Multi-Country

Discover the Beauty of Multi-Country

Southeast Asia is an Asian region located south of China and east of India. It consists of 11 countries, each with their own distinct culture, history, and natural beauty. The area is well-known for its beautiful beaches, lush jungles, ancient temples, and vibrant cities. Southeast Asia is a popular travel destination for visitors from all over the world, with experiences ranging from adventure travel to cultural immersion. Southeast Asia has something for every type of traveler, from the bustling streets of Bangkok to the tranquil rice fields of Bali. The region is also known for its delicious cuisine, friendly people, and affordable prices, making it a popular destination for budget-conscious travelers. Whether you’re interested in exploring ancient ruins, relaxing on a tropical beach, or immersing yourself in a new culture, Southeast Asia has plenty to offer.

All Packages Tours in Multi-Country

Metta Voyage customizes tours based on the client’s preferences and budget 

The Best of Vietnam & Cambodia 14 days

Vietnam & Cambodia Tour 10 Days

Travel From Vietnam To Cambodia On 8 Days

Vietnam & Cambodia Family Holidays

Vietnam - Cambodia

Essential Indochina Tour With Family

Vacation In Vietnam Cambodia Thailand

Vietnam - Cambodia - Thailand

Best Of Indochina

Cambodia - Laos - Vietnam

Treasure Of Vietnam And Cambodia

Vietnam - Cambodia

Vietnam & Cambodia Off The Beaten Track

Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Ha Long - Da Nang - Hoi An - Angkor Temple - Siemreap – Battam Bang

Essence Of Vietnam & Cambodia In Ecolodge

Ha Noi - Ha Long - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Siemreap - Angkor - Hoi An - Da Nang

Classic Vietnam & Cambodia

Vietnam - Cambodia

The Best of Vietnam & Cambodia 14 days

Vietnam & Cambodia Tour 10 Days

Travel From Vietnam To Cambodia On 8 Days

Vietnam & Cambodia Family Holidays

Vietnam - Cambodia

Essential Indochina Tour With Family

Vacation In Vietnam Cambodia Thailand

Vietnam - Cambodia - Thailand

Best Of Indochina

Cambodia - Laos - Vietnam

Treasure Of Vietnam And Cambodia

Vietnam - Cambodia

Vietnam & Cambodia Off The Beaten Track

Hanoi - Mu Cang Chai - Ha Long - Da Nang - Hoi An - Angkor Temple - Siemreap – Battam Bang

Essence Of Vietnam & Cambodia In Ecolodge

Ha Noi - Ha Long - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Siemreap - Angkor - Hoi An - Da Nang

Classic Vietnam & Cambodia

Vietnam - Cambodia

Best Place To Visit In Multi-Country

Best beaches in Multi-Country

There are many amazing places to visit in a multi-country tour that includes Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. We recommend the most destination for travelers when traveling to Southeast Asia

  • Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City,..
  • Laos: Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Kuang Si Waterfalls,..
  • Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap Lake,…
  • Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Chiang Rai,..
  • Myanmar: Bagan, Inle Lake, Bagan, Yangon, Madalay,..

FAQ

Pack lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for the tropical climate, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and a reusable water bottle. Also, pack clothes that cover the shoulders and knees for visiting temples and other religious sites.

Visa requirements vary depending on the country and your nationality. Some countries offer visa-free entry, while others require a visa obtained in advance or on arrival. Check with the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit for the most up-to-date requirements.

Southeast Asia is home to a wealth of cultural and natural attractions, including ancient temples, pristine beaches, lush forests, and vibrant cities. Some popular destinations include Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Bali in Indonesia, and the temples of Bagan in Myanmar,…

We will send you an email notification within 24 hours of your order, and we will make every effort to find and suggest a similar alternative hotel that matches your preferences. If the suggested hotel is more expensive than your original choice, we will contact you first to discuss the price difference and get your approval before making any changes to your booking.

In this case, please inform us and the hotel immediately, as any modifications or charges will be subject to the hotel’s regulations. We will make every effort to provide you with comparable ground services.

Yes, booking online is a secure and straightforward process. All you need to do is fill out the reservation form with your relevant details, including your email address. Once we receive your request, we will respond within 24 hours to confirm your booking.

Yes, most travelers need a visa to enter Myanmar. You can apply for a visa online or through the nearest embassy or consulate.

Most foreign visitors arriving by air are granted a 30-day visa-free entry to Thailand, while those arriving by land may only receive a 15-day visa-free entry. However, visitors from some countries may require a visa in advance. It’s recommended to check with the Thai embassy or consulate in your home country for specific visa requirements.

Most visitors to Vietnam will need to obtain a visa before arriving. You can apply for a visa through the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your home country, or through an online e-visa application.

Most foreign visitors require a visa to enter Laos. You can either apply for a visa in advance at a Lao embassy or consulate, or obtain a visa on arrival at the airport or some land borders. It’s recommended to apply for a visa in advance to avoid potential long lines and delays at the airport.

Visitors can obtain a visa for Cambodia upon arrival at the airport or at overland border crossings. It is also possible to apply for an e-visa online before arriving in the country.

Multi-country tours can be booked through a variety of tour operators and travel agencies as Metta Voyage. We ensure that the itinerary and activities align with your interests and preferences.

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About Vietnam

Each region in Vietnam has different weather patterns especially the North and South of Vietnam. Make sure to research your destination’s weather in advance so that you can pack the most essential and suitable things for your trip to Vietnam. 

North  Vietnam

The North of Vietnam has all 4 seasons including spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The best time for travelers is likely to be from March to May and September to November. 

You will be able to experience the pleasantly warm weather of late spring in the North of Vietnam around March-May. The best thing about this season is the blooming season of many beautiful flowers of the North. This can be a perfect time to visit the mountainous Sa Pa and enjoy the impressive scenery of light pink ban flowers all over the town. This is also the time when the paddy fields are in fresh green. 

In addition to mountainous Northern towns, Halong Bay is also a top hit. Everyone yearns for relaxing on the deck in the sun and cool breezes. The water is not too cold, which makes it perfect for swimming as well. 

The least recommended time to visit North Vietnam is between June and August. The temperature can nearly hit 40 degrees Celsius which is extremely hot and humid. If you are a summer lover, make sure to stay hydrated all time and apply sufficient sunblock to protect yourself from the heat.

A lot of the North locals escape this summer heat by flying to beaches in the Central Highlands and the South. So this season’s domestic flight tickets and accommodation can be more pricey than usual. 

The weather can change suddenly in summer and a downpour can come at any moment. Unexpected showers can be a “delicacy” of summertime in Hanoi so remember to carry an umbrella or a poncho with you.

On the other hand, winter (November to February) is totally opposite. Hanoi and North Vietnam are cold and humid in the summer. The temperature can drop to below 10 Celcius degrees sometimes. With the humidity, it can feel a lot more freezing than the number. Northern destinations such as Sa Pa and Ha Giang are sometimes below 0 Celcius degrees. 

Average temperature and rainfall levels of Hanoi: here 

Central Vietnam

The central region of Vietnam has a coastal climate so it has great weather most of the year. However, there are likely to be thunderstorms in October and November so it is better not to plan too many outdoor activities at this time. May to August is summertime, which means it can be quite hot. The temperature can hit up to 40 Celsius degrees. 

If you plan to visit Da Nang, Hue, and Hoi An, January/ February to August is recommended. The weather is pleasantly nice with rare heavy showers. 

Average temperature and rainfall levels of Hue: Here

South  Vietnam

The southern region of Vietnam is especially great between December and April. In contrast to the North of Vietnam, the South has a consistently warm weather pattern all year round. 

There are specific seasons in Southern Vietnam including dry and wet seasons. The dry season is between November and April/ early May. The hottest time of the year belongs to this season’s February and May with a peak of 34 Celsius degrees. The wet season begins in May and ends in early November. June, July, and August are the months that receive the largest amount of rainfall. An interesting feature of the Southern wet season is how quickly the heavy rains last. Sometimes the rain only lasts for 10 minutes but it can get you soaking wet. 

At the end of Vietnam, Phu Quoc and Con Dao Island are often sunny all year round with enjoyable weather. 

Average temperature and rainfall levels of Ho Chi Minh City: here

Within the country

To travel within Vietnam, airplanes, trains, and coaches are the most common mode of transportation. If you want to get from Hanoi to the Central Highlands or South Vietnam, it is highly recommended to book a flight. Flight tickets might be pricier but it will save you from the long wait and uncomfortable accommodation on trains. 

If you only travel to a nearby city that takes only 4-5 hours on the road, book a coach.

Within the city

Vietnam offers a wide range of transportation from taxis, taxi motorbikes, Grab app, Be app, and buses. (But it can be really difficult for foreigners to take a bus) 

North Vietnam

Ha Noi

Hanoi, the capital of thousands of years of civilization, is one of the places that any Vietnamese would like to visit once in a lifetime. Traveling to the capital, visitors will visit famous attractions such as Ba Dinh Square, Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda… or admire the beautiful scenery of West Lake, Sword Lake, and Hoang Thanh Thang Long… Besides, visitors can also taste many unique delicacies such as Vong village nuggets, bun cha, pho, fried spring rolls,…

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh is one of the most attractive destinations in our country. With an area of ​​​​up to 1,553 square kilometers, including 1,900 limestone islands with many beautiful and vivid shapes.

Traveling to HaLong – one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, visitors will discover many unique caves, beautiful islands such as Dragon Eye Island, Ngoc Vung Island, Con Coc Island… Along with the beautiful scenery, this place also has many delicious specialties such as squid rolls, sam worms, grilled oysters, spring rolls, sea sam…

Trang An – Ninh Binh

Among the Vietnamese tourist destinations that hide the most cultural and historical values, Trang An – Ninh Binh is certainly the top name. This relic was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2014.

This beautiful location collects the buildings from the regal ancient capital of Hoa Lu, which was tucked away in the majestic limestone mountains and the ethereal meandering river. Some of the following structures will leave visitors “heartbroken” if they follow cultural or spiritual tourism: Temples in Tran Ninh Binh, Tu Tru, Suoi Tien, etc.

Visitors can take a boat to travel through the water, across the lotus lake, and across the golden rice fields to the Vu Lam palace, one of this location’s most stunning structures. Trang An is the center of caves with several oddly formed stalactites, through woods and pristine lagoons, in addition to man-made monuments. Nau Ruou cave, Ba Giot cave, and others are popular tourist destinations.

Sapa – Fog Town

Located in the northwest of the country, Sapa, in Lao Cai province, is known as the land of fog, with a dreamy landscape hiding many miracles of natural scenery. Fansipan Peak is not only the roof of Vietnam but also of Indochina. Its massive height created a majestic scene. When you come here, you can almost touch the clouds.

There are some other places in Sapa, such as Stone Church, Ham Rong Mountain, Muong Hoa Valley, an ancient stone beach, etc, that you should not miss.

Central Vietnam

Da Nang 

In the journey to discover Central Vietnam, visitors cannot ignore the tourist destination of Da Nang. This is the city of many beautiful bridges such as Han River Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Love Bridge; wild and poetic beaches such as My Khe beach, Non Nuoc beach, Xuan Thieu beach… and many other beautiful landscapes such as Ngu Hanh Son mountain, Son Tra peninsula, Ghenh Bang, … Da Nang not only attracts tourists by the beautiful scenery, but also attracts visitors by many attractive Da Nang delicacies such as vermicelli with seasoning, veal, Quang noodles, chicken rice, …

Hoi An

Located on the central coast of Vietnam, Hoi An is a well-preserved Ancient Town that cuts through the canals. As a former port, Hoi An is a reflection of history in its architecture. It is a combination of Chinese styles with wooden shophouses and temples, the colorful French colonial buildings, the iconic Japanese Bridge Pagoda, and the traditional Vietnamese tube houses.

Regardless of the fast pace of life outside, once you set your foot in this town, your mind is instantly calm and restful. The incredibly cozy and intimate atmosphere created by the ancient houses and the peaceful scenery will definitely put your mind at ease. 

Hue

Hue City is a vibrant and lively city located in the central region of Vietnam. It has a rich cultural heritage, with many temples, pagodas, and monuments that are popular tourist attractions. Hue is also known for its stunning natural beauty, including beaches, rivers, and mountains. The city offers plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy, from shopping at local markets to exploring ancient ruins or taking a boat ride along the Huong River. With its unique blend of culture and nature, Hue City tour is an ideal option for travelers looking to experience something truly special in Vietnam.

South Vietnam

Sai Gon

The most vibrant and busy metropolis in our nation is Saigon. Visitors to the popular tourist destination of Saigon can explore numerous notable landmarks and attractions throughout the city, including Nguyen Hue pedestrian street and Nha Rong Wharf. Additionally, tourists have the chance to explore well-known tourist destinations close to Saigon such as the Cu Chi tunnels, Thanh An island, Long Hai beach…

Mekong Delta 

The Mekong river is the 12th longest river in the world flowing from the Tibetan plateau to the South China Sea. It stretches over an area of almost 5,000 km2 and crosses 6 countries, namely China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The river itself has created the fertile Mekong Delta with a biological treasure nowadays. Even though this magical land of Vietnam is quite off-the-beaten-track to foreign tourists, we are sure that a day trip to the Mekong Delta will not let you down. Let’s quickly explore the beauty of the Mekong Delta before you take your own real trip!

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels is a giant underground tunnel system that was initially built under the forest, connecting tunnels among hamlets and small communities during the war against French colonialists. It provided cover for Vietnamese revolutionaries as they traveled between areas covertly and avoided French scouts. This will definitely be a memorable destination for you in your travel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi food tour

Talking about Hanoi’s capital is talking about the land of thousands of years of civilization, in addition to famous destinations such as Sword Lake, Bat Trang pottery village, Hanoi’s old town, commercial centers, etc. You will experience the unique cuisine here.

Hanoi cuisine is known for its delicious traditional dishes with unique and rich flavors that have never disappointed diners everywhere. Hanoi, with its 36 ancient streets, has a variety of delicious food options spread throughout, so everyone can enjoy delicious Hanoi dishes.

When it comes to Hanoi, the first thing will be pho, a dish that has reached the world. In addition, there are many other special dishes such as vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, Thang long fish cake, Hanoi vermicelli, shrimp paste vermicelli, Ho Tay shrimp cake, rib porridge, mussel porridge, cake Thanh Tri rolls, Phu Thuong sticky rice, Vong village nuggets, Phu Do vermicelli, banh chung, Uoc Le spring rolls, etc.

Northwest food tour

Food tourism in the North, especially in the Northwest mountains, always gives visitors new experiences. Northwest cuisine is very diverse and prepared according to the local people’s own recipes. You can try dishes such as buffalo meat guarding the kitchen, Thang Co horse of Lao Cai, pa ping top, Lai Chau’s armpit pig, grilled stone moss, au tau porridge, Bac Me Lam rice from Ha Giang, etc.

The Northwest is also famous for forest bamboo shoots from Vau, cork, bamboo, and apricot. Northwest specialty rices such as Bac Huong Dien Bien rice, Eight Dien Bien rice, Seng Cu rice (Bat Xat Lao Cai), Ta Cu rice (Muong Te Lai Chau), Nuong Dien Bien sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice…

Hue food tour

Besides discovering the ideal destinations in Hue, you should definitely not miss the culinary experience here. Referring to Hue cuisine, we will immediately think of royal cuisine because of the sophistication in each dish.

For Hue, eating is also one of the arts that Hue people pay great attention to and elaborate on. The dishes in Hue are very carefully prepared and have a very unique taste that can’t be confused anywhere.

Hue cuisine is one of the elements that make up the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the dishes are made from popular ingredients but have a rich and unforgettable aftertaste. The most famous specialty is probably “Bun bo Hue”. Besides, there is also mussel rice served with fish sauce and topping, Hue cakes such as filter cake, Banh Beo, or Hue cake, 36 kinds of Hue royal tea, etc.

Hoi An food tour

Traveling to Hoi An includes discovering and experiencing famous places such as the old town, Cu Lao Cham, Tra Que vegetable village, beautiful beaches, etc. You will experience Hoi An cuisine with Hoi An specialties such as Quang noodles, Cao Lau, chicken rice, wontons, cauldron cakes, wet rolls with grilled meat, etc.

Not only causing memories with ecstatic delicious dishes, the restaurants in Hoi An also make visitors fall in love with their beautiful decoration, professional service, and distinctive space. Restaurants located in the old town often hang old paintings decorated with flower pots, ornamental plants, and fine art objects. Restaurants in Hoi An also have traditional names, inherited from many generations.

Saigon food tour

Saigon is the most developed and busiest city in Vietnam. Saigon cuisine has the influence of many regions and some countries in the world. Saigon is a city that “does not sleep”, You can come here and comfortably eat and play at any time. You can experience Saigon cuisine by eating in clusters such as markets or food alleys such as:

Ben Thanh Market and Ho Thi Ky Market are two places that always attract a large number of diners. Coming to Ben Thanh market, there will be vermicelli, rice vermicelli, sweet tea or sticky rice, and also various kinds of Banh Beo in the Central region. Ho Thi Ky Market is famous for attractive dishes with Cambodian cultural colors such as Cam tea, Num Bo Choc vermicelli, grilled beef spring rolls with lemongrass, etc.

You can also try to experience culinary alleys such as alley 76 Hai Ba Trung, alley 84 Nguyen Du, and alley 284 Le Van Sy to learn more about street food culture. The Japanese Quarter (Le Thanh Ton), the Chinese Quarter (District 5, District 6, District 11), or the Han Quarter (District 7) are the same attractions in Saigon.

In addition, in Saigon, there are hundreds of street stalls, street vendors, and street vendors specializing in Saigon snacks such as mixed rice paper, grilled rice paper, Saigon knock-on noodles, smoothies, etc. It will make you forget the way home because it is surprisingly delicious, cheap, and diverse.

About Laos

The best time to visit Laos is from November to January which is the dry season of this country. However, Laos can be an all-year-round destination as each season has its unique attractions. Like other countries in Southeast Asia, Laos has 2 different seasons each year.

Dry season

The dry season lasts from November to April. The dry season can be divided into 2 parts including the cool season from November to February and the hot season from March to April. As it shows in its name, the cool season has lower temperatures and the weather is a lot cooler. During the hot season, it might be exhausting to travel under the burning heat of this Southeast Asian country.

Wet season

Instead of raining all day long, the rainy season in Laos means there will be a few hours of rain each day. (But all-day rains sometimes do happen.) 

An advantage of the wet season is the cool and refreshing weather with clean air. Also, there are fewer tourists and crowds during this season so your trip can be cheaper and more comfortable on many levels. Laos is also most beautiful in the wet season as it is the rice-planting season for farmers. You have the opportunity to enjoy verdant, emerald-green rice fields set against a backdrop of dramatic, cloudy skies.

Flight

If your preference is time-saving, air travel can be an option. However, domestic flights are pretty costly and they are frequently canceled or delayed. Some domestic airlines are Laos Airlines and Lao Skyway.

Bus

This is the most common transportation mode to move between cities. For a five to six-hour ride, a ticket costs from 80,000 – 130,000 LAK ($9-15 USD). Local buses can be uncomfortable to take as there is no air conditioning. In major cities, you can purchase a bus ticket from a tour operator to ride on a much better bus.

Boat

As the Mekong River runs along Laos, boats are the most popular ways to get around the country. You can catch a slow boat between Huay Xai and Luang Prabang and enjoy the scenery of this country on the water. The journey takes 2 days. 

For shorter trips such as Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves, you can take a river taxi for $10 per hour.

Vientiane 

Although being the capital of Laos, Vientiane feels like a small town. During the colonial period, this city used to be a French trading post. As a result, Vientiane has a delightful and beautiful French quarter that amazes travelers. 

The architecture of this city is French-inspired with some famous attractions such as Patuxai which is the Laotian version of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Other attractions are local markets and temples like Wat Si Saket.

Luang Prabang

Situated on the famous Mekong and Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is truly the heart of Laos. This small town is impressively vibrant with its French architecture streets and houses. There are 33 temples and many bustling night markets in Luang Prabang. 

Here, you can find many tours of rivers and waterfalls. There are also bustling night markets where many signature handmade goods are sold. Luang Prabang is a popular destination in Laos as it serves as the first or last stop for travelers in this country before going to/ from Thailand.

Vang Vieng

Situated between Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng is a pretty town. In the past, Vang Vieng was infamous for its wild nightlife scenes. But the local government has done a great job in resetting the security for the city. 

Nam Song River is the top tourist attraction in Vang Vieng where you can explore both the river and the jungle. Tham Phu Kham Cave also attracts a lot of nature lovers thanks to its lagoon and bronze statue of Buddha. 

Huay Xai

As a border town between Laos and Thailand, Huay Xai is often visited by travelers who cross from one country to the other. Huay Xai is famous for its Mekong River cruises traveling between Luang Prabang and Huang Xai. Many tourists consider this cruise a highlight of the Laos trip. 

You can also pay Bokeo Nature Reserve a visit while staying in Huay Xai. This Reserve offers a unique Gibbon Experience. 

Tam Lao 

Tam Lao is a dish of spicy young papaya salad. It consists of dried shrimp, black crab, tomatoes, and a signature Laos fish sauce called a page. Tam Lao is served with a big portion of dried red chilies. It has a funny taste: sweet from sugar, sour from citrus, and spicy from chilies.

Tam Taeng

This is another salad dish with the main ingredient of cucumber, shrimp, long beans, peanuts, and tomatoes. It can be either served with Khao poon (fermented rice noodles) or Khao niao (sticky rice). Similar to other Laos salads, chilies and citrus are also used to make the dressing. 

Yam Patu

Yam Patu is Laos tuna salad. As this country doesn’t have any beaches, locals often use canned tuna to make this dish. It is mixed with fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, ginger, and garlic to add up flavor. Other vegetables are lemongrass, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, and of course… chilies. All are served together. 

Yam Mak Kuea Nyao

This special salad is charcoal-grilled green eggplants cooked until they turn black. After that, the black skin is peeled off and the flesh is mixed with hard-boiled egg, fish sauce, citrus, and chili dressing. Some places also use shallots, cilantro, and dried shrimp to make this dish.

About Myanmar

Overall, the best time to visit Myanmar is from October to February which is the cool and dry season of Myanmar. There are 3 separate seasons in Myanmar, including: Cool & Dry season, Hot & Dry season and Rainy Season.

Cool & Dry season

This season lasts from October to February. The temperature is pretty cool around 15-26 Celsius degrees. Occasional rains begin in October. This is the best time to travel to Myanmar as the weather is pleasant for all activities.

Hot season

This season begins in March and ends in May. It can get really hot in Myanmar in summer. The temperature is around 27-31 Celsius degrees. Rain might occur at the end of April and beginning of May. 

Within the country

Air travel is a convenient way to get around Myanmar. Daily flights among popular destinations such as Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, Heho, Nyaung U and Thandwe are available. Myanmar National Airlines covers most of the destinations in Myanmar.

Long-distance buses and trains are also common. There are a variety of buses including luxury air-conditioned express ones to local buses without air-condition. However, buses are likely to be faster and cheaper than trains.

Within the city

Public city buses, local buses called ka, motorbike taxis, taxis, bicycle rickshaws and trishaws (or saiq-ka) are popular ways of moving around major cities in Myanmar. Others are horse carts (myint hlei), ox carts and little three-wheelers. Hiring a car is also an option although it’s not that cheap to drive on your own. 

You must grant permissions from the government and authority in order to drive in Myanmar. As this might get complicated, you can also hire a private driver that accompanies you the whole trip. 

Yangon

Formerly known as Rangoon, Yangon used to be Myanmar’s capital in the past. Now, it is the country’s center of commerce. As the largest city of Myanmar, Yangon has a population of 7 million people. 

Although many tourists don’t think of visiting Yangon while coming to Myanmar, this city often surprises the unexpected visitors and wow them with its interesting attractions. You can check out Shwedagon Pagoda. With an impressive height of 99 meters, this might be the most breathtakingly pagoda you’ve ever seen. 

Together with the stunning golden statues and building structure, Shwedagon Pagoda has a calming and spiritual beauty with Buddhists.

Bagan

Bagan is a must-visit destination in Myanmar. Your adventure to Bagan will be a trip of a lifetime. The city is filled with 2,200 pagodas and temples – an impressive number that amazes many travellers. 

You can enjoy sunset at Lowka Oushang or North Guni temple to truly immerse in the beauty of Bagan. Some of popular temples include Shwezigon Pagoda, Bupayathein and Ananda. 

Bagan also offers hot air balloon service from October to April. 

Kalaw

This destination is definitely for nature lovers. There are a lot of trekking tours in Kalaw such as trekking from Bagan to Inle Lake. This experience is a must-try for visitors of Kalaw so please don’t miss it. If you are not into tiring activities, you can opt for a shorter hike. 

At a height of 1320 meters, Kalaw is a cool escape from the hot weather in Myanmar. The climate alone is an attraction of this lovely town. 

Mandalay

Founded at the foot of Mandalay Hill by King Mindon as his royal capital, Mandalay is studded with pagodas. Bombed in WWII, this place almost disappeared. In the 1990s, the city was rebuilt and then underwent a massive change that brought modernization to this city. Today, there are so many motorbikes and cars honking on the streets.
Mandalay is also home to many markets, monasteries, Indian temples, mosques, gold workshops and a bustling riverside. 

Tea leaf salad

Tea leaf salad is the most popular Myanmar dish. It includes sour, slightly bitter leaves mixed with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, nuts and peas. It can be served as an appetizer or a snack. Tea leaf salad also comes with a plate of rice.

Shan-style rice

This signature Myanmar food is often known as fish rice. Rice is cooked with turmeric and topped with freshwater fish and garlic oil. Served with leek roots, raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, this dish is a flavorsome snack. 

Curry

Myanmar curry is a mouth-watering food served with fish, pork, shrimp, beef or mutton at your choice. The dish includes rice, a tart salad, some vegetables, a small bowl of soup and a large serving of fresh vegetables and herbs. 

Tea shop meal

When you visit Myanmar, absolutely don’t miss tea shops. Tea shops are where you can get a cup of milky tea and some signature Myanmar food. Baked sweets, meaty steamed buns and dim sum are popular dishes that are recommended. You can also try deep-fried savory snacks, deep-fried bread with potato curry or baked breads. 

Sweet snacks 

Although it is called sweet snacks, it is not packed with sugar. The sweetness comes from the ingredients such as coconut milk, grated coconut, rice flour, sticky rice, fruit and tapioca.

Deep-fried stuff

Fried foods are popular snacks in Myanmar that at some point you will have to try at least one. Deep-fried stuff can be found on the street or in tea shops. Some dishes you can try include deep-fried samosas, spring rolls, savory fritters, sweets, breads, noodles topped with deep-fried crispy garnishes.

About Cambodia

Dry season

The dry season lasts from November to May, which includes cool season and hot season. 

Cool-season

The cool season begins in November and ends in February. This is the best time to travel to Cambodia when the weather is most favorable. The temperature ranges from 21 – 30 Celsius degrees. It is the perfect weather to relax on the beach, or take a hike in the dense jungles of Cambodia. 

If you want to experience cruising on the Mekong River, it is recommended to travel between November and January in the dry season. 

Nice weather also means that this is the high season of Cambodia with huge mobs of tourists. Destinations are likely to be filled with travelers. As a result, booking might be harder and prices are higher. If you want to visit Cambodia in this season, remember to book in advance.

Hot season

The hot season lasts from March to June. The weather is extremely hot and humid. This might be the worst time to visit Cambodia with temperatures that can get up to 35 – 40 Celsius degrees. Humidity makes it so annoying to walk along the streets, visit the temples and go on a hike.

If you have no problems with summer heat, you can try exploring Cambodia in this extreme heat.

Wet season 

Starting in May and ending in October, the wet season is truly… wet. Rains can fall up to 20 days in a single month. However, it’s not that bad as a shower often lasts for one hour or so. Just remember to bring an umbrella or poncho with you. 

Travelers are not recommended to travel between mid-September to October as remote roads of Cambodia can be flooded in this season.

During the rainy season, you can choose to visit Cambodia between June and early September when there are not too many rains and the temperature is lower than 30 Celsius degrees. There are not too many visitors during this season so take your chance to explore temples and visit the Tonle Sap Lake.

Cambodia’s climate, which has two seasons of rain and dryness, is comparable to that of southern Vietnam. May through October is the wet season, whereas November through March is dry and sunny.

Therefore, November through February of each year is the best time to visit Cambodia. This period is ideal for sightseeing. Visitors can take part in boat races and water festivals, especially starting in mid-November. Visitors should schedule their trip during April if they wish to enjoy the traditional Tet of Khmer Cambodia.

Within Cambodia

The quickest way to get around the country is by air travel. There are various domestic flights between major cities such as Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, and Battambang.

Within the city

Public buses only operate in Phnom Penh. In other cities, you can opt for a tuk-tuk, mood up (a small motorcycle taxi), train, and boat.

  1. Angkor Wat 

Used to be the capital of the Khmer empire of King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat is an ancient city dating back to the 12th century. The city covered more than 400 kilometers, making it the largest pre-industrial city in history. Some suggested that the population of this city could have been around one million people.

For a long time, it was a big mystery how the Angkor empire collapsed in the early 15th century. Now, researchers concluded that intense monsoon rains and drought caused damage to this city.

Today, Angkor Wat is now known as the Angkor Archaeological Park with amazing temples and buildings. The most popular temples are Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, and Angkor Thom. Although this place is only the remnants of the great Angkor Wat, it is still quite big. A multi-day pass is recommended.

Angkor Wat

As the largest Asian pyramid, Angkor Wat is over 200 feet tall. There are different layers in this temple. This is also the biggest building of the Angkor Archaeological Park complex. The historical site actually gets its name from this temple. The central temple has 2600 feet of bas-reliefs.

The Bayon

The Bayon is located in the center of Angkor Thom. There are 54 towers and 216 faces of Avalokiteshvara engraved in this temple. Bayon has divided into 3 levels: the first 2 ones are rectangular while the third level is circular.

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm is still exactly as they found it as archeologists left it untouched. They only strengthened the structure to prevent deterioration. That is why Ta Prohm is called the capital of the kingdom of the Trees. 

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei means “Citadel of the Women”. It is said that this temple was built by women as the carvings are too elaborate and fine for the hand of a man. Many of Banteay Srei’s carvings are three-dimensional Shiva.

  1. Koh Ker

For a short time from 928 to 944 AD, Koh Ker was the capital of the Khmer empire. Koh Ker houses Prasat Thom which is a 30-meter-tall temple pyramid rising high above the surrounding forest. On top is a giant Garuda (half-man, half-bird creature) carved into the rock.

Koh Ker was one of the most inaccessible and remote temples in Cambodia. Thanks to the opening of a new road, it is now a lot easier to explore this building complex.

  1. Tonle Sap 

As the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap is 250 km in length and 100 km across at its widest point. This “inland ocean” enlarges and shrinks dramatically when the season changes. Tonle Sap is home to many ethnic Vietnamese and some Cham communities living in floating villages.

  1. Kratie

Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Kratie is a small town with an expansive riverfront and the best Mekong sunsets in Cambodia. Irrawaddy dolphins are the attractions of this riverside town. There are not too many dolphins of this species inhabiting this place. The architecture of Kratie is somehow French.

  1. Neak Pan

Neak Pan is a small temple consisting of five ponds. The central pond is a representation of Lake Anavatapta in the Himalayas. The orientation of the ponds at Neak Pean ensured that the water was always fresh because the pods received only reflected light. 

About Thailand

The best time of year to take a Thailand tour is between November to early April during the cool and dry season. Around this time, the temperatures are about 29 to 34 Celsius degrees. 

The climate differs between the eastern and western coasts of South Thailand. During winter, the west coast is highly recommended due to its favorable weather for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

High season 

High season lasts from November to March. The climate is cool and dry with Bangkok being the coolest city. However, the temperature ranges from 29 – 34 Celsius degrees. It is the driest season of Thailand.
If you want to do a North Thailand tour, remember that temperatures can drop really quickly after sunset. Don’t forget to pack some warm clothes.

Shoulder season

Shoulder season begins in April and ends in June. Needless to say: The weather is really hot. For some travelers who come from temperate climates, the extreme heat can truly drain you out. 

In the northern region of Thailand, the monsoon begins at the end of May. From July to October is the rainy season and is also the low season. Rainfall is quite unpredictable. Sometimes it is just a light shower. Other times it can cause terrible flooding. June and August often suffer the heaviest rainfalls, but October will cool down most of the things. 

October is also a good choice if you want to enjoy the cool weather with few showers. 

Within Thailand 

As there are 6 international airports and 23 domestic ones, travelling by air is very popular in Thailand. Some airlines include Thai AirAsia, Thai Lion Air, Nok Air, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways and Thai Vietjet Air. 

Although domestic air travel is more expensive than trains and busses, it is still a quick way to get around the country.

Besides, trains are also recommended. The day train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a lot cheaper than a flight. This is also a much better way to enjoy the scenery of Thailand countryside in daylight. Some might prefer to take a night train in which you can save time by sleeping. But it will bring unique experiences to see the scenery along the railway in daylight.

Every stop, there will be vendors coming on and off selling food for around 15 THB (0.45 USD). 

Within the city 

Tuk tuk, taxi, motorbike taxi, songthaew and busses are common ways of getting around the city. In Bangkok, you can take advantage of the Bangkok BTS Skytrain or Bangkok MRT Subway. 

For a long time, the street food of Thailand has always left an unforgettable impression in the hearts of tourists not only because of its deliciousness and diversity according to each city, but also because of its affordable prices and the people who are always warm. Below are some typical food visitors have to try:

Tomyum  

Spicy shrimp soup is considered the national dish in Thailand. With a distinct sour and spicy taste, a rich broth of lemongrass and other herbs that are seasoned in harmony, Tomyum is a dish that any visitor to Thailand must try. Tomyum prices range from 30,000 to 60,000 VND

Some delicious Tomyum restaurants in Thailand

  • T&K Seafood (Address: 49 – 51 Phadung Dao Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok; Opening hours: 4:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m)
  • Rung Reung Pork Noodles (Address: 103 Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok; Opening hours: 08:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m)
  • Tom Yum Kung Restaurant (Address: 9 Khaosan Rd, Taladyod Phra Nakhon, Bangkok; Opening hours: 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m)
  • Laem Charoen Seafood (Address: 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan district, Bangkok; Opening hours: 10:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m)
  • Tom Yum Kung Banglamphu (Address: Soi Kraisi, Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok; Opening hours: 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m)

Pad Thai 

Stir-fried dry noodle with shrimp, peanuts, bean sprouts and fried egg. This dish is sold in all the streets of Thailand because they are cheap and easy to find. The sour taste of lemon mixed with the rich taste of chicken, pork and shrimp will give visitors a lingering taste that is hard to leave. Pad Thai Prices range from 40,000 to 60,000 VND

Some delicious Pad Thai restaurants in Thailand

  • Pad Thai Thip Samai (Address: 313 – 315 Maha Chai Road, Khwaeng Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand; Opening hours: 4:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m)
  • Pad Thai Ekamai (Address: 303/4 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand; Opening hours: 10:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m)
  • Pad Thai Mae Am (Address: 5 2253/5 Rama IV Road, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand; Opening hours: 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m from monday to friday and 02:00 p.m to 10 p.m on sunday)
  • Baan Phadthai (Address: 21-23 Đường Charoen Krung 44, đường Bắc Sathorn, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand; Opening hours 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m)
  • Nara (Address: 494 Rama I Road, Khwaeng Lumphini, quận Lumphini, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand; Opening hours: 10:00 a.m to 09:30 p.m)

Somtam

Papaya salad is one of the street specialties in Thailand that visitors must try. The salad is made from shredded green papaya, mixed with raw crab, and spicy sauce, creating a sweet taste that is not fishy. Somtam prices range from 20,000 to 70,000 VND

Some delicious Somtam restaurants in Thailand

  • Som Tam Nua (Address: 392/14 Siam Square Soi 5, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok; Opening hours: 10:45 a.m to 09:30 p.m)
  • Somtum Der (Address: 5/5 đường SalaDaeng, Silom and 351/2 Sukhumvit 55; Opening hours: 11:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m and 04:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m)

Khao Niew Ma Muang

Mango sticky rice is also a famous street food dish in the land of the Golden Temple. Sticky rice seeds are very flexible, white and fragrant, eaten with pieces of ripe and sweet mango, combined with fatty coconut milk, is the perfect dessert in the heat of this country. The Khao Niew Ma Muang prices range from 50,000 to 110,000 VND

Some delicious Khao Niew Ma Muang restaurants in Thailand

  • Kor Panich (Address: 431 – 433 Tanao Road, Bangkok, Thailand; Opening hours: 07:00 a.m to 06:00 p.m)
  • Boonsap Thai Desserts (Address: 1478 Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok, Thailand; Opening hours: 07:00 a.m to 05:00 p.m)
  • Muhammad Roddee (Address: Sukhumvit Soi 77 & Phatthanakan Road intersection, Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Je Meaw Sukhumvit 38 (Address: Street Food Court, Sukhumvit Soi 38, Thonglor, Bangkok; Opening hours: 05:00 p.m to 01:00 a.m)
  • Yod Thong (Address: Thanon Sena Nikhom 1, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230; Opening hours: 07:00 a.m to 09:00 p.m)
  1. Angkor Wat 

Used to be the capital of the Khmer empire of King Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat is an ancient city dating back to the 12th century. The city covered more than 400 kilometers, making it the largest pre-industrial city in history. Some suggested that the population of this city could have been around one million people.

For a long time, it was a big mystery how the Angkor empire collapsed in the early 15th century. Now, researchers concluded that intense monsoon rains and drought caused damage to this city.

Today, Angkor Wat is now known as the Angkor Archaeological Park with amazing temples and buildings. The most popular temples are Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, and Angkor Thom. Although this place is only the remnants of the great Angkor Wat, it is still quite big. A multi-day pass is recommended.

Angkor Wat

As the largest Asian pyramid, Angkor Wat is over 200 feet tall. There are different layers in this temple. This is also the biggest building of the Angkor Archaeological Park complex. The historical site actually gets its name from this temple. The central temple has 2600 feet of bas-reliefs.

The Bayon

The Bayon is located in the center of Angkor Thom. There are 54 towers and 216 faces of Avalokiteshvara engraved in this temple. Bayon has divided into 3 levels: the first 2 ones are rectangular while the third level is circular.

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm is still exactly as they found it as archeologists left it untouched. They only strengthened the structure to prevent deterioration. That is why Ta Prohm is called the capital of the kingdom of the Trees. 

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei means “Citadel of the Women”. It is said that this temple was built by women as the carvings are too elaborate and fine for the hand of a man. Many of Banteay Srei’s carvings are three-dimensional Shiva.

  1. Koh Ker

For a short time from 928 to 944 AD, Koh Ker was the capital of the Khmer empire. Koh Ker houses Prasat Thom which is a 30-meter-tall temple pyramid rising high above the surrounding forest. On top is a giant Garuda (half-man, half-bird creature) carved into the rock.

Koh Ker was one of the most inaccessible and remote temples in Cambodia. Thanks to the opening of a new road, it is now a lot easier to explore this building complex.

  1. Tonle Sap 

As the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap is 250 km in length and 100 km across at its widest point. This “inland ocean” enlarges and shrinks dramatically when the season changes. Tonle Sap is home to many ethnic Vietnamese and some Cham communities living in floating villages.

  1. Kratie

Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Kratie is a small town with an expansive riverfront and the best Mekong sunsets in Cambodia. Irrawaddy dolphins are the attractions of this riverside town. There are not too many dolphins of this species inhabiting this place. The architecture of Kratie is somehow French.

  1. Neak Pan

Neak Pan is a small temple consisting of five ponds. The central pond is a representation of Lake Anavatapta in the Himalayas. The orientation of the ponds at Neak Pean ensured that the water was always fresh because the pods received only reflected light. 

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