The best way to experience the Mekong River is through a river cruise vacation. The Mekong, which flows through parts of China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, is a favorite of cruisers looking for a culturally diverse experience. Common sighting along the shores of the Mekong River include rice paddies, orchards, terraced farms and floating markets.
Travelers may visit Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, which has maintained many of the French influences brought by France’s colonization.
Just as popular is the Angkor region, site of the breathtaking Angkor Wat temple and surrounding ruins. Cruisers can explore Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City with its many Vietnam War-related sites or Bangkok’s Grand Palace complex, site of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
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