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.

9 Interesting Places to Visit in Vientiane

Triumphal Arch Patuxay: Most tourists visiting Vientiane want to have a look at famous monument of Patuxay – the city’s symbol. Patuxay (or Patuxai) is considered the triumphal arch of the city. It was built in honor of the soldiers in the war against the French of the Laotian.

Pha That Luang: This is one of the most remarkable religious buildings of Laos. Best time to visit Pha That Luang is sunset, the end of the day when the sun's rays shine onto the top of the tower with bright yellow color.

Buddha Park: the site is about 27km southeast of Vientiane canter. There are more than 200 Buddhist statues and figures in Hinduism made of concrete, among them the most remarkable is the giant 40m reclining Buddha statue.

Talat Sao Market: Located at the crossing of Khu Vieng and Lan Xang, the main area in the capital of Vientiane, this market opens from 7:00 am to 16:00 pm. This is the place that lots of identical Lao products gather, therefore you will easily find out some favourite items as gifts for friends and relatives.

Haw Phra Kaew Temple: Located on Setthathirath road, Haw Phra Kaew temple was first built in 1565, this is not only a place to worship Buddha, but also a museum displaying many religious artworks of Laos. Visiting the temple, you will be lost in "the art world" by the sculptures, carvings and rare artifacts inlaid with sparkling gold, silver and jade.

Vientiane Night Market: the market is located in ChaoAnouvong campus park, about 300m long, facing Pangkham Rue street and the Mekong River. Goods sold in the market are mainly clothes, shoes, bags, foods and handicrafts items. The market is recommended to visit by many tour operators in Laos:

Wat Si Saket: the temple is located on Sethathirath road, the crossing with Lane Xang Avenue. Wat Si Saket temple is kept intact since the construction by King Chao Anou in 1818 according to Siamese Buddhist architecture. Wat Si Saket is impressivethanks to its corridor walls decorated with more than 2000 Buddha images in various materials like precious wood, bronze, ceramics, gold and silver plated. There are about 6,840 rare small and big Buddha images in total.

Wat Ong Teu Mahawihan: Also located on Setthathilath, Ong Teu Wat Mahawihan attracts tourist by the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vientiane. Also, the Sangha Buddhist school is also located in the temple campus, and that is the place that monks from throughout Laos frequently gather to learn about Buddhism.

Wat Si Muang: Situated in the middle of Setthathilath and Samsenthairoad, Wat Si Muang temple is the most apparent combination of Buddhist faith and primitive beliefs of Laos. Coming to Vientiane, you can come here to have a cotton tie around the wrist for good luck, according to the traditions of Laos.

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