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Mekong River Travel Guide

Travel up the Mekong River prepared with our definitive Mekong River travel guide with expert tips, advice and Mekong River trip planning ideas for the most rewarding of Mekong River cruises.

Sampan in the Mekong Delta canal
  • Tips

Where To Stay In The Mekong Delta: 7 Best Boutique Hotels

The Mekong Delta forms the far southern region of Vietnam and is the rice bowl of the country. Dominated by the Mekong River and its many tributaries, the surrounding lands are comprised […]
women selling flowers on a boat
  • Inspiration

10 Best Tourist Attractions In Vietnam You Have To See

The choice of Vietnam tourist attractions is staggering; this mesmerizing country blessed with jaw-dropping natural beauty, an unfair tally of World Heritage Sites, historical legacies extending from 10th-century pagodas to wartime tunnels, […]
  • Inspiration

10 Best Places To Visit In Vietnam

With its stunningly beautiful and diverse landscapes and evocative urban centers brimming with cultural heritage in-between, there are so many places to visit in Vietnam, it’s hard to decide. Hopefully our top […]
  • Tips

Mekong River With Kids: Top 5 Things To Do With The Family

The contrasting landscapes and cultural complexities of the lush Mekong River Delta in Vietnam layers one iconic scene upon another: rice fields; orchards laden with exotic fruits; farmers and fishermen in classic […]
mekong delta carriage-market
  • Tips

14 Must See Mekong Delta Tourist Attractions

Mekong Delta has a water system that is over 33,500 miles long. The residents have built their lives around it, from the famous floating markets to the vast agricultural industries; a variety […]
  • Inspiration

19 Best Places To Visit In The Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is a vast network of rivers, tributaries, stilt houses, and rice fields in southwest Vietnam, between Ho Chi Minh City and Cambodia. The river itself starts in the Himalayas […]
Bo Hon island north of Halong Bay
  • Tips

When Is The Best Time To Visit Halong Bay?

With a mind-blowing landscape of limestone karsts emerging from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay ranks among the most impressive tourist attractions of Southeast Asia and is guaranteed […]
  • Cuisine

Mekong Food: 9 Dishes To Try In The Delta And Beyond

Known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta has long-lasting agricultural traditions. Slow-moving waterways are alive with shrimp and river fish, while all year round, the fertile soil yields an […]
Old Buddha statuette inside the cave
  • Nature

The Pak Ou Caves Of The Mekong River: Tham Ting and Tham Theung

We can picture the scene. You’ve heard enough people rave about the mystical caves north of Luang Prabang, Laos, that are stuffed to the brim with thousands of Buddha statues. You’ve also […]
Aerial view of vendors' boats
  • Culture

Floating Markets of the Mekong River

It’s quite hard for anyone to choose which floating market to visit in the Mekong Delta. From the frigid Tibetan Plateau to the warm South China Sea, the Mekong River has defined […]
Silhouettes of temples by the river
  • Culture

Mekong River History & Importance During the Khmer Empire

The Khmer Empire, or Angkor Civilization, was one of the most powerful and prosperous states in history, formed in the 9th Century and dominating Southeast Asia for the best part of 7 […]
Couple on bicycles in the countryside
  • Inspiration

The Top 13 Things To Do In The Mekong Delta

Imagine a world where everything is afloat, from wooden craft laden with fruit and produce, to restaurants and even gas stations! The Mekong Delta is a magnificent biological treasure trove of wildlife, […]
Sunrise over the Mekong
  • Inspiration

Upper Vs Lower Mekong – What’s The Difference?

If you’re planning a Mekong River Cruise, you might want to get clued up on your destination before you set off. The Mekong River starts at the Tibetan Plateau and runs for […]
Upper Mekong
  • Tips

When Is The Best Time To Do A Mekong River Cruise?

The Mekong River is among the largest in the world and flows all the way from the Tibetan Plateau through Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is a vital resource for […]
Mekong Catfish
  • Nature

Top 10 Mekong Giant Catfish Facts

It is almost impossible to travel Southeast Asia without seeing or cruising the Mekong River. You probably already know that the Mekong River Catfish is one of the largest freshwater fish on […]
Aerial view of the Mekong in Laos
  • Inspiration

7 Interesting Facts About The Mekong River You Never Knew

One of the world’s great waterways, the mighty Mekong River cuts right through the heart of Southeast Asia, flowing through 6 countries in total and harboring an astonishing array of wildlife, landscapes, […]
Mekong aerial view
  • Nature

Where Is The Mekong River?

The mighty Mekong River is one of the most impressive waterways on the planet. Certified as the 12th longest river in the world at 2,700 miles (4,350 km), its basin draining an […]
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