Advertorial – Explore the hidden charms of Indochina… Encounter the people living on the banks of the Mekong River and learn of the rich history and traditions of Vietnam and Cambodia. Siem Reap is the perfect last stop on a delightful discovery of this captivating Southeast Asian river.
Siem Reap is the gateway to the remarkable temples of Angkor, a definite highlight of a journey to Indochina. Take in the sights of the world-renowned archaeological sites and be in awe at the uniqueness and magnificence of one of the great wonders of our world. You may experience a sentiment of admiration for the labour force as you sight these incredible architectural masterpieces. At Angkor Thom, walking through the South Gate past rows of warrior-like statues lining the walkway is a true delight. Right around the corner are the temple’s 54 central towers. Many of them have four sides featuring impressive smiling faces gazing off into the distance. This is quite an experience that will make you wonder whether you are still on the same planet! Visiting Ta Phrom is equally captivating and will give you the impression you are the main character of a book, as the setting looks surreal. Picture this… giant banyan trees growing over and around the different edifices composing the temple. The jungle has literally taken its rights back over Man’s ambitions, taking back its original place in the most mysterious way. Angkor Wat is the most famous temple of this vast complex and will not disappoint. Built in the 12th century, it is the single largest religious monument in the world. Strolling the wide causeway leading up to the main entrance is an absolute treat as the five towers unveil before your eyes and it makes a perfect introduction for what’s coming next. Climb up to the top of the central sanctuary for an unforgettable view of the surrounding jungle. The effort is more than worth the view!
On your last day in this intriguing city, you will be in for a special treat! Follow a local Chef through the fragrant alleys of Siem Reap’s market as you search for the best fresh produce that you will need to create your lunch. Putting on a chef hat and an apron, you’ll be all set to follow the instructions on how to make a traditional Cambodian dish. Great fun, laughs and unparalleled flavours are guaranteed!
Travelling to Siem Reap and learning of the fascinating culture of Indochina is a real inspirational journey. So much that traveller Keith Inman, who partook in the Indochina’s Hidden Charms cruise in 2017, wrote a book after his journey. Read more about it!
Are you ready to live your own inspiring voyage along the mysterious Mekong River? Contact Craig Travel’s Cruise Specialists to reserve your space today! 1.800.387.8890 Book and deposit by June 28th to save $200pp* but hurry, there are only 6 cabins left on this November 10th departure.