In the journey to discover and travel in the West of the river, the places to visit in Chau Doc always seem to leave a very special mark in the hearts of tourists. Chau Doc is not only a rich land, but also a place for tourists from all over the world to come back and have the opportunity to learn many interesting things about the unique Cham and Khmer culture. In the past Chau Doc was known through pilgrimages of tourists because of the sacred Sam Mountain – Ba Chua Xu Temple, and the famous Tay An Pagoda, today when Chau Doc tourism has been invested more, Tourists find this land because of many other interesting things. Let’s find out with the Vietnam Reviewer some attractions not to be missed when coming to Chau Doc.
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Top 10 attractions not to be missed when coming to Chau Doc
Sam Mountain located in Chau Doc City, An Giang Province is one of the famous tourist attractions. Coming here, in addition to conquering, you also have the opportunity to see famous historical sites and works such as Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Confucius Temple, Tay An Co Tu, and Ba Chua Xu Temple,… In the An Giang calendar, coming to Chau Doc city, you will surely see a huge and unique mountain range located near the city center, that is Sam Mountain. Located at an altitude of 284 meters above sea level, this is a place that is being exploited and put into tourism development with many famous works and monuments. In particular, from the foot of the mountain to the top, this place gathers nearly 200 hundred lamps, pagodas, and temples with different customs, legends, architecture, and culture. This diversity has created an extremely interesting spiritual feature at Sam Chau Doc Mountain.
The easiest way to get to Sam Mountain is from Chau Doc City. From Chau Doc market, just find a way to go straight along Tan Kieu Nuong Road and you will reach Sam Mountain. If starting from the City. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can take a bus from Hung Cuong, Phuong Trang to Chau Doc, then rent a motorbike or use a taxi or motorbike taxi service to reach Sam Mountain. Currently, there are many bus routes from Ho Chi Minh City to An Giang, it seems that there is a trip every hour so you don’t have to worry about running out of cars! Famous for its sacredness and mystical stories, Sam Chau Doc Mountain has attracted the attention of many people. Coming here, visitors will not help but admire and be amazed at the wild beauty, mixed with equally magnificent and magnificent works.
Ba Chua Xu Temple
Ba Chua Xu Temple, also known as Ba Chua Xu Temple, is located at the foot of Sam Mountain. When they were first formed, they were only roofed with simple thatched roofs. Later, the famous sacred shrine received many subsidies and began to be repaired, so it has the appearance it is today. Besides the sacredness that is famous near and far, part of attracting visitors here is the architecture of Ba Chua Xu Pagoda. Panoramic view of Ba Chua Xu Temple in the shape of the letter Quoc, stacked tower blocks inspired by blooming lotus petals. The three-level roof is covered with tile roofs, large tiles with a jade green color, not the red tiles you often see. At the end of each corner of the roof, the soaring roof contains the meaning of prosperity and development. Therefore, Ba Temple has become a tourist destination chosen by many reputable travel companies in their tour programs. Going deeper to admire the layout, you will immediately discover that the direction of carving and sculpture is bold with sophisticated Indian art. The parallel sentences, the onions are still brand new, inlaid with bright vermilion, and are cleaned every day carefully and thoroughly.
The layout in Ba Chua Xu Temple also follows the traditional design of the temple, including the main hall, martial arts, and living room, in addition to the room of the noble committee and other auxiliary works. The decorative art in the temple is quite unique with elaborate carvings and golden paintings. The most important part of the temple – the statue of Ba Chua Xu is solemnly placed in the center by the people. The two sides are the Tien sage and the Hau sage. Nearby, there is also Uncle’s altar, Co’s altar, stone Linga altar, a wooden goddess statue… The demand for pilgrimages and visits to Ba Chua Xu Temple is increasing. Usually, the highest number of pilgrims is from January to March of the lunar calendar. The reason is that these 3 months coincide with many major Buddhist holidays.
Chau Doc Cave Temple
Chau Doc Hang Pagoda is a destination that is not too strange for devotees or pilgrims to the West in the tours of Cam Mountain – Chau Doc – Sam Mountain. With unique architecture, associated with mysterious spiritual stories, this place has always become a destination that attracts many tourists from all over the world. From the center of Chau Doc city, run in the direction of New Highway Kieu Nuong, to the tourist area of Ba Chua Xu Temple, then ask for directions to Hang Pagoda, which almost everyone knows. There is a motorbike taxi service to bring to the temple, the price is only from 10 – 20,000 VND / time. However, if you want to get experience, you can choose to walk through the long stairs and pass 300 steps to reach the place.
As a temple with more than 100 years of history, Hang Pagoda has become an extremely attractive destination for tourists when traveling to the West. Surrounded by lush green forests, surrounded by birds singing in the wind, this place deserves to be called a fairyland on earth. Walking through the houses with traditional architecture, visitors seem to be able to relive the beautiful memories with extremely intimate images. Standing tall in the sky, Hang Pagoda has the unmistakable beauty of a temple located right on Chau Doc Mountain. Early in the morning, when the pagoda is still ringing, everyone goes to ask for the bell, chant the shelf, and around the clouds, it is like running straight into the visitor. If you want to hunt clouds, then this is a good place for you to save beautiful memories. In particular, at the foot of Sam Mountain, there are many delicious Western dishes.
On the journey to Chau Doc Ha Tien, tourists often have the opportunity to visit Bodh Gaya Chau Doc – the temple has great religious significance for the people of Chau Doc. At first, hearing Bodh Gaya – listeners can immediately think of Bodh Gaya India. It is not surprising because Bodh Gaya Chau Doc also originated from there. The pagoda is not only a sacred place with the religious beliefs of Chau Doc people but also a sightseeing place in Chau Doc that leaves a deep impression on every visitor when having the opportunity to visit. Established in 1952, the Bodhi tree at the Temple was extracted from the Bodhi tree in India, where Shakyamuni Buddha used to meditate in the past. When it was first built, the pagoda had a simple architecture with a small octagonal prismatic building located in the middle of the campus. Right in front of the Bodhi tree is an idyllic small lotus pond. After that, other auxiliary works were built such as Quan Am Cac, drum bell tower, post-ancestral house,… and created a superficial appearance for the pagoda as it is now.
Compared to temples, having a Buddha relic is an honor. Bodh Gaya Temple has up to 3 Buddha relics including the Bodhi tree, the soil from the sacred Bodhi tree in India, and the jewel of the relic. These Buddha relics have great significance for Buddhists not only in Chau Doc but also for Buddhists from other regions. Every year, at Bodh Gaya Temple, there are four main festivals, including the Upper Moon Festival on the full moon of January, the Buddha’s Birthday, the biggest festival on the full moon of April, the Vu Lan Festival on the full moon of July, and the Lower Human Festival on the full moon of the month. The tenth and other holidays gather a large number of Buddhists to attend. Knowing Chau Doc Bodhgaya, visitors seem to understand more about the devotion and sincerity of the Chau Doc people’s religious beliefs, which are very rustic but also full of enthusiasm. Traveling to Chau Doc is not only for sightseeing but also for being able to experience the serenity and peace of mind at the bottom of your heart when standing in front of the Buddha relics in the sacred Bodh Gaya.
Tay An Pagoda Chau Doc
When it comes to places to visit in Chau Doc, it seems that the phrase Tay An Pagoda is not strange to any visitor to Chau Doc. From Chau Doc town center, visitors go about 5 km towards Sam mountain, to Dau Bo junction, they have arrived at Tay An Pagoda. In Chau Doc tours, the most typical landmarks in Chau Doc are certainly indispensable for Tay An Pagoda – a rather unique work of this land. Located at the foot of Sam Mountain, the temple is also known by the name Tay An Nui Sam Pagoda or Tay An Co Tu built in 1847 with the name Tay An Tu. In 1861, the pagoda was restored to the main hall and the rear. In 1958, the pagoda was built with three new old houses as well as the main facade and main hall.
The campus of the pagoda is quite spacious, with an area of up to 15,000m2. The architecture of this work has a combination of Indian art style and ancient Vietnamese architecture, using mainly materials such as bricks, tiles, and cement that are sustainable against changes in weather and time. Right at the Tam Quan gate, there is a statue of Quan Am Thi Kinh, you will see a 16m high banner. The main hall is a large block of houses with tiled floors and inside the main hall, there are 150 statues of various sizes which are carved quite elaborately and meticulously. Considered one of the attractions in Chau Doc that cannot be missed in any journey to Chau Doc, Tay An Pagoda is a work of both religious significance and quite a tourist attraction attractiveness of Chau Doc over the years.
Chau Doc Floating Fishing Village
Anyone who has the opportunity to travel to the West has interesting experiences associated with this river region with unique features, which few places outside this region have. Visit Can Tho, enjoy the Cai Rang floating market or Phong Dien floating market, then when stopping to visit Chau Doc, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed when watching Chau Doc floating fish floating village, floating on the Hau Giang river. Chau Doc is famous for the development of basa fish farming, this fishery is still considered promising for several decades, until now, it has not stopped increasing the number of fish cages, which is also an easy reason. understand why Chau Doc floating village is always crowded and crowded day by day. If in the past in these fish rafts, this floating village was just an idyllic and quiet residence of households pursuing basa fish farming, now this place is different, it is also an interesting attraction that is very crowded. Tourists from four directions want to come and explore and have the opportunity to learn about the profession and life of the people here.
The interesting thing about Chau Doc Floating Fish Village is that visitors not only have access to basa fish farming, know more interesting things about this fish, as well as the process of raising fish but also experience a few precious moments in the daily life of residents who are attached to the profession, by their unremitting efforts, to enrich their families and the Mekong River itself. It is often said that if you don’t visit the floating market in Can Tho once, you lose half of the meaning of the journey of discovery. Similarly, with trips to Chau Doc, if you do not visit Chau Doc Fishing Floating Village, then the sightseeing journey has lost more than half of the poetry needed in this place.
Chau Doc Market
Although it is so famous, when asked where Chau Doc market is, many people still forget its exact address. Chau Doc Market is located on Bach Dang Street, right in the center of Chau Doc City, in An Giang province. If you are a visitor from afar and are not familiar with the road, you can also ask the people or the hotel receptionist at your place to guide you on how to get here. Most of the An Giang people are very enthusiastic about giving directions to tourists. An Giang Market is located close to Chau Doc River, from here, you can go to Cham villages, visit Ong Pagoda, or follow Tan Lo Kieu Luong to Ba Chua Xu Temple, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb… Chau Doc Market in An Giang Giang sells many different goods, divided into zones such as instant food, fruit and vegetable market, fish market, and clothing market…
Thanks to the quite methodical and neat arrangement, when you come here, you can visit and find the items you need quite easily. The typical items of the market, which are recommended to shop when coming here, are fish sauce. In addition to the name Chau Doc market, locals also call it with another familiar name, Mam market. Because this place is the gathering point, exchanging and buying all kinds of different kinds of fish sauce such as fish sauce, fish sauce, snakehead fish, pickled fish sauce… Going to Chau Doc market, standing hundreds of meters away, You have to smell the characteristic aroma emanating from the stalls in the fish market. In particular, the price of fish sauce here is extremely cheap, only 1/2 or 1/3 compared to other places. Therefore, if you are a believer who likes to eat fish sauce, this is a very reasonable address for you to bring home. In addition, instant food such as vermicelli, fish vermicelli, jaggery,… and An Giang’s cakes and vegetables are also available in this market.
Chau Doc Basa Monument
Visitors traveling to Chau Doc when passing the Chau Doc River confluence park see the outstanding Chau Doc basa fish monument, perhaps not surprised and more interested by this unique monument. As a tourist attraction in Chau Doc that is indispensable in the journeys to visit Chau Doc An Giang for tourists, the Chau Doc basa monument may sound a bit strange at first, but in terms of meaning, of course, this work Being Born is also a good thing. It seems that everyone knows about basa – the famous catfish of the Mekong Delta with very high economic value, accounting for more than half of the output of raft fish for both domestic and export markets. Imagine that every year more than 10,000 tons of raft-raised fish are supplied to the market, of which more than half of the output is pangasius, it is enough to see how important this fish is in life.
Not only contributing to the economy, but basa fish also contributes significantly to the formation of characteristics in the cuisine of Westerners in general. That is why the Basa Chau Doc Fish Monument was built with a warm response from the people. With a very special meaning to honor those who have merit in bringing this fish from normal to popular and play a certain role in the economic development of the river region, Chau Doc has invested nearly 2 billion VND. to build this project. With a height of 14m, a steel frame design, concrete casting, a granite base, and a fish statue weighing up to 3 tons wrapped in stainless steel, the Chau Doc basa fish monument becomes a monument to creatures. first in An Giang and the first basa fish statue in the world.
Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau
The Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau is a very valuable historical relic of Chau Doc in particular and of the whole country in general. Not only having historical significance, Thoai Ngoc Hau’s Tomb is also an indispensable sightseeing spot in Chau Doc on any Chau Doc tour. Also known as Son Lang, located at the foot of Sam Mountain, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb is a rather massive architectural work with a harmonious combination of the panoramic natural layout in the Sam mountain area. Therefore, this attraction leaves a deep impression on visitors through Chau Doc tours. According to historical documents about Thoai Ngoc Hau, he built the mausoleum when he was still alive with his second wife and his main wife – Mrs. Chau Thi Te when she died, he was buried on the left and right sides respectively. his grave later.
Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau has a rather large campus, surrounded by walls and a rather thick casted entrance gate with a semicircle shape, creating a solid and solid position. In the city wall, there are five steles fastened to the wall. Among these is the middle stele which is said to be Vinh Te Son stele built in 1828 – 4 years after Vinh Te Canal was completed. The tombs of Thoai Ngoc Hau and his two wives were built with a lake, the head of the tomb is a screen covered with Chinese characters, and the foot of the tomb has inscriptions. Outside the square mausoleum, later there is a temple of Mr. Thoai built with his back to Sam Mountain to commemorate Thoai Ngoc Hau. Inside the temple is decorated quite meticulously, and carefully, with a bust of Mr. In addition to the square mausoleum, there are countless tombs of those who died in the process of digging Vinh Te canal, which Mr. Thoai gathered here to bury.
Chau Giang Brocade Weaving Village
Chau Doc An Giang tourist itinerary includes not only famous attractions such as Ba Chua Xu Temple, Sam Mountain, Tay An Pagoda,… but also Chau Giang Brocade weaving village in An Giang. Located in Phum Xoai, Chau Phong Commune, Tan Chau District, Chau Giang Brocade Weaving Village is also known as Phom Soai Brocade Village or Chau Phong Brocade Weaving Village, just once across the river from Chau Doc where Chau Giang Ferry Terminal is located. weird. Brocade weaving is a traditional profession that all Cham women are proficient in, they have been taught to weave since they were young and become quite skilled weavers when they grow up. In Chau Phong, the majority of people live by weaving. The textile products here are sarongs, shirts, scarves, hats, bags… The raw materials for weaving are silk and dyed with natural colors from latex. bark and fruit, make the color of the product very special and durable, making the creative patterns from traditional to modern more prominent.
Among more than half of the people in Phum Soai who live by weaving, there are many weavers who have become artisans at a relatively young age, just over 30 years old but have been engaged in the profession for more than 20 years. In the textile products in Chau Giang, anyone can see and feel the unique cultural features of the Cham people, which are clearly expressed and very delicately skillful. Having the opportunity to visit Western tourism, stop at Chau Doc and visit Cam Chau Giang Brocade weaving village in An Giang, tourists can not only see the unique textile products, but also know the artisans who are attached to the craft. as his breath, but also know more about a Cham culture located right next to the poetic Chau Giang river. This place has kept and contained many dear feelings of tourists from all over the world about an idyllic and peaceful land but with many interesting features from daily life to architectural culture and human beings post hospitable.
Above, Vietnam Reviewer has introduced to you interesting attractions that you should visit when you have the opportunity to travel to Chau Doc. Wish you have interesting trips to discover the unique features of the region. Wish you and your family a happy trip. If you have any feedback or need help, please send an email to email@example.com!