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.

Things You Should Know Before Travelling to Myanmar

Endowed with picturesque natural landscapes and majestic religious constructions, Myanmar is the precious gem of the Southeast Asia. Although the country was suffered in the dictatorship for decades, it is more open for the tourists now. It will be easier to know something about the country you want to come before departure in order to avoid some awkward situations. Here are some handy tips for you for a memorable trip to this beautiful country.

1. Passport & Visa

To enter Myanmar, the passport has to be valid for at least 6 months so make sure yours is still legit before departure.

The procedure to get a visa in Myanmar is quite easy through the E visa system launched by the Myanmar’s ministry of Immigration and Population in 2014. With $50 US and several steps on the website, citizens of over 100 countries will have an e visa for themselves. 3 days after requesting, a visa letter will be sent to your email. You just need to print it out and show to the immigration staffs.

If the e visa doesn’t work for you, the tourist visa is always available in every Burmese consulate. E visa and tourist visa are all valid for 28 days and cannot be extended.  

2. Currency and Money Exchange

The main local currency of Burma is kyat. You can also use US dollar for accommodation and entrance fee or in restaurants and some means of transport but all the other things like street food or souvenirs are paid in kyat.

You should bring brand new dollar bills or at least unmarked notes to spend in Myanmar because the country has pretty strict law on it. Furthermore, the ATMs are now available in the country but only in some popular tourist attractions. You should exchange you money at banks and airports for the best rates.

3. Accommodation

The price for hotels in Myanmar is pricey in comparison to that in the neighbor countries due to the lack of accommodations. Expecting to pay 25 USD or more for a standard room with minimum amenities and the price even goes higher with the luxurious hotels. In some popular places like Yangon or Mandalay, the hotels are booked in advance for at least a month.

4. Weather

Most of the parts in Myanmar have the tropical climate with the high average temperature and seasonal downpours. The best time to travel to Myanmar is from November to February which is also the peak tourist season with the moderate temperature and less chance of raining.

Or you may want to come in the festival time of the country when the most colorful parades and vibrant ceremonies take place. Here is the list of 5 most incredible festivals of Myanmar for you to choose to create your own dream trip.

5. Clothing

Bring light clothes for the hot weather of Myanmar. However, conservative attires should be in your luggage as well owing to the strict dress codes in the holy sites of the country. Always cover your heels and shoulders when visiting every temple, monastery and pagoda. Socks and shoes are not allowed too so that slippers are the wise choose. Burmese people are very religious so if you don’t follow these rules, you may get in some serious troubles.  

If you are planning to travel to this golden land, Burma Tour Packages will be your most helpful guide.

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