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Indo China Tour 10Days/9Nights Departing Jan 21, Mar 4, and Apr 8

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Tour Dates:
January 21, 2014-January 31, 2014
March 4, 2014-March 14, 2014
April 8, 2014-April 18, 2014
May 6, 2014-May 16, 2014
July 8, 2014-July 18, 2014
September 2, 2014-September 12, 2014
October 7, 2014-October 17, 2014

  • USD 5842 Per Person based on Double Occupancy
  • USD 6878 Per Person based on Single Occupancy
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  • Prices and availability subject to change without notice
  • Price is based on payment by check or by wire. We accept American Express. If paid by AE, a 3% service charge will apply.
  • Prices include international economy airfare (L Class) on Cathay Pacific Airways from New York JFK International Airport. Additional airfare will be quoted if Economy L Class seats are not available at time of booking.
  • Business Class airfare supplement available upon request
  • Please contact us for pricing flying from other cities
  • Option to purchase own international air separately is available
  • Additional travel venues can be added pre- and post-tour
  • Extended stay in Hong Kong also available
  • Click here to see the cancellation policy

Nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap River, the provincial capital of Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the millennium-old ruins of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Ta Prohm and the legendary Angkor Wat whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal. Although the major temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park receive many visitors these days, it is still possible to get away from the crowds and explore the ancient temples of Angkor. Siem Reap Town has been receiving foreign visitors to the temples for over 100 years. The town is actually a cluster of old villages, which originally developed around individual pagodas, and was later overlain with a French colonial-era center. Take note of the colonial-style architecture and modified “Chinese shop-houses” in the Old French Quarter and around the Old Market.

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1975. In 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Dinh Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after Ho Chi Minh. The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Hanoi, with an estimated population nearly 6.5 million in 2009, is the capital and second-largest city of Vietnam. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political center of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Hue during the Nguyen Dynasty as the capital of Vietnam, but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City. October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city.

Halong Bay covers an area of 1,553 square km with over 3000 limestone islands that rise from the clear, emerald waters of the gulf of Tonkin near the Chinese border. Ha long Bay is one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. Due to its typical terrain of sea depression dotted with limestone islands, 300 square km, it was recognized as the world natural heritage by UNESCO in 1994. It is a truly remarkable destination, fondly known as “the descending dragon” by the local Vietnamese.

Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, is a city whose vibrancy and cultural richness has long since attracted visitors from across the world to partake of its unique flavor. One minute, it’s a city with incredible structures of steel and glass cutting a figure of hip sophistication. The next minute, a nearby traditional Chinese temple with its coils of burning incense reminds us that people here are tied to deeply rooted traditions that still play a vital part in their lives. This city’s vibrant living culture contains an exciting duality – a modern city’s vitality enhanced by a traditional society’s historical richness and color.

Tour Schedule
1 Arrive in Siem Reap
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to Prince D’Angkor Hotel for a 3 nights’ stay. If time permits, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia and one of the largest in Asia. Next, visit the “Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor” which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.
2 Angkor Tour [B]
In the Angkor area, spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. Stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. If time permitted, we also walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments.
3 Angkor Tour [B]
Travel on a newly-paved road to the intricately carved and well-preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way, stopover at the Preah Dark village and the Banteay Samre Temple, which is adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishunu and Krishna legends. Afternoon, transfer to the Pouk district to visit the silk farm. At this fascinating farm and workshop, you will be able to see the entire silk creation process, including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray, which provides water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.
4 Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City [B]
Transfer to airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up by our guide to get a quick orientation tour of the city, driving by Reunification Palace, Notra Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, Jade emperor pagoda and Ben Thanh market. In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show in Saigon. Transfer to Duxton Hotel for a 2 nights’ stay.
5 Mekong Delta [B, L]
Depart for Cai Be for a one-day cruise excursion on a luxury wooden boat, the Mekong Queen, including a visit to a local factory to learn how pop rice, pop corn, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Return to the boat for a 50 minute excursion to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and discover the beautiful and peaceful sceneries together with the typical life of the region along the Mekong River. You will also have the chance to stop at a local family-scaled Longan process factory, where you have another opportunity to interact with the friendly and hardworking local people before coming to a hundred-year-old Mandarin house, where at least four generations of the family have been living. A Vietnamese lunch will be served by the owner, Mrs. Kiet. Returning to the Mekong Queen by walking or taking a small rowing sampan for another one hour and a half cruise through Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc, An Binh to Vinh Long, the capital town of Cuu Long (nine Dragon) province, then visit Mr. Muoi Huong or Mr. Tam Ho (No 8 Tiger), where you have a short walk through his nursery garden and enjoy several kinds of tropical fruit while listening to traditional music (subject to availability) called Tai Tu and performed by the local people. Return to the boat to cross the Co Chien River, one of the 2 branches of the Mekong. The excursion will end at the Vinh Long pier.
6 Cu Chi Tunnel & Arrive in Hanoi [B]
Located 60 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. Before entering the tunnels, visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. After exploring the tunnels, you may find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone.” Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to the Silk Path Hotel for a 2 nights’ stay.
7 Halong Bay [B, L]
Enjoy a boat cruise on Halong Bay, where you have a chance to visit famous Surpising cave, Titop beach and we take a look at the Floating Village of the fisherman and the fighting cocks. Clients will also have the option to Kayak around to explore the islet.
8 Hanoi Half-Day Tour & Arrive in Hong Kong [B]
If time allows, visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. Take a look into Ho Chi Minh’s museum and One Pillar Pagoda—a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature, the first college of Vietnam dedicated to Confucius. Next, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is on the shore of West Lake. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with Ngoc Son Temple. Afterwards, fly to Hong Kong and transfer to Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel for a 2 nights’ stay.
9 Hong Kong Half-Day Tour [B]
Enjoy a half-day tour of Hong Kong and its many sites, including Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Harbor, and Stanley Market.
10 Return to U.S. [B]
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

The price includes:

Hotels:

  • Prince D'Angkor Hotel Siem Reap standard room for 3 nights stay, with ABF daily
  • Duxton Hotel Saigon standard room for 2 nights stay, with ABF daily
  • Silk Path Hotel Hanoi standard room for 2 nights stay, with ABF daily
  • Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel standard room for 2 nights' stay, with ABF daily

All entrance fees to all sightseeing

Boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake

Cruise excursion on the Mekong Queen

Boat trip on Halong Bay

All meals as stated in the above

  • B = Breakfast in hotel
  • L = Lunch outside of hotel at designated local restaurant

English-speaking tour guide and driver

Round-trip international airfare on Cathay Pacific Airways (Economy "L" Class) and Vietnam Air via Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City

Airfare within Asia (Economy Class)

  • Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
  • Hanoi to Hong Kong

This price excludes:

  • Gratuities for the Guides and Drivers
  • Incidentals in hotel such as dry cleaning, phone, mini bar
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas

Note:

  • Hotels used may be changed prior to tour but will be replaced with similar category of hotels
  • Price and availability subject to change without notice until deposit is received
  • Departure is contingent on a minimum of 16 persons signing up for the tour.
  • Click here to see the cancellation policy

Activities

Aberdeen

Description : Aberdeen Harbor is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. Their traditional lifestyle is dramatically juxtaposed against a modern high-rise community spread over the nearby hillsides. In the evenings, the thousands of twinkling lights reflected on the water are a magical sight.
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Angkor Wat

Description : Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation-first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple, based on early South Indian architecture, with key features such as the Jagati. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the divas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometers (2.2 mi) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous divatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.
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Banteay Samre

Description : Banteay Samre is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia located east of the East Baray. Built under Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style. Named after the Samre, an ancient people of Indochina, the temple uses the same materials as the Banteay Srei.
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Banteay Srei Temple

Description : Banteay Srei is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor in Cambodia, at 13.5989 N, 103.9628 E, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (15 miles) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom.[1] Banteay Srei is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still observable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a "precious gem", or the "jewel of Khmer art."
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Chong Khneas

Description : Chong Khneas is the floating village at the edge of the lake closest and most accessible to Siem Reap. If you want a relatively quick and easy look at the Tonle Sap, boat tours of Chong Khneas are available, departing from the Chong Khneas boat docks all day long. Take a motodup or taxi the 11-15km from Siem Reap to the boat docks where there are always boats waiting for passengers. A two-hour boat trip through the floating village runs $6 and the boats may carry as many as 15 other people. The boatman will probably point out the differing Khmer and Vietnamese floating households and the floating markets, clinics, schools and other boatloads of tourists. Chong Khneas, while interesting, is over-touristic and is not as picturesque and 'unspoiled' as floating villages further from Siem Reap. The boat trip usually includes two stops: one at a touristy floating 'fish and bird exhibition' with a souvenir and snack shop, and the other at the very highly recommended Gecko Environment Centre, which offers displays and information introducing the ecology and biodiversity of the lake area.
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Cu Chi Tunnels

Description : The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The role of the tunnel systems should not be underestimated in its importance to the Viet Cong in resisting American operations and protracting the war, eventually culminating in an American withdrawal.
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Elephant terrace

Description : The terrace of the Elephants in its present form extends in length for over 300 meters - from the Baphuon to the terrace of the Leper King - though the two extremities remain imprecise in their layout and the terrace itself shows evidence of additions and alterations. Along the square it presents five perrons, three of which dominate. The southern of these is framed by motifs, already found on the gates of Angkor Thom, of three elephant heads with trunks forming pillars tugging at lotuses. The same arrangement can be seen on the two secondary stairways which frame the central perron. As the most imposing, this has its side walls - as well as the walls of the terrace itself up to the secondary stairways - sculpted with lions and garudas "as atlantes". Above, the various changes in level are marked with lions sculpted in the round and naga-balustrades on blocks with garudas on their hoods, clearly in the style of the Bayon - except for a few earlier ones that have no garuda. The northern extension has, rather than an axial stairway, two steep symmetrically arranged stairs. Another stairway on the northern facade is, like that on the southern, sculpted partly with garudas and lions "as atlantes", partly in a bas-relief of horizontal bands representing scenes of sport, wrestling, chariot racing and polo - which originated from India. The other panels have been sculpted for their entire length in a high relief of elephants mounted with drivers. Represented in profile and almost full in size, they are depicted with some realism in hunting scenes and surmounted by a naga-balustrade on blocks. The upper terrace - from where one can see the enclosure walls and the eastern gopura below of the earlier Royal Palace - has two levels with a four meter wide border towards the square and an upper platform of 10 meters, with a base sculpted with "Hamsas" (sacred geese). It certainly occupied by light-weight palatial pavilions, whose nature one can only guess at. The remains of some laterite block work lie just in front of the northern end which must have been clad with sandstone bas-reliefs. An excavation undertaken just in front of this block work showed that the layout of this area had been altered. One can see - effectively in a kind of pit - a panel sculpted in high relief that can only have been part of an ancient facade, with expressive craftsmanship showing some remarkable modeling. It represents a horse with five heads - the king's horse sheltered under tiered parasols - surrounded by apsaras and menacing genies armed with sticks that chase some terrified smaller figures. Finot and Goloubew suggest that this was a representation of Lokesvara in the form of the divine horse Balaha. On the second southern stairway of the central group, another excavation has revealed some superb garudas and lions "as atlantes" in perfect preservation and aligned with the front of the main facade. This would seem to prove that this stairway was an addition.
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Halong Bay

Description : Halong Bay is one of the world's natural wonders and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. Halong Bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the 120-km coastline of Bai Chay Beach. Its waters are host to a great diversity of ecosystems including offshore coral reefs, freshwater swamp forests, mangrove forests, small freshwater lakes, and sandy beaches. The folk tale has it that the dragons descended from heaven to help locals by spitting jewels and jade to the sea, forming a natural fortress against invaders; these precious stones are represented by the lush green outcrops. Several islands boast beautiful grottos and caves with contiguous chambers, hidden ponds and peculiar stone formations. The bay is about 170 kilometers northeast of Hanoi and 3.5 hours by road.
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Hoan Kiem Lake

Description : Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning "Lake of the Returned Sword" or "Lake of the Restored Sword", also known as - Sword Lake is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life. According to the legend, emperor Le Loi handed a magic sword called Heaven's Will which brought him victory in his revolt against the Chinese Ming Dynasty back to the Golden Turtle God (Kim Qui) in the lake and hence gave it its present name (the lake was formerly known as "Luc Thuy" meaning "Green Water"). The Tortoise Tower (Thap Rua) standing on a small island near the center of lake is linked to the legend.
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Jade Emperor Pagoda

Description : Among Ho Chi Minh City's many tourist attractions the Emperor Jade Pagoda in Saigon is one of the most interesting ones. The Chua Ngoc Hong or the Phuoc Hai Tu was built in 1909 by the Cantonese community. The pagoda is also known as the Tortoise Pagoda. Taoist, Buddhist and other ethnic mythical stories from various cultures are carved in the walls of the pagodas. The Figure that dominates the main hall is the statue of the Jade Emperor who is believed to the "god of the heavens". It is the emperor who decides who will be allowed entry in to the heavens and who will be refused. Towards the left is an anteroom, which houses the idol of Kim Hua, a goddess of fertility. The King of Hell occupies another nook and is accompanied by his sundry minions. Many elaborate carvings depict the ten levels of hell and the Chinese's equivalent of the apocalypse. Enormous statues made of reinforced paper mache depict various figures from ancient Taoist and Buddhist mythology.
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Ngoc Son Temple

Description : At the northern end of Hoan Kiem Lake is a small island with the Ngoc Son ("Jade Mountain") Temple. The temple supposedly dates back to the fourteenth century, although the current buildings were probably built in the eighteenth century. The temple is dedicated to the hero Tran Hung Dao, who defeated a force of 300,000 sent to invade Vietnam by the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. There are also altars dedicated to the scholars Van Xuong and La To, the patron saint of physicians. The island and its temple are reached by a red wooden bridge called The Huc, which translates to "Flood of Morning Sunlight".
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Notre Dame Cathedral

Description : Built in 1883, Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon is a good 126 years old by now. This granite statue of the Virgin Mary, titled 'Regina Pacis', was installed in 1959. Before that, it used to be a bronze statue of Bishop of Adran leading Prince Canh, the son of Emperor Gia Long. In October 2005, the statue was reported to have shed tears, attracting thousands of people and forcing Vietnam authorities to stop traffic around the Notre Dame Cathedral. All the original building materials were imported from France. The outside wall of the cathedral was built with bricks from Marseille. And although the contractor did not use coated concrete, these bricks have retained their bright red color until today. The Notre Dame Cathedral also used to have stained-glass windows seen from outside the building. But they were destoryed during WWII and were never replaced.
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Phimeanakas

Description : Numerous kings were involved in the construction of the sandstone and laterite 'Celestial Palace', located at the Royal Palace's center and formerly crowned with a gold spire. Each night in the top chamber, the King had Naguy, the snake-queen. The welfare of the Kingdom depended on this union. Although poorly preserved, Tcheou Ta Kouan indicates that it was once completely gold-plated. Excellent views from the summit.
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Reunification Palace

Description : Not far from the War Museum sits the Reunification Palace. This building, currently a museum, used to be the official residence of the Presidents of the former South Vietnam government. It was here that the American led war ended on April 30 1975, when the North Vietnam Army invaded the Palace forcing the president to resign. Currently the Reunification Palace complex is open to the public. Visitors can see the basement tunnels, the conference rooms, the Presidential Receiving Room, the telecommunications center and the war room.
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Saigon Central Post Office

Description : Saigon Central Post Office is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city's main church. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. It has a Gothic architectural style. It was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in harmony with the surrounding area. Today, the building is a tourist attraction.
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Stanley Market

Description : Stanley Market is situated in Stanley New Street near the Stanley food market, located on a peninsula on the southeastern part of Hong Kong Island. It is an array of small shops and street stalls, selling everything from luxury luggage items to cheap brand name clothes.
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Ta Prohm

Description : Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara Located approximately one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray near Tonle Bati, it was founded by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.
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Temple of Literature

Description : The Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam is the country's oldest and foremost monument to education. The 1,000-year-old city of Hanoi predates the Temple of Literature only by a few dozen years. The Temple's grounds are home to two distinct but related institutions: the shrine to Confucius named Van Mieu, and the former university for mandarins called Quoc Tu Giam, literally the "Temple of the King Who Distinguished Literature". The former was first built in 1070, and the latter was established in 1076. The Vietnamese King Ly Thanh Tong first built Van Mieu to honor Confucius, revered as a paragon of learning in a bureaucracy that was heavily influenced by the neighboring Chinese. Six years later, Quoc Tu Giam was opened to educate the growing civil service, becoming in effect Vietnam's first university. Originally, only the sons of mandarins were admitted.
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Terrace of the Leper King

Description : The terrace of the Leper King, just north of the Terrace of Elephants, is a platform 7m high. On top of the platform stands a nude, though sexless, statue. It is another of Angkor mysteries. The original of the statue is in Phnom Penh's National Museum, and various theories have been advanced to explain its meaning Legend has it that at least two of the Angkor kings had leprosy, and the statue may represent one of them. A more likely explanation is that the statue is of Yama, the god of death, and that the terrace of the Leper King housed the royal crematorium. The front retaining walls of the terrace are decorated with at least five tiers of meticulously executed carvings of seated Apsara; other figures include kings wearing pointed diadems, armed with short double - edged swords and accompanied by the court and princesses, who are adorned with beautiful rows of pearls. The terrace, built in the late 12th century, between the construction of Angkor Wat and the Bayon, once supported a pavilion made of lightweight materials. On the southern side of the Leper King (facing the terrace of Elephant), there is access to the front walls of a hidden terrace that was covered up when the outer structure was built - a terrace within a terrace. The four tiers of apsara and other figures, including naga, look as fresh as if they had been carved yesterday and some of the figures carry fearsome expressions.
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Tonle Sap Lake

Description : Tonle Sap is South East Asia's largest natural fresh water lake and has been the essence of Cambodia's existence for millennia. This shallow lake flows into the Tonle Sap River which joins the Mekong River in Phnom Penh. Take a morning boat trip and cruise across the massive Tonle Sap Lake is a fantastic way to experience floating villages with centuries-old lifestyle of the inhabitants at slow pace. The large floodplain, rich biodiversity, and high annual sediment from the Mekong makes the Tonle Sap one of the world's most productive fisheries, supporting over 3 million people. The Tonle Sap boasts unique geograpical characteristics. Firstly, its flow changes direction twice a year and secondly, the part that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. During the dry season from November to May, the Tonle Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, in June, the beginning of monsoon, the Tonle Sap backs up to form a gigantic lake. Discover local life style, friendly children in small boats and fishermen pulling in morning catch.
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Tran Quoc Pagoda

Description : This pagoda is situated on an island linked by a bridge to the causeway between West Lake and Tran Bach Lake. Founded in the early sixth century during the Ly Dynasty, it was moved from next to the Red River to its current location in the early 17th century. In the gardens stands a bodhi tree, taken from a cutting of the original tree, under which Buddha sat and achieved enlightenment. The island and pagoda provide a beautiful backdrop, particularly when viewed at sunset. Visitors must be decently attired and long trousers are required for men.
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Victoria Peak

Description : Victoria Peak is a mountain in Hong Kong documented as The Peak and Mount Austin locally. The mountain is located in the western half of the Hong Kong Island. With an altitude of 1,810 ft, it is the highest mountain on the island, although far from the highest Tai Mo Shan in the territory. It is also known to have the highest land value in the world, with many of the Super-Rich residing here. Because of its view, history and spectacular location Victoria Peak is strongly attached with an air of prestige. The actual summit of Victoria Peak is occupied by a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public. However, the surrounding area comprises a mixture of publicly accessible parkland, and high-value residential land, and it is this area that is normally meant by the name The Peak. The Peak offers spectacular views over central Hong Kong, the harbor and surrounding islands, and is a major tourist attraction.
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Hotels

Duxton Hotel Saigon

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Description : Located right in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the Duxton Hotel Saigon is a luxury 4-star boutique hotel offering a refined and relaxing environment for business and leisure travelers alike. In addition to a range of deluxe rooms, executive rooms and suites, the hotel also has a restaurant, bar, gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and business center, along with several meeting rooms.
Amenities: Swimming pool Gymnasium Business Center Bar 24-hour reception 24-hour room service Concierge Dry cleaning & laundry Valet Foreign exchange Security deposit boxes Spa Courier & delivery service Translation
Restaurant: The Duxton Hotel Saigon offers a number of eating & drinking options for those needing a hearty breakfast before a busy day, entertaining business clients, or relaxing after a hard day's sightseeing.
Guest Rooms: Duxton Hotel Saigon offers four distinctive room types: 159 Deluxe rooms, 28 Executive rooms, 7 Executive suites, and 4 Royal suites. All Deluxe double rooms have a marble bathroom. Other room amenities include television, International channels, coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, high speed internet access, safe in room, local/international direct dial and work desk. These rooms are also available as interconnecting or at nonsmoking floor if requested.
Location: 63 Nguyen Hue Boulevard District 1, Saigon, Vietnam
Location Description: The Duxton Saigon is situated on Nguyen Hue Boulevard, within easy walking distance of many of the city's most famous attractions including Ben Thanh Market, the Opera House, the Hotel de Ville, and Saigon River. The hotel is also ideally located for those who want to experience the city's bustling nightlife, from cheap & cheerful street food vendors to chic cosmopolitan nightclubs and lounge bars. For business travelers, the hotel is just 7km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 5km from HCMC International Exhibition Centre, and right in the heart of the central business district.
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Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

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Description : Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel's 433 guest rooms and suites provide a serene retreat from the bustling city of Hong Kong with many of the hotel's rooms offering breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor. The hotel's Continental Club offers the more discerning guest the ultimate in personalized service with a private lounge, butler service, and boardroom facilities.
Amenities: Business center Beauty services Full-service health spa Dry cleaning/laundry service Bar/lounge Hair salon Multiple conference/meeting rooms Outdoor pool Currency exchange Restaurant(s) in hotel
Restaurant: The newly renovated Lobby Lounge is one of Hong Kong's landmark meet-and-greet venues. In such a beautiful environment, it's easy to want to stay awhile - and you're very welcome to do so. Lunch and breakfast are served in comfort, and their specialty rum-based drinks are available all day. Dining options include the Michelin-rated La Brasserie, the Tartan Bar, and the Coffee Mill.
Guest Rooms: The average room size is 450 square feet / 42 square meters and all rooms are designed to meet the requirements of today's corporate travelers. Spacious guestrooms feature high-speed Internet access, a wide selection of TV channels, coffee/tea makers, mini bars, and all-white bedding. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day.
Location: 13 Harbor City Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Location Description: Located in the popular Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon, this Hong Kong hotel is part of the Harbor City shopping/office complex. The Star Ferry terminal and Kowloon Park are both about 1 block away. The lively Temple Street Night Market is about 1 km (0.6 mi) away.
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Prince D’Angkor Hotel Siem Reap

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Description : Prince D' Angkor Hotel & Spa is a sanctuary for tourists and corporate guests alike who expect excellent hospitality and friendly service. So whether you are here for business or pleasure, the Prince D' Angkor Hotel & Spa offers a luxurious haven, elegantly furnished to provide you with a comfortable stay, all the facilities and traditional Cambodian hospitality you would expect.
Amenities: Conference Rooms Spa Fitness Center Saltwater Swimming Pool 24/7 Room Service Direct Dial Telephone Satellite Channels In-Room Safe Deposit Box Tea & Coffee Maker Beauty Salon
Restaurant: Experience the truly sumptuous feast with all day dining at the Blue Diamond Restaurant or you can also enjoy our marvelous food in the comfort of your accommodation with 24h of room service. If you are looking for relax and unique experiences enjoy our sapphire piano lounge with live music. Take your pick from our mouth-watering selection of local Khmer and international cuisine.
Guest Rooms: Luxury beyond your expectations, our superb rooms offer more than just a place to sleep. There are 222 stunning rooms including the Prince Royal Suite, Presidential Suite and Champei Rooms as well as the Deluxe and Superior rooms, all finely decorated with traditional Khmer style furnishings and wooden floor. You will find comfort to surpass your every need; simply press the button on the remote console to control all the lights, the room temperature, and the TV (including over 80 international satellite channels).
Location: Sivatha Blv, Mondul Il, Sangkat Svay, Dangkom, Siem Reap 93136 Cambodia
Location Description: Prince D' Angkor Hotel & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore the legendary Angkor temples and undiscovered treasures of Cambodia, situated in the heart of the city in the Old French Quarter and within walking distance of shops, entertainment and nightlife. It is also close to the markets and restaurants, allowing you to discover the city and its vibrant local culture. Only 15 minutes from the World Heritage listed Angkor Archaeological Park, Prince D´Angkor Hotel & Spa is the perfect place from which to discover the legendary Angkor Wat and other fabulous temples.
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Silk Path Hotel Hanoi

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Description : Whether it's for vacation or for a business trip, selecting the right Hotel makes all the difference. Advantageously located in the heart of the charming old quarter of Hanoi; countless tourist attractions, government and diplomatic institutions as well as the business district of the city, Silk Path Hotel, with its 106 well-appointed exclusively designed rooms and suites, makes the hotel the preferred choice of the demanding traveler as well as the discerning businessman. The hotel has a 2 level restaurant with private dining rooms, a unique bar, a conference room and a Fitness Center and Sauna Silk Path Hotel guarantees a comfortable stay with all thinkable luxury amenities within reach. 5 star services at 4 star prices.
Amenities: Business center Room service High speed internet Fitness room / gym Restaraunts Breakfast in the room Disabled access Bar / lounge Elivator / lift 24 hour reception Dry cleaning Babysitting / child services Air conditioned Disabled accessible rooms Fitness facilities Jacuzzi Internet connection (wireless) Pub Coffee shop / Cafeteria
Restaurant: Silk Path Hotel has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel also features a bar/lounge, complimentary reception, and 24-hour room service.
Guest Rooms: Silk Path Hotel offers 106 guestrooms. Balconies open to city views. Beds feature premium bedding. Rooms are furnished with fireplaces and desks. 32-inch plasma televisions come with satellite channels. Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access is provided along with multi-line phones, CD players, and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations at this 4.0-star property have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Select guestrooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Mini bars, direct-dial phones, and remote lighting/drapery/curtain control are also included.
Location: 195-197-199 Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Veitnam
Location Description: Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Hoa Lo Prison Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Temple of Literature. Area attractions also include Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
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