Indochina Highlight

Travel Indochina to explore the most beautiful landscapes, meet the most friendly locals and try the most special food in each place where you land. Indochina is included Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and with a lot of the wonderful natural and cultural heritages sites in these three countries, your tour to Cambodia is sure very fun and worth.

Nowadays, it is also easy and convenient for the tourist to combine to travel Indochina, and to get a suitable trip, then you should start the trip in Vietnam, then forward to Cambodia, finally travel Laos because it is very convenient for you to take a bus, a short flight or even by hydrofoil from Ho Chi Minh City the most bustling city in Vietnam to enter to Cambodia, and from Cambodia you should catch a short flight to Laos. Depending on your long period permits to cover full highlights of Indochina, but normally at least you also need around 7-15 days to encompass all main highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. And, travel to each country in Indochina, then you should miss to travel main sights such as with Vietnam you must see Hanoi the capital of Vietnam, then Halong Bay where was accepted as one of the natural heritages sites in the world by UNESCO, Hue and Hoi An these are the main two sites belong to the central of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City or still called Saigon the most bustling and busy city of Vietnam, the Mekong River delta (if you have more time and prefer to meet the ethnic locals in the mountainous areas of Vietnam, then you must travel Sapa where is available the most mighty landscapes in the northern Vietnam).

From Ho Chi Minh City, you should catch a short flight to Cambodia (Siem Reap or Phnom Penh), if you have around 3 days, then you should catch a hydrofoil from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh to cover the main sites of Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia, then catch a short flight (or the local bus) from Phnom Penh to go to Siem Reap where is available the great cultural structure of Angkor Wat Temple as well Angkor Temple Complex (please note that it takes around 8 hours by the local bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, but it is just around 50 minutes by a flight for this way).

From Siem Reap, you should catch a short flight to Laos (Luang Prabang or Vientiane), if you have around 3-4 days, then you should visit both of Luang Prabang and Vientiane), if you have a short time, then please choose Luang Prabang because this place was accepted by UNESCO as one of the cultural heritages sites in the world, this destination is very special and different from any other site in the world, it is very peaceful and tranquil, travel Luang Prabang you will have a chance to meet the most honest and friendly locals as well as explore the special historical structures which were preserved very very carefully by the government as well as people at here.

Vientiane, Laos- Land of the Temples (part 1)

Vientiane has an area of 3,920 km2 and a population of about 1 million people. Situated on the left bank of the Mekong River, Vientiane city also means moon, a majestic capital of Laos. If you have a chance to set foot on this land, you will never forget this peaceful, full of vitality land and a system of pagodas with motifs, patterns symbolizing the unique architecture of temples in the country of elephants.

Coming to Laos is synonymous with coming to the Buddhist country, where the proportion of the temple per person is the highest in the world. Laos has about 2000 temples and pagodas attached to schools, and also to life. The people of Laos have been imbued in themselves with the Buddha’s teachings which are to persistently respect the nuns and the monks in the temples. Specifically, on festive occasions, Laos appeals tourists and Buddhists to visit, to learn about Buddhism no less than the Golden temple country, the neighbor country, Thailand. Among the cities, Vientiane is considered the place converging many large and famous temples.

Vientiane is considered a place having many beautiful and sacred temples
If once arriving in Vientiane, visitors will be told about Wat Ong Teu, a temple associated with the legend of Laos’ King- Setthathirat, the legend praises and guarantee the power of religion, belief in the ability to convert people. Interestingly, after pilgrimaging at Wat Ong Teu, tourists will take part in "Su kwan" (tying strings around a person's wrist) ritual. This is a long-standing tradition which carries the culture of the country, and desires to wish recipient well.

Vientiane, Laos- Land of the Temples (part 1)
The Su kwan ritual
In Vientiane, there is a temple dedicated to the campus of Sangha Buddhist school, where monks from Laos regularly come here to learn about Buddhism, called Wat Ong Theu located on Setthathilath road. The temple also has the largest Buddha bronze statue and is the only evidence left after the destruction of the Thai people. Additionally, if having more time, travelers can visit Wat Haw Phra Kaew (on Setthathilath road); Vat Si Muang (between Setthathilath and Samsenthai roads) ...

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Over hundreds of years, Buddhism has penetrated deeply into the thoughts, feelings and consciousness of the people of Laos. The temple is not only a cultural center, but also where people gather in the festival, which is where literacy, knowledge, healing profession are taught ... Going to temple frequently, considering the temple a place to send spirituality and faith seem to have instilled in every person and created the endearing personality of the people of Laos. With the simple but quiet look, the temples here are filled with heartfelt sentiments contributing to build a culture that is not only full of humanity, but also full of peace.

Vientiane, Laos- Land of the Temples (part 1)
The garden of Buddha statues in Laos
Vientiane has an area of 3.920km and nearly 1 million people. In spite of being the center of politics, economy, tourism of the country, Vientiane has no appearance of a megacity. Instead, it mesmerizes people with its own appeal: the peaceful life, not many high buildings, many trees, everywhere has the shadow of temples.

People coming to Vientiane are certainly interested in Laos temples which are as beautiful as the castles. Temple covers the villages, palaces, offices, tourism ... The temple have always carried with themselves a style of architecture, the unique pattern with many bright colors. Arriving here, visitors can not fail to visit these unique temples.

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