Starting off from the Tibetan Plateau the mighty Mekong river sets of on its 2700 mile journey towards the Mekong Delta in Vietnam where it discharges into the gulf of Thailand. During this journey it takes in some of the most magnificent and diverse countries in South East Asia. These mesmerising and colourful countries include Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Each one offering its own cultural identity, cuisine and unique people, but there’s one thing these fascinating countries have in common and that’s the mighty Mekong River.
In recent years these destinations have become hugely popular with tourists from all over the world, and it’s no wonder why, with these magical and mysterious faraway lands offering so much to see and do. With a Mekong Delta river cruise holiday you can soak up the atmosphere of these fascinating and fast paced counties while on a leisurely cruise on the 12th longest river in the world.
From the hustle and bustle of the major cities like Bangkok, Thailand’s capitol, to the glorious elevated rice fields in Vietnam a Mekong River cruise is the only way to take in the sights and smells of some of the best counties in the world today. So now that you have decided to take the adventurous leap in to the world of South East Asia, let’s take a look at what some of these counties have to offer whilst floating down the mighty Mekong.
‘The land of smiles’ this fascinating country has everything from secluded paradise islands to major high rise building cities. Bangkok is a fast paced and somewhat crazy city which is the heartbeat of Thailand, a must see for anyone looking for fun. If city life is not for you then why not try one of Thailand’s many islands with long golden beaches and crystal clear oceans like Kho Samui or Phuket.
Cambodia is as fascinating as it is beautiful, despite a tragic past Cambodia has become a very popular destination and with ancient temples like Angkor Wat in the town of Siem Reap it’s no wonder why. Voted one of Trip Advisors top destinations of 2015, this small but amazing country truly is the gem of S.E Asia
Another one of Asia’s magical places to visit from the awe inspiring views of Ha long bay to the hundreds of miles of tunnels that were built during the American invasion. This country is where a Mekong cruise really comes into its own with the Mekong Delta the final resting place of this mighty rivers journey.