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Viet Nam and Cambodia map and two-week route
A two-week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia is enough to see the splendid Angkor Temple, the glittering water of Halong Bay and the old Hanoi. You can also take in the historical Hoi, a favorite destination in Saigon and Cambodia's capitol Phnom Penh. While the best season to come to Vietnam will depend on your route, the most common is when it is not too warm, too chilly and rainy.
The rainy seasons from May to October and in the afternoons are very rare. Begin your journey in the pulsating Phnom Penh, a testimony to the Franco-Colonian past and a town that is re-inventing itself. A large Khmer historical and artistic exhibition is housed in the Khmer Islands Memorial Centre before a tour of Wat Phnom, the town' s eponym.
Think about the cataclysmic Pol Pot period and explore the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields. Take a flight to Siem Reap, the gate to the impressive Angkor churches, where you can walk through the old square or go shopping in boutiques. See the creepy rock faces and atmospheric bas-reliefs of the Bayon and Elephant and Leper King Terraces or find the tree-lined remains of Ta Prohm, the backdrop for the film Tomb Raider Take a tuk-tuk before dawns, to rise the memorable sundown over Angkor Wat before you explore the famed sanctuary for a few hors.
It is the second biggest fresh water pond in the whole wide globe with over one million fishery livelihoods. Go on a boating trip to see swimming homes, swimming school and even a swimming clinic. From Siem Reap to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and walk along the former Rue Catinat, today's bustling Dong Khoi Street to get to know some of the locals and see Notre Dame City' cloister.
War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace provide a very realistic view of the Vietnamese-American War. A plethora of freshwater drives this area, often called Vietnam's paddies. Soak up the relaxed tempo while visiting the farmhouses that grow new fruit, coconut, and paddy and try the locally grown paddy when you dare.
From 1802 to 1945 Hue was the emperor's capitol of Vietnam and is still Vietnam's most important university and educational university. Sailing from Hue to Hoi An along the Hai Van Mountain is one of the most beautiful in Vietnam. Hoi An, once an important commercial center, has been largely retained and is now a popular destination for tourists.
Walking through the city you will see old merchants' buildings, the China auditorium and the roofed Japanese-lane. From Hanoi to Halong Bay, take a picturesque 3.5 hour ride past green paddy paddies. Halong Bay, a World Heritage-listed bay, is one of Vietnam's greatest miracles of nature with more than 3,000 calcareous stone karstic islets towering out of the glittering blue waters.
Returns to Hanoi, Vietnam's historic and historic metropolis for over 1000 years. He is regarded as the "father of contemporary Vietnam" and is lovingly called "Uncle Ho". At the Ho Chi Minh quarter you will see his tomb, his modest stilted building and the Ho Chi Minh Museum.
Lastly, you will be visiting the notorious Hanoi Hilton, known for the detention of National Liberation Force leader and U.S. Air Force pilot during the conflict. The Insider Journeys offers many small group trips to Cambodia and Vietnam. The 15-day Cambodia and Vietnam Explorer with the above mentioned attractions is one of the most visited trips.