Travelling around Indochina is sometimes quite expensive for many tourists, however, if you explore the following free things to do, you can actually visit those countries without spending a lot.

Vietnam
Vietnam is really famous for a wide range of beautiful natural sites and wonderful architectural buildings, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Visit here, you can admire a lot of amazing things but you don’t have to pay for them at all.

1. Walk around Hoan Kiem Lake
Situated in the center of Hanoi, the capital of the country, Hoan Kiem Lake or Sword Lake gets a high reputation for special scenic spots and a long history attached to the development of Hanoi. Walking around here, you can take pictures as well as admire the view of this site during a day. Besides, Hoan Kiem is a public area of Hanoians, therefore, you can have a chance to see the lifestyle of locals and talk to them as visiting here.

Hoan Kiem lake means “lake of the returned sword”.

Hoan Kiem lake means “lake of the returned sword”

2. Discover the Old Quarter
Hanoi Old Quarter is associated with the name “36 streets of Hanoi”. Every street is a place keeping the historical memories of the capital as well as keeping the memory of the lives of many generations here to work and build the country. Visit here, yu can explore the small, narrow streets with busy transport streams, and admire the works in stores or can join Dong Xuan night market in the center of Old Quarter to get a further discovery of the beauty of the capital land.

Hanoi's Old Quarter has a history that spans 2,000 years and represents the eternal soul of the city.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter has a history that spans 2,000 years

3. Admire Architectural works
Hanoi capital and Ho Chi Minh City are really attractive with a huge number of architectural sites. You can visit a lot of places without paying any fee and admire the architecture both in traditional and European style, for example, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi or the pagodas or temples in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are also free to get a visit.

Long Bien Bridge was completed in 1902 when it was one of the longest bridges in Asia.

Long Bien Bridge was completed in 1902

4. Explore Hoi An Ancient Town
If you want to gain insight into the life of Vietnamese people in an ancient destination. Hoi An is one of the leading places that you should go. Visiting here, you can enjoy a long journey to explore the history, the people and the culture of the most beautiful and untouched ancient town in Vietnam. Walking around Hoi An old town, the calm and serenity of the ancient town like a time machine will bring tourists to the poetic life.

Hoi An Ancient town is on the north bank near the mouth of the Thu Bon River.

Hoi An Ancient town is on the north bank near the mouth of the Thu Bon River.

Laos
An unspoiled and tranquil country, Laos, the place attracts millions of visitors around the world visit each year. With the ancient architecture in the unique Buddhist works across the country and the pristine natural beauty, travelling in Laos, you will surely have unforgettable memories.

5. Visit the COPE Visitor Centre
If you are the visitors who care about the dark side of the history of Laos, you should visit the COPE Visitor Centre where keeps the remains of the war. Visit here, you can imagination a painful history that Laos has experienced. The centre is located in the capital of the country, Vientiane.

 The COPE Visitor Centre where keeps the remains of the war.

The COPE Visitor Centre keeps the remains of the war

6. Witness Alms Giving Ceremony
When you come to Luong Prabang, you can have a chance to admire a scene of alms giving ceremony between the locals and monks in the early morning. This is the typical cultural feature of countries following Buddhism. Especially, in Laos, it becomes a part of daily life of locals showing the beauty of people here.

Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

7. Travel around Vang Vieng
On the way from Vientiane to Luong Prabang, there is a beautiful attraction that visitors can stop to explore. Vang Vieng which is known as a peaceful countryside with fresh and the cool air becomes one of the most beautiful attractions of Laos. Traveling around Vang Vieng and admiring the pristine beauty of landscape here will make you relaxed after a long tiring trip.

Beautiful sunrise in Vang Vieng

Beautiful sunrise in Vang Vieng

Cambodia
When travelling to Cambodia, the capital Phnom Penh is always the leading place to visit whether visitors have a long or short trip in Cambodia. Explore the following free places will make your trips more meaningful and unforgettable.

8. See The Independence Monument
Located in the capital of the country, Phnom Penh, the Independence Monument is a destination that should not be ignored because of its unique Khmer traditional architecture. It is also the center of activities of the country in the occasions of national festivals or celebrations, especially in National Day.

Independence monument in Phnom Penh attracts many tourists

Independence monument in Phnom Penh attracts many tourists

9. Go to Phsar Thom Thmei (Central Market, Phnom Penh)

This is not just a shopping place but also a quite popular attraction in Cambodia. The Central Market is considered the biggest market in Phnom Penh. When traveling to the market, you’ll be immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of the busiest trading scene. The indigenous people are happy and friendly to introduce diversified items to customers. Whether you buy or not, sellers are still happy to welcome you.

The Central Market is considered the biggest market in Phnom Penh

The Central Market is considered as the biggest market in Phnom Penh

10. Admire Phnom Penh’s street art
If you are interested in the art, street art in Phnom Penh is the best choice for you. Street 93 is the most famous place where shows various colorful pictures on the wall. Visit here, to some extent, you can have an opportunity to explore more about culture and lifestyle of locals here.

Phnom Penh is home to a pretty awesome street art scene

Phnom Penh is home to a pretty awesome street art scene