Today, confront Cambodia’s tragic past on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum , a former school which served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. It’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. You’ll also head out to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, where a stupa made up of some 8000 human skulls marks the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng. You may want to continue your explorations by visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Wat Phnom, a temple enshrouded by myth, is also worth a visit. The National Museum, with its impressive Khmer collection, is also worth a visit.
Begin in Bangkok with an expert to explore the Grand Palace. Then, fly to Chiang Mai to visit a Lanna home and learn more about Thai culture and traditions. Explore Luang Prabang, a historic city in Laos. Take a cruise along the Mekong River for a chance to learn more. what life is like along the waterway.
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Fly to Siem Reap (Cambodia) to see the sacred sites of Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei. Also, visit a local school where you can meet teachers and students and learn more about Khmer education. Continue to Ho Chi Minh City where your experts will lead you on a walking exploration of the city, and where you’ll meet students from a local university. Immerse yourself in local culture during a boat ride along the Mekong Delta and explore Ba Dinh Square to learn about its democratic history. Fly to Hanoi to board a Vietnamese junk to explore Ha Long Bay. Then, take a rowboat tour with locals to discover the geologic wonders at Thien Canh Son Cave.
Why can’t you touch the head of someone in Vietnam?
Avoidance of head and feet: The head is the most sacred part of the body, while the foot is the least sacred. Since the head is the most sacred part of a person’s body, you should not touch it. Do not point the soles of your feet toward anyone or any sacred statues, such as Buddha.
After that, paddle in sampans along the Mekong Delta past coconut trees. Take a tuk-tuk tour around the villages and learn about rural life and the industry created around coconut products like brooms and coconut fibre mats. Eat lunch at a restaurant in the heart of the Delta, sampling regional specialties such as the famous elephant ear fish.
Is Vietnam safer that Thailand?
Both countries are roughly the same in terms of safety, with Vietnam having a slight advantage. Scams are a greater risk than violent crime, which isn’t really an issue. Thailand is more likely to commit fraud and petty thefts than other countries, but that’s only because it’s more popular among tourists.
When packing before your trip don’t take too much clothing as you will be living out of a suitcase and constantly switching between hotels. Although most hotels offer laundry services, I recommend speaking to your group leader to negotiate a better deal that will allow you to wash and iron your clothes using an express service. ….Enjoy it and try local delicacies like the Elephant fish, Crocodile curry, and fried spiders. This holiday is designed so that you can see the best parts of South East Asia using a mixture of private buses and boats in the Mekong Delta. There is so much to see in the time that you have, but it is not too fast.
delicious regional food, so be sure to enjoy a meal at a riverside restaurant or perhaps partake in a cooking class. This morning travel by bus through coastal rice paddies and the spectacular Hai Van Pass . Hoi An, recently declared a World Heritage Site, was an important international trading port in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Today, parts of the beautifully-preserved town retain the feel of centuries past.
We then transfer to Kampot, which is located on a picturesque river. We check in to our centrally-located hotel. This will be our base for the next 2 nights. After that, we board a local boat for a sunset cruise along the Kampot River. The river runs through the centre of the town and can flow in both directions as it is closely connected to the sea. Probably the first thing you’ll notice about this city of nine million, however, is its apparently seamless marriage of the old and the new. Inside, tourists throng the statue, laughing and talking as if at a party. Everything was perfect, from our pick up at Saigon airport to our transfer from Hanoi to the airport.