Top 10 Most Beautiful Landscapes in Laos

1. Vang Vieng

It is said that, Vang Vieng is a "paradise for exploring", attracting millions of backpacker from all over the world. With a beautiful landscape which is considered one the best in Laos, Vang Vieng riverside town is where young people gather in the conquest rapids waterfalls or be drunk with strong alcohol.


Do not skip the chance to sit on a bike and then start your green travel to explore ancient caves and chatwith people in the quaint villages.


2. Muang Ngoi Neua

Go upstream in northern Luang Prabang in around 1 hour drive,visitors will arrive in the quaint mountainous town of Muang Ngoi Nuea - located on the attractive Southeast Asian tourist route.


If you are a tourist who loves walking and climbing, this town certainly will not disappoint you. One side is an alluvial river, and the other side is high mountains surrounding, Muang Ngoi Neua appearsincrediblyserene and quiet.

3. Pha That Luang

This is the name of a magnificent gilded stupa in beautiful Vientiane, an important monument which is considered the greatest pride by the people in the "Land of Million elephants ". Built on an old Khmer temple in the 16th century, this great tower temple through experiencing so much historic ups and downs, it still keeps architectural beauty and always seems to shine to attract countless travelers.



4. Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don is a vast archipelago located in the southernmost of Laos, where the gentle Mekong flows through peaceful Khone waterfall before joining the major rivers in Cambodia. Si Phan Don gives travelers an enchanting water-colous painting with 4,000 different islands.


You will definitely want to spend the whole 24 hours to discover this place on four-wheeler or rowing down the stream and watch the rare Irrawaddy pink dolphins and then carefreely enjoy hammock swing with a glass of famous Beer Lao.

5. Luang Prabang

It is not a perfect journey to discover "the country Million Elephants," if you have not visited Luang Prabang - one of the best preserved cities in Asia, which makes you surprised by unfading beauty along the time.


The treasures of the city between the Mekong and Nam Khan in northern mountainous Lao are the ancient Buddhist temples, natural fresh scenery and rustic simple life of the villagers here.


6. Bokeo Natural Reserve

The beauty and attractiveness of Bokeo natural reserve is still promulgated by the tourists. And experience to discover all this wilderness is taking part in the adventurous Gibbon Experience to explore the land and the animals living there.


You will never forget the fun house on a tree, suspension bridges, lush green tropical forest canopy, and monkey bridges which are not easy to go at all.


7. Tham Kong Lo Cave

The cave is considered one of the most interesting sights but not for the weak-hearted people in Laos.
Thanks to 7km of Nam Hun Bun flowing through as well asover 90m high cliffs, Tham Kong Lo is extremely exciting and also no less "creepy". Remember to bring a fully charged flashlight and a skillful "pilots" with you.


8. Kuang Si Waterfall

Situated in the list of World’s most beautiful waterfalls, the gently stretching 50-m Kuang Si waterfalls still can “steal” many tourists’ hearts.


There’s nothing more wonderful than enjoying the turquoise lake slowly flowing in the golden sunlight here. And clear sounds of the murmuring water will make your soul so romantic that  when the scenery appears in your eyes, love also born in your heart”.

9. The Mekong River

Being the greatest river in Southeast Asia (4.350kmlong), originated from China and pass through 5 countries in the region: Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the Mekong offers travelers a landscape like green Amazon in South America.


You can cruise down on the redalluvial flow from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang to enjoy scenic scenery on the banks and also go further away to watch the river cutting through the dense jungle. The landscape is as beautiful as in the fairy tale.

10. Vieng Xai 

Built in Hua Phan province in the 1960s, Vieng Xai is one of the most spectacular underground constructions in the world, a place of refuge during the war in Laos.
With a capacity of up to 23,000 people, there are military barracks, cinemas, hospitals, shops and much more.


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Siem Reap - a wonderful place to discover

Siem Reap, which is a province in northern Cambodia, is a popular tourist destination and is also the gateway to the Angkor area. Siem Reap brings about a mix of colonial architectures of the French and the ancient features of China. If you are considering about a trip to Siem Reap, please read following Cambodia travel guide to improve your knowledge of Siem Reap’s tourist attractions and cuisine to make you less confused when you first come to this place.

Firstly, here, there are many museums and interesting traditional culture performances of with the famous Apsara dance which is typical for Cambodian people. Siem Reap has a wide variety of souvenir shops, handicrafts and agricultural products such as rice, grain from farms and coastal fishing villages. When you schedule to explore Cambodia, spend 2/3 of your time visiting the tourist city of Siem Reap which is home to temples built in the 8th century, such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Prohm ... This is the city where many of the oldest buildings in Cambodia are built with the unsolved mystery of the way they transported giant stones to build the majestic temples. Besides, fresh air, friendly people and the typical Khmer culture will make you totally satisfied

1. Angkor Wat

Also known as an ancient temple Angkor Wat, it was the site of the capital of the Khmer Empire. This is one of the most important monuments in Cambodia which is considered as the ultimate Khmer art and architecture. Angkor in Siem Reap is a symbol of Cambodia, a masterpiece of architecture and unique art which has gone into legend. Featured in Angkor, there is Angkor Wat, a place to keep more than 1,800 different statues built from 5 million tons of sandstones. Not far from Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Angkorian Empire in which the most famous temple is the Bayon, a three-floor tower with 216 giant mysterious smile faces. Therefore, visiting Angkor, tourists feel like being lost in an ancient world marked by solemn and miracle temples

2.Tonle Sap Lake


Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia which is a combined system between lakes and rivers has a great importance for Cambodia. This is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is a UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserve in 1997. Tonle Sap means "large freshwater river" but is usually translated as "Great Lake" in other languages

3.Prasat Preah Vihear


It is a temple (Angkor) which is located on a ridge of Dangrek mountain in Thailand, along the border with Cambodia. This temple is taken as a name for the Preah Vihear province, where it is located.

4.Kulen mountain and Linga river


Away from Siem Reap City 50 km is the first capital of Angkor dynasty during the reign of King Jayavarman II built in 802. It is located on the hill Mahendra in a wide virgin forests with the length of 37,500 ha and many species of wild animals. From the summit, there are clear streams which are considered original places of the Siem Reap river. On Mahendra Hills, Jayavarman II declared the independence of the Khmer kingdom and chose this place as the first capital. They call this period the "Southeast Asia in the shadow of Angkor". From atop the hill, visitors can see the entire Angkor park .

5.Tuk Tuk tour


Tuk tuk is a local car. You can use it to visit Siem Reap. Surprisingly, the cost for each trip is only $ 2 and the driver can become "the best tour guide” you can find in Siem Reap because they almost know all the roads around here. Traveling around Siem Reap will be more interesting and memorable in a Tuk tuk car.

6.Siem Reap Cuisine


Cuisine here is very rich and diverse with delicious Khmer dishes as well as Vietnamese, Thai, European dishes ... Because this is a tourist city, you can enjoy many kinds of food from other Asian countries. Especially, you should try to eat Amok which is the dish with full of flavors of fatty sweetness of palm sugar and coconut milk, fish sauce and banana leaves. In Cambodia, you can use US dollars or Cambodian currency “Riel” to pay for a delicious meal such as Amok or curry only with 2$ - $ 5. If you eat in the markets instead of the tourist streets, the prices will be cheaper.

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Before going to Siem Reap, it is strongly advised that tourists know and appreciate Cambodian cultures and traditions. Making a careful preparation, reading tour guide book and every necessary thing will make the visit much more wonderful and special. Cambodia is a great country to discover and learn about its unique history and spectacular sceneries./.

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Top 5 Things to Do in Luang Prabang

1. Beautiful ancient town of Luang Prabang

The best way to visit interesting heritage buildings in traditional Lao architecture is on foot or bicycle. Most hotels, restaurants, cafes are concentrated around the city so you do not need any knotty vehicle. There’s absolutely no modern building or any 2-storey house.


2. Pak Ou Caves

This is a must-see in Luang Prabang - the Pak Ou Caves, also known as Buddha caves. To reach the cave, you have to take a long journey of about 25 km along the Mekong River. Thousands of Buddha statues placed inside the caves is a really amazing sight. (Pak Ou Caves tour)


3. Shopping in Luang Prabang

There are 2-3 markets around Luang Prabang but the most famous is the night market, located on the center road. Unlike any other market, Luang Prabang Night Market is flooded with silver souvenirs, traditional toys ... This is also the ideal place for you to buy gifts for relatives and friends. Additionally, you can also find other interesting gifts at Hmong market. The market opens during the day and sells a lot of paintings of the city's local artists.


4. Lao Cuisine

The food in Luang Prabang is considered clean, cheap and tasty. The local specialty cakes sold everywhere in the city are quite tasty and also at affordable price. Besides, famous Lao coffee is a world’s famous premium drink. If coming here, you should try a nice little bar to enjoy a cup of coffee. Along the banks of the Mekong River, there are also many restaurants combined Laotian and French cuisine.


5. Whisky Village

The village is nestled on the bank of Mekong river and on the way to the Pak Ou caves, where the boats choose as a stopover for about 30 minutes before continuing the journey. Famous specialty of the village is the local whiskey or other types which soaked with snakes, insects and sold in unique-shaped bottles. The handmade Lao silk and other fabrics are popular commodities sold for tourists here.


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13 Memorable Experiences of Myanmar Travel

Making up with thanaka, wear Longyi, enjoy tea leaf salad, join Watering Festival is one of interesting things you will experience when traveling to Myanmar.

Enjoy morning tea

From crowded streets in Yangon to village roads, you could find rustic teashops everywhere in Myanmar. There, the waiter deftly slides through the wooden table, pouring each cup of tea and preparing breakfast. Meanwhile, tourists are still observing the exciting football match, enjoying a delicious morning tea.



Sit on the boat floating along Irrawady River

The river flows towards North-South Myanmar and also is the longest of the country. Featuring rustic beauty with local life of the locals along the riverbanks, it can be said that it could not be seen a complete understanding about Myanmar without a day floating on the river.


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Enjoy tea leaf salad

Perhaps, it’s hard to find a place in the world where people eat tea instead of drinking like in Myanmar. One of the most special dishes of Myanamr people is tea leaf salad made from pre-processed green tea leaf mixed with julienned cabbage, sliced tomato, some kinds of beans, garlic oil and garlic slices.


Pilgrimage to a Buddhist pagoda

Myanmar always offers you many sacred Buddhist sites for you to pilgrimage or stroll around including Kyaiktiyo Pagoda near Golden Rock or visit monks meditating inside the huge Buddha statue in Mawlamyine.


Take part in “Nat” festival

 “Nats” are gods in the traditional belief of Myanmar people. In the festival, the locals will give offerings and dance around the “dancer”- who people believe that the Nat God is entering. Do not miss the chance to experience one of the most unusual festivals in Taungbyone taking place in August annually on Popa Mount.



Experience with a train trip

You may feel unpleasant with delayed time due to the oldness of train system in Myanmar. However, it is a great chance to meet with the locals, monks, women selling sundries, and more important, you could feel the pace of daily life of the locals.


Make up with Thanaka

Every morning, Myanmar women and children often apply a smooth powder grinded from the bark – a tree with aroma of sandalwood used to avoid sunlight and care the skin.



Try Longyi dress

Longyi is the traditional costume for both men and women in Myanmar. Men often choose dark cloth, wrap around the body and tie into a knot in the front. Meanwhile, women are more charming with colorful dress.


Enjoy Myanmar socola

Known as “Myanmar socola”, jaggery candies are yellow and smooth and sprinkled a little fragrant sesame or white coconut fiber.


Enjoy Tan-ye wine

Featuring a unique taste, Tan ye seems to be a special local wine of Myanmar.



Stroll around a secluded village

Walking along the peaceful village roads, living in a rustic countryside, hiding from bustles is what you get on all routes to Shan State, Myanmar.


Wander around a market

Let’s discover the distinctive features of a Myanmar local market where you can see the mixture of all colors and flavors.


Join Thingyan Water Festival

Taking place in April, Thingyan, also known as Water Festival is an occasion in which people could pay their respect to the Buddha. The atmosphere of the festival is most busy in Mandalay where people even prepare water guns.

Reasons Why You Should Travel to Myanmar in 2016 - 2017

If you love unusual adventures and want to explore something ancient, this year is in ideal time for you to travel to Myanmar. These are reasons why you should travel to Myanmar now.

The golden land for travelling lovers

The most interesting things when travelling to Myanmar is to admire the ancient beauty of temples, streets and feel the peace. Although in recent years, Myanmar has begun to welcome tourists, but this country has not yet strongly focused on tourism, so coming here, you will feel like you are the first exploring a place with full of mysterious things.


Watch sunrise and sunset like nowhere else

Travelling to Myanmar, the most famous place for you to watch sunset is the picturesque Ubein bridge in the ancient village of Amarapura (the longest teak bridge in the world) - a place with the most brilliant sunset in the world.


Explore the region with over 2000 temples

With a repertory of massive Buddhist temples built by the Pagan kings over centuries, there is no doubt to assert that Bagan is one of the great archaeological sites on earth.

With 2,220 Buddhist temples remaining until today (about 13,000 temples in the peak period), you can unleash to explore. Temples are located close to each other, so depending on conditions, you can choose the form of movement such as walking, cycling, taking buses, tuk tuk or riding balloon.


Feel the local beauty

Coming to Myanmar, you will see a form of making up used by the locals called Thanaka. Thanaka has a sweet natural smell, used by local people to cool their skin and protect against sunshine.
Normally, Myanmar people mix a small amount of water into the powder, and then use brush to draw on their face. Here, you will find interesting to look at girls with the images of rabbits and other animals on their cheeks.


Inle Lake

Inle Lake is the most widely known for its fishermen with unique fishing methods- rowing with only one leg. Although in recent years, tourism in the region has developed, but it still retains its inherent natural beauty. Visiting Inle Lake, you will experience on floating houses on the river, a perfect place for you to immerse into the magic beauty of nature.


Beautiful beaches

Myanmar has a coastline stretching over 2,000 km which is untapped, so beaches here almost remain its inherent untouched beauty. Travelling to Myanmar, nothing is more interesting than resting on charming beaches of Bengal Bay, especially Ngapali beach- just 45 minute drive from Yangon.


Delicious cuisines

In spite of the heavy influence by the cuisine of India, China, Thailand and the culinary culture of many ethnic minorities, Myanmar dishes still feature its own attractiveness. Not only delicious, Myanmar dishes are subtle in the way of processing and especially, it is very cheap. If you have the opportunity to go to Yangon or Bagan, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy unique street foods such as tea and flatbread, Nangyi thoke, samosa salad, Shan noodles, barbecue and aromatic curry rice.


The hard-to-resist beauty of Mandalay

Located not far from Bagan and it only takes you about 30 minute fly to reach Mandalay. This is a city of chaos, smoke and dust, but when you leave the bustling downtown area to visit other spectacular architectural works, you will really understand the beauty of the land which has once served as the ancient capital of the country of golden temples.


Pilgrimage in the Buddhism land and breathe fresh air

Reaching the top of Kyaikhtiyo temple (also known as the Golden Rock - Gold Mountain Temple) and enjoying stunning views from the top of the mountain is also a new experience. Golden Rock is famous for its appearance and gilded surface. Buddhists from all over the country come here to pay homage, meditate and overlook the valley below. A small note: you should wear clothes covering your shoulders and knees to fit the solemnity here, and keep your body warm because the weather here is quite cold.



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Tourist Destinations You Should Visit This Summer

Bhutan

Located on the slope of the majestic Himalaya, the journey to the land which is dubbed "the world’s happiest country" is not easy but there are always a lot of visitors waiting to come here. Upon arriving in Bhutan, you can feel the atmosphere of peace, happiness like you are lost in a paradise separate from the development trend of the world.


However, Bhutan raises very stringent requirements for visitors. Visa for travelling is only issued in accordance with the request of tour providers licensed by the government. Even for these approved tours to Bhutan, the government has set a minimum price of US $ 200 / person / day for the entire cost, and not everyone can easily have the opportunity to go there.


Especially, if you are a backpacker, you will not be issued visa. This is because the government of Bhutan worries about possible negative impacts of tourism on the balance and the vulnerable ecosystem of this small country.


In return, Bhutan owns majestic scenery of mountains, unique architecture of pagodas and monasteries and the hospitability will make you overwhelmed.

Philippines

In addition to more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines, in recent years have considered the paradise of tourism with the characteristic elements of culture, nature and the bold marks on history.


The people of the Philippines have been known for their great hospitality, enthusiasm and warmth. All are smiling, welcoming every traveler from distance. Besides, with the diversity of culture, convenient transportation, rich culinary, charming scenery along the bustling cities promise to bring you an exciting trip to this country.


Phuong Hoang ancient town

Phuong Hoang is an ancient town of China, located in Phuong Hoang District, Ho Nam Province. The ancient town was built on Da Giang River over 1,000 years ago, but it still keeps the intact culture, architecture with old houses close to the mountains.


Make a sightseeing tour around the town; you could easily see the daily activities of the locals here. Beside unique habits and customs, Da Giang River flowing through the ancient town has become an exciting attraction attracting more tourists.


Myanmar

As an ancient country with great religious architectural works and nature brings a rustic breath because it has not been influenced by the impacts from human, Myanmar starts to be brightened after a time being forgotten.


Although Myanmar has just opened to welcome tourists in recent years, this country has not focused on tourism so when traveling to this country, you will feel like you are travelling to a land filled with mysteries.


The most exciting thing of tourists is admire the ancient beauty of pagodas, temples; stroll around small beautiful villages to explore the local life or simply get up early to admire sunrise on balloons to feel the peacefulness and the slow pace of time.


Chiang Mai

As the tourism center in the north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is the mixture of the ancient culture and the modern one. It has become the most attractive tourist destination in Asia.


Chiang Mai amazes tourists by its rustic beauty from the poetic scenery of nature on the winding hill, the bustling night markets or the festival of sky light. With the richness in history and the long- lasting religion, Chiang Mai also has many pagodas, temples such as Wat Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That which attracts pilgrims.


Besides, Vietnam is also one of best places to visit in this summer. Let's plan the awesome Vietnam holiday packages to enjoy the beautiful beaches and many other destinations in Vietnam.