Travel Destinations in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar - Part 2

Destination

Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri, the biggest but least populated province of Cambodia is situated in the Northeast of Cambodia. Sen Monorom is a provincial capital of Mondulkiri, which is the best departure for your journey to this province. The weather is several degrees lower than in other areas in Cambodia. Mondulkiri is rewarded with spectacular natural beauties including forested mountain ranges, magnificent powerful waterfalls and lush green hills. Because it is very a less well-known destination Mondulkiri is a best idea for adventure travelling lovers and nature lovers.

Bagan Province

Bagan Province

Bangan is an extraordinary destination which is always on top of the must-visit list of any traveler to Myanmar. This was the capital city of the first dynasty ever in Myanmar – the Pagan Kingdom, which lays the fundamental for the modern Myanmar.

Mandalay Province

Mandalay Province

Mandalay is the second biggest city in Myanmar; it was former capital of this country. This city of the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar where is also a destination of many Royal Palace. The city has wide lanes filled with bicycles and motorcycles but is known for its millionaires and cultural diversity. Half of Burma's monks reside in Mandalay and the surrounding areas).

Yangon Capital City

Yangon Capital City

The history of Yangon is intertwined with the history of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Wherever one may be in Yangon, in the busy town center, in the new towns of the east, in the industrial zone of the west, in the paddy fields of the north, the golden form of the Shwedagon will be seen on the skyline rising above the foliage of the tropical trees, and the top of high rises. The founding story of Shwedagon reaches back to the days of the Enlightenment of Gaudama Buddha when He discovered the cause of universal suffering and the way to its elimination.

Salavan Province

Salavan Province

Salavan is beautiful un touch province of Laos, its western’s border close to Thailand, its eastern border close to Vietnam.

Phongsali Province

Phongsali Province

Entire of Phongsali are strongly Chinese influence and large number of local ethnic groups, this province is one of fascinating and unique towns in Laos. The picturesque Chinese Quarter features narrow, crowded cobblestone streets lined with small, low-roofed houses made out of wood and stone those are simply decorative details are carved or painted in muted colors.

Khammouan Province

Khammouan Province

Khammouane Province Located in the middle part of the country, northern border is close to Borikhamxay, the southern with Savannakhet, the east share border with Vietnam and the west with Nanork Phanom, Thailand The major natural geography are mountains and forests, such as The Nakai Namtheun forest preservation area of the total 352,200 ha, 82,000 ha is Hinnamnor preservation and Phou Hinpoun150,000 ha, thanks to natural favor created many beautiful caves. The Xebangfay (239 km long), Hinboun, Namtheun and Namgnum are the main rivers of the province

Champasak Province

Champasak Province

Champasak is a large province in southwestern Laos, and borders with Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the key political, economic and cultural centres of southern Laos. It has great potential for tourism thanks to famous landscapes including Wat Phu World Cultural Heritage and Khone Pha Pheng waterfall.

Bokeo Province

Bokeo Province

Bokeo, locally meaning ‘gem mine’, it is the smallest province in Laos, but one of the most diversify ethnic minority people within over 30 recognized ethnic groups. The Lahu, a Tibeto-Burman, thier speaking languages are common to northern Myanmar and Thailand is present in Bokeo in significant proportions.  The province is located in the central of the infamous “Golden Triangle” sharing borders with Luang Namtha as well as Myanmar and Thailand.  Houai Xay, just across the border from the Thailand of Chiang Khong is a popular starting point for boat trips down the Mekong to Luang Prabang, a two-day journey south.

Xiengkhoang Province

By virtue of the Franco-Siamese treaty of 3 October 1893, signed in Bangkok and ratified by the French Parliament in January 1894, Laos became the fifth province of French Indochina. Laos was a protectorate like Tonkin (north Vietnam), Annam (central Vietnam) and Cambodia, but Cochin-china (south Vietnam) was the only province with the status of colony. Laos entered the Union of French Indochina from a position of disadvantage, with no defined status of its own but often thought of as an extension of Vietnam.