5 Must-experiences along the majestic Mekong

Angkor Wat

Announced this week, one of the fantastic river cruise itineraries available with our latest partner Emerald Waterways takes holidaymakers on a magnificent Asian adventure.

Following the stretching Mekong River, this experience-filled river cruise is packed with fantastic holiday moments including a visit to the amazing temple complex Angkor Wat.

1. Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

An exploration flowing the vast Mekong would not be complete without a visit to Cambodia’s capital – Phnom Penh.

Presenting a long and varied history, a visit to the city provides the chance to gain some insight into the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled the country in the 1970s.

During time spent in the city, an excursion to both the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum highlights much of this turbulent period in the country’s history.

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2. Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, the since renamed Ho Chi Minh City is one of the best-known cities on the Asian continent.

Experienced during a guided tour, we thoroughly recommend making the most of time spent passing some of the city’s most important landmarks including Reunification Hall, an Opera House and the old Saigon Post Office.

Stepping back further in time, a visit to the city’s beautiful Royal Palace and gardens gives holidaymakers the chance to admire a wonderful piece of architecture and hugely important regal landmark.

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3. Oudong Temple

Oudong Temple

In the Cambodian town of Oudong, the most popular attraction is undoubtedly Oudong Temple.

Sitting north of Phnom Penh, Oudong is actually a former royal capital with the grand temple surrounded by burial sites of former Khmer kings and religious artefacts that can be traced back thousands of years.

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4. Angkor Wat

One of the most famous sites on the planet, the maze-like Angkor Wat temple complex is a fascinating place to visit.

Extremely important and valued, this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site is full of wonder and an experience to cherish forever.

Walking through this magical site, visitors will be able to admire this magnificent labyrinth of important structures, most of which are decorated with some intricate carvings providing yet another link to the past in this deeply historic setting.

This stunning location also provides many memorable photo opportunities.

Throughout, nature is slowly but surely reclaiming large portions of the site resulting in sections of the structure being overtaken with huge trees and roots that burrow deep amongst the man-made remnants of the temple.

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5. Siem Reap City

Siem Reap City

Resting close to the wondrous series of temples including Angkor Wat, three nights are spent in the city, providing the perfect base for your guided exploration of the region taking in some of the greatest sites in Cambodia.

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