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Things to Experience in Vietnam Cambodia Tours

Vietnam and Cambodia are among the top must-visit list in any Indochina Tours and are two of the most popular tourist destinations for western travelers. With their rich and varied histories, unique cultures and abundance of things to do and see, both ancient and modern, Vietnam and Cambodia tour packages cover almost everything beyond your expectation.

Top Things to Experience in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi and is one of the most attractive sites in your Vietnam Cambodia tours. It is supposed to be the final resting place of the most iconic leader in Vietnamese History, who was known to his people as “Uncle Ho”.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Vietnam Cambodia Tours

Despite against his wishes, his body was preserved in a glass shrine at the mausoleum in the center of Hanoi city. Modeled on the mausoleum of Lenin in Russia, it was opened to the public in 1975, and the granite building has been a place of homage to many of local people knowing that their “beloved leader” will live on forever.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Set in Quang Binh province of North-Central Vietnam, this beautiful national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the result of more than 400 million years of crust development that has produced the oldest karst formations in Asia. An Indochina trips to Vietnam and Cambodia takes you to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park to soak up an impressive cave and grotto system that extends for 70km underground, and its biggest chamber is more than 5km in length.Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park Vietnam Cambodia Tour ItineraryThis tropical rainforest area is some of the most important eco-regions in the Indo-Pacific area, and offers many unusual and astounding geomorphic features, including underground rivers, dry caves, dendritic grotto, and suspended cave formations. It is also home to many endangered species of animals such as the black bear, tigers, and Asian elephants.

The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

The sand dunes of Mui Ne are two of the most amazing geological wonders that no travelers should ever miss out on their Vietnam Cambodia tour packages. Incorporating huge areas of sand dunes of two different colors – red and white – the site is best visited in the morning or late evening as the days get too hot to handle.The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne Tours to Vietnam CambodiaThe White Dunes are by far the larger dunes and are well known as Bau Trang or White Lake. Unusually, the area also has a huge number of pine trees growing within it, which seem to thrive despite the incredible heat of the day and the apparent lack of surface water.

Unique Homestay Experience

One of the most unique things you should try in your Vietnam Cambodia tours is learning how friendly and accommodating the people are. For those wanting to observe authentic Vietnam, and explore the culture of this ancient country, and how daily life people live, then a homestay with a real Vietnamese family, in remote areas of the country, is the way to go.Unique Homestay Experience in Vietnam Cambodia Tour PackageTrips to Vietnam and Cambodia can be arranged through some of the local travel operators, but for an authentic experience, you can ask around in the villages and find a family that will let you stay for a few days, for a small fee. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, eat the food they cook, witness how they live their daily lives, and immerse in the stunning beauty of the natural landscape with no interruptions for the outside world.

Train Street, Hanoi

One of the least visited places in Hanoi is known locally as train street. It is a residential area built precariously close to the train line in the Old Quarter Hanoi. Train Street is a great place to come for a wander, not just to watch the train come through, but for a glimpse of everyday life in Hanoi.Train Street Hanoi Vietnam Cambodia Vacation PackageFollowing the popularity of this spot with foreigners, enterprising locals have set up many makeshift cafés along the tracks. Spend some time in your Vietnam Cambodia tour itinerary to pull up a little plastic stool, grab a drink and chat with the locals along the train street. It’s fascinating to see when the train comes through, everyone has to start moving their things away from the side of the track.

Top Things to Experience in Cambodia

Angkor Wat

The legendary temple complex near Siem Reap consists one of the most famous temples in the world, Angkor Wat. No trip to Vietnam and Cambodia would be completed without visiting it to view the spectacular sunrise over the abundant temple complex.Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia Vietnam ItineraryOriginally built as a Hindu temple, Angkor Wat was converted to Buddhism in the 14th century. The temple is home to thousands of examples of ancient Asparas carvings, and each one is unique and different from all the others. Angkor Wat is the most well-preserved of all the temples in Siem Reap, however, it is also a great chance to pay a visit to some of the less popular temples in order to soak up the astounding architecture across the whole temple complex.

Traditional Khmer Performance

For art lovers, Phnom Penh has one of the most stunning dance performances in the world, and it is one of the best things you can do in your Vietnam Cambodia tours.Traditional Khmer Performance Cambodia and Vietnam TourThe Apsara Show, a traditional Khmer performance, is a cultural dance that draws its roots from the ancient courts of the gods and the kings of the Khmer Empire. The dance is usually about a single theme, usually a story, which is narrated by the flexible movements of the dancers and the beautiful eye-catching costumes.

Dolphin Spotting on the Mekong River

The Irrawaddy River Dolphins are the rarest species of aquatic mammals in the world and are unique in the Southeast Asia area. These cute, snub-nosed dolphins make an exhilarating experience as one rides a local boat down the Mekong River, one of the lastest natural habitats of these divine creatures.Dolphin Spotting on the Mekong RiverTours to Vietnam and Cambodia should include stunning natural views of the riverside country landscapes, and guarantees you will see dolphins as they love to swim in the wake of the boats when they cruise up and down in the river. It also is the innate friendliness that caused their near extinction in the past.

The Famous Temple of Tomb Raider

The Famous Temple of Tomb Raider is the only temple in the Angkor Complex left in exactly the same state as the time it was discovered. Ta Phrom was the ideal choice for the filming of the hit movie “Tomb Raider”.The Famous Temple of Tomb Raider Cambodia Vietnam VacationThis temple is a fascinating example of the power of Mother Nature as the enormous roots have taken hold of the temple, and seem to defy anyone or anything to make them let go. Probably the most photographic and photogenic destination in Cambodia, this ancient sanctum is one of the best tourist attractions you should not miss in any tours to Vietnam and Cambodia.