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Vietnam ~ Cambodia ~ Thailand

An Asian Experience

            
Join Terry, Sherrie and Ted as they travel for a month through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and then end their trip in Hong Kong. 

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Vietnam

Hanoi

Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake, One Pillar Pagoda, street views. 

Travel to Halong Bay with stops along the way.

Halong Bay

A private junk cruise on Halong Bay with a stop at the caves.

Halong Bay- Hai Phong - Hanoi

A day's trip from Halong Bay through Hai Phong to Hanoi with stops along the way including Hai Phong Cathedral, Hang Kenh Buddhist Temple, communal houses, Temple of Literature for Hai Duong Province and a visit to a private home in a small village.

Hoi An

A walking tour of this charming ancient trading port including visits to former merchants' houses, a silk shop and the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge.

Drive from Hoi An to Hue.

Hue  

Boat excursion on the Perfume River with visits to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City plus tombs of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh.

Ho Chi Minh City

A tour of the former Presidential Palace ... now called Reunification Hall, walks around town including the Old Saigon Post Office, Chinatown and the Rex Hotel.

Mekong Delta  

Daytrip from Saigon to the fascinating Mekong Delta.  From Cai Be Floating Market, a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River with stops at a family business where they make rice confections, a lunch break featuring local elephant ear fish and glimpses of life on the river.

Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon

Day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels with a stop along the way at a rubber tree plantation.

Meeting Ha, a young street vendor in Saigon.

  

Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Visits to the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, the National Museum and an evening of people watching.

Siem Reap ~ Angkor Wat 

A day's trip to the "Roluos Group" of Hindu Temples and then the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat.

Siem Reap ~ Angkor Thom

A morning trip to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, some smaller temple ruins, a quick tuk-tuk tour of Siem Reap and an afternoon spent in the fascinating and most memorable Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Temple. 

  

Thailand

Bangkok

Wat Traimit with its solid gold Buddha statue, Wat Po with its 9 metre reclining Buddha statue, Wat Benchmabophit (Marble Temple) and Thai massage.

The Grand Palace, the Royal Monastery of the Emerald Buddha, a self-guided walking tour of Chinatown, a commuter boat ride on the Chao Phrya River followed by tea at the Oriental Hotel.

Day trip to the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market with a stop to see harvesting of coconut sap and nectar for sugar.

Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Hua Hin

A look around town including a walk through the Sofitel Centara Grand Resort, a massage and a visit to the docks as the fish boats come in with their day's catch.  

Koh Samui 

A stay at Natural Wings Resort and a tour of the island.

Phuket

A overnight stay on one of the beaches devastated by the December 2004 tsunami.  

Koh Phi Phi

Two nights on Koh Phi Phi with a day trip on a private long-tail boat to snorkel in the bays of Phi Phi Lai.

Krabi  

A walk around town (with plans for day trip to Pha-Nga Bay).

Pha-Nga Bay 

A day trip from Krabi to boat and canoe on Pha-Nga Bay including mangrove groves, water caves, James Bond Island, the floating Muslim village and a short elephant trek.

 

Hong Kong

Kowloon & Hong Kong

Organized tour including the fishing village of Aberdeen, Victoria Peak and Stanley Market. 

Self guided walking tour on Hong Kong Island using the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour to and from Kowloon.

    

Travel Reflections

Some thoughts from Terry and Sherrie about their travels.

     

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