Water and food safety are also considered as the most popular concerns for travelers before traveling to Indochina. In general, the three countries including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the Indochinese peninsula are developing countries with the material conditions, the problem of water and hygiene is still incompletely solved. Therefore, it is not really safe to drink all kinds of water and eating foods when joining tours in Indochina.
Cambodia is an attractive destination in Southeast Asia attracting a large number of tourists around the world with massive pagodas, spectacular landscapes and beautiful islands. But there is a truth to be known that approximately around one fourth of the total Cambodian population lacks access to safe water. It means that the safe-to-drink and clean water is not enough to supply all the Cambodian demand. It is suggested that travelers should buy filtered water to drink in Cambodia instead of low-cost tap water. Be careful when using cold and iced and require round ice cubes to replace grinded ice in restaurants in Cambodia.
Visiting Vietnam, street foods is one of the irresistible things to visitors. Nothing is interesting than enjoying delicious, nutritious and low-fatty traditional dishes of Vietnam right on the busiest streets. But food safety also remains a matter of concern for international visitors. To have a harmless and content trip, tourists should eat warm cooked foods and avoid cooled ones. It’s better to enjoy meals in the restaurant. In terms of water safety, it is not recommended to drink water in taps in Vietnam. Avoid buying bottled water and buy a reusable water bottle in the supermarkets with instead. Wash the bought fruits by washy salt water to ensure their harmlessness to the health and then and only absorb the washed products after peeling them.
Known as “The country of millions of elephants”, Laos with majestic, peaceful and fascinating landscapes is the highlights in the itinerary. Currently, in Laos, tourism is gradually becoming one of major industries, accompanied by the rise of food processing facilities, restaurants for worldwide guests. For hygienic purpose, the quality and safety of foods and drinks in restaurants, food stalls is strictly managed by food safety management systems. Travelers can purchase bottled or filtered water easily in the groceries. Getting water boiled to drink in guest houses or hotels is also an interesting idea. It is necessary to taste local cuisines in restaurants or tested foods. For fruits, only stump up your cash to purchase tested fruits sold in the dominant supermarkets or fresh fruit shops and get the reliable products washed and peeled before consuming.
Remember all above advices to enjoy a fantastic journey.