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.

Visit 5 most well-known Buddhism temples in Thailand

When it comes to Thailand, one thing we shouldn't miss is magnificent, large-scale and sacred Buddhism temples. With over 90% of the population following Buddhism, this country has more than 30.000 temples built. Now we will visit 5 most sacred Buddhism temples in Thailand to know why this country is dubbed "The land of golden temples". Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand.

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1. Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha)

Located on Yaowarat Road, Samphanthawong District, Bangkok, Wat Traimit always comes first on the list of the most sacred Buddhism temples in Thailand.
Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
Wat Traimit - The most sacred Buddhism temple in Thailand
This structure is famous for its unique architecture with white walls and yellow temple roofs. But the most impressive thing is the gold Buddha with the weight of 5.5 tons. Locals believe that this statue symbolizes prosperity, purity and power. It is considered one of the most beautifully sculpted Buddhas. It is no exaggeration to say that the Golden Buddha has helped Wat Traimit become a top tourist attraction in Thailand.

2. Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha)

Situated in the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew is mentioned as one of the most well-known Buddhism temples in Thailand. With the total area of 945000m2, this is the only temple having no monks.
Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
Wat Phra Kaew - The temple of national treasures in Thailand
It is renowned for not only its architecture but also Emerald Buddha - the most sacred Buddha in the Kingdom of Thailand. It is regarded as a national treasure which brings Thais a prosperous and happy life forever.

3. Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

Lying on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is symbolic of Thai tourism. One of the most outstanding features of the temple is the reflection of first light in the morning with pearly iridescence.

Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
Wat Arun - The temple of dawn attracts visitors by its splendid beauty
Standing on the balcony of the temple, visitors can admire the entire view of Chao Phraya River and Bangkok. The most interesting thing is the way of decorating temple gates. They are built of brick and coated with colorful porcelain. Being one of the most ancient Buddhism temples of Thailand, this temple attracts a lot of travelers every year.

4. Wat Phra Mahathat

Located in Nakhon Si Thammarat city, this temple was built in the 14th century. Wat Phra Mahathat is the Buddhism center serving Buddhists in the South of Thailand.

Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
The ancient beauty of Wat Phra Mahathat evokes travelers' curiosity
Up to now, this temple is still an appealing destination because of its ruins creating the sense of mysteriousness. Though it has been partly restored, Buddhas along with devastated walls still remain intact. All turns this place into an ideal place for travelers to come to understand more about the destruction of wars. In terms of architecture, it is really a masterpiece constructed by Thai people.

5. Wat Yannawa (Boat Temple)

If you are enthralled by unique architectures, don't forget to visit Wat Yannawa in Bangkok. This temple leaves a strong impression because of its shape like a boat. Most of the distinctive features of the complex are the viharn built in the shape of a Chinese junk vessel in the 19th century.
Visit 5 most well-known Buddhist temples in Thailand
The unique mixture of Chinese and Thai architecture shown in Wat Yannawa
Along with Thai architecture is the temple roof in the style of Ayuthaya period. There is a variety of spiritual activities you can try to express your hope for peace and luck such as asking for a relic, praying...It's easy to explain why Wat Yanna is listed as one of the most beautiful and sacred in Thailand.

Compared to the number of over 30.000 temples throughout the country, 5 above structures seem to be only a tiny part. But trust me! They are destinations deserved to discover. The spiritual space will help you remove the feeling of tiredness. If you have the chance to visit Thailand, don't miss these famous temples I have suggested.

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