An intoxicating fusion of east meets west, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are a melting pot for the senses. From ancient pagodas and 12th century temples to dense forests and picturesque waterfalls, this is a place where natural and manmade wonders coexist in peaceful harmony. From bustling cities to charming riverside communities, the chaos of markets, both on land and on water, to the peaceful chanting of monks, there is something to captivate and excite even the most seasoned traveller.
The top temples that deserve a mention on your ‘what to see on a Mekong River Cruise
’ list are: the stunning temple complex of Angkor Wat, and the Bayon style Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia, the Vietnam’s Temple of Literature, and the Wat Phou temple of Laos. Amongst the markets, make sure you include the Cai Rang floating market of Vietnam, the Angkor Night Market of Cambodia and also make time for a vintage Vespa foodie tour in Ho Chi Minh City.