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.

The most charming beaches in the Southeast – Asian Area

The Southeast – Asian Area is located in southeastern Asia, where it borders the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean and is a bridge between the Eurasian continent and the mainland of Australia. Southeast Asia consists of a complex system of peninsulas, islands, and archipelagoes intermingled with seas and bays.

Southeast Asia has beautiful paradise islands. These islands are like the mysterious jewels of Southeast Asia. The place has beautiful natural scenery, clear blue sea and tourism development with many services and a luxury resort.

Boracay Island, Philipines

Boracay Island, Philipines
Boracay is a small island in Aklan province, the Philippines. To get to Boracay Island, you will have to fly an inland flight from Manila with an estimated time of one hour. Not only is the island paradise of the Philippines but Boracay also is one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Asia and is in the top 25 in the world. At dawn, you can enjoy the feeling of feet under the smooth white sand, crystal clear sky. At night it is time for each visitor to live free to join themselves in the music, cocktail party in the restaurant bar flicker fire.

Patong, Thailand

Patong Beach, Thailand
Patong is the beach most popular beach and also the best beach developed on the island of Phuket. Spread over 3 km of fine white sand, clear blue sea, Patong is like the dazzling sunshine of the sea. Visitors can choose one of the activities such as diving, surfing, surfing, sailing, beach volleyball and so on to entertain the pressure to dissolve the daily life. When the body is tired of the above activities, guests can use the Thai massage service right on the beach and then enjoy the seafood flavor of the country's Golden Pagoda.

Koh Chang, Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand
Koh Chang is located in Trat Province, more than 300km south-east of Bangkok and separated from the mainland. The means to reach the island are ferries after traveling from Bangkok to Trat by road or air.

It is considered one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand with stretches of white sand. Tourists can easily see the wild nature that is swimming in the blue sea with fish and coral reefs. 

On the island, there are many forests and spectacular waterfalls, of which the most prominent is Klong Nung Waterfall, located near Salak Phet the highest point in Koh Chang, above sea level 744m. Water from the high peaks, you can swim right at the foot of the waterfall, in the lake green, wild rarely seen elsewhere.

Bai Dai, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Bai Dai is located in Phu Quoc district. This beach is 15 km long, running along the northwest coast from Mui Ganh Oil to Cua Can. In the estuary of Bai Dai, there is a mangrove forest ecosystem. In addition, there are pristine white sandy beaches or large trees planted to the sea.

The fresh air at Bai Dai attracts visitors by the scent of the sea mixed with forest. Come to Bai Dai, you will have the opportunity to see paradise on the sea island with the sunshine sparkling on the sea, very peaceful and pristine. Bai Dai is very different from other beaches because the beauty is pristine but elegant, not much affected by dust industry as well. It helps visitors enjoy comfort when coming to this resort. That is why Bai Dai Beach is attractive and very attractive to tourists in and out of the country.

Koh Rong, Cambodia 

Koh Rong, Cambodia 
Mostly when it comes to Cambodia tourism, people immediately think of the ancient Angkor heritage, forgetting that Cambodia has many islands and beautiful beaches. Koh Rong is one of them. Koh Rong is the second largest island in Cambodia with an area of about 78 km2. Koh Rong of Cambodia is one of the islands located in the Gulf of Thailand, 20km from the coastal city of Sihanoukville. To travel to Koh Rong tourists can book a tour of Cambodia and depart from Sihanoukville Island, about 2 hours on the boat cruise, visitors will stop at Koh Rong.

Koh Rong paradise island has reached the top "one of the 45 most worthy places in 2012". The first impression of visitors when they set foot on the island of Koh Rong is the peace of this place. The sea in Koh Rong is unbelievably green with extremely rich and diverse marine life. The beach is the smooth white sand as a tool to relax for your feet. The coconut palms and casuarinas are also whispering in the sea breeze, swinging and rocking as inviting tourists to come and travel here.

Koh Rong Island is a great place to relax, explore because the island is still deserted, undeveloped. Exploring Koh Rong Island of Cambodia is really exciting because there will not be much guidance as this place has not yet aroused great potential. Your trip to Koh Rong will be "more difficult" but extremely exciting

Ho Chi Minh – the modern city in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon) is one of the biggest cities in Vietnam with Hanoi And Danang. It is also the center of economy, culture, and politics in Vietnam. As a young city with only 300 years of history, Ho Chi Minh City has built many architectural works and has a diverse culture. Visiting the land, tourists can see not only the skyscrapers, shopping, and entertainment centers but also ancient villas, traditional markets existing over a hundred years. It is a good opportunity for visitors to know more about the history of the city also the nation.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral
Located at No.1, Parioc commune, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Notre Dame Cathedral is the most magnificent architectural work in this area.
Notre Dame Cathedral is a very special project of planning, located in the middle of the square, with no fence and adjacent campus, not hidden by other buildings. It has a beautiful view from all sides by open space through the large intersection created.
Notre Dame Cathedral is highly regarded as cultural work, the original spirit of East-West symbiosis, Between tradition and modern. The harmony and continuity between architecture and landscape, material and climatic conditions, the style of bending oriental style in a Western architecture makes the uniqueness of this work. Notre Dame Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece, a typical work contributing to the appearance of the city of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City. 

Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnel
Cu Chi Tunnel is a famous revolutionary historical site in Phu My Hung commune, Cu Chi district. It is an underground defensive system in Cu Chi District. This system was excavated during the Indochina War by the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam. The tunnel system includes an infirmary, several rooms, a kitchen, a storage room, an office, an underground tunnel system. The tunnel system is about 200 km long and has ventilation systems in place of bushes. 
A deep underground tunnel from 3 - 8m. The tunnel system consists of 3 floors, from the "backbone" line emitting infinitely long branches, short branches fed together, branched. flowing to the Saigon River.
Today, when the war is over, the Cu Chi Tunnels are the site attracting many visitors, especially veterans. Foreign visitors to Vietnam have also not missed this famous relic. At this point, they can experience the lives of the Vietnamese people during the war when they go underground. When they experience themselves, they will understand why small Vietnam wins the richest country in the world.

Thu Thiem Bridge

Thu Thiem Bridge
Another famous site in Saigon is Thu Thiem Bridge. With a location lying across the Saigon River winding around the beautiful downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Thiem Bridge has gradually become the favorite destination of young people now.
After a hard-working day, Thu Thiem Bridge is a great place to meet among countless luxury cafes. Standing on the bridge, just watching the city at night sparkling lights that just enjoy the cool breeze, tourists can feel comfortable and relaxed. It is a memorable experience that visitors should not skip.

Bitexco Financial Tower

Bitexco Financial Tower
Bitexco Financial Tower is built by Bitexco Group in the center of District 1, at the corner of Hai Trieu and Ho Tung Mau Streets. The building was designed by American architect Zapata and opened on 31/10/2010. With a height of 269 meters, Bitexco Financial Tower has become the 110th tallest building in the world.
The first experience of visitors inside this building is to visit a modern commercial center with many restaurants, amusement parks, movie theatres and so on. Furthermore, the building has 12 lifts at a speed of 7m / s to help people move to anywhere in the building within 45 seconds. This speed will sometimes make visitors stunned when they first enter but this is definitely a great experience.

Saigon Skydeck

Saigon Skydeck
On the 49th floor is Saigon Skydeck where visitors can enjoy the free mineral water at the entrance. Surrounding Skydeck is a glass offering visitors 360 views, especially the binoculars are clear so that visitors can scan most distant locations such as Saigon central post office or Vo Van Kiet Boulevard. Visitors are interested in Saigon's tallest "sky view" on the 49th floor of the building, called Saigon Skydeck. In addition, the helipad on the 52nd floor also impresses visitors because of the distance that looks like a lotus flower.
Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City will be a memorable experience for tourists. 

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage 
The Southeast Asian countries possess many ancient temples with sophisticated architecture, attracting many visitors throughout the world.
Enjoying the spring pilgrimage to the famous temples in Southeast Asia will bring tourists the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, as well as the belief in eternal life.

Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia

Angkor Wat Temple
Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious site in the world, 1,626,000 square meters. It was originally built as a Hindu temple of the Khmer Empire, and was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple in the late 12th century. The Khmer Suryavarman II built Angkor Wat in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura, the capital of the Khmer empire, as his own tomb. 
The temple is the most typical symbol of Khmer architecture. It has become the symbol of Cambodia, appearing on the national flag and is the country's top tourist attraction. Entrance to the temple is a stone path, crossing a large moat. The features that tourists will fall in love with at first sight are the rocky corridors stretching out, covering the courtyard of green trees. The central part of Angkor is the highest of the architectural complex. To get to this place, tourists have to go through many doors, climb all the high platforms, and cross the wide yard. This is a sacred place, so the tourists wearing skirts or pants sort will not be allowed to come in.

Pha That Luang Temple, Laos

Pha That Luang Temple
Pha That Luang, one of the most famous monuments in the capital Vientiane, in the dialect means the great tower or sacred relic tower. In the middle of the 16th century, the King Setthathirat, decided to move the national capital from Luang Prabang to Vientiane and ordered that Pha That Luang Temple had to be built. 
The temple was shaped like a huge tower, and it represents the enlightenment of Buddhism. Because of its gold plated exterior, the temple was inevitably overlooked by neighboring countries. As a result, wars erupted between Laos and neighboring countries such as Burma, Thailand ,and China at that time. And during the invasion of the Thai in the 1828s, there was a severe consequence for this temple and the capital Vientiane. The current temple is a restored architecture from the 1930s by the French to replace the inaccurate structure at the previous renovation 1900 also by the French. Until now, the temple is still a tourist attraction for many visitors around the world.

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin's Mosque, Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin's Mosque, Brunei
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin's Mosque, designed by Cavalieri R Nolli, Edwards Chartered ,and their collaborators, is believed to be a combination of Mughal architecture and Italian style. The building was built on a round artificial lake in the Kampong Ayer River. 
The church was built on an area of about 2 hectares, almost squared to a corner of the lake. A curved bridge connects the church to the banks of the Brunei River. Another marble bridge leads to a building like a boat in the middle of the lake, built-in 1967. This boat simulates the famous Sultan Bolkiah dragon boat of the 16th century Brunei, commonly used in religious ceremonies. The boat is exquisitely decorated with Mosaic carvings and mesmerizing motifs for Islam. 
The building consists of the main church block and an auxiliary building. The main church block is a block of white marble. At four sides protrude four lobby blocks. At the corner of the building has a large tower about 44m high. At the top of the main block is a 52m high dome tower, gold-plated towers with a volume of 5 tons, including 3.3 million pieces of gold with an area of about 520m2. Inside the building, the prayer room has a capacity of more than 3,000 people, beautifully carved on domes, stained glass windows, and marble columns. The sub-perimeter is a narrow corridor. The patio is a lake. Interior, the exterior of the building are decorated with white marble imported from Italy, British glass, flooring carpet embroidery famous from the Arab ...

Shwedagon Temple, Myanmar

Shwedagon Temple
Shwedagon Temple, also known as Golden Temple, is the most sacred place and pride of the people of Myanmar. The temple was built over 2,500 years ago in Yangon, including 1,000 small shrines that preserve many sacred treasures of Buddhism.. These shrines surround the main tower, which is almost 99 meters in height, covered with 9,300 gold leaflets, 5,450 diamonds and 2,320 other kinds of the gemstone. At the top of the centre tower, there are 1,065 golden bells and 421 silver bells. Under the sunshine, the temple is glistening like a sun. 
From the foothills of the Singuttara there are 4 stairways, each of which has a pair of chinthe. In the east and south, there are many shops selling instruments for Buddhist worship. At the last steps of the way to the south, there is the second embodiment of the Buddha, the Buddha Na Na Ham.
The temple has long been a place of pilgrimage for Buddhist followers of Myanmar. When taking off shoes must be removed. The Burmese usually travel around the tower in the clockwise direction. There are seven water tanks corresponding to seven planets and seven days a week. This is where people with birthdays coincide that day to bathe the Buddha statue.

Top 10 stunning islands in Thailand that you can definitely not skip

1. Ko Phi Phi Island

Ko Phi Phi Island
Ko Phi Phi is an archipelago of Krabi province, southern Thailand. Ko Phi Phi Don is the largest island of this archipelago and is the only island with native inhabitants of many generations. Meanwhile, Ko Phi Phi Leh is well known for its 2000 movie "The Beach." so it attracted many visitors. Besides, it used to be hit hard by the 2004 Noel tsunami so the whole island was swept away. Today, however, there is almost no sign of tragedy as the reconstruction takes place very quickly and formally. There are daily direct flights from Bangkok to Krabi to travel. 

2. Ko Tao Island

Ko Tao Island
Ko Tao is becoming a favorite destination for people who are looking for relaxation. It is also ideal for those who like scuba diving, fishing, or hiking in nature. So, approximately 7,000 visitors annually receive a certificate of completion of the diving course here. With the rapid growth of tourism, the number of resorts, bars, and nightclubs has increased significantly, although many still prefer to head to the pristine, unspoiled areas of the island. Ko Tao is close to Ko Samui so it is convenient to move.

3, Ko Chang Island

Ko Chang Island
Situated near the Cambodian border, Ko Chang is the third largest island in Thailand. Nature offers many mountains, rainforests, waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Therefore, in less than 10 years, Ko Chang has become a major tourist destination in Thailand and is more popular than Phuket and Ko Samui for its tranquility and wildness.

4. Phuket Island

Phuket Island
Phuket is the name of a province and is the main city of the province. Phuket consists of a large island and countless small islands and this is the second-largest tourist destination in Thailand, after Bangkok. Beautiful beaches, hotels, resorts, restaurants, bars, nightclubs are the most visible in Phuket. Moreover, there are also shopping centers, golf courses for visitors to immerse in. There are dozens of flights from Bangkok and other major cities such as Chiangmai, Udon Thani to Phuket every day because of its unique beauty. 

5. Ko Phangan Island

Ko Phangan Island
Ko Phangan Island is an island located in the Thailand Bay, between Ko Samui and Ko Tao. This is a popular spot in the dusty world, with many beaches and tropical forests. Every year there is a vibrant music and dance festival, known as the Full Moon Party. Visitors to this place also enjoy the large and beautiful pagodas. The closest airport to Ko Phangan is Ko Samui.

6. Ko Samui Island

Ko Samui Island
Ko Samui is one of the most popular tourist islands in Thailand. There are countless resorts, hotels, bungalows catering to the needs of travelers from budget to luxury. Many festivals are held in Ko Samui each year such as Buffalo Fighting Festival, Samui Art Festival, and other street celebrations. Sailing enthusiasts will also be fascinated by Samui Regatta. One thing to note when you arrive in Ko Samui is that you can only fly by Bangkok Airways because the airport is exclusively owned by the airline.

7. Ko Tarutao Island

Ko Tarutao Island
Ko Tarutao is one of the 51 islands in the Tarutao Marine Park in southern Thailand. The island has many suitable places for camping and bungalows for nature lovers, wandering on deserted beaches and wild rainforest. Therefore, visitors can enjoy the feeling of true wilderness life. The nearest airport is Hat Yai and then proceeds by train to Ko Tarutao.

8, Ko Lanta Island

Ko Lanta Island
Ko Lanta, or Ko Lanta Yai, is the largest island in an archipelago of Krabi province. The western beaches of Ko Lanta Yai have many resorts and bungalows. The area is well suited for scuba diving, coral reef tour, and fishing experience. Here, you will also have the opportunity to watch the giant whale, too. Do not ignore the opportunity to come here once. 

9. Ko Lipe Island

Ko Lipe Island
Ko Lipe belongs to the Adang-Rawi Islands, southwest of Thailand. This is a small island and visitors only take a few hours to go around the island. Because of the many strict regulations, it is impossible to develop tourism here. Ko Lipe is located outside of Tarutao National Marine Park where there are three main beaches with different rates. The nearest airport to Ko Lipe is Hat Yai for those who would like to find the way to visit here. 

10. Ko Samet Island

Ko Samet Island
Ko Samet Island is located near Bangkok, known as the getaway, away from the noise of the city. Although most of the island is a national park preserved with strict regulations, there are still areas to help tourists get an unforgettable experience. One of the most impressive is the white sand beaches and many useful activities. Sunbathing during the day and enjoying the lively nightlife is not to forget the experience here. It takes only about 3 hours drive from Bangkok or 1 hour from Pattaya.

Top 5 splendid islands in Nha Trang for tourists to explore in summer holiday

The beautiful island in Nha Trang always makes many tourists curious. Therefore, Nha Trang is known as an attractive place all over the world. With travel enthusiasts, conquering these 5 mysterious islands in Khanh Hoa is a great dream that they pursue throughout their lives. 

1, Salangane Island ( Noi Island)

Salangane Island 
Noi Island is one of the beautiful islands in Nha Trang or known as the salangane island in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa. The unique point of Noi Island is the only double beach in Vietnam. Arriving Hon Noi, standing in the sandy white sand, and turning any direction, you also see the blue sea. Moreover, this double beach also has a hot water side and a cold water side because of the creation of the flow. This makes many visitors once coming to this island are unforgettable. To visit Salangane Island, let's go to Cau Da port, Nha Trang and buy tickets to that place. Since this is the island under the management of Khanh Hoa Salanganesy tourism company, you have to buy tickets. Visitors can only visit the day with the price of about $15 per person, including breakfast, salangane water, cakes, lunch, and dessert. 

2, Whale Island (Ong Island)

Whale Island
Whale Island, also known as Ong island, is a beautiful island in Nha Trang located in Van Phong Bay, Van Ninh district, Khanh Hoa province. On the island, only one resort is Whale Island Resort, and island services are provided by the resort, too. Ong island is only suitable for those who love the sea, like to explore the wild and tranquil nature and those who want to stay away from the noisy bustle or tumult of urban life. Nevertheless, you should travel once to experience wonderful things. 

3, Diep Son Island

Diep Son Island
Diep Son consists of 3 small islands lying in the waters of Van Phong Bay. You can start your journey from Van Gia town. After about an hour floating on the sea, you can see the beautiful archipelago gradually appearing on the horizon. The special thing in Diep Son Island is the journey to conquer the sea road that is unique and interesting. This sea road is nearly 700m long connecting the middle island and Diep Son large island. Walking on this path brings a sense of excitement, nervousness, and a little fear because you have to walk the vast ocean. Nevertheless, you can enjoy the view of the small fish swimming on the two sides and splendid coral reefs. 

4, Binh Ba Island

Binh Ba Island
Binh Ba River is about 15 km far from Cam Ranh Port. It is not difficult to reach Binh Ba in any season of the year because of the cheap cost of traveling, eating, and staying. All you need to do is enjoy the crystal clear beaches in Binh Ba with a belly full of seafood. Binh Ba is famous for Chuong is Bai Chuong, Bai Nom, and Bai Nha Cu where you can stop to watch the sunrise or enjoy diving to see coral reef and fishing. Because Binh Ba is newly exploited tourism, the price of services is still cheap. Do not forget to travel to this island to enjoy a great time. 

5, Binh Hung Island

Binh Hung Island
It is not strange when people say that Binh Hung Island is one of five beautiful islands in Nha Trang. To Binh Hung, you will be attracted by the blue sea together with white sand beaches. The beaches are not as long and wide as in Mui Ne or Nha Trang but always clean in the bottom. Besides, the sea is not deep so you wade a few dozen meters and you can see the coral reefs in the bottom of the beach. Especially on the beach, there are a variety of rocks with many shapes and designs with lively colors. To go to Binh Hung, you can run along the beautiful beach like Binh Tien beach, Nuoc Ngot beach, Chuoi beach to the Kinh beach is also the pier to Binh Hung. From here, you take the boat to the island for about 10 minutes. The ticket is not up to $1 per one person for everyone to experience freely. 

The Special Restaurants are located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

In addition to visiting many breathtaking destinations of Phnom Penh, enjoying the city's cuisine in restaurants and eating places is one of the most memorable experiences for visitors. Below, I will make some restaurants for you to choose when traveling Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

1, Dosa Corner

Dosa Corner
Dosa Street Corner is an ideal place for those who want to enjoy good food of curry country. Dosa is a restaurant that has the variety of Indian quintessence delicacies. All foods are placed in a tray and you will eat as Indian. Especially is bread, you can eat with curry soup, soy sauce or other combinations. For only $2,  you can combine to your liking. Besides, this restaurant has fast service and cheap prices that are the plus points. 
Address: Wat Lanka Area, Phnom Penh.

2, Brohet, Orussey Market

Brohet, Orussey Market
Orussey Market is one of the most crowded markets in Phnom Penh. Visitors to the market often find to enjoy Brohet - a snack made from pork, crab meat, then it is wrapped in powder or fried cursorily, and skewered each stick. You can find this dish at the stalls to the west of the market. The price is also very cheap. The price of 3 stick Brohet is about $1 together with vegetables. What's a great food!

3, Psar Kab Koh Restaurant

Psar Kab Koh Restaurant
Psar Kab Koh Restaurant is not located in the tourist area. It is near the river with many small canals and densely populated. This restaurant has been the family restaurant for a long time and most customers are Khmer. The famous dish of the restaurant is the Khmer chicken curry in Kab Koh. It is not only delicious but also full and nutritious. In the restaurant, you should prepare some basic Cambodian sentences, as the place is mainly for local people.
Address: No. 9 Road opposite Kab Koh Market, Phnom Penh.

4, Samnang Kitchen Restaurant

Samnang Kitchen Restaurant
Samnang means lucky and this restaurant will really satisfy the most demanding customers by the variety, richness of the food. Coming to the restaurant, you can easily find Cambodian specialties and many other delicious dishes for you to choose. Another plus point for the restaurant is the staff are very professional and enthusiastic, English communication smoothly.
Address: Street 155, Toul Tom Pong Market, Phnom Penh.

5, The Duck Restaurant

The Duck Restaurant
The Duck is a restaurant owned by Dah Lee, a New Zealand businessman and manager. The Duck restaurant is born with the motto "simple" as the main in the style of cuisine. The restaurant specializes in French cuisine, but Dah Lee is constantly updating new dishes in London and New York. If you are a foreigner from the West, you can visit this restaurant to enjoy your homeland's taste. 
Location: No. 49 Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh.

6, Tepui in the Chinese area

Tepui in the Chinese area
The Chinese area of Phnom Penh is considered to be a lavish area, where Tepui Restaurant serves the Mediterranean and South American cuisine. The head chef of the restaurant is a Venezuelan girl who inspired dishes from her hometown. After that, she combines culinary delights in Shanghai, Paris and now is the culinary essence of Phnom Penh. This is one of the attractive eating places in Phnom Penh you should not miss.
Address: Location: 45 Sisowath Quay (cut street 84), Phnom Penh.

7, Khmer Restaurant Surin

Khmer Restaurant Surin
Address: Street 57, Boeung Keng Kang 1 Commune, Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh.
It is a Khmer-style restaurant in the middle of the capital. It serves authentic Khmer and Thai cuisine. The space of the restaurant is decorated simply and airily with cute little things such as water jar, lotus, table set, etc. This is really a good restaurant in Phnom Penh that you should not miss. Tourists can choose their seats from sitting plump to the table, from the first floor to the second floor. Both eating and watching the city is really a wonderful experience.

8, Khmer Food Village Restaurant

Khmer Food Village Restaurant
Address: Next to Hun Sen Park, opposite Naga World Hotel.
Khmer Food Village is one of the eating places that you surely come when traveling in Phnom Penh. It has open and wide space and can serve at the same time to more than 100 unique dishes of the Khmer. Traditional, tasty, affordable cuisine in a beautifully decorated setting makes this restaurant attractive. Walking around a restaurant, you can find good food in Cambodia to suit your pocket and needs.

9, Phsar Reatrey Night Market

Phsar Reatrey Night Market
Address: Street 1, Wat Phnom Commune, Daun Penh District.
Phsar Reatrey Night Market is located right next to the waterfront in Phnom Penh's West Sisowath Quay. This is not only a famous cheap food in Phnom Penh but also a fun traditional place when you travel to Cambodia. The market space is quite large with many stalls selling handicrafts, clothes, and souvenirs. Besides, you will enjoy the musical performances besides enjoying delicious dishes and specialty of Cambodia.
Useful links: https://southeastasiatravel.us/unique-interesting-insect-market-in-cambodia/

Travelling in Myanmar with Children – Tips and Guides

Planning for a trip with family, the destination to be chosen which could be much fun and cheerful for all in the family, especially children as they are the centre of attraction wherever we go. We planned for Myanmar, which is a great destination for kids. We have a long list to visit, from the beaches and the boat journeys and also to historic temples and many more. Here it is easy to discover on a budget and get much better facilities than any other places around the country.

MYANMAR

Myanmar, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which is also known as Burma, it is a sovereign state in the region of Southeast Asia.

CULTURAL BEAUTY

The culture of Myanmar is very much influenced by Buddhism. Their culture is very much affected by the ancient Indian culture deeply connected or linked with the local traditions and some affects of the Chinese culture can also be clearly seen in their local architecture and food habits. 

Travelling in Myanmar with Children – Tips and Guides

We can find number of various kinds of stupas and temples throughout the country which resemblance to those in northern India. Buddhism is the single largest religion practiced there, and even some of the villages have a village temple for their prayers. Some other religions which we will find in a smaller number are Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

Myanmar is one of the most brilliant destinations in the world, the most magical and a golden land of breathtaking beauty and charm. That marinates in their fascinating history, culture and traditions.

TIPS TO TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN

  • So here we come with some tips that can help you and your children to enjoy and get the most out your trip to Myanmar.
  • Get some information about the destination to your child. Bring some books according to your child’s age, so that the child should know about the destination beforehand and he can enjoy it.
  • Be sure to pack insect repellent, sun screen and hats in your luggage. All this will be used on your trip.
  • You must get a child-sized life jacket. You will be traveling by boat and there you can get adult-sized life jackets only.
  • Give time to your child so that they can watch the artists you will find along the way.
  • You should be carrying the water at all times as de-hydration can be a risk especially for children.
  • We had lovely swimming facilities, which proved an ideal place for relaxing after a day of touring for complete family.
  • Don’t miss out the puppet show, which is famous in Myanmar, even some of the hotels provide a complimentary show during dinner. Get a catch of it.
  • Take plenty of wet wipes with you to clean the hands before and after meals as restaurants may or may not have fresh, clean running water and soap every time.
  • Be very careful about the poisonous snakes of Myanmar. Remind your children to be on designated paths and they must avoid running in the shrubs or long grass, for their safety.
  • You can bring the child’s favorite snacks for picky eaters, as Myanmar markets will be offering you lots of fresh fruit to eat.
  • Get your child a notepad or diary, so that the child could record his thoughts and experience during the trip.
  • You can also provide your child his own camera for the visit. So that he could make his own memories to cherish further.

Important Points Not To Be Missed Out:

  • Myanmar has a very poor conditions relating to public health, specially the provision of clean drinking water and also sewage disposals, so it is necessary to the parents to be wise and lay down a few rules with regards to maintain the good health of their child, they could do this by various activities such as regular hand washing, keeping sanitizers, wet tissues etc.
  • · Parents should warn their children especially not to play with any animal they find, as it can be dangerous. They could be poisonous or could cause rabies.
  • · When you are travelling with the children, it can be more comfortable and safe by getting in your private car. Try to get your private vehicle if possible.

Top food that you should try in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a land of tranquility with its houses, pagodas, temples. They have the typical culture that has survived for hundreds of years. Unlike the modern and bustling city like Bangkok, Chiang Mai attracts tourists with beautiful scenery and delicious food. After spending a day traveling Chiang Mai, you should take a rest and enjoy delicious food. It is extremely wonderful. Below, I will introduce you 10 delicious food of Chiang Mai Thailand that I should try.

1. Khao Soi

Top food that you should try in Chiang Mai, Thailand

People say that if you do not enjoy Khao Soi, you have never visit Chiang Mai. The fact is that it is crispy fried noodles with curry - a specialty of this place. This traditional dish is served with chicken or beef, and some other spices such as chili sauce, salted cabbage, scallion, and lemon. The most famous dish in northern Thailand can be found anywhere from 5-star resorts to eateries on the sidewalk. Do not hesitate to try this food when you are in Chiang Mai.

2. Sai Oua

Sai Oua is also known as Chiang Mai sausage. It is made from pork and is sold all over the street. Unlike other types of sausages in other countries, this type of sausage has the sour taste of lemon and spicy taste of chili, and ginger. This is also a popular dish of local people in Chiang Mai. If you want to enjoy this strange sausage, do not miss the opportunity to try it in Chiang Mai.

3. Kaeng Hang Lei Curry

If you are a big fan of the spicy dish, this is probably the food that you cannot be missed. It is one of the spiciest curries in Thailand. Curry Pork in Chiang Mai has a sweet taste of tomatoes and some spices such as chili, ginger, turmeric, tamarind, and garlic. The taste of this dish is very suitable for those who like to eat spicily. In addition, cold weather is a good condition to eat this curry with friends and relatives.

4. Nem Chua ( fermented pork roll)

Nem Chua is one of the delicious dishes in Chiang Mai and it is also sold a lot on the streets of Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Nem Chua is made from minced pork and is fermented for 2 days. The aromatic Nem Chua will stimulate the taste of visitors during the time you walk around Chiang Mai street at night. You can also buy as a gift for relatives after the end of the holiday in Chiang Mai.

5. Khanom Jeen Nam Ngiao

In Thai, Khanom Jeen means "fresh vermicelli" and Nam Ngiao means "traditional spicy tomato sauce". These two ingredients are combined to create delicious and unique noodles of Chiang Mai. This dish is often served with lemon, bean sprouts, sour cabbage, raw vegetables and crispy pork's skin. Do not miss this unique vermicelli when coming to Chiang Mai.

6. Kaeng Khanun

Kaeng Khanun, also known as curry jackfruit, is a famous curry in Northern Thailand in general and in Chiang Mai in particular. Except for the familiar ingredients and flavors of curry, Kaeng Khanun also contains jackfruit and tomatoes to make this dish more unique. This will be an extraordinary curry that visitors should try when visiting Chiang Mai.

7. Yum Moo Yor Salad

Yum Moo Yor salad is a popular dish in restaurants in Chiang Mai. The salad consists of Moo Yor, onions, vegetable, lemons, fish sauce, and chilies. It is a special delicious appetizer for your meal. In addition, tourists can buy Moo Yor in the roadside booths. They are rolled in green banana leaves and arranged like pyramid-shaped.

8. Miang Kham

Miang Kham is a popular nosh on the streets of Chiang Mai. Visitors can choose for themselves sour, spicy, sweet, or salty taste. When eating Miang Kham, people usually wrap it with La Lot and other spices like pineapple, dried shrimp, peanuts, chili, lemon, onions, coconut. In addition, there are also street vendors that have wrapped availably for visitors to buy this food. The sweet and sour sauce is the highlight of this dish.

9. Fried Spiral Potato

This street food will make you funny because of its shape. Instead of frying potato normally, people cut potation into the spiral shape. Then, they fry with much oil to make this dish crispy. Spiral Potato is served with cheese, barbecue, chili powder, and tomato ketchup. It is suitable for those who like street food and the price is very cheap.

10. Dim sum

Dim sum is served early in the morning in other countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, or China. But in Chiang Mai, this dish is sold at night. This dish is decorated with the bamboo tray that looks extremely attractive. You can enjoy this dish with family or friends after a long time traveling around Chiang Mai.

Top 8 “amazing” destinations that you should travel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is one of the most attractive cities for visitors to Thailand. Chiang Mai is an important part that is unlike big cities such as Bangkok or Pattaya of Golden Pagoda Country. Chiang Mai has the beauty of the tranquility and slowly land that produces famous handicrafts. Below, I will recommend you some tourist destinations in Chiang Mai, Thailand

1.Wat Phra Singh Pagoda

Top 8 “amazing” destinations that you should travel in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Phra Singh was built in 1385, and it is considered as the most famous temple in Chiang Mai. The temple has many beautiful features such as Lanna gold-plated frescoes, unique bible depositories, and Phrachaotongtip statue. Besides, every year, the temple also has Songkran Festival. On this day, people will bring the sacred statue to march around the town of Chiang Mai. The purpose is for people to participate in traditional Buddha bathing ceremony. Especially, during the festival, people cook traditional dishes and wear colorful costumes and they will splash water on each other with buckets, water guns, and water balloons. 

2. Chiang Man Temple

Chiang Man Temple was built in 1292 with typical Lanna architecture. The Chedi Tower is surrounded by 15 carved elephants. The architectural sophistication is reflected in the temple's roof by impressive motifs. Inside the temple, there are two famous Buddha statues and a glass Buddha which is said to be The Rain God is Pra Seh-Taang Kamanee. If you come to Chiang Mai, do not miss the chance to enjoy the peaceful and sacred space of this temple. 

3. Walkways

People often call "Tha Phae walking street". It is from Tha Phae Gate to Ratchadamnoen Road and opens from 5 pm to 10 pm. Along the street are the booths that sell the unique sophisticated handicrafts. They are the soul of northern Thailand culture. Moreover, the street became an outdoor stage for street artists to perform street music, dance performances, and traditional Thai games. You will feel the peace and enjoy a lot of cultural specialties of the land. 

4. Summer Palace - Phu Ping Palace

The King's Summer Palace is located on the top of Doi Buak Ha Mountain, Suthep. So, the weather is cool all year round. The palace impressed visitors by the colorful roses that were planted along the aisles. Moreover, its campus is also large for rare plants to pervade. Summer Palace is the place where the Royal Thai still visit to relax. Because Thai people always respect the Royal, they visit the palace with reverence during the holidays.

5. Mae Sa elephant camp

Mae Sa Elephant Camp is located about 30 kilometers from Chiang Mai, and the elephant camp is surrounded by lush trees and lush forest that is beautiful like a picture of the mountain area. It is the habitat of more than 70 tame elephants. Every day, the elephants are bathed in the river at the camp. They are also fed and cared carefully. Elephants at the camp can play football or draw pictures that make visitors very excited.

6. Grand Canyon

Chiang Mai has a charming place where nature combines perfectly with mountains and lakes and it makes this place have imposing beauty. That part of Chiang Mai beauty in the heart of tourists is this Grand Canyon. It has not only the magnificent scene but also wild nature for tourists to explore, swim and see the sunset. The best time for you to visit is in the afternoon. You can bathe, and swim in the green lake near the cliffs and watch the sunset.

7. Botanic Garden

A cactus garden is no longer so distinctive or unfamiliar, but the cactus in Chiang Mai is quite different from the thousands of cactus species. Cactuses live in a transparent glass garden like a cactus miniature world that makes you feel overwhelmed. There are various types of cactuses in different sizes, shapes, and names. Especially, if you are lucky, you will have a chance to see larger cactuses. Outside the glass dome is a glass bridge that is over the tranquil, and peaceful forest.

8. Bazaar Chiang Mai night market

Bazaar is known as the famous market in Chiang Mai. This is a place where Thai people make handmade products and sell those products to visitors and other people. The market is often opened from 6 p.m to 12 p.m every day. Although the time is short, there are many people joining in this market. Moreover, the products are arranged orderly that makes people impressive. You can buy handicrafts, or handmade items from Chiang Mai and northern Thailand.

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Ratanakiri in Cambodia

Ratanakiri is a remote northeastern province of Cambodia, to the south by Mondulkiri Province, to the west by Stung Treng Province, to the north and east by the border with Laos and Vietnam.

Ratanakiri has a diverse range of terrains, including rolling hills, mountains, highlands, lowlands and volcanic lakes. The area is characterized by thick forests with rich foliage and rich wildlife. Ratanakiri is an ideal destination for those who love nature and want to discover new things.

Ban Lung is the capital of Ratanakiri Province in the northeastern part of the Kingdom of Cambodia. A small, peaceful town with peaceful, hospitable and hospitable people. Ban Lung can be called a street in the forest or in the street because there are many trees, many old trees with the small forest in the heart of the city. Ban Lung is home to 12 Khmer Loeu minorities (Khmer Thuong).

Unlike many other cities in Cambodia in particular and in the world in general, Ban Lung does not have a traffic light, no helmet is required for motorcycle riders. 50 cubic meters in traffic, there are no traffic police comrades standing at the crossroads, crossroads or hot spots like in Vietnam, but according to our observation, people still moving so orderly on the road without the "white streak" of the crash. Small town, but on the road a lot of cars. A friend told me that the price of cars here is at least three times cheaper than in Vietnam.

Ban Lung is small but there are some very modern, polite hotels in the city centre. In recent years, the city has attracted more and more domestic and foreign tourists to come here to visit, visit and relax by the beauty of wilderness such as the village of Khmer Loeu Plain, pristine forests, majestic waterfalls, precious stone mines, Yeak Laom volcanic lakes are famous along with mild, pleasant climate. One day in Ban Lung, there are four seasons like in the Central Highlands (Vietnam).

Yeak Laom Lake

The volcanic lake Yeak Laom is like a deep blue jewel deep in the peaceful forest of Yeak Laom Village, in Ratanakiri Province. This area is respected by many Khmer people and is considered the sacred place with many legendary stories. Yeak Loam brings up a deep history with an estimated age of 700,000 years and lies on the mouth of a volcano. Perhaps it is because of the minerals in the eruptions in history that have helped the area grow so well that the lives of the people here are not difficult and difficult.

Yeak Laom Lake is located in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia

If you have ever been to the natural lake Yeak Loam, you will hardly forget the beauty of it. Bring on a blue colour, the scenery around the lake resembles a water-based painting. In the past, Yeak Loam was formed from a volcano, surrounded by lush green forests, where the village of Yeak Laom was inhabited by indigenous peoples.

Yeak Loam covers an area of about 800m2, the lake surface is only about 47 meters wide. Surrounding Yeak Loam is a 2.5-kilometer long road. Along with this way visitors can stroll to admire the beautiful beauty of the frozen man and jungle green forest, enjoy moments of peace.
The scenery is beautiful, romantic, cool air and friendly people are what you will feel at Yeak Laom Village. Live with time, revolving around the volcanic lake Yeak Laom are many interesting lores of the ancient Khmer Loeu and this story will follow visitors throughout the journey to explore Lake Yeak Laom with many interesting.

Noisy as the usual tourist spots, Yeak Laom lake does not have too many tourists. Visitors are mostly foreign tourists, they often quietly strolling around the lake. People here say that when bathing lake will be very lucky so many people also try to follow; However, they do not play quietly drop in the blue water.

The lakeside has a pier, visitors can swim and picnic here. Besides, there is also the cultural centre of Yeak Laom and the handicraft and fine art exhibitions of the Khmer Loeu people, which are colourful patterned fabrics, cute little toys. Handcrafted from the skilful hands of local people. You can buy yourself some souvenirs to celebrate after the trip or donate to relatives and friends.
Not as popular as other tourist destinations like Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, volcanic lake Yeak Laom impressed with the beauty of the wild, airy but equally poetic of a picture.
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