Indochina is home to ancient culture, especially the culture of Buddhism. However, each country has its own distinct beauty. Take an Indochina trip through the heart and the soul of the region to admire the spectacular landscapes and the unique culture in various countries.
Best Free Things to Do & See in 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.
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. Strolling 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.
Discover Hanoi 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, you 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.
Explore Vietnamese Paintings & Artworks
Paintings & decor items are other interesting souvenirs you can buy easily in Vietnam. If you want to find unique paintings which are painted by famous artists in Hanoi, we suggest you to Nguyen Art Gallery at 31A Van Mieu, Dong Da, Hanoi, which is an art gallery for original and quality paintings as well as sculptures. The diversity in size, shape, color, and design are attractive characters for visitors to visit this gallery. You can admire paintings using many traditional Vietnamese materials; these include lacquer painting, charcoal painting, and watercolor as well as painting using such popular materials such as oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas. Moreover, these contemporary artworks are shown in Nguyen Art Gallery which welcomes local access and also allows visitors from all over the world to cross the globe virtually and get a closer insight into the quality arts from Vietnam.
Admire Architectural Constructions
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.
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.
Best Free Things to Do & See in 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, traveling in Laos, you will surely have unforgettable memories.
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 imagine a painful history that Laos has experienced. The center is located in the capital of the country, Vientiane.
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.
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.
Best Free Things to Do & See in Cambodia
When traveling 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.
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 on the occasions of national festivals or celebrations, especially in National Day.
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.
Admire Phnom Penh’s Street Art
If you are interested in 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 the culture and lifestyle of locals here.