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.
1, Wat Phra Singh Pagoda
2. Chiang Man Temple
4. Summer Palace - Phu Ping Palace
5. Mae Sa elephant camp
6. Grand Canyon
7. Botanic Garden
8. Bazaar Chiang Mai night market
Yeak Laom Lake
Yeak Laom Lake is located in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia
1. Sparkling drinks and Thai milk tea.
Drinks such as iced coffee, Thai tea, smoothies or sparkling drinks are sold all over the streets of Bangkok for refreshments. When traveling around here, guests can be attracted by popular drinks but very tasty. Especially, only 20 - 50 baht (about $ 1.5), you will buy these drinks on the XXL size.
2. Fried quail eggsThis is a dish found in many Southeast Asian countries and it is simple to make. You just fried quail eggs, then eat together with a special sauce. However, the taste of this dish makes many visitors have a good appetite. Price for a box of fried quail eggs is about 100 baht (about $3)
3. Ice lollyIce creams have various shapes, sizes, and flavors of fruit or chocolate. Ice lolly is ideal dishes to avoid the heat of Bangkok. The price of each ice cream is about $2.
4. Tube ice-creamTube cream is quite like the ice lolly. However, it is more simple and the price is also less than about 5 baht. Instead of using milk, people use water to make ice cream. Each ice cream is put in an aluminum tube and in ice-box to keep ice-cream not be melted. There are many different flavors such as orange, strawberry, mint or lemon for you to choose. You can find it at Chatuchak Market or along the streets of Bangkok.
5. Cream MochiAs another kinds of Mochi in Japan, Cream Mochi has a thin skin and the inside of the ice cream is extremely attractive. Moreover, there are many different tastes for you to choose. This dish is sold at Chatuchak weekend market for about 25 baht ( about $0.7)
6. Thai fried riceWith about $1.2 baht, you can enjoy a delicious fried rice with all kinds of ingredients at Union Mall. I am sure that you will never forget the delicious taste of this dish.
7. Fried squidSquid eggs are fried carefully and it is very crunchy. The fried squid also has a simple method. Firstly, the squid is cut into small slices then covered with a layer of flour. After that, it is fried until squids change into yellow. Squids are eaten enclose with the sauce. You can enjoy this dish at Chatuchak market at weekend.
8. Coconut CreamAt Chatuchak Market, you will not miss the coconut cream. This cream is put in half a small coconut then covered with peanuts, coconut rice, and some jelly. This dish attracts customers because of its taste of cream mixed with attractive flavor from the other ingredients.
9. Fish cakeUnlike Vietnamese fish cake, Thai fish cake has a passionate taste of aroma curry. Fishes are available then the sellers knead into the circle and drop it into the pan until the fishes are ripe. Fishes are served with tomato ketchup and chili sauce. It attracts many customers. You can enjoy this dish at Pratunam Market or Chatuchak Market.
10. Fried chickenGetting to Bangkok you do not have to visit fast food restaurants that can enjoy fried chicken at the street stalls. In particular, visitors can choose the chicken that they want to eat and the sellers will fried right for you.
11. Som TamSom Tam is a papaya salad of Thai with a sweet, sour, and spicy taste of most Thai dishes. Som Tam is made from unripe papaya mixed with dried shrimp, peanuts, chili, sugar, garlic, lemon, fish sauce, and tomato. Most visitors are also a big fan of this dish.
12. Mango sticky riceMango sticky rice is the most famous dessert dish of Thailand. mango sticky rice has the main ingredients including ripe mango, sticky rice, and coconut milk. Thanks to that, the dish has beautiful color and attracts visitors. You can easily find this dish at the roadside stalls with prices ranging from 60 - 150 baht.
13. Grilled SquidGrilled squid is a popular dish that can be found in many Asian cities like Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Bangkok. Grilled Thai style is very simple with the sweetness of the squad along with a little spicy of chilis. It makes people have a special feeling.
14. Thai Fried EggsThai fried eggs are quite sophisticated, the seller usually put meat in the middle of the egg and slowly pack the eggs into a square. After that, the seller often uses a knife or scissors to cut into small pieces. Although it is quite spicy, its taste is very delicious.
15. CrepesAlthough Bangkok is famous for many local dishes, no one thinks that it is also famous for crepes desserts. Spending only 60 baht, you have a crepe cake with Nutella jam, fresh cream, and fruits.
The word “Ha Long” has the beginning of a legend. “Ha” means that “down” in China and Long means “dragon”. Local residents say that when the Vietnamese were fighting Chinese invaders, the gods sent dragons to help defend the land. Those dragons began spitting out jewels and jade. These jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay, linking together to form a great wall against the invaders. After that, dragons were interested in peaceful sightseeing of the Earth and decided to live here then. The bay is a sea island in tropical climate with 2 seasons: hot and moist summer, dry and cold winter. Average temperature is from 15 to 25 Celsius. Annual rainfall is between 2000mm and 2200mm.
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Some islands support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters for 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks. Many of the islands have acquired their names as a result of interpretation of their unusual shapes: such names include elephant (Voi Islet), kissing rocks (Hon Trong Mai), and Mai Nha Islet. 989 of the islands have been given different names. Birds and animals including antelopes, monkeys, and iguanas also live on some islands.
A community of around 1600 people live on Halong bay in four fishing villages like Cua Van, Ba Hang, Cong Tau and Tong Vien in Hung Thang commune, Ha Long city. They live on floating houses and are sustained by capture fishing and marine aquaculture. Originally in Ha Long Bay there was only one fishing village. Now there are about ten. I was retold by a local resident when I went out for enjoying the fresh air. It is so interesting!!
Ha Long Bay is host to two ecosystems: a tropical, moist, evergreen rainforest ecosystem and a marine and coastal ecosystem. The bay is home to seven endemic species. They are an endemic species, livistona halongensis, Impatiens halongensis, Chirieta halongensis, Chirieta hiepii, Chirieta modesta, Paraboea halongensis and Alpinia calcicola. Many islands that the bay are home to a great many other species, including about 477 magnoliales, 12 pteris, 20 salt marsh floras and 4 amphibia, 10 reptilia, 40 aves, and 4 mammalia.
If you live in Hanoi, there are many available ways for you to travel there. There is a bus from Hanoi to Halong city. It is about 160 km away and you can take roughly two hours to get there. When you set the first foot to Ha Long, you will hire a ship to enjoy almost sightseeing there. Another choice is driving by motorbike from Hanoi to Ha Long city in case you are carsick. From bus station to the pier, it will take 10 minutes.
The trip is very meaningful if you travel with your family or with your lover. It is really a memorial experience!!
Source : Indochina Travel, Vietnam travel
1. Gawdawpalin Temple
2. Pahtothamya Temple
3. Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery
4. Shinbinthalyaung Temple
5. Nanpaya Temple
Which architectural site is featured on Cambodia’s national flag?That is Angkor Wat, the symbol of Cambodia as well as Cham culture. The temple, which was constructed in 35 years by 5 million tons of stone and set on Cambodia’s National flag in 1850, is the pride of the country.
What was Capital City of Cambodia renowned?Phnom Penh is the biggest city as well as capital city of Cambodia. It was renowned as “Asia Pearl” dating back in 1920s. Phnom Penh, featured in Indochina Tour Packages, is also one of 2 most attractive cities to tourists (together with Siem Reap) thanks to its unique combination of French and Khmer architecture.
Which religion was Angkor Wat built for?At first, Angkor Wat was located inside an architectural complex of Khmer Empire and built for Hinduism.
What do Angkor Pilgrims often leave at the bottom of Buddha Statue?Lotus flowers, a beautiful and peaceful symbol of Buddhism
The Truth about the giant catfish in Mekong RiverThe giant catfish in Cambodia is a very rare species which is at the edge of extinction. In spite of its incredible huge size (length up to 3 meters), not so many people know that this fish does not even have teeth, it only eats plants and alga. Once traveling with Mekong River Cruises, you might see one if you are lucky.
How will Tonle Sap be like in rain season?Tonle Sap, a complex of rivers and lakes, plays an important role to Cambodia. This is also known as the biggest fresh water lake in Asia, and recognized as World Biosphere Reserve in 1997. One ridiculous thing is that the Tonle Sap Rivers do not flow into Mekong River in rain season, they flow back to the lake, making the lake larger and larger.
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