Away to the south is Cambodia, a country shaped by tragedy, where everyone we meet will have a story to tell. From Phnom Penh’s wide boulevards to Siem Reap with two full days to discover the magnificent Khmer ruins of Angkor, which just missed out on being added to the new list of the seven wonders of the world a few years ago.
Cambodia is located in the heart mainland of Southeast Asia, which conjures images of a glorious and mysterious past and rich of the cultural heritages, particularly the world’s renowned ancient temple city whose magical image draws ever-increasingly tourists from all over the world.The divergent facets of the Kingdom provoke both the serious and casual traveler, generally charmed and sometimes bewildered by its mysteries. Not only Angkor Wat, Bayon, Taprohm, Sandstone of ancient holy places, the giant roots of ancient trees, the graceful shapes of Apsaras and some temples buried in the jungle, hill tribes settled in the remote areas, colorful pagodas, strings of pristine islands and the century beach, as part of cultural tour that Cambodia is proud of her presentation, but also the splendor of the Khmer civilization and its people who have shown their friendliness everywhere you move in the country.
Angkor Wat is definitely the main attraction. It’s a place with dozens of temples (called wat) where you can understand how an empire rises and falls under its own weight.
The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi or known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three tier waterfall about 29 kilometres south of Luang Prabang in Laos. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang, or Louangphrabang, is a city located in north central Laos, at the confluence of the Nam Khan river and Mekong River about 425 km north of Vientiane. It is the capital of Luang Prabang Province.
Morning city tour including Grand Palace and Wat Po; afternoon free.
Fly to Chiang Rai; visit the Golden Triangle; to Chiang Khong and overnight overlooking the Mekong River.
Slow boat to Luang Prabang in Laos via Pakbeng, visiting Pak Ou Caves on the way.
Two days in charming Luang Prabang including a walking tour and visit to nearby Kwang Si waterfalls, plus free time to explore and unwind.
This morning’s journey takes you along Kentucky’s scenic backroads. After lunch it’s on to Corbin for a short visit to Colonel Sander’s original fried chicken restaurant, which is now a museum. This afternoon, visit the fascinating Museum of Appalachia, with 65 acres of farmland and a number of historic cabins, barns, and other buildings, even a frontier privy! The next two nights are in Gatlinburg, nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.
To beautiful Vang Vieng through stunning mountain scenery.
Free day; options include cycling, canoeing, visiting nearby caves or hilltribe villages.
To Vientiane, the capital of Laos; afternoon walking tour.
Fly to Phnom Penh in Cambodia; afternoon free.
Drive to Angkor via Skuon trying its famous fried spiders if you dare.
Two days to explore the incredible temples of Angkor, including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, the Bayon, Banteay Srei and other outlying temples.
Fly to Bangkok; free afternoon.