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.

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand

Located 700km north of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is called "The rose of the North", being an important city in Thailand. This city spreads over an area of 20.000 km2 along Ping River, one of 4 main tributaries of Chao Phraya River. Up to now Chiang Mai has been voted to be one of the most attractive tourist spots in Thailand.

Chiang Mai tour :

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand. Unlike the bustling Bangkok or Pattaya, it attracts visitors by the peace and quiet. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful city, don't miss this article since I will suggest 5 interesting destinations in Chiang Mai to you.

1. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

This is the most sacred wat of Chiang Mai with 600 years of age. It lies on the hillside of Doi Suthep, 16km far away from the center of Chiang Mai. It might take tourists more than 5 hours to conquer the narrow path leading to the wat.

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
The magnificence of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai
There are numerous travelers visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep every year. Doi Suthep is famous for not only its sacred stupas but also a lot of statues varied in size and shape. All of them are exquisite and picturesque, which brings the sense of dignity. With magnificent statues and tiny bells hung everywhere, this site is really irresistible in visitors' eyes.

2. Doi Inthanon National Park

100km far away from Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon National Park is home to many natural wonders which cannot be missed. Splendid? Majestic? Poetic? Peaceful? Bustling and colorful? Is there anywhere bringing to you a lot of feelings at the same time? The answer is "yes". Coming to Doi Inthanon, you can completely experience all of these tones of feelings. The wild beauty of nature (waterfalls, terraces and flowers) blending with antique structures (stupas) makes this national park so appealing. You will feel the wonderful harmony of nature and humans in here...

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
The impressive beauty of Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon is one of the reasons for the attractiveness of Thailand all around the world. Don't forget to admire Inthanon Mountain which is dubbed "The roof of Thailand" because of the maximum height.

3. Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

"Not coming to Night Bazaar is considered not visiting Chiang Mai" - That's enough for you to understand how famous it is. This bazaar displays a lot of handicraft goods and handmade items of Chiang Mai and northern provinces of Thailand.

Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
The hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
According to backpackers, this place is attractive with not only various types of good but also the friendliness of sellers. Night Bazaar is along Chang Klan Street where there are countless eateries, cafes, bars and massage parlors. If you have no chances to visit the weekend bazaars, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar will be certainly a good choice for you.

4. Bo Sang Umbrella Village

Situated 9km east of Chiang Mai, Bo Sang used to be a part of the ancient Lanna kingdom with nice temples, rice paddies and especially handmade umbrellas. If tourists come to Bo Sang at the third week of January every year, they can join Bo Sang Umbrella Festival - one of the most renowned festivals in Thailand. No doubt a large number of colorful umbrellas made by hand leave a deep mark in tourists' mind.
Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
Bo Sang Umbrella Villages is covered with thousands of colorful umbrellas made by hand
It's also exciting for you to take part in some or all stages of the process to make an umbrella. Trust me! That will be a memorable experience for you whenever you think of Chiang Mai.

5. Mae Sa Elephant Camp

Located 30km north of the central area, Mae Sa Elephant Camp is surrounded by lush forests in a picturesque valley. This site is home to over 70 tamed elephants with mahouts. Coming here, travelers will have the opportunity to ride elephants around the camp and learn about the life of this lovely animal.
Chiang Mai - The rose of the North in Thailand
Try riding elephants in Mae Sa Elephant Camp
I almost forget to remind you to spend time enjoying the beauty of nature in here.

Majestic beauty spots and long history and culture make Chiang Mai totally different from other destinations in Thailand. If you would like to have an unforgettable trip in this beautiful country, don't miss Chiang Mai with loads of interesting things.

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