tropical savanna climate. This means that it tends to either see less rainfall than a tropical monsoon climate or have more pronounced dry seasons. Temperatures average 27.5°C (81.5°F) and the average annual rainfall is 1361 mm. April is the warmest month with an average temperature of 29°C (84.2°F). December’s average temperature of 26.1°C (78.98°F) is the lowest average temperature of the year. An average of 259 mm of rain falls in in October and February is the driest month with an average of 6mm of rainfall.

Highlights of Chau Doc

Floating Fish Farm (Floating Village)

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.

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
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Climate chart in Chau Doc

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