As being one of the favorite destinatios for tourists, Indochina Peninsula is being exploited by many airlines and has many cheap flights to Indochina. The region was previously French territory including Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. It is located in the South East Asia, bordering India to the west and the South China Sea to the east. In terms of geography and culture, it is known under the name "Mainland Southeast Asia" consisting of more countries as Myanmar (part of India belonging to British until 1937), Thailand (formerly Siam) and Malaysia Peninsular.
Indochina is a popular destination of Vietnamese and foreign tourists. There are many famous tourist attractions that tourists should not miss.
Famous tourist attractions in Laos are Luang Prabang, Mekong River, Plain of Jars, Pa That Luangm Wat Co, Pak Ou cave, Vieng Xai cave, Wat Phu, Wat Xieng Thong, Si Phan Don, Vang Vieng, Phra Keo, Wat Si Muong, Wat Sisaket, Haw Kham, Patuxay, Royal Palace, Wat Phu-world cultural heritage.
Famous tourist attractions in Cambodia are Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and Angkor Temples, Golden Temple - Silver Temple, Sihanoukville, Kampong Som, Bokor Hill Station, PreahVihear Temple, Koh Ker, Prasat Thom Temple, Banteay Srei, Cambodia Rotal Palace, Phnom Penh National Museum, Wat Phnom, Kulen Mountain and Linga River.
Currently, there are many airports in Indochina operating and exploiting direct flights and seasonal flights including:
Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)
Angkor International Airpport or Siem Reap International Airport (Siem Reap)
Phnom Penh International Airport or Pochentong International Airport (Phnom Penh)
Luang Prabang (Luang Prabang)
Xieng Khounng Airport (Xieng Khouang)
Wattay International Airport (Vientiane)
Airports in Vietnam serving direct flights from Vietnam to Indochina countries consist of Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Vinh Airport (Nghe An), Da Nang international airport (Da Nang) and Phu Quoc International Airport (Phu Quoc Island).
Airlines are operating flights within Indochina including Vietnam Airlines, Laos Airlines, Cambodia Agkor Air... with different rates. Vietnam Airlines is the most popular airline with frequencies the most. Besides, there are other airlines flying to Indochina as Thai Airways, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hongkong Airlines, China Airlines, Eva Air, Qatar Airways, Korean Air, Delta Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Aeroflot, Garuda Indonesia, Silk Air, Cebu Pacific, Asiana Airline.
Hanoi - Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Siem Ream, Phnom Penh
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Vientiane
Vinh - Vientiane
Da Nang - Siem Reap
Phu Quoc - Siem Reap
Siem Reap - Luang Prabang, Vientiane
Phnom Penh - Luang Prabang, Vientiane
Currently, most of the airlines have direct flights to Indochina, primarily focused on Vietnam. From Vietnam, passengers can easily book connecting flights to Laos and Cambodia.
Main flights to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap, Vientiane from Australia, Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Russia, Germany, Austria, the US, China, Japan, Korea Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar.
Many shopping places tourists should visits. For example Sang Market, Bamboo Market, New Market, Old Market, Night Market, Sorya Shopping Center, Samsenthai Street, Panggkam and Setthathirat, Vientiane, Sihanoukville and so on.
Cuisine in Indochina is famous for uniqueness and abundance, from simple dishes to popular specialties. Some popular dishes in Indochina as Nom banh chok - Khmer noodles, Lap Khmer - Khmer beef salad, Kdamchaa - fried crab, Bai Sach Chrouk - rice with pork, fish sauce, curry Khmer Rouge, Ang Dtray Meuk - grilled squid, Cha houy teuk - a sweet jelly dessert, Lao sticky rice, Savannakhet chicken, Khausoy, Lao noodles, papaya salad ...
Main transportation in Indochina is motorcycles and Tuk Tuk. Negotiate price before using the service, you are also free to use other public transports such as taxis. Additionally, tourists can rent a bicycle, motorcycle or go on foot if the attraction is close.
In addition to the nonstop flights, tourists can go to Indochina by bus / high quality bus with the cost around 10-40 USD / depends on each destination. Visitors should look for well-known companies for this service from Vietnam.
Climate in Indochina has similarities; however each region has different weather, so tourists can travel year round.
When shopping or enjoying the cuisine in many different areas, tourists should remember to bargain in advance, especially at markets or restaurants without posting clear price, since goods and food here will be overcharged by 2-3 times.
In Indochina, when traveling to any country, tourists should exchange money to the currency of that country. As an alternative, US Dollars are accepted in many touristic places.
Tourists should visit Vietnam at first place, and then go to Laos and Cambodia. It is recommended travel by air from Hanoi to Laos and Cambodia. From Ho Chi Minh, in addition to airways, tourists can travel by bus/train and waterway. Tourists can book direct flight from Da Nang to Siem Reap.