The Northern Vietnam- The tea bricks of Yunnan in China, The Temples of Angkor in Cambodja, Laos a sort of paradise, Thailand, and Myanmar.
Vietnam and its location allow the expats to travel to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and from Hanoi, it’s also affordable to spend a nice weekend in Hong Kong and Macau. Visit the tea plantations in Yunnan and buy some Pu-Erh bricks. There are plenty of activities: trekking, cycling, kayaking, rafting & boat trips. In Halong Bay, the offer is huge from one day to several and it can get really expensive. But is worth and I do recommend as one top site in Asia.
Diving, snorkelling, kite-surfing, and windsurfing are also possible in the South of Vietnam. The Vietnamese Coastline is probably the best region for children. Vietnam has been blessed by nature from the mountains, green rice paddies in the Mekong river and its sandy beaches invite you to stay longer. Visit the capital Hanoi, Lao Cai and Sapa. Cross the territorial border to Yunnan in China.
TET is the most important festival in Vietnam. Last year it has been celebrated on the 28th of January and celebration last for three days. However, the Vietnamese take a two week reserved break.
Particularly the vegans rank Vietnam as a top destination but you can delight yourself with dog or frog! I’ve eaten frog and it’s delicious. Dod I’ve never tasted so I cannot recommend… Try the specialities such as barbecued pork (bun cha), rice crepes, mushrooms, noodles, shrimp and crab noodle soup is a rice-paddy noodle broth laced with fried shallots and garlic (bun rieu cua). Note that Vietnam is one of the coffee top producers worldwide and black tea also but mainly to export. To me, Vietnamese coffee is the best in the world. Recently I’ve been offered some from Iraq and it’s also very good.
The Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam
including the Kinh majority or the Viet, this country has 54 ethnic groups. One of this is the Brau. They have an unusual customs of filing their teeth and training their ears with heavy jewellery, to create long, large, hanging earlobes. They use ivory or wood depending on their level of income. I’d like to recommend a Vietnamese magazine called WORD.
Yunnan – China:
Pu’Erh Tea and coffee, and the Lunar Calendar:
astrology has a long history in China and Vietnam and linked to religious beliefs. The New Year falls in the 28th this year of 2017 and TET is celebrated in Vietnam. There are 12 zodiacal animals: rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig. Pick your solar date and it will correspond to an animal. Yunnan province is famous for the quality of Tuocha tea nests, probably the weirdest style of brick produced for the last 1,700 years. It is handmade in the palm of the hand.
The Temples of Angkor – (Sambor Prei Kuk).The jungle in Cambodia is massive. Visit Virachey National Park and the capital Phnom Penh, Mondulkiri in the wild least! Find the best of Koh Kong and the Rainforest bordering Thailand. Ecotourism is best…The city of Takeo is the jumping-off point for one of Cambodia’s great thrill rides 20 km open-air motorboat. Spectacular!
a culturally rich country. Its coastline has close to 2,000 km along the Bay of Bengal being the largest in the world and border Thailand, India, Cambodja, Laos, and China in the North. The land of festivals the Republic of the Union Myanmar has festivals every single month mostly cultural and religious. Plan your journey carefully as transports may be time-consuming. Nevertheless, a must see in Asia. For those we wish to spend a few days in a Buddhist monastery, Myanmar is the best place to go. But there are others in Thailand.
national parks, diversity in terms of culture and spot on for the adventure. Why Laos? Laos is home to more than 100 ethnic groups, Buddhist temples and monks, The Mekong River, river-caves, white-water rapids and jungle zip lines. The forest is home of leopards and rivers. Ziplining in Laos with The Gibbon Experience in Bokeo Nature Reserve pioneered the use of zip lines to explore the jungle canopy and stay overnight in treehouses.
food & shopping and if you’re willing to live like a local Thailand as a lot to offer. Bangkok has one of the most important air hubs and links to multiple destinations in Southern China, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam as well as Cambodia. The Thai Elephant Conservation Center, the National Park of Pha Team and the Angkor temple trail are good suggestions. There are many travellers settling in Thailand and exploring Asia from this starting point.
From North to South I’ve visited several Thai provinces and still there is so much to explore. As much as read as much as wish to travel in this country. Currently in the South of Thailand very close to Malaysia.
“Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet”
If you plan to visit Asia I recommend reading this guide.
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