Vietnam is an inspiring journey with a rich culture that dates thousands of years and becomes alive through its ancient temples. Known as the Land of the Dragon, it's the easternmost country of the Indochina Peninsula in Southern Asia. With an estimated population of 90.5 million inhabitants, Vietnam is the 13th most populated country in the world. Vietnam borders Laos, China, Cambodia, and the South China Sea to the East. The name Vietnam translates as “Southern Viet." It was first officially adopted in 1802 by Emperor Gia Long and was adopted again in 1945 with the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh.
Cambodia is a country of ancient Angkor temples, colorful pagodas, and pristine beaches waiting to be experienced. This is a destination to enjoy the rhythm of rural life and serenity of rice paddies and swaying sugar palms. The South Coast is blessed with tropical islands while the nearby Cardamom Mountains provides the gateway to emerging ecotourism adventures and the great biodiversity and wildlife. The mighty Mekong River flows through the country and the northeast is a world away with an abundance of mountainous natural landscapes and home to Cambodia ethnic minorities.
Laos has been known as the land of a million elephants, and wildlife enthusiasts can trek through rugged mountains and find rare animals. However, other interesting experiences can also be found in today’s Laos like white-water rapids or jungle zip lining or underground river caves. And foodies can experiment with the kaleidoscope of flavors found in Lao’s cuisine. Another great experience is to witness hundreds of saffron-robed monks move silently through the streets in search of alms. From thrill-seeker to peaceful experiences, every traveler will find something of interest when visiting this amazing destination.
Sitting at the crossroads of Asia’s great civilizations of India and China, Myanmar is one of the most diverse countries in Southeast Asia. A country of traditional delights in its natural landscape combined with a rich and glorious heritage dating back to more than 2,000 years. Religious sites and ancient cities attest to a vibrant culture of more than 100 distinct ethnic groups. Drift down the Ayeyarwady River in an old river steamer, stake out a slice of beach on the blissful Bay of Bengal, or trek through pine forests to charming villages scattered across the Shan Hills. In your journey through this fascinating country, you will meet its gentle, humorous, engaging and passionate people.