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5 unique things to see & do on your Mekong River cruise adventure – tour through a pageantry of wonder

Affording scenic yet jaw-dropping vistas of the very best of what Southeast Asia has to offer, a river cruise on the waters of the famed Mekong River will pave the way for an escape like no other.

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Angkor Wat

A visit to Angkor Wat which is nestled outside the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia is the epitome of what a Mekong river cruise journey would entail. Rated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the biggest religious complex in the world, travellers will be greeted by the sublime architecture which beautifies the temple that dates back to the times of the Khmer Empire of the 12th century. Amongst the notable features of a visit to Angkor Wat would be the 3-mile moat, magnificent concentric walls, and the main mound of the shrine which combine in affording a glimpse of what Cambodian culture stands for.

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Mekong Delta villages

The sight of local communities and villages will be extremely hard to pass by without ever so much as venturing out to these priceless jewels that would certainly coax you into arriving and spending time there. Of particular importance would be the villages of Sa Dec and Cai be which can be explored as part of a day trip. Further, a bike tour of these villages would be the best course of action where the ways of the locals can be learnt, coupled by the local industries that are invested in along the Mekong River by those living in and around same. These include the production of silversmithing and cotton candy and one arriving at the aforementioned villages will be presented with rare opportunities to mingle with craftsmen in order to learn of what goes into such trading activities.

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Hanoi

Vietnam's capital will move you in ways hardly replicated by similar cities across the globe. Be it spending time within the Ngoc Son Temple, Ho Han Kiem Lake to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the country's revolutionary leader rests; Hanoi is a kaleidoscope of a profound legacy and modern city craving the attention of present-day globetrotters. The locale's shopping expeditions are littered with streets that shout out 'variety' in more ways than one with the latest in electronics and apparel all but a stone's throw away.

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Chau Doc

Made up of Vietnamese, Cham, and Khmer beliefs & influences is the charming city of Chau Doc. Found along the Cambodian and Vietnam border, Chau Doc will allow for time and space to call by religious shrines and stunning peaks including hikes to the Sam Mountain. Considered the tallest point along the Mekong River, visitors to the Mountain can capture sprawling views of pagodas close by and the environs of the Cambodian countryside.

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The Golden Triangle

Meander along at a pace that would put you in a prime position to maximize your time on a river cruise Mekong has to offer to the brilliant Golden Triangle. You will surely enjoy the experience should you invest in tour facilitators such as Mekong Kingdoms. On tours such as these, move past thick jungle, misty peaks, rice paddies, and local tribes that the Golden Triangle is known for en route to discovering how ancient kingdoms and beautiful water bodies commune part of the spectacle.

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