Mekong Map RiverThe Mekong is the world’s 12th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia. Its estimated length is 4,350 km (2,703 mi). As it flows through Vietnam & Cambodia, the Mekong River breathes life into the remote communities, lush farmland, unique cultures, floating markets, and quaint villages set along its banks. Cruise the Lower Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap, and visit remote villages and markets, later explore Cambodia’s iconic temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Phrom.

Hanoi

Hanoi, the 1000 year old capital of Vietnam is a fascinating holiday destination. The low rise city located in northern Vietnam, is usually hot and humid, with rainfall falling between September and December. Hanoi is an incredible experience for those serious travellers of Vietnam but also a pleasant holiday. With wonderful food and a unique culture, this city is a must!

Phnom Penh

Considered as one of the most fascinating French-built cities in Indochina, Phnom Penh is a place to see. The city grew around a temple which legend has it was built to protect four Buddha statues known to have been washed up by the waters of the Mekong River in 1372. Despite the less inviting first impressions of the untidy city, at the heart of the city are French villas and side-street cafes which sit along tree-lined boulevards and create a pleasant ambience. The tourism and nightlife here has had a recent boom which promises excitement. Phnom Penh offers cultural experiences with many temple-monasteries, museums and even sunset cruises along the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers.

Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the ideal starting point for travels into Thailand as it is the primary access city for the temples of Angkor. The modern features of the city contrast with its stunning colonial and Chinese style architecture. This city is increasingly becoming a more popular as a holiday destination by offering many attractions for visitors such as museums, markets and traditional Apsara dance performances. The intriguing temple complex of Angkor Wat, situated just three miles from the centre of Siem Reap is acknowledged as one of the wonders of the world and has lured visitors for years. The surrounding countryside of Siem Reap is bursting with culture with rice paddies, silk farms, fishing villages and bird sanctuaries to explore upon visiting.

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