Learn, live and laugh with the locals on Avalon’s ‘Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River’ cruise
Cultural experiences are more meaningful when you get to meet and talk with the locals where they work and live. Avalon Riverways will give you that experience. On Avalon’s Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River cruise you’ll have an opportunity to receive a water blessing from a monk, visit with a local farmer, visit a village school, and watch a show from a local orphanage.
The cruise begins in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and travels up the Mekong River to Siem Reap in Cambodia. You’ll stop in Cai Be-Sa Dec to visit the cathedral, see how rice paper and candy are made, and visit the local market, and more.
In Chau Doc you’ll visit a local fish farm, the religious site at Sam Mountain, and see their local market.
In Phnom Penh you’ll enjoy seeing the sights on a private bike tour, and see the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, visit the Filling Fields, and everyone’s favorite, a show by the children from an orphanage.
In Prek Bang Kong you’ll see how the decorated silk is made.
The local monks will bless you at Wat Hanchey, and then walk through Angkor Ban village and visit their school.
The silversmith in Konpong Louang will show you their trade. Soak in the beautiful countryside during your ox cart ride to a farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach.
There are also options to extend your journey to Bangkok, Thailand, Luang Prabang, Laos, and Hanoi/Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
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