LIFE ALONG THE LAOTIAN UPPER MEKONG

LIFE ALONG THE LAOTIAN UPPER MEKONG

The Mekong is Southeast Asia’s longest and most prominent river, originating in China’s Tibetan plateau and flowing 4,350 km (2,700 mi) downstream through five more nations before joining the sea. Roughly half the entire span of this mystifying waterway (2,000 km) winds through and traverses the entire length of the country of Laos, from the Golden Triangle in the northwestern corner to the “Four Thousand Islands” at

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Sung Sot Cave – Halong Bay’s Grand Opera House

Sung Sot Cave – Halong Bay’s Grand Opera House

Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay was formed around 500 million BC, as plate tectonics, marine erosion and weather have shaped the 2,000 immense limestone karsts soaring out of its jade-green waters today. The repeated rising and falling of sea levels over the years have hollowed out some of these islets, resulting

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Meet the Heritage Line Team: Mr. Eang (Heritage Line Jayavarman)

Meet the Heritage Line Team: Mr. Eang (Heritage Line Jayavarman)

Situated along the banks of the Mekong River in the Cambodian village of Chiro is the Organization for Basic Training. Because most of the local households here earn less than $300 USD per year through fishing and agriculture

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YLANG’S REGENCY SUITES – LIVING IN LUXURY

YLANG’S REGENCY SUITES – LIVING IN LUXURY

Two months after setting off on her inaugural journey, Heritage Line Ylang has made quite the splash in Lan Ha Bay’s luxury cruising industry. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with guests praising the outstanding cuisine, onboard and on-shore wellness-related activities and the crew’s exceptional hospitality. As Mr. Ross from Canada states on TripAdvisor, “The staff on the Ylang were amazing and very accommodating. The

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BAGAN AWARDED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

BAGAN AWARDED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

Lying on the banks of Myanmar’s most prominent river, the Ayeyarwady, lies Bagan and its mystical, sprawling plains of unmatched beauty. Over 2,000 spiritual temples and pagodas dot the landscape as far as the eye can see today, a testament to the religious devotion of the Burmese people of centuries past. The Bagan Archaeological Zone is among the richest archaeological sites of Asia, rivalling even Cambodia’s legendary Angkor

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Mr. Tri – Heritage Line’s pioneer in the Mekong Delta

Mr. Tri – Heritage Line’s pioneer in the Mekong Delta

Introducing Mr. Tri Nguyen, Heritage Line’s most experienced tour guide aboard our two luxury cruisers plying the lower Mekong River, The Jahan and Jayavarman. Mr. Tri (pronounced like the English word ‘tree’) comes from a small province in the Mekong Delta, quite close to the Cambodian border. “Life follows an easy routine and daily cycle here in the Delta,” he states, “Most of the people are farmers or fishermen. They

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MAKING OF THE ANOUVONG – A PROGRESS UPDATE (PART 2)

MAKING OF THE ANOUVONG – A PROGRESS UPDATE (PART 2)

Since our last update from the Bokeo Province (Laos) shipyard in the September, we are happy to report that progress on Heritage Line Anouvong remains on schedule for its maiden voyage in late September of 2020. Following completion of the ship’s hull, the shipyard is much more lively these days, as numerous

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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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