Steeped in history and rich in culture, it's one of the last travel frontiers with stunning natural beauty and incredible cultural diversity. Ancient monuments, royal capitals and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Luang Prabang in Laos, signify an illustrious past dating back thousands of years.
Unique experiences - whether it's cruising down the Mekong, visiting mystical and awesome temples, trekking through the jungle or appreciating the serenity of a perfect pagoda. It's unforgettable.
Vietnam is the easternmost country of the Indochina Peninsula. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, and Cambodia to the southwest. Its economic growth rate is the fastest in Southeast Asia and, with a population of over 85 million, it is the 13th most populous country in the world. Vietnam has an area of 331,688 sqkms and its borders cover some 4,639kms.
Laos is bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Some 70% of its 236,800sqkms is made up of mountain and plateau areas. The Mekong River forms a natural border with Thailand. Laos’ population is six million and its average temperature is 29 degrees C.
Cambodia has a population of 13 million and its land area is 181,035sqkms. Most Cambodians are Theravada Buddhists of Khmer extraction, but the country also has a substantial number of predominantly Muslim Cham, as well as ethnic Chinese, Vietnamese and animist hill tribes.
Also known as the ‘Union of Burma’, Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia. The country’s culture is heavily influenced by its neighbours (Thailand, China, India, Bangladesh, Laos). Its religion is Theravada Buddhism as well as local animist elements. Myanmar has an area of 678,500sqkms and a population of about 50 million.
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