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Mekong Irrawaddy River Dolphin
Mekong Irrawaddy River Dolphin

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Dolphins are unarguably one of the most beautiful and intellectually gifted creatures on earth. With elusive communicational skills, their language is far more extensive and complex than that of the human race. There are as many as 44 different species of dolphin; 38 oceanic dolphins and 6 types of river dolphin. One special member of this aquatic family is the Irrawaddy River dolphin. 

Cruising Halong Bay in Vietnam
Cruising Halong Bay in Vietnam

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Cruising Ha Long Bay is legendary – both for the Vietnamese and for the travelers. The meaning of its name is The Descending Dragon. This is where the Dragon mother and her children came to help people in their fight against the evil invaders.

Angkor Wat History - A Monument of Cambodian Past, Present and Future
Angkor Wat History - A Monument of Cambodian Past, Present and Future

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Angkor Wat has occupied 402 acres across some of the worlds most magical surroundings since the ruling of the Khmer Empire. The purpose was clear, originally designed as a Hindu temple dedicate to the god Vishnu. We know this from the orientation of the monument - unlike other operational sites in Southeast Asia, Angkor Wat faces west, a dedication to Vishnu who was associated with the west. Since its first design in the 12th century, Angkor Wat has felt the footsteps of millions.

Expert Review: Aqua Mekong River Cruise
Expert Review: Aqua Mekong River Cruise

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Just before Aqua Mekong took her well deserved break at the end of the season, I was lucky to get onboard for a short 3 night trip from Phnom Penh, up the Tonle Sap River to Kampong Chhnang and back. It might have been just a four days cruise, but it left me in absolute admiration of the boat and its operation, as well as simply in awe with the lives of the people along the river.

Vietnamese Coffee
Vietnamese Coffee

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Vietnamese coffee is unlike any other in the world. It starts with a unique flavor and aroma – a little bit like …chocolate, a sweet smell and a bitter taste, a sensation hard to describe. Then, the way the coffee is served is its own experience.

Where is Angkor Wat?
Where is Angkor Wat?

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Angkor Wat is founded deep in the astonishing forested realm of the Siem Reap province, in northwestern Cambodia. Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, but the ruins are also within a reasonable distance from Phnom Penh, taking around 6 hours to reach.

Expert Review: Mekong Princess Cruise
Expert Review: Mekong Princess Cruise

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This past January, I had the opportunity to board the luxurious Mekong Princess River vessel and sailed through the Mekong Delta region of Cambodia and Vietnam. With so many Mekong River cruises to choose from, I would like to give you an inside look into my experience onboard the Mekong Princess to see if it matches with your travel style and preferences.

Best Time to Go to Angkor Wat
Best Time to Go to Angkor Wat

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Before you run off and book your flights to Angkor Wat, you should make sure you go when the weather best suits you. Some people love the heat, others feel more comfortable with a little bit of rain. Read on to find out when is the best time to go to Angkor Wat. 

Seasons in Cambodia
Seasons in Cambodia

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Cambodia is divided into two seasons: wet and dry. In this article we will break down the pros and cons of traveling in each season so you can make an informed decision about when is the best time for you to jet off to Cambodia. 

Lower Mekong River Tours
Lower Mekong River Tours

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The Mekong River is roughly divided into two sections: the Upper Mekong and Lower Mekong. The Khone Falls, located at on the Laotian side of the Laos/Cambodia border is widely considered the point where the Upper Mekong becomes the Lower Mekong. From the falls North into China is the Upper Mekong, while the Lower Mekong flows south into Cambodia and Vietnam.

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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