The Mekong River has a rich heritage and has played a vital role in the histories of the cultures that grew around it. A cruise along this majestic river can be the experience of a lifetime – one which you won’t soon forget.
The Mekong’s History
For over 2000 years the Mekong has nourished the local people that grew along its banks. Over the years, the river has seen the rise and fall of the mighty Khmer empire and the introduction and spread of Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia and Vietnam. To this day, the river still plays an important cultural role for the local populations and has become a travel destination of international renown.
The Cruise Stops
The Mekong River is massive and it runs through several Southeast Asian countries. As such, a long cruise along the river will take you to all sorts of different stops – from Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap to the floating markets of Vietnam.
A Cradle of Life
The Mekong River is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. As such, when you cruise along the river, keep your eyes peeled both on the water and the river banks. From wading birds to giant catfish and fishing cats to lurking crocodiles – you’ll be sure to spot all kinds of fascinating wildlife during your cruise.
The Lap of Luxury
Now, when choosing what cruise to take, you will have the option of going with a luxury Mekong River cruise – such as the ones offered by Mekong Kingdoms. These options will ensure you enjoy all the luxurious comforts you’d want from a premier vacation as you gently float along the Mekong.