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Top famous hotels that have beautiful view in Da Lat, Lam Dong Province

Da Lat is the destination that has a lot of tourists in Vietnam all year round. Therefore, there are numerous small and big hotels from 1 to 5 stars to serve tourists. Because it is usually expensive in the city center and you find it difficult to look for a hotel that has beautiful views. But, it is better to leave Da Lat bustling city in a short time. Let's find a hotel that you can see pine forests surrounding you and hundreds of gorgeous flowers together with fresh air. I am sure that you will satisfy with your solution.

Top famous hotels that have beautiful view in Da Lat, Lam Dong Province

1. Three-star hotel

- Ngoc Phat Dalat Hotel

If you want to have the best view of this hotel, you should choose the room that has the direct view of Dalat Square and Xuan Huong Lake. Moreover, when booking room, you had better book the rooms on the third floor to get the most beautiful view. If you are traveling on summer or Tet holiday, you can see all the special programs from the balcony of this hotel. Especially, you can also enjoy the beautiful fireworks in Da Lat city.

- Melody Da Lat Hotel

This is a hotel located on a hill with a nice view overlooking the valley and surrounding old pine trees. Most tourists book this hotel because of its cheap price, beautiful and quiet scenery. However, it is quite far from Da Lat city center. In case you are not fearful of hardship, this hotel is a good choice.

- Osaka Dalat villa

This is the next 3-star hotel I would like to recommend to you. The hotel is Bungalows which are close to each other looking down the valley. When traveling to the Da Lat and selecting Osaka villa in the cherry blossom, you will feel that you are lost in somewhere in Japan.

- Da Lat Mountain City Hotel

This is a 3-star hotel with many beautiful views. You can find and choose your room overlooking outside scenery. This is an ideal place to check in with friends or family in adjacent Xuan Huong Lake. It will be a wonderful experience for you.

2. Four-star hotel

If you would like to have more wonderful space, more professional services together with the upgraded equipment than the 3-star hotel, this will also be a recommendation for you.

- Terracotta Hotel Resort & Spa Dalat

This is probably one of the 4-star hotels in Dalat with the most beautiful view surrounded by pine forest and romantic Tuyen Lam Lake. Many travelers booking in Terracotta are impressed by many wonderful things. It makes them happy for a resort that is full of necessary elements. However, Terracotta is also quite far from Da Lat city center.

- Ngoc Lan Hotel Dalat

Ngoc Lan hotel is located on Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Da Lat city center. It is known as the most expensive street of the "Flower Festival" City. However, Ngoc Lan Hotel still has beautiful views overlooking Xuan Huong Lake and Dalat Night Market. All are extremely romantic and it makes tourists feel comfortable.

- Hoang Anh Dat Xanh Resort

Hoang Anh Resort is located about 3 kilometers from the city center. This hotel has become a favorite place for tourists traveling in Dalat in recent years. The beautiful scenery together with the enthusiasm of the staffs will always make you feel satisfied.

- Sacom Resort

Sacom Resort is located in the area of ​​Tuyen Lam Lake and also surrounded by pine forest with the combination of 3 4 5 star hotels, Sacom is really a wonderful place to choose. Especially, if you are a big fan of Golf, this place is also a great recommendation for you.

3. 5-star hotel

If you are not worried about financial issues, do not hesitate to choose for yourself the most wonderful and the most modern hotels with beautiful scenery in Dalat. Here, you will be serviced enthusiastically.

- Dalat Palace Hotel

This is the most famous 5-star hotel in Dalat. It is built in the French colonial with modern European architecture and especially, it has a beautiful view overlooking Xuan Huong Lake. The campus is also extremely wide for tourists All of the rooms in the hotel are equipped with a minibar, flat-screen TV, and free wifi. Guests can choose from a variety of recreational services such as a gym, spa, or massage with modern technology.

- Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa

Ana Mandara Villas is close to popular destinations such as Cam Ly Fall, Lam Ty Ni Pagoda, and Domaine de Marie Church. The resort is one of 17 five-star hotels in Da Lat with the architecture of French colonial villas. Many rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, minibars, and beautiful balconies. Spa services are available for visitors together with a view overlooking the beautiful hills.

- Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa

From Dalat Edensee Lake, you can easily visit Tuyen Lam Lake, Truc Lam Monastery, Datanla Waterfall by driving. This hotel has a private jacuzzi, an imitation golf, a movie theater, and football. Especially, Edensee has a private balcony with beautiful views and elegant design. It will help you be more close to friends and family. Besides, the restaurant of this hotel serves Vietnamese cuisine, along with Asian specialties and Western famous food.

- Binh An Village Dalat Resort

Located in the famous Tuyen Lam Lake, Binh An Village brings you the feeling like the name of this place "Binh An". In English, it is called "peaceful". The resort has flower gardens, grass lawns, and tranquil lakes with bright sunshine throughout the day. It makes you feel as if you are lost in a fairy garden. Rooms are equipped adequately such as TV, a work desk, a minibar and free wifi. Besides, the private bathrooms have a sauna, shower, and hairdryer. The reception offers many services for sightseeing and other tours.

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Top 4 Stunning Waterfalls in Myanmar for Your Explorations

Do you know that Myanmar has its all – from pristine palm-lined beaches for best Burma beach holidays to skylines filled with classical images of ancient temples, mountainous regions with spectacular views seems like masterpieces of nature to wonderful lakes and rivers just waiting for being explored?
The more discoveries you make with Burma river cruises, the more ideal destinations you can find out. Even you will only thirst for seeking more when being aware of Myanmar’s stunning waterfalls. 
Let’s get stared with 4 difficult-to-refuse waterfalls below.

1. Anisakan waterfall

The most rewarding half-day trip out of Pyin Oo Lwin is to the Anisakan waterfall which is located among densely forested hills 9km southwest of town. At around 120m tall, this breathtaking waterfall makes the 50m tall Niagara fall look puny.  Even you may normally love plunging into the pool, the idea of taking a dip in the waterfall’s bottom can terrify you a lot. Needless to say, just getting moisture is too enough to profoundly feel the power of this stunning fall.


2. Pwe Kauk waterfall

Called Hampshire Fall in British times, Pwe Kauk is the embodiment of small weirs and splash pools rather than a dramatic waterfall. Recently, a series of little wooden bridges, souvenir stands and children’s play areas has been added to this attraction but still remain everyone's sense of adventure about natural beauty.


3. Dee Dote waterfall

Sailing upstream to Mandalay by the Stand cruise, Dee Dote waterfall will certainly let you have a chance of experiencing a beautiful, unique and truly surreal trip in every moment. Perhaps, there are no more awesome things than taking a refreshing dip in mineral-rich water with intense blue color in cool pools of this place. Then, trekking up the valley and exploring caves is a superb idea as well. Although accessing to this waterfall is quite challenging, it is extremely worth it!


4. Nam Tok waterfall
A journey coming to Nam Tok waterfall in which most of the trail can be done by bicycle is a must-do if you are staying in Hsipaw. As a consequence of no permits or entrance tickets required, you are able to flexibly get this place depending on your travel schedule. It is totally possible spend longer time to freely swim in the refreshing pool at the waterfall's bottom and get the most memorable seconds you could hope for.


Myanmar’s stunning waterfalls are always there to permit you to explore more widely. Just need to rent a bike, lace up your hiking boots; mingle with some locals to find the best ways to get off the beaten path and enjoy what else makes the “Golden Land” shine.
What are you really waiting for? Ready to dive in, right now!
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Top 3 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, is one of the top-ranking destinations in Vietnam thanks to not only its beautiful system of villas, lakeside vistas and charming boulevards but also a large number of great cafes spreading out over the city. Here are 3 of the best places to stop for a coffee in this state-of-the-art city that you should not miss.

1. Id Cafe

Location: 34D Thu KhoaHuan Street, District 1
                61B TuXuong, District 3
Tel: +848 3822 2901/ 3822 2910
Opening hours: 7:00 AM to 23:30 PM everyday.
If you want to take a rest from a tiring day or just want to find a place where you can relieve your daily stresses and ease your mind, Id Cafe is a suitable choice. Actually, it is an island of tranquility, in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city. With its cozy ambiance created by using ingenious interior design concepts, customers will not be disappointed when setting foot inside. The modern-retro theme, the 1970s style armchairs, the decor of vinyl records and stencils lining the walls, and period radios and typewriters positioned here will help you respite away from the busy life outside. Id Cafe offers a tantalizing selection of food and drinks from Vietnamese to European fusion dishes with unsurpassed quality at an affordable price. 
If you're planning to take part in Vietnam food tours around Ho Chi Minh City, a stopover at this beautiful shop will be a great idea.


2. The Workshop

Location: 27 Ngo DucKe Street, 2nd Floor, District 1
Tel: (028) 3824 6801
Opening hours:8:00 AM to 21:00 PM everyday.
If you prefer artisan coffee, The Workshop is definitely a must-visit if you’re in Saigon. The Workshop has a minimalist interior with high ceilings, airy spaces, and large windows create really good lighting. The cafe also has single tables for those who want to work alone, large co-working tables for group members to gather, and stools set in front of the coffee bar. They will offer a private space with a projector to accommodate business meetings. 
This is also the best place where you can enjoy great caffeine selection and yummy foods such as Italian kinds of pasta (carbonara, bolognese, aglio e olio). Besides, their staffs are very friendly, experienced, and highly educated.


3. Oromia Coffee

Location: 193A/D3 Nam KyKhoiNghia Street, District 3
Tel: 090 886 11 36
Opening hours:7:00 AM to 23:00 PM every day.
In addition to Id Cafe, Oromia Coffee is a right venue for those who are looking for a peaceful setting to work, relax, eat, listen to acoustic music or chat with friends. 
Located in an alley on Nam KyKhoiNghia Street, the contemporary interior design with wall painted white, the muted shades of gray and black of the simple decorative objects, Oromia Coffee is highly praised by visitors. 
At a little corner, there is a piano available for those wanting to play some music. Entire premises of Oromia have a lot of greenery and there’s even a fish pond outside. Interestingly, you can spot a few cats in the cafe playing with guests. In addition, Oromia is also well-known for a variety of options in their menu such as coffee, tea, smoothies and other drinks, as well as popular dishes like steamed rice, toast, snack, pasta, and cakes.


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Top 5 Hard-To-Forget Street Food in Hanoi

Anthony Bourdain who is an American master Chef expressed his viewpoint in a specialist travel page of CNN that there is no better place to entertain the President of the free world than one of classic, funky family-run noodle shops you find all over Hanoi. Apart from noodle, it is worth noticing that the more explorations you make, the more delicious cuisines you can deeply enjoy in this paradise of street food.
Are you ready for kicking off your Vietnamese tour packages? 
Here are 5 recommended famous dishes that will give you a perfect trip to Hanoi metropolis.

1. Pho

How could the list of Hanoi cuisine be completed without Pho?
Even it is the first time for you to experience Pho, you will immediately fancy the harmonic combination of noodles with different kinds of meat like beef or chicken, herbs and spices. Indeed, they are mixed together in your mouth as you slurp your pho bowl until the last drop in which broth seems to play an essential element to create the Pho’s soul.


2, Bun Cha

At the roadside shops, delicious kebab rice noodles are listed as a perfect street food because of not only possessing nutritious ingredients but also being sold with affordable prices.
Normally, Kebab rice noodles is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbed with a side dish of dipping sauce. Depending on the chef’s experiences and secrets, this attractive dish is varying from one to another.

Buncha - The signature dish of Hanoi

3, Grilled Chicken

When referring the ideal land of the grilled chicken, Ly Van Phuc “Chicken Street” often comes across everyone's mind. There are a wide range of optimal options for you to pick up like chicken wings, legs, potatoes, and bread spreading with honey before baking, eating with chili sauce and pickled cucumber. As a result, it is not by accident that this cuisine seems to be especially created for “drinkers” who like sipping chicken with alcohol.

Grilled chicken wings in Ly Van Phuc - The chicken street of Hanoi

4. Sticky-rice

Wandering or riding a motorbike with Vietnam motorbike tours along the Hanoi streets in early mornings, your eyes will easily catch a plain image of sticky rice sellers which is considered as a popular and convenient breakfast for Vietnamese people. Traditionally, sellers usually have a tendency for wrapping this dish in banana leaves. Nowadays, dozens of varying kinds such as steamed chicken, sticky corn, beet sticky, sticky green beans and black beans are always available wherever and whenever for serving you by their best.

Banhkhuc - A unique kind of Sticky Rice

5. Egg Coffee

Being regarded as a Vietnamese traditional drink, the existence of egg coffee in Hanoi is no longer unfamiliar with everyone. This kind of beverage is often prepared with essential elements such as egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Vietnamese coffee. As a rule, the making process has to obey strict steps like beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into a half of the cup, following with a same amount of egg cream, which is created by heating and beating the yolks.

A cup of Egg coffee in Giang Cafe, Nguyen Huu Huan

Have a look at our Vietnam Culinary Tours to have the access to many other unique Vietnamese foods throughout 3 regions in this beautiful country.

Top 5 Most Interesting Festivals in Myanmar

Perhaps, with a wide range of multicolour events that dot the Burmese calendar, it partly explains why Myanmar is always regarded as the land of festivals.

Of course, how regrettable it is when experiencing Myanmar private tours but not taking part in one in the myriad of Burmese festivals that are celebrated across the country annually.

So, to help you get into the festive spirit, here is the list of top 5 beloved traditional festivals of the country’s old world charm in style which are celebrated in a extremely hearty welcome.

1. Thingyan Water Festival (April)

A better way to contemplate in the Burmese New Year is washing away the dirt of previous year with a high-spirited water festival. Being translated as the changing over, Thingyan, the Myanmar’s biggest national festival lasting for 5 days is widely organized in mid-April every year.

Apart from the usual water throwing, people often express their deep gratitude to their parents during festival time. Normally, the majority of people tend to com back their old villages to visit their elderly as well as relatives and decide to spend the rest of the festival there. In addition, hair washing using the traditional shampoo named as Acacia seems to be entirely common.


2. Ananda Pagoda Festival (January)

 As a rule in every January, the Bagan's ancient ruins seem to become alive after the harvest season for 15 days around the first full moon when many convoys of cow carts make their route from the beginning of the plain villages to Ananda pagoda.

In fact, this festival is the annual alms giving time for the region, and the pilgrims who join in can raise charity fund by donating money, rice, and other goods to support s large number of Buddhist monks who inhabit this area.


3. Kasone Festival (May)

Each year, May is a good period of time to let you see all Burmese citizens to celebrate an alternative water-pouring ceremony with the aim of expressing their honour to Buddha’s birthday. Being taken place on the Kasone's full moon day, this festival mainly focuses on the spiritual Bodhi Tree, under which Buddha gained enlightenment whilst meditating.

Without difficulties, during your excursion created by Myanmar river cruises, you can follow the pilgrims' procession of pouring water to ensure these precious Bodhi trees not being suffered from drought.


4. Thadingyut Festival of Lights (October)

Perhaps, everyone have a tendency to get used to Thadingyut, Myanmar festival of lights, is celebrated at the end of October. Particularly, most of houses and buildings in this country are ablaze with lantern, candles, or electric bulbs. Besides, young people still always keep their habit of showing the respect for elders with meaningful and practical gifts of food or longyi.

Actually, this festival is an embodiment of the event when the Buddha came down to the earth after the end of Lent.


5. Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November)

The hot air balloons themselves mark the Taunggyi festival out as something distinct from the other Burmese land’s festival. Traditionally, it is held in the culturally diverse capital of Shan State over several days lasting from the end of October to the beginning of November that marks the end of rainy season each year.

Especially, the fun is often started in the early afternoon until the moment of creating the enormous balloons finished in diverse shapes of pagodas and animals containing anything from birds to dragons and elephants.


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Best Places to Visit in Yangon

Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is a must-visit destination for many travellers due to many reasons. Being the largest city as well as the major transportation hub, Yangon is the trallvers’ first welcoming taste of what to come in this alluring country. The colonial background combining with the religious legacy of the country - Victorian-era buildings intertwining with Buddhist temples and pagodas - creates such a unique touch to the city’s architecture.

En route to the city center, the first place to visit in your Yangon Tour is the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where lays the Reclining Buddha. With the length up to 66 meters, the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha is one of the largest sculptures in the country. It’s not only a massive work of art, but also a religious symbol to the locals and the followers alike.


Only 10 minute ride away, the green, open Kandawgyi Park with the wooden walkway above the calm water of Kandawgyi Lake is the perfect spot for a light stroll. Nearby is the Karaweik Palace where you can enjoy the luxury cuisine of Burmese royalties.


China town is the prime area for you to discover the local lifestyle of Burmese people. Get lost in the bustling 19th street and eat the tasty, local foods from street vendors. This picturesque town is also an amazing spot for you to capture some shots and save the fond memories of this marvelous country.
If you look for something more laid-back while getting to see the full view of the city, then the circular train is exactly up your alley. This 3-4 hour ride will take you to a journey around showing you the big picture of the people as well as the sceneries.

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One simply does not travel to Yangon without visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda.This 99-meter tall masterpiece of a building is situated in the Singuttara Hills and to the West of Kandawgyi Lake.  This glided Buddhist pagoda isnot only one of the humanity’s best creations, but profoundly invaluablein many aspects such as culture, architecture and religion. Visitors are denied entry if the shoulders or knees are exposed. Additionally, in order to step foot into this sacred pagoda, tourists need to be barefooted.


Even though there is hardly any other pagoda can surpass the splendid Shwedagon, the Sule Pagoda is still quite a sight that deserves a visit. Often overshadowed by the grand Shwedagon, the 2500-years-oldSule Pagoda,has its own distinct charm.


Bogyoke Aung San Market, formerly known as Scott market is perhaps the largest bazaar in Yangon city. Here, various types of products, specialties, merchandises, souvenirs can be found. This is a must-see for shopaholics or simply to get presents for loved ones at homes.


After your visit to the BogyokeAung San Market, if you want to have a change of scenery then the Saint Mary’s Cathedral nearby should not be passed by. The beautiful fa├žade along with the vaulted ceiling and the stained glasses are the most symbolic examples of the colonization here in Myanmar. The church offers services on Sundays in both Burmese and English.


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Tips for Travelling to Pu Luong Nature Reserve Vietnam

Among a lot of famous tourist attractions in Northern Vietnam, Pu Luong Nature Reserve seems to be the most well-preserved of its kind, which gives tourists the chance to not only admire majestic landscape in one the most rustic areas of the country but also approach the life of ethnic minorities. However, before you make a trip to Pu Luong, you might need to have a look at our tips for travelling to this beautiful valley. 

When To Go

There are 2 occasions for you to visit Pu Luong:

May - June: This is the beginning of the new crops, when all immense terraced rice fields in Pu Luong are raising, creating a magical green to this land. You will absolutely feel so comfortable and delightful admiring such a tranquil view of Vietnam’s countryside. Although it is the beginning of summer, the temperature and atmosphere in Pu Luong are so pleasant that you can feel free to discover without concerning so much about the weather thanks to a large area of surrounding primitive forest.

September – October: Paying a visit in this period will offer you the opportunity to admire a spectacular view when all the terraced rice fields in Pu Luong are lush with ripening rice, which allows you to capture best photos you will ever have during your Vietnam private tours.
Where To Stay

Due to the fact that Pu Luong is one of the most well-preserved and important Natural Reserve of Vietnam, there are not so many luxurious hotels here. However, you can easily find for you a nice homestay or a guest house at reasonable prices to experience firsthand the mysterious beauty of nature and people in Pu Luong.


What to See

Pu Luong is an ideal complex to both explore untamed nature and ethnic minority’s culture. Once setting foot in this area, you should spend a trekking trip deep into the forest in Pu Luong to access to its incredibly rich biodiversity. Particularly, the Reserve is home to a large number of wild species including some rare animals listing in The Red Book of Vietnam and the World such as: Clouded Leopard, Asian Black Bear, Sika Deer, Delecour’s Langur, etc.


Local ethnic villages such as Hieu and Kho Muong are 2 unmissable spots for your Pu Luong discovery tours. Staying in a local house also guarantees you the chance to extend your knowledge of Vietnamese culture by observing daily routines of ethnic people in Mai Chau, joining in their traditional activities and enjoying their unique culinary secrets.

Another interesting thing to see is Water Wheel. There are 2 dreamy rivers in Pu Luong Valleys that are Nua and Cham, which play important roles in the life of local people. Walking closer to one of these two rivers allows you to witness very unique giant bamboo Water Wheels that was designed and stood still for hundreds years, providing water for crops and every meals and activities of Pu Luong people.


If you are eager to experience adventurous tours in Pu Luong, then you should climb up to Pu Luong peak at an elevation of 1,700m. From there, you will be able to admire the panorama of Pu Luong with picturesque terraced rice fields, stunning karst mountains and forest.

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Top Historical Sites in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Located in the southern region of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon is the ideal destination for tourists to discover not only a young active city but also a home to many impressive historical attractions. If you want to extend your knowledge of Vietnam history, consider my list of 5 must-see historical sites in this beautiful city.

War Remnants Museum
Officially opened in September 1975, War Remnants Museum is an ideal tourist attraction for those who really want to learn more about Vietnamese War. The museum’s exhibits consist of military equipments of all types from Helicopter, bombs, tanks, guns and a wide range of declarations, commands, news about war etc. Visiting the museum, you will find it easy to understand all the exhibits and objects thanks to many short texts in English below.

Historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City


Central Post Office
Another worth-visiting historical site in Ho Chi Minh City is the Central Post Office, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel. Paying a visit to this oldest building of the city offers you the opportunity to admire such a spectacular architectural site with a lot of French-styled features marking the influences of French to the life of Ho Chi Minh city in the past.

Historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City 2

Reunification Palace
Built as a workplace for President of Southern Vietnam in War time, Reunification Palace is also known as an extremely meaningful building setting a landmark of history in Vietnam when Southern Vietnam is free from the rule of Colonialism. Visiting the Reunification Palace, you will admire a wide range of luxurious interior furniture, beautiful paintings from skillful Vietnamese artists as well as pottery exhibits.

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Notre Dame Cathedral
Considered as a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, Notre Dame Cathedral is a must-see spot for those who just set foot in this busy city. Built in 1880 by French colonists, the Cathedral is an architectural masterpiece, which reachs a height of 60 meters. At the time it was built, the Basilica was the most beautiful cathedral of this kind amongst all French colonies. A special fact is that all the materials were directly imported from France including bricks, woods and interior furniture inside. If you have chance to visit Ho Chi Minh city during your excursions in Vietnam then taking some photos at Notre Dame Cathedral is a must.

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Cu Chi Tunnels
Located in the outskirt of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels might bring you a total unique experience from the other historical sites. In the war time, this massive underground system was created by Communist guerilla troops or Viet Cong to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and arrange surprise attacks to battle against the US soldiers. Once arrived at this area, you will be amazed by thousands of hidden tunnels lying deep into the ground. You will soon understand how hard Vietnam had suffered from and how skillful Vietnamese people are. Every part of this complex is a priceless lesson for everyone of us, especially children, thus, I highly recommend this for your Vietnam family tours.

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5 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Cambodia

When hearing the word Cambodia, you might think about a long-term-historical country with thousands of ancient buddism structures of all types. However, this country also owns a long list of breathtaking destinations for leisure travel, especially for honeymoon holidays. Today, I'd like to bring you top 5 best honeymoon destinations in Cambodia.

1. Kep

In spite of being the smallest province in Cambodia, Kep will definitely be one of your best choices for your honeymoon in the country thanks to its charming coastal resort. Visiting Kep, you will easily fall in love with its tranquil beauty of White sand, blue sea and beautiful upmarket boutique resorts, where you can comfortably spend memorable time with your wife/husband. Known as the home to the best Crabs, Kep will be the one to dedicate for you charming dinners while enjoying high-quality services in luxurious resorts

honeymoon destinations in cambodia

2. Koh Kong

Another ideal destination for your honeymoon must be Koh Kong, where you can spend time with each other in luxurious lodges deeply inside unspoilt virgin forest. There, you will feel like there are only you and nature but still are able to experience high-quality services. You can feel free to spend time together trekking into the jungle, kayaking around the area, enjoying the beauty of Cambodian nature and taking memorable photos.


3. Siem Reap

Angkor Complex is definitely the one you would think about in Siem Reap. However, sometimes the place is too touristy and crowded, which is not really comfortable for your honeymoon. All you need to do is to take a hot air balloon or helicopter to admire a breathtaking panorama of the Angkor Complex as well as surrounding forest, mountains and rivers, which really makes your trip special and unforgettable.

Moreover, you can also spend your honeymoon on the coast because Siem Reap is home to some dreamy coastal resorts with luxurious services and facilities. Additionally, if you are really into sweet and peaceful things, you should book one of Luxury Mekong River Cruises to enjoy the magnificent landscape of Indochina and learn more about the life of local people.



4. Mondulkiri

This destination is a little bit different to the ones mentioned above. Mondulkiri, the remote part of Cambodia, will be the place where you can experience many real things like local Cambodian do. There, you ought to find The Elephant Valley Project, which offers you the opportunity to hang out with Cambodian elephants, feed and wash them in the stream. This promises to be the most exciting thing that you will ever do together in your life.


5. Koh Rong Samleom

Located in the heart of Beach Heaven Sihanoukville, Koh Rong Samleom will be the perfect spot for your honeymoon holidays with sexy white-sanded beach, emerald water, reasonable-priced services.


Travel Guide to Yangon, Myanmar

The first city we set foot into was Yangon, although having read all travelling notes and tips, we felt both nervous and exciting, a bit curious to explore . Unlike an ancient city we was drawing in our minds, Yangon appears to be a modern town, the roads are filled with cars and there isn’t any motorbike, more and more skyscrapers, grand hotels, business malls are being build at incredible speed, wireless connection is enabled all over the town, there are many men who wear longyi skirt and chew betel, the women who have tanned skin with tha-na-kha powder all over their face, not to mention numerous betel “ stores “ in town. However, the houses and building in the downtown are a bit degraded, with high density of inhabitants. You can find many temples and church with unique construction style.

It costs 9000 kyat to move from the airport to the downtown (for a group of 5), the driver took us to the travel agency to book our flight tickets, he was very kind and helpful and he speaks English quite good.

TRANSPORTATION

Yangon is the center from which you will be able to travel to other provinces, thus enables you to decide which to visit first on the following days. Please note that there are many transport stations, so asking the cab driver carefully is necessary, we decided to travel to Bagan first in a Bandoola for 9600 kyat (Including blankets, clean water, soaps, towels and toothbrush, which is really professional). If you want a VIP transport vehicle, go for JJ Express, which is well known for good service. We started our trip at about 6 p.m. There was an unforgettable memory for us, our cab driver made a mistake and took us to the wrong station, so he raced to the next station without paying any attention to our prayers and how frightened we were because it was the last trip of the day.



For other options of travel on special transportation in Myanmar, you can try a river cruise on some ships like Anawrahta Cruise (http://myanmarrivercruises.net/anawrahta-cruise) and The Strand Cruise (http://myanmarrivercruises.net/the-strand-cruise)

ACCOMODATION

Staying in downtown neighborhood is recommended because it is suitable for both travelling and eating, which is a bit more expensive but also more convenient, we reluctantly took a cab to find a place to stay after finishing a domestic flight from Mandaylay to Yagon, because we were careless enough not to preorder accommodation. We finally decided to choose Motel Peony for the night, which is located at the 8th floor of an old building for multiple residences, the rooms were clean, with no Wireless connection, but close to many affordable restaurants...

 Address: 8th floor , inside the Nyaung Pinlay Zay Plaza, Lanmadaw street, with the cost of 35USD for a room with 2 single beds.

Otherwise, you can choose to stay at Mr. Lee hotel  in the downtown of Lanmadaw street ( beautiful hotels, internet connection, at good spot, with reasonable price of 60$ for a double room, near the China Town with various delicious street food – a lunch for our group costs about 7500 kyat.

FOOD

You will find delicious food with reasonable price if you spend time searching. There is a restaurant near Mr Lee Hotel which serves delicious Stewed chicked with noodles, dumplings and fantastic sticky rice, or on Maha Bandoola street, there are street food restaurants all alongside the road who serve steak, Sugarcane pie near the Chinese templeor even Myanmar style wonton pieces...

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There is one thing I thought would never be seen around these places, at first I thought there were only Buddhism followers who live here and they have a healthy lifestyle, but I was wrong: the 19th alley on Bandoola street turns out to be a foreign toursist attraction, which was really quiet and peaceful in the morning, from 7 p.m it becomes a very busy street with various activities, with many grilled dishes sold in skews... This is a must-visit place.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Due to its origin in the history: once a center of Myanmar, and once belonged to the England and Japanese, the buildings and constructions here are very interesting such as the church, the Sule temple, freedom square, alligator ville, however, you have to pay an entrance fee of 1-8$ for each destination, Bogyoke Aung San market, Mingalar market, the foreigners’ corner on 19th Street, Botataung temple,Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Mailamu temple, the Jewish institution Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, the Mahabadoola garden, lake Inya and lake Kandawgyi. Among which the Shwedagon temple is a destination you should visit: the unique golden temple of Myanmar, which holds four sacred Buddhism relics namely the staff of Kakusandha, the water purifier of Konagamana, the Cloak of Kassapa, and the 8 hairstrings of Buddha.

Shwedagon Pagoda at Night
The most special destination is the sacred golden temple of Shwedagon, a magnificent construction, You should hire a tour guide at the ticket counter (8usd) at the cost of 20USD, he will tell you many interesting stories about the history of the temple, as well as the spiritual stories here.