Located in the Mekong Delta in the south-western part of the country, Tan Chau is a district of the An Giang provence, sharing a border with Cambodia to the north-west.
Tan Chau was formed in 1757. Tan Chau District was the largest province of Chau Doc. but divided by the separation (in 1929 separated Hong Ngự District), 1968 (split up from part of Tan Phu district), and the Tan Chau district now is part of An Giang Province.
Tan Chau is famous for its silk with is naturally dyed by the Diospyros mollis’s fruit.
Things to see and do
* Silk Markets
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Time – GMT plus 7
Language - Vietnamese
Land area - 159 km2
Population - 184,000
International Country Telephone Code - +84
Phnom Penh International Airport is 94km away
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