An Giang Province is located to the west of the Mekong Delta between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with Cambodia in the north- west. It also shares border with Dong Thap Province in the east, Can Tho City in the south-east, and Kien Giang Province in the south-west.
Chau Doc or Châu Đốc in Vietnamese is a city in the heart of the Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. There’s not an enormous amount to do, but it’s a wonderful place, rather unspoiled and very friendly. It’s dominated by a large Indoor Market. If you’re the type that prefers markets to malls, you’ll love it.
An Giang is famous for particular festivals as Ba Chua Xu, Chol Chnam Thomay, Dolta festival and ox racing. Other famous sites and attractions include Sam Mountain in Chau Doc, Cam Mountain in Tien Binh, Tuc Dup Hill, grottoes network of Thuy Dai Son, Anh Vu Son, Co To, and many historical vestiges.
In terms of weather there are two seasons in An Giang including the rain (from May to November), and the dry (from December to April next year). The annual average temperature varies 27oC. The highest temperature is 35oC- 37oC from April to May and the lowest ones is 20oC- 21oC from December to January next year. The annual rainfall is 1,400-1,500mm.
The region of Chau Doc is where some Muslim Cham settled in the 18th Century. One finds mosques in the region, including the Ehsan in the island of Con Tien and Jamiul Azhar ones. 7 km south-west of Chau Doc is Mount Sam, a sacred hill (230 m – The only hill in the region) full of temples and pagodas, both at the foot of the hill and on it ; the view from the top (1 hour climb) is superb.
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