Southern Vietnam and the Mekong Delta
Can Tho is located in the center of the 11 provinces of the Mekong Delta, 170 km from Ho Chi Minh City, south of the Hau River. The Hau River is considered a benefactor of this region, since yearly floods deposit large quantities of alluvia onto the rice fields.
Chau Doc Town is in the An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta, 285km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, near the Cambodian border. Once part of Cambodia, this region is full of outstanding and cultural richness. Chau Doc is home to the Cham and Kmer cultures, floating farmhouses and the Islamic Chancel Cham minority settlement.