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Setting sail from My Tho
My Tho is the start or end point for most Mekong river cruises, a busy port situated just under two hours' drive south of Ho Chi Minh City. You're unlikely to spend any time in the town itself, but you'll be able to settle in on board your ship and catch your first glimpses of life on the Mekong Delta, as barges unload their cargo of sand, rice and timber from upriver and little fishing boats float amongst the clumps of water hyacinth.
Vietnam: Sa Dec
The riverfront town of Sa Dec is one of the most appealing destinations in the Mekong Delta, a laid back and peaceful place where boats laden with flowers from the nearby markets ply the waterways, overlooked by beautiful old French colonial villas.
Vietnam: My An Hung
Vietnam: Chau Doc
There is plenty to see in the Mekong town of Chau Doc, including a bustling market, floating fish farms and an array of churches, temples and mosques that reflect the area’s diversity. Interesting excursions include a visit to a local village where you can learn about the unique culture of the Cham people.
Cambodia: Oknha Tey Village, Preaek Prasab
Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Cambodia’s lively, youthful capital has shown a remarkable resilience in bouncing back from the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. The beautiful Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda shouldn’t be missed, while the former Tuol Sleng prison is a harrowing reminder of Phnom Penh’s recent past.
Cambodia: Koh Chen
The island of Koh Chen sits on the Tonle Sap river to the north of Phnom Penh, and is renowned for its craftsmen and women, who work primarily in bronze, silver and copper. You can pick up some beautiful souvenirs here, including silver bowls, vases and decorative boxes.
Cambodia: Kampong Prasat
Cambodia: Kampong Chhnang
The town of Kampong Chhnang lies at the centre of the province of the same name, and the busy dock is a hub for exploration of the Tonle Sap river. Nearby you will find picturesque floating villages and lush green rice fields, and the region is known for its pottery.
Cambodia: Kampong Tralach
The village of Kampong Tralach is a great place to get a feel for everyday life along the Tonle Sap river, and is also home to an impressive pagoda surrounded by rice fields. You may have the chance to enjoy an oxcart ride through the village, a unique way to travel!
Arriving in Phnom Penh
Cambodia's lively, youthful capital has shown a remarkable resilience in bouncing back from the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. The beautiful Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda shouldn't be missed, while the former Tuol Sleng prison is a harrowing reminder of Phnom Penh's recent past. The riverside Sisowath Quay is a pleasant place for a promenade, and you can stop for a drink overlooking the Mekong at the famous Foreign Correspondents' Club.
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