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Indochina – A land of contrasting cultures

4th July 2011 Print

Indochina is a land of contrasts, where foreign cultures clash with ancient values and technological advancement goes hand in hand with a centuries old way of life.

Rice paddy fields and buffalos meet bustling urban metropolises, where hand drawn carts jostle for space with motorbikes – nowhere else in the world quite exhibits the contrast between old and new like Southeast Asia.

And now, for those looking to explore the urban chic, wonderful nature and charming heritage of this exotic corner of the world, a new ten-day tour from Luxury Vietnam Travel looks to have all the bases covered, taking in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Beginning in Vietnam’s dynamic capital, also known as Saigon, visitors will be able to explore the city’s colorful markets, its designer shops and its delicious foods.

The legendary Cu Chi Tunnels offer a chance to relive the horrors of the Vietnam War, while an eclectic religious ceremony at the Cao Daism temple provides an insight into a unique fusion of the region’s most prominent religions.

To explore the traditional side of life in Vietnam, visitors can also take a longboat trip around the Mekong Delta and its charming narrow canals.

From Saigon, travellers fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Teeming with exquisite natural beauty, gorgeous architecture and an orgy of history, the ancient city of Cambodia is fast becoming one of Southeast Asia’s must-see attractions. Angkor Wat is resplendent as the world’s largest religious monument – a true wonder of the world.

Local charm and untold luxury are combined with fun-filled activities in this action packed Southeast Asian tour. Accommodation is provided in hotel state rooms where no comfort is spared, including a daily breakfast together with a candlelit dinner each night.

Other activities include a health and beauty spa, guided visits to local museums, dance classes, full-day shopping trips and a romantic charted boat cruise on the famous Tonle Sap Lake.

Visit for more information and bookings.