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Rice Noodles from Vietnam
Rice Noodles from Vietnam

  |   Mekong River

Rice noodles are a special part of Vietnamese culture, heritage and history. We all know and recognize Asian culture for its noodles and Vietnamese food is no exception. The nationals have incorporated this ingredient into their dishes for years, with multiple different styles, traditionally made and cut by hand. 

Cambodian Khmer Garments - The History of the Krama Scarf
Cambodian Khmer Garments - The History of the Krama Scarf

  |   Mekong River

Are you a fan of multi-functional clothing? Of course you are. So are we - and our absolute favorite, we discovered across our Rainforest Cruises travels, is the beautiful Krama scarf of Cambodia. These uniquely applied garments have old stories with modern applications, making them not only beautiful but significant too.   

Expert Review: InterContinental Hotel Saigon
Expert Review: InterContinental Hotel Saigon

  |   Mekong River

The InterContinental Saigon Hotel has been recognized for many years in a row now as one of Vietnam’s top hotels. It has been proven to be the stylish choice for international business leaders and discerning travelers who value classic elegance with a contemporary spirit.

Expert Review: The Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand
Expert Review: The Peninsula Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand

  |   Mekong River

While we were in Bangkok, we had the pleasure of staying at The Peninsula Hotel. This timeless glamour hotel is perfect for those travelers looking for a touch of sophistication in modern Asia. Thai charm is evident throughout this property and it gives its guests a real cultural experience.

Expert Review: Belmond La Residence D’Angkor
Expert Review: Belmond La Residence D’Angkor

  |   Mekong River

The magical Belmond La Residence D’Angkor property is a wonderful place to stay during your visit to the Angkor Wat Complex in Cambodia. Before boarding the Mekong river cruise, my travel group had the pleasure to stay at this Belmond property during our pre-cruise Angkor Wat excursion.

Things to do in Phnom Penh
Things to do in Phnom Penh

  |   Mekong River

Today Phnom Penh is a patchwork of French colonial architecture, traditional Angkorian design, and New Khmer constructions, mixed with the odd high-rise block. There is a constant buzz of movement; streets crawl with a medley of mopeds, rickshaws, and pedestrians; and roadside markets, shops, and eateries spill out onto narrow walkways.

Tonle Sap Lake
Tonle Sap Lake

  |   Mekong River

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A vast body of water in northwest Cambodia, 3 million people live on or around the Tonle Sap and make their living from fishing and farming.

Things to do in Siem Reap
Things to do in Siem Reap

  |   Mekong River

Despite its booming tourist industry, Siem Reap hasn’t lost its charm. Angkor Wat is definitely one to ticket off the bucket list, Siem Reap offers plenty more to do, see, and discover in the way of Cambodian culture.

What is the Angkor Wat Temple?
What is the Angkor Wat Temple?

  |   Mekong River

A vast and ancient temple complex sits nestled in the depths of the sprawling Cambodian jungle, a relic of the Khmer Empire. Measuring around 400 square kilometers, Angkor Archaeological Park contains many temples and monuments and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam
Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

  |   Mekong River

Hanoi is Vietnam’s eclectic capital, located right up in the North of Vietnam. The city still bears the traces of the French invasion distinguishing it from most other Asian cities. The streets here buzz with the sound of millions of mopeds and vendors hawking their wares and there is a certain charm about the ambiance this creates.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.

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