The culture and civilisation that flourished thanks to the Mekong river has made the regions around it rich in history. The Mekong is directly responsible for 2,000 years of history and a river cruise would take you on that same path today.
Asia’s Legendary River
The Mekong is considered Asia’s most legendary waterway as it has given birth to many new civilisations on its fertile banks. Cruising down the river today you can see how those civilisations have risen and fallen over the years and which still remain.
The best way to experience the legendary river is on a luxury Mekong river cruise which is provided by companies like Mekong Kingdoms. Your cruises will generally take you through Cambodia which is home to the historic monstrosity that is Angkor Wat; a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest complex of temple ruins in the world. The entire country is a showcase of the Khmer might and how it flourished.
And the onto Vietnam, the eastern most country in the IndoChina peninsula which is a backpacker’s paradise full of little secret places unknown to tourists, emerald rice fields sprawled into the distance and pretty floating markets in the Mekong.
The Significance of the Mekong
The Mekong is the 12th longest river in the world. It flows from the Tibetan plateau ending in Vietnam.