(Indochinakings.org) The Khone falls, a series of cascading waterfalls in the Mekong river is one of Laos’ most beautiful natural attractions. The impressive falls in Champasak province near the Cambodian border are the largest in volume in Indochina.
Phnom Chhnork is the most spectacular cave complex in the Kampot area. Limestone mountains dot the landscape around Kampot and between Kampot and Kep and limestone caves are not a rare sight in this area.
The Institute of Oceanography in Nha Trang City (Khanh Hoa Province) is considered a Wikipedia on marine ecological system. Visitors to the Institute can observe the rich and lively images as well as learn about the life of the sea creatures and ecological samples.
Constructed in 1962 by former King Sihanouk to replace the wooden pagoda built by his grandfather in 1902, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its 5329 silver floor tiles, each around 20cm square and weighing more than a kilogram. It’s also known as Wat Preah Keo Morokot, the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, after the green Baccarat crystal Buddha within.
Unlike most of the temples of Angkor, Ta Prohm has been largely left to the clutches of the living jungle. With its dynamic interaction between nature and man-made art, this atmospheric temple is a favorite for many - who can't help but feel a little like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft (which was filmed here) as they pick through the rubble.
Laos is notorious for its laid back lifestyle, but there is no place where a traveler can savor this renowned laid-backness better than Si Phan Don. In the language of Lao people, Si Phan Don means 4,000 Islands (Four Thousand Islands) and there is a very good reason for the name.
Hoi An ancient townt with colorful lanterned nights, with cristinely old plain houses and special mysterious cultural elements, and with the etiquette & culturally hospitable and friendly people are warmly welcoming you.
Every year, when the spring comes, millions of people from all over Vietnam would travel to Ha Noi to take part in one of the country’s most elaborate festivals to welcome the Lunar New Year. Traditionally celebrated from the 6th day of the first month to the end of the third month in reference to the Vietnamese Lunar Calendar, this year’s Huong Pagoda Festival officially opened on February 19, 2010 in the midst of a very favourable weather.
The caves around the village of Vieng Xai were home to the Pathet Lao leadership and thousands of civilians for almost a decade during the 'Secret War' that the United States of America waged on Laos between 1964 to 1973
More than 10,000 coffee-related cultural relics from the renowned Jens Burg Museum in Germany were handed over to Trung Nguyen Corporation. The collection is now under the safekeeping of the company, where it is showcased in Trung Nguyen’s Coffee Museum in Buon Ma Thuot Province, Vietnam.