Cambodia might be a perfect luxury tourist destination with iconic cultural sites, old and contemporary history. While Vietnam is a country with the diversity in cultures varied from places to places. Having Cambodia Vietnam holidays will definitely an amazing adventure. The idyllic seclusion is perfect after intense cultural exploration of old wonders. Following are some places which might be of help for Cambodia Vietnam holidays.
1. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City which is officially known as Sai Gon – the largest city in Vietnam with 8 millions of people. The combination of the traditional and the new will absolutely impress the tourists. The visitors can pay a visit through the central sights of the city, such as the National Assembly, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral as well as other attractive French style edifice. Moreover, the travelers can explore other places as the Presidential Palace, the War Crimes Museum for leisure. It is worth roaming around this charming city and enjoying the variety of local dishes.
2. Cu Chi tunnels
During the Vietnam War, people had formed an amazing underground command tunnel as the center of intense fighting. The tunnel system comprise many shelters, classes, sleeping chambers, kitchens and wells. Visiting here, tourists can explore the harsh life that Vietnamese guerrillas had endured from the invasion troops. Furthermore, the tourists can find new historical points of Vietnamese War by the story of the local guide. In general, Cu Chi deserves a symbol for the Vietnamese people and for the iron of Vietnamese troops.
3. Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta is an ideal place to avoid the bustling city in Cambodia Vietnam holidays. Taking a boat trip through the Delta over the quite roads and narrow riverside is an exciting tour for the visitors. The visitors can explore the local fruits, listen to the traditional rural singing and music and then slowly enjoy a cup of tea. The lush landscape of the Mekong Delta and in particular the rural homestay in Ben Tre with the coconut, fruit and rice will certainly create the memorable moment for any tourists reaching here.
4. Floating markets and exploring villages
One of the most colorful tourist attraction of Mekong Delta is floating markets and the most famous and largest market here is Cai Rang. The foreign visitors will be surprised by the lively atmosphere of the market in the morning, at the same time, they can enjoy the friendly attention of the local people. Traveling by boat is the best way to see the delta, passing villages of stilted house, abundant rice fields and cottage industries. Relaxing by staring at the river life with traditional and colorful glory on the river is just amazing.
5. Chau Doc
Chau Doc is on the Cambodian border, which will be the perfect place for a Cambodia Vietnam holidays. The rich ethnic mix of Chinese, Cham and Khmer people will make the trip more interesting. Visitors can go for sightseeing with temples, churches and mosques. The Sam Mountain, which is just a few kilometers south-west of the city should be one part of excursion. The strong Chinese impact and great view from the top of the mountain on a clear day to the neighboring Cambodia will certainly satisfy tourists.
6. Phnom Penh
Crossing the border at Vinh Xuong and Kaam Samnor, foreigners can head for the Cambodian capital. The journey on a boat can take 4 hours which allows people to relax and enjoy the fascinating view of riverside life. Phnom Penh is a pleasant and exciting city which is influenced by the French colonial in architecture. Visitors can visit the National Museum of Arts which has an impressive collection of Angkor sculptures, the Royal Palace with the Silber Pagoda which is named after 5000 silver tiles covering floor and Wat Phnom. The legend has it, the original pagoda was from 14th century to the house four statue of Buddha washing up on the shore of Mekong. The statues were found by a woman whose name is Penh, Phnom means hill in Cambodian. Then Phnom Penh means the statues near Mekong river the on the hill.
7. Siem Reap
The peaceful countryside roads and tracks north of Kampong Thom to Sambor Preikuk will be another destination of Cambodia Vietnam holidays. With approximately 100 temples and some of them are the oldest ones in the country, visitors can freely enjoy the ancient culture of Cambodia. There, the visitors can have a chance to explore the amazing restaurants and shops in this small but bustling town.
8. Angkor Wat
The Angkor period started from the 9th and ended at the 15th century, lasted for 600 years. In this period, there were many famous temples built. Visitors should start their trip on the morning to have an awesome spectacle with the sunrise, this is known as the most breathtaking sight and highlight for a trip to Angkor. The temple faces west symbolically the direction of the death, which makes this temple more unique. Angkor is an imposing structure with the most stunning features of extensive and intricately carved base. In addition, the tourists can spend time to the Ta Phrom, which is a wonderful collection of towers and courtyards with amidst tangled tree roots and jungle.
9. Other wonderful places in Cambodia Vietnam holidays
Vietnam: the visitors can have a longer trip to the north of Vietnam and pay a visit to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang….
Cambodia: Angkor Thom, Banteay Srei, Kampong Thom, Prei Kuk, Tuol Sleng, Kiling fields.
10. The best time for visiting
Both countries have two main seasons: the dry and wet season, visitors can visit two of them all year round. However, to have perfect Cambodia Vietnam holidays, visitors should pay attention to the weather.
The dry weather
Vietnam and Cambodia both experience least rainfall in this period of time, especially in March and April. The temperature of both countries which ranges from 20 to 30 Celsius is preferred and pleasant. December to April is the perfect time to visit the coast for the sunshine and clear water while other months enable visitors to go scuba diving in Cambodia. Furthermore, traveling in October and November, visitors can see the flood in the Central Vietnam.
The Monsoon Season
The monsoon season or wet season is from May to November. The weather is not continuous rain, sometimes it can be plenty of the sunshine in the morning. This season is also seen as the green season with the lush green of the rice paddies, which enables tourists to enjoy the nature completely. Additionally, in Cambodia, visitors can have a peaceful and quiet time here since fewer tourists come. On the other hand, a trip to Halong Bay of Vietnam with the fantastic view of aforementioned islands or Da Lat with the cool and pleasant temperature can be great.
A holiday through Vietnam and Cambodia can last from 15 days or more. Cambodia can make people relax with breathtaking and beautiful Siem Reap or the spectacular Angkor Wat temple. In addition, Vietnam enables visitors to have a wonderful trip with the gorgeous views, traditional culture, and friendly people. The bustling markets, vibrant cities, and magnificent temples enthrall visitors on a magical journey through two countries of Indochina.