Vietnam and Cambodia are neighboring countries in Southeast Asia; they connect each other through the Mekong river. Both have rich history and a unique culture that most westerner tourists want to discover at least one time in life. The only similar thing you may see it’s the parallel presence of modern and ancient things, especially in architecture.
You can check on the Internet many Vietnam Cambodia tour packages with different locations and activities options. Almost all package tours have some similar destinations. However, it’s a pity if you miss these cool activities in your Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary. Let’s find out what are they.
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Top Amazing Activities in Vietnam Cambodia Tour
Rice Farming in the Rural Area in Vietnam
Vietnam has a long history of living with rice fields. This country is one of the wealthiest regions providing rice ins Asia, which is also the world’s second-largest rice exporter.
You will have the opportunity to participate in cultivating rice with local people on vast fields, riding buffaloes, and listening to farming as well as harvesting rice process from the local farmers. Try to be a farmer for the first time in agriculture tour in Cam Thanh Village or Tra Que Village in Hoi An.
Making Traditional Handicrafts
Many social enterprises, as well as NGOs, have organized creative handmade workshops to help the disadvantaged locals earn their living. In Ho Chi Minh city, you can join a class hosted by Thien Tan Hong organization or Bat Trang village.
In these stations, local people will teach you how to make pottery – a traditional work in Vietnam. You can make a ceramic glass and bring home as a souvenir. Of course, you have to pay a small amount of money for it. Otherwise, a beautiful “handmade” lantern is maybe a unique souvenir. Let’s visit Hoi An ancient town, where making lanterns is a traditional job for local people. In Hoi An you can go to a workshop to make yourself one or buy it from the store.
Stay Overnight in Luxury Board in Ha Long Bay
Halong tourism in luxury baor is one of the choices that many tourists come to Vietnam. It always gives visitors many emotions with exciting experiences. Not only explore the beautiful, and famous islands in Halong Bay, you can also learn more about the interesting culture of local fishermen.
Cruise on Halong Bay owns an ample space with a luxurious design like a five-star hotel. It is hard to forget the feeling watching the sunrise in the morning on the sea, creating an attraction for tourists to take on this trip.
Discover Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom – Cambodia
You can see a lot of Vietnam Cambodia tour packages on the internet with different journeys. However, I’m sure that none of them miss the Angkor Wat complex – a popular tourist station in Cambodia.
The complex of Angkor Wat temple is also one of world’s seven ancient wonders recognized UNESCO. If you don’t know, the famous movie Tom Rider was filmed in here. The entire complex is outstanding and unique with ancient sculptures and laterite towers, temples, and large corridors. There are lively patterns decorated with stone such as Buddha, dancers, warriors, and lotus flowers illustrating the epic Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Right next to the majestic Angkor Wat temple, you will admire Angkor Thom – the last capital of the Angkor empire. The highlight of Angkor Thom is the four big unique statues of mythical faces; these faces may represent the king, Avalokitesvara, also known as the guardian gods of the kingdom’s gates.
Angkor Wat complex will make you get lost in a mythical world that you cannot experience in any places through your Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary.
Discover Living Arts in Cambodia
Cambodia had to go through a period of devastation by the Khmer Rouge, so many traditional live arts and techniques were unfortunately lost. Fortunately, researchers and local artists are currently working to rebuild these lost traditions. Now you can come to enjoy the traditional art and music show at the national museum of Cambodia.
What if you find watching the show boring? You can ask the live artists to teach you about all traditional arts like the Apsara dance, shadow puppet control, and even how to play folk instruments. Maybe it would be more interesting instead of watching them play only.
Don’t be scared, all of them are happy and willing to show you all the things they know.
Are There All of the Exciting Activities on Vietnam Cambodia Trip? Of course no, all of the options on the list above is the most significant activity when you are traveling around Vietnam and Cambodia. There are many more things you can do, ask your tour guide or local people here for more fun in these two beautiful countries. If your friends also plan a trip to Southeast Asia, you can share this article and invite them to go with you.
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