The small and charming Vietnamese town of Chau Doc - which sits in the Mekong Delta on the Cambodian border alongside the Hau Giang (or Bassac) river - has an intriguing mix of cultural and religious identities including Khmer and Vietnamese cultures alongside Buddist temples, mosques and churches. Chau Doc holidays are a dive into the cultural and religious diversity of Vietnam, and make an interesting
stopover before leaving Vietnam to discover Cambodia. While in the town itself you can learn about the traditional fishing and silk weaving that are still part of day-to-day life for villagers, for a dose of natural beauty head to nearby Sam Mountain, a sacred pilgrimage site for many Vietnamese, which is dotted with numerous shrines and temples, carved into rock or built into caves, plus agodas and the mausoleum Thoai Ngoc Hau.

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