Nicknamed as the new tourist paradise of the modern world, the Indochina region annually receives millions of tourists coming to visit. Discovering Indochina is a distinctive way that you can go back to the past to admire the great masterpieces of humankind.
Looking at thousands of ancient empires in the world, the civilizations in this region had developed to a considerable level.
Despite the massive devastation of war, many monumental constructions and complex are preserved in good conditions and recognized as World Heritage Sites. Let’s take a closer look at what this land has to offer during your adventure to this region with the amazing Vietnam Cambodia Laos itinerary.
The Heritage Complex of Hue
The first heritage city in this list carries the traditional values of Vietnam that is still perfectly preserved to the present, welcome to Hue. The city of Hue had long been the capital of Vietnam for over 400 years, and this is the home of a famous world cultural heritage – the Complex of Hue Monuments.
Dozens building of the complex were mainly built continuously from 1803 to the first half of the 20th century, and they contain significant historical and cultural to the Vietnamese culture. During the 13 kings of the Nguyen Dynasty, works of this population acted as a symbol of royal power and were home to many important conferences of Vietnam.
The atmosphere of the city as well is a plus. Allow yourself to have some morning walks around the Perfume River banks and let the peaceful vibe refreshes you. Hue is an absolute destination that you should include in your schedule when planning a trip to Vietnam.
The Angkor Wat
When the sun begins to shine its first ray into Siem Reap, the world can now admire the most significant evidence of the brilliant Khmer civilization for one more time, the Angkor Wat are the next destination in your Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary.
Located 240 km north of Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat was built during the reign of King Suriyawarman to worship the Hindu God of Visnu and was transferred to the Buddhist temple complex later on. In the 15th century, the Khmer Empire was invaded by Siamese forces, forcing Khmer people to relocate to Phnom Penh. From that historical event, Angkor Wat gradually fell into oblivion and became a hidden gem in the jungle. It was not until 1860 that this world cultural heritage was discovered by Herri Mouhot and was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1992.
The complex of Angkor temples holds in it several artistic values. It symbolizes the harmonious combination of Khmer culture and the brilliant Indian architecture. To explore the entire Angkor Complex, tourists can purchase a 3-day or 7-day tour package at a reasonable price.
The Idyllic Town of Luang Prabang
Considered as the pure gem of Southeast Asia, Luang Prabang might be one of the biggest tourist destinations in the Vietnam Cambodia Laos itinerary, but its appearance is lack of the hustle and the modern vibe.
In fact, the ancient town of Luang Prabang has a very peaceful pace of life. The atmosphere in the city is somewhat like a glass of smoothing tonic that helps us live more profoundly and positively.
Coming to Luang Prabang, visitors not only have the opportunity to discover the delicate spiritual life of Laos but also to visit the charming scenes nearby. With 2 hours sailing on the Mekong River, the wanderer can conquer Pak Ou Caves or stop and chat with locals in nearby villages.