Must Do Indochina Bucket List

South East of Asia and specially the Indochina region conjures up images of spectacular scenery, a variety of outdoor adventures, idyllic azure look beaches, intriguing historical sites and attractions, ethnic minority groups, national parks and scrumptious food, and unmatched hospitality from the ever smiling folks. Rich in culture and amazingly unique lifestyle, and steadfastly versatile, it is a bucket list favorite for everyone wishing to plan for a best Indochina tour. Here are 10 must dos to warm the Indochina Traveler’s soul.

Mekong River Delta: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Alright, Mekong delta is the soul of the region and well not literally but in South East of Asia you’ve not lived until you experience a visit to Delta of Mekong, the region’s largest network of river spanning three countries (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos). However, the river start from Himalaya and flowing across the south East of Asia, the best bet is to explore it through the variety of the Vietnam day trips or simply choose a trip that includes the different destinations such as Ben Tre, Cai Be, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh all the way to Siem Reap.

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Cruising in Halong Bay, Vietnam

This amazing UNESCO natural heritage site is stuff a traveler’s dreams are made of. Go on a 2 or 3 day Halong Bay cruise and enjoy the life with variety of planned activities on board an either traditional junk or the modern style luxury cruise, options are varied and all depend on your budget but usually travelers must expect to pay around US$ 150 and more for a comfortable 3 star cruise. Activities includes kayaking, caving, rock climbing, fishing and swimming.

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Visiting ethnic minorities in Sapa, Vietnam

An Instagram regular, Sapa and its amazingly green mountains are rugged, beautiful and unguarded Vietnam or Indochina at its best. The region is dotted with beautiful local villages, hospitable ethnic minorities whom wearing colorful custom all year round. Traveler visit Sapa and north-western Vietnam in order to trek (with different options from light to hard) and climbing the highest peak in Indochina, the Fansipan mountain.

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Angkor Wat and surrounding majestic temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia

The answer to “What shouldn’t be missed in Indochina” will be to visit Angkor Wat temples . One of South-East Asia’s most iconic sights, the Angkor Wat complex stands in the middle of lush tropical forests near the city of Siem Reap in northern Cambodia. The archaeological site is home to various different temples with amazingly bas relief work dating from 9th to 13th century. There are a great numbers of tours and activities to do once visiting Angkor Wat and for those with more active soul we suggest to take a Angkor Wat helicopter tour over the temples.

Surf at the beach in Sihanoukville in Cambodia

Sihanoukville, a seaside small town located at Cambodia’s southernmost tip is an alluring and beautifully preserved destination to enjoy the relaxing days once traveling in Cambodia. There are several beautiful beaches along with the mossy Kep national park overlook the area. Once in Sihanoukville, expect to extend your stay for few days to go for swimming, relaxing, scuba diving, fishing and many more. Here is top 5 beaches in Cambodia in order to enjoy more of the sunny days

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Explore the tribal trails in Luang Namtha, Laos

Laos, a landlocked destination bordering with Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. This beautifully preserved country is home to several remote lands that has been reminds absolutely untouched by the demands of modern-day life and retain their century-old traditions. Make sure to read more and or book a Laos tours with an expert organizer who knows the area very well in order to allow you a unique experience. Photography options from the local hill tribes are one of the not to be missed things that every traveler would love to do it. Luang Namtha, Muang Sing and Muang Long are highly recommended to be visited once in the area.

Make sure to see “Tak Bat” once in Luang Prabang, Laos

One of the most sacred and really a unique Buddhist traditions that still well preserved is the alms giving ceremony to the Buddhist monks in the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang. Tourists became the biggest fan of Tak Bat (The alms giving ceremony). Raise early in the morning to see the ceremony held in the main street of the town. Don’t miss it

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Hue and Hoi An in central Vietnam

Besides beaches, temples and discovery to the Mekong Delta, traveler will opt for a different but unique experience to Hoi An and Hue, two of the most visited cities in the central highlands of Vietnam each with unique yet different things to offer. A short flight from either Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city will takes you to Danang from where another half an hour driver will welcomes you to Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage town with amazing array of old houses, river side restaurants and great options to explore the countryside. Not much different as Hue has similarly the same view of point while the great “Hue Citadel” will rock your day, don’t miss the options to join a cooking class to get some flavor of Vietnamese cuisine back home with yourself.

Experience a Wildlife safari in Vietnam

Vietnam is all about natural beauty, charming sites and impressive high plantations all over the country. Do something different and try the wildlife safari in Vietnam and explore Cuc Phuong national park in Northern Vietnam, go to Bach Mai national park in central Vietnam and be in the rendezvous site of Cat tien once in the southern Vietnam.

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Experience a Vietnamese nightlife

Yes, Vietnamese nightlife, this is something that you will get to join and experience from the moment you land in Vietnam, the unique nightlife in Hanoi’s old quarter or any other places in Vietnam will amaze you, sitting on small plastic chair, eating and drinking, try various different quick eat from snacks to hot pot and BBQ. Come and enjoy it

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