Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos
With tumult firmly in the past, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are now opening up to exploration, seducing travellers with their sublime beauty and traditional charms.
Vietnam is a land of brilliant green paddy fields, pristine beaches and beguiling cities. It's excellent luxury beach resorts offer the finest standards the Far East has to offer whilst Cambodia is for those seeking ancient culture and history.
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• Take a cruise in Halong Bay or Mekong Delta
• Enjoy a city-tour of Hue
• Visit the Cu-Chi tunnels
• Discover the Angkor Temples
• Explore the oldest surviving temple of the Siamese war
Vietnam is a country of majestic scenery from brilliant green rice paddies to jagged mountains. The capital, Hanoi is considered the cultural centre of the country where every dynasty has left their imprint. With more cultural sites than any other Vietnamese city, Hanoi also boasts 18 beautiful lakes and many handicraft villages. Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon is the place for history lovers with many historical attractions and museums. Marvel at the fabulous Chinese temples and see the local handicraft at one of the traditional markets.
Away from the cities is the legendary pristine beauty of Nha Trang. Its 7 kilometre palm-fringed, white-sand beach is lapped by clear waters filled with an abundance of sea life. North of Nha Trang against the backdrop of a soaring, rocky peninsula is Ninh Van Bay which overlooks the South China Sea. Hoi An offers visitors a deeply rewarding glimpse of Vietnam's fascinating past; the sleepy harbour town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of winding lanes and architecture which combines influences of Chinese and Japanese.
Though surrounded by so many large, dominant neighbouring countries, Cambodia has remained remarkably individual in style, retaining its unique Khmer identity.
Phnom Penh is the country’s vibrant bustling capital. Visitors have plenty to see including the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda - so named for its floor paved in real silver tiles, the National Museum and Wat Phnom. A short drive away from the capital, past fields and stilt-houses is Udong, a forgotten outpost that was once the country’s capital. Siem Reap lies in the north-west of the country and is the closest city to the world-famous temples of Angkor - a vast archaeological park and a sprawling monument to the golden age of Khmer civilization which is best viewed at sunrise or sunset.
The river Mekong winds along the length of Laos and is a great way to get to some of the small towns and villages by a scenic River Boat journey.
Pakbeng is where you will find the people from the surrounding villages exchanging their goods at market whilst Pak Ou Village is where you will discover the Tam Ting ‘Caves of a Thousand Buddha’s’. In Luang Prabang, wake early to participate in offering alms (food donations) to hundreds of saffron-robed monks. Situated in the highlands, Xieng Khoang is home to the enigmatic and historic Plain of Jars whilst Pakse offers stunning scenery and serene monasteries. In Vientiane, be sure to visit the serene Wat Sisaket which is the oldest temple that survived the Siamese war of 1828.
Flights, Timezone and Currency
Thai Airways from London Heathrow (via Bangkok) to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi
Flight time: 16 hrs
GMT + 7 hrs
Climate - Ho Chi Minh City
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