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About Tan Chau

On most Mekong River cruises, Tan Chau will be either the first or last stop in Vietnam as it is located close the Vietnam/Cambodia border. It's a bustling town with a variety of unique attractions within close proximity. Located in a region once known best for its silk production, most river cruise excursions will stop at a silk factory, as well as a rattan factory where straw mats, slippers and more are made. (A handful of tours will visit a shop where rattan weaving is still done by hand in the traditional way, rather than on mechanized machines.)

Like all Vietnam "ports" along the Mekong, your riverboat will anchor in the middle of the Mekong River and you'll take sampans to get from the boat to your destination(s). All tours will be provided by your river cruise line; there is no opportunity for independent exploration.


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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Tan Chau

    Leaving:
    Kampong Cham
    Visiting:
    Angkor Ban, Phnom Penh ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    AmaWaterways
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    7 Night Cruise to Tan Chau Route (AmaWaterways)
    • Day 1
      Kampong Cham
    • Day 2
      Angkor Ban
    • Day 3
      Phnom Penh
    • Day 4
      Phnom Penh
    • Day 5
      Phnom Penh
    • Day 5
      Tan Chau
    • Day 6
      Binzhou
    • Day 7
      Sadek
    • Day 8
      Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
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    AmaDara - AmaWaterways

    Pros

    Authenticity and Western options in everything from food to decor.

    Cons

    Pace can be slow for more active travelers and families.

    Bottom Line

    A well-crafted regional overview with excellent service and dining.

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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.5
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

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    Buffyr
    Sail Date Sep 2019
    The Trip of a Lifetime!
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    Sail Date Sep 2019
    Amazing Amadara
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More about Tan Chau

Why go to Tan Chau?

Pros: Several nearby attractions offer a glimpse into everyday lives of local residents.

Cons: Not much to see in the city itself.

Bottom Line: A worthwhile stop if you want a real feel for how people along the Mekong River live.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency in Vietnam is the dong. You'll want to have dong in hand by the time you get to Tan Chau as you will not have the chance to stop at an ATM. Any place your tour guide takes you to purchase local items (woven straw goods and silk items are specialties of the region) will also accept U.S. dollars.

Language

The official language in Vietnam is Vietnamese and few people around Tan Chau speak more than a handful of English words.


Tan Chau Cruise Reviews

Scenic Spirit
GDanishSpots1
Sail Date: Jan 2018
Went to the Killing Field here and it was really sad. I can't believe that humans could do that to other humans. Our tour guide lost his father during the time and he told us stories about how his mother kept her...Read More
craigs1214
Sail Date: Apr 2018
all day cruising with border /passport control taking up 3 hours of the day....Read More
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