This time of year, many countries in East and Southeast Asia commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival. And headlining the festivities is, of course, the ever-present mooncake.
Thanaka is a paste with a distinctive bright color. It can be applied on the face in many ways, with shapes going from a simple smear to an elaborate drawing of a leaf or a flower.
Two months after setting off on her inaugural journey, Heritage Line Ylang (and her 10 extravagant suites) has made quite the splash in Lan Ha Bay’s luxury cruising industry.
Southeast Asia’s largest fresh body of water, the Tonle Sap Lake provides sustenance for over 1.2 million Cambodians while also undergoing a unique, annual cycle of changing water levels.
When it comes to the Vietnam’s most internationally recognized dishes, banh mi is undoubtedly a top contender, renowned for its crispy bread filled with fresh herbs, vegetables and meats.
Situated atop a remote hillside in Kampong Cham, Cambodia is the ancient temple of Wat Hanchey. After climbing 300 steps, guests are greeted with resplendent views of the Mekong River.
If you have come across any individuals of Vietnamese descent, there’s a decent chance their surname is Nguyen – a designation so widespread it comprises 39% of the total population.
Hardly a Laotian meal is served sans the national staple known as khao niew. In fact, it is so ingrained in Laotian daily life that they refer to themselves as children of the sticky rice.
Every year, the 13th of April marks one of the most important holidays in Southeast Asian countries such as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand — known to outsiders as the Water Festival.
Nestled at the foot of a mountain in Kampong Chhnang (which literally translates to ‘Port of Pottery’) province in Cambodia is a small settlement by the name of Andong Russei.