BEN BEO: AN ANCIENT FLOATING FISHING VILLAGE

BEN BEO: AN ANCIENT FLOATING FISHING VILLAGE

Like her world-famous neighbor Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay offers an equally breathtaking seascape of countless lush, green islands and mysterious emerald waters. Lan Ha delights in quiet tranquility due to her remote location at the southeastern end of the largest island in the Gulf of Tonkin named Cat Ba. Unlike Halong, she is relatively unknown but entices visitors with her hidden charm. Nestled within a cluster of limestone islets lies

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Myanmar Mobile Clinic – A local dentist’s story

Myanmar Mobile Clinic – A local dentist’s story

"Brave girls have super strong, healthy teeth! You're a brave girl, aren't you?" asks Dr. Ye Yint Kaung Myint to his teary-eyed 6-year-old patient. The child hesitates, then reluctantly nods and allows the dental surgeon to examine her toothache. She is just one of over a hundred villagers along the remote Chindwin River receiving dental treatment from Dr. Myint and his team of volunteers from the Phung Daw Oo Free Charged Dental Clinic

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Cha Ca La Vong: An Iconic North Vietnam Dish

Cha Ca La Vong: An Iconic North Vietnam Dish

Vietnam was recently named one of the world’s Leading Culinary Destinations by the World Travel Awards, and it’s no surprise that the country has no shortage of gastronomic masterpieces under its belt. And, undoubtedly, one of

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Bon Om Touk – The Cambodian Water Festival

Bon Om Touk – The Cambodian Water Festival

Bon Om Touk, or the Cambodian Water Festival, is undeniably the country’s largest and most celebrated holiday of the year. In 2019, three days of jubilation take place on 10-12 November. The Tonle is the world’s only river where water flows in both directions, depending on the seasonal monsoons. Annually, during the first full moon following the rainy season (late October to November), towns all along the banks of the Tonle Sap Lake and

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A Half Day at Your Own Pace – A Highlight of Heritage Line Ylang

A Half Day at Your Own Pace – A Highlight of Heritage Line Ylang

Over a month since her maiden voyage (17 August 2019), passengers aboard Heritage Line Ylang have given us much positive feedback about her immaculate facilities, the attentive crew, and the itinerary's exhilarating onboard and onshore activities. A highlight of these excursions is when the vessel moors nearby a secluded island beach in the magnificent Lan Ha Bay. Don't worry - you won't get hungry or thirsty in this private

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Heritage Line Implements Plastic Reduction Initiative

Heritage Line Implements Plastic Reduction Initiative

To promote sustainable tourism, Heritage Line is pleased to announce that all of its luxury ships cruising the lower Mekong River (The Jahan and Jayavarman), Halong Bay (Jasmine and Violet) and Lan Ha Bay (Ginger and Ylang) have eliminated the use of plastic water bottles on board. In the short term, this initiative will lead to the reduction of tens of thousands of plastic water bottles

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The Welcoming Novice Monks of Wat Hanchey, Cambodia

The Welcoming Novice Monks of Wat Hanchey, Cambodia

Situated atop a remote hillside in Kampong Cham, Cambodia is the ancient 7th-century temple of Wat Hanchey. After climbing 300 steps, visitors can marvel at the panoramic views overlooking the serene Mekong River.

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Making of the Anouvong – A Progress Update

Making of the Anouvong – A Progress Update

With one more year until the maiden voyage (29 September 2020), construction on Heritage Line Anouvong in Laos’s Bokeo Province is coming along smoothly. From the very first moment steel is cut and placed, the entire building process takes approximately 17 months before Anouvong’s first journey along the upper Mekong River in Laos. 22 April 2019: The keel laying ceremony marks the formal

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Heritage Line: A Decade of Luxury Cruising in Southeast Asia

Heritage Line: A Decade of Luxury Cruising in Southeast Asia

Ten years ago this week, Heritage Line launched our first luxury vessel, Jayavarman, on the lower Mekong River. Not long after,

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