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.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to “hunt” the harvest in Bac Son is from July to November when the fields covered with a stunning golden color. Otherwise, travellers can visit Bac Son all time in the year because the valley feature different beauties in different seasons.
From Hanoi, travellers can easily get to Bac Son in the direction of Thang Long Bridge, Noi Bai, Soc Son, crossing Thai Nguyen Province or the route Thanh Tri Bridge through Huu Lung. It would take about 4-5 hours moving from Hanoi to Bac Son District.
Upon arriving at Bac Son town, visitors should ask for direction to Na Lay mount, where traveller can have the most fascinating view of a large area in Bac Son Valley. Tourists can park their vehicles in local house with a fee of US$ 1 – 2 per day to hike the mountain.
If arriving at Bac Son late in the afternoon, visitors should book a room in a guest house or a homestay. The price for a night there is very reasonable, just about 10US$. However, for those who would like to admire Bac Son Valley from a high in early morning, hiring a tent and spend overnight on the top of Na Lay mountain. First, visitors need to ask for permission of the guards in the house near the phone wave tower there. Don’t hesitate because they are very friendly and willing to help in need.
Travellers should wake up early in the morning to observe the magical aurora in the valley. The poetic scenery in slight sunshine will be an astonishing experience in the trip.
On the way back to Hanoi, visitors can pay a visit to Quynh Son communal resort nearby the valley. It is a Tay village where is home to many local stilt houses with characteristic architecture of Tay people. Most of the houses are harmoniously mixed with the beauty of nature here create a stunning scenery to admire. In this visit, tourists will be amazed by the rustic charm of the vast rice fields.
In case of overnight in tent, travellers should bring food, water, flashlights, thin blanket, lighters, raincoat, and hiking shoes.
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