Even for those that Asia does not attract much, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand are three destinations dreamed. How would you like to unite the three countries in one trip? Well, I’m going to give you some tips of the best to see and do in each one, so you can make the most of your time. Do you come with me?
Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, what to see in each one?
These three united countries are known as the Golden Triangle, because of the three borders each other. Therefore, it is relatively easy and economical to visit Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand at the same time. But how to make the most of this trip? The best way to absorb the essence of these countries is by selecting the best of each one. That’s what we’re here for.
What to see in Vietnam
Halong Bay: Yes, this is the typical image that comes out in movies and series when talking about Vietnam. The best way to enjoy it to the fullest is in a sailboat that will surround part of the 1600 islets of peculiar shapes that form the spectacular landscape that you will witness.
The rice fields of Sa Pa: Another of the typical images of Vietnam are, without a doubt, its rice fields. Those of Sa Pa is the most famous, because of their intense green colour and the cultural diversity of the inhabitants of the area. Some women offer themselves as guides and who also offer accommodation to eat or sleep to anyone who wants it.
Hanoi: The city of Hanoi, the main city of Vietnam, may seem chaotic at first sight, but do not let yourself get carried away by the first sensations. Within its chaos of motorcycles and people going from here to there, the essence of a country very different from the one you live in is enclosed.
Touring its streets will help you understand its culture, its past and its aspirations. It will be the most productive ride. Do not miss places like Hoan Kiem Lake or the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. If you still have time in Vietnam, go to Hôi An, Phú Quôc, the elephant falls and the Mekong Delta.
What to see in Cambodia
The capital of Cambodia is, without doubt, the essence of the country. Tuk tuk drivers and street food stalls will attract your attention. There you will have the opportunity to try dishes as surprising as the fried tarantula and other Cambodian delicacies, do you dare?
Angkor Archaeological Park:
A place declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and the biggest tourist attraction in the country. In it, you will see the ruins of the Khmer empire of the ninth century and the temple Angkor Thom, which appeared in the movie Tomb Raider. To enjoy its maximum beauty, try to arrive before dawn and enjoy the sunrise behind the temple.
Angkor is one of the gems of the city of Siem Reap, a place where you can find everything. From pubs and night markets to places where you will get your pedicure for nothing. Nearby you can relax in the gardens of the oldest Buddhist temple in the country.
If you have time, do not forget to escape to one of the magnificent beaches of Cambodia, which have nothing to envy to Thailand and are much less crowded.
What to see in Thailand
Pure nature, in which to walk and discover the most beautiful temples in the country. Elephant sanctuaries, organic farms and a host of activities that will immerse you in their culture.
You cannot leave the country without seeing its famous capital. Its ostentatious palaces, its temples, and the ladyboys will make you feel in purest Thailand. You can take a boat ride through the channels that bathe the most famous temples and escape the noise of the city.
Koh Li Pe:
A completely virgin beach with water that seems to be taken from another planet, a landscape of rocky mountains of an immaculate green and a seabed waiting to be discovered.
One of the most popular images of the country. It is the place where the movie La playa was filmed and from where you can enter many natural parks. If you do not stop by and take a picture, you cannot say you’ve been to Thailand.
If you still have a few more days in Thailand, you have hundreds of temples to discover, the beautiful city of Phuket, national parks and paradisiacal beaches everywhere.
Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. This will undoubtedly be one of the best trips you will ever make in your life. Enjoy Asia to the fullest.