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Mekong River and Our Water Journey in Laos

Mekong River and Our Water Journey in Laos

Mekong River is the longest river in Southeast Asia, which flows through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam before draining into the East Sea in Southeast Vietnam. Both Vientiane and Phnom Penh, Laos and Cambodia’s capitals, stand on banks of the Mekong. Rising from the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, about three-fourths of Mekong’s drainage area lies within Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. A cruise on the Mekong truly reveals a vibrant world of Southeast Asia along its shores.


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Vietnam: Cuc Phuong National Park

Vietnam: Cuc Phuong National Park

Often described as the balcony of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam is known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist temples and bustling cities. Visitors should never miss out the colonial charms of the Hanoi, the UNESCO listed site of Halong Bay and the sandy beaches in coastal town of Hoi An, Phu Quoc or Con Dao Islands. But the country is also home of thirty national parks scattering along the stretch of its land, including Cuc Phuong National Park – Vietnam’s oldest national park.


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Scenic Seaplane Flights between Hanoi and Halong Bay

Scenic Seaplane Flights between Hanoi and Halong Bay

The scenic seaplane flights between Hanoi and Halong Bay have become an exclusive experience in northern Vietnam, it’s a great way to get the most out of what the area has to offer. Take in the picturesque scenery of the Red River Delta and the amazing natural wonder of Halong from the top view, enjoy the 45 minute-flight instead of four hours driving. In Halong Bay, aboard a private wooden boat to cruise by towering limestone formations, visit the limestone cave and fishing villages.


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Buddhist Culture in Luang Prabang

Buddhist Culture in Luang Prabang

Located in northern Laos, the atmospheric Luang Prabang lies on the banks of the slow-moving Mekong River. The town is home of about 58,000 people with traditional wooden houses, Buddhist temples and French colonial architecture. Literally meaning "Royal Buddha Image", Luang Prabang is most famous for its traditional alms giving ceremony. Every morning at sunrise, Buddhist monks walk in a procession through the streets accepting alms offered by local residents.


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Vietnam: The Indochine Style

Vietnam: The Indochine Style

Though Indochine Francais was officially formed in 1887, the Treaty of Saigon started the French colonization in Vietnam from 1862. During 83 years of its colonization, the French imposed significant political and cultural changes on the Vietnamese society. Vietnam fell under French influence in many aspects of its culture, including architecture, cuisine, religion and art. Even after the first and second Indochina wars, those influences remained and known as the Indochine style.


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Home-hosted Private Cooking Class in Vietnam

Home-hosted Private Cooking Class in Vietnam

More than half of the population in Vietnam still live in rural areas and engage in agriculture, food is at the very heart of every home. And because Vietnam is known as a great foodie destination, have a cooking class while traveling in Vietnam is a very popular activity. One of the most frequent requests that we often received is to arrange home-hosted private cooking lessons during a tour. The activity provides a great introduction to the local market, ingredients, food culture


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Introducing the Angkor Wat

Introducing the Angkor Wat

The Angkor complex, Angkor Wat and other mysterious Angkor temples, is a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cambodia. This Cambodia’s prime tourist attraction stretches over 400km2 (155 square miles) including forested area, and it is a complex of elaborate Khmer temples, reservoirs, canals, dykes and an extensive system of waterways from the Khmer Empire. Explore the mysterious temples of Angkor with Incense Travel and a personal guide to get the most out of your visit.


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Halong Bay: Best Luxury Cruises

Halong Bay: Best Luxury Cruises

Halong Bay is Vietnam’s prime tourist attraction, this UNESCO World Heritage listed bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising out of emerald waters of Tonkin Gulf. The best way to explore the stunning rock formations and the calm waters of Halong is to aboard a luxury Vietnamese junk (traditional wooden boat). As there are so many luxury cruises to choose, though they all have similar cruising itineraries, we’ve picked out to introduce the best six luxury cruises


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Top 3 Hidden Beach Resorts in Vietnam and Cambodia

Top 3 Hidden Beach Resorts in Vietnam and Cambodia

The natural beauties and unique cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia are drawing travelers to this enchanting corner of the world, from Halong Bay to Hoi An to Saigon, from the little Phnom Penh to Angkor Temples in Siem Reap, they all satisfy world travelers. Just don’t forget the hidden gems found in this region, where you can escape the winter chill and recharge your batteries with privacy and seclusion. In this article, we’ve gathered our top hidden beach resorts and retreats


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Luxury Travel Laos

Luxury Travel Laos

Located in the heart of the former French Indochina, Laos is an incredible landlocked country and often described as “forgotten”! The country has emerged in recent years, travelers often refer to Laos as a long-lost destination in Southeast Asia. They find in Laos laid-back life style, buzzing day, long-held traditions, sparkling Buddhist temples, lush forests, rice fields and French colonial traces.


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