its turbulent history, the peoples of Indo-China
have re--established their traditional lifestyles,
absorbing and welcoming new influences from abroad.
Now is an ideal time to explore the unique and intriguing
cultures of three historic and newly-developing
Long hindered by civil strife, Vietnam is emerging
as a vital and attractive country, the setting for
the entrepreneurial spirit of flourishing Ho Chi
Minh City, the historical sites of Hue, the unspoiled
maritime scenery of the central coast and the genteel
colonial facades of Hanoi.
Locked in the rugged hills of Indo-China, and connected
to the outside world by the waters of the mighty
Mekong River, long isolated Laos is a country steeped
in a rich Buddhist culture. As you travel up-country
to the imperial capital at Luang Prabang, you sense
still an ever present spirit of the past, of struggles
fought and kingdoms lost.
The home of the most spectacular sights in all of
Asia. Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Historians believe
Angkor to have been a city of more than a million
people. From 802 AD until its capture by the Thai
in 1431 AD, it was the capital of the Kmer Empire.
Angkor City was protected by a moat, and was entered
through 5 gates, each decorated with four-faced
heads and leading to an avenue lined with large
stone figures from the gate to the centre of the
five square mile city. All the ruins are elaborately
carved and decorated, and make one of the richest
finds for students of art, history, archaeology
and architecture. As you gaze at this sensational
sight you can understand why it is one of the world's
Decades of social and economic isolation have preserved
a wealth of cultural and scenic attractions. Above
all, it offers the warmth and friendliness of its
charming people. With a land area of 677,000 sq.
kms., Myanmar is the largest country in South-East
Asia. It shares borders with Bangladesh, India,
China, Laos and Thailand.
Vietnam-Cambodia-Laos trip is a 19 day, fully escorted,
all inclusive tour, with an optional 9 day tour