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Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruises - Viking River Cruises
Viking river cruises along the Mekong River offer a chance to leave what you know and become immersed in the scenery and cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia. Viking River Cruises’s Mekong River voyages are some of their most remarkable itineraries with the chance to stay in Hanoi, enjoy a flight to Siem Reap and a ride through Cambodia's countryside before finally boarding your elegant Viking river ship to continue your Vietnam and Cambodia river cruise experience.
Hanoi offers cruisers a glimpse into the past. In the old town you can walk on streets filled with specialized vendors selling goods according to their street name. For instance, shoes would be sold on Shoe Street. This is also where the city hosts a market on weekend evenings. You will also see many remnants of Vietnam's time under French control, as Hanoi was the capital of what was then called French Indochina. The beautiful Palace of the Governor - General of French Indochina is located here.
Angkor Wat is one of the region’s biggest must-see sites, literally. This amazing temple structure includes giant stone carvings and beautiful buildings constructed in the 12th century. The temple complex of Angkor Wat has remained surprisingly intact after all these centuries. Originally built as a Hindu temple structure, it was converted to Buddhist traditions in the 13th century.
Viking River Cruises on the Mekong will be aboard the Viking Mekong, specifically made to traverse its namesake river. This ship was built in 2012 and offers an inviting atmosphere where you will be able to unwind and take a break from the jungle climate. You will have lots of dining options onboard, including many of the local dishes. You will also be treated to lectures and talks on the Khmer Empire and the Champa people, along with a few light language lessons. Continue below for a few more ideas of the experiences available on a Mekong River cruise with Viking River Cruises: