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Kampong Chhnang – Cambodia’s Port of Pottery

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.

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New Beginnings at the Mekong Elephant Park

“Mae Ping is very touching, dynamic… and at times our most unruly elephant – who will only listen if we have a banana,” laughs elephant conservationist, Wendy Leggat.

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Ti Top Island – A Gem of Halong Bay

Ti Top Island is one of Halong Bay’s most stunning landmarks featuring a white sandy beach, hilltop summit with panoramic views and a fascinating history behind its name.

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Pop Rice – A Mekong Delta Treat

One of the Mekong Delta’s specialities is a crispy puffed rice snack which comes in a variety of flavours. Not only is it tasty, but the manufacturing process is also quite a thrill.

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The Spectacular Kuang Si Falls

The majestic, cascading Kuang Si Falls along with its natural swimming pools and vibrant turquoise waters are truly a sight to behold, drawing countless visitors annually.

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The Golden Touch – Gold Leaf Beating in Myanmar

Aptly nicknamed ‘The Golden Land’, Burma is known for its countless gold leaf-plated pagodas and statues. The process of hammering gold into thin sheets is known as goldbeating.

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Calling of the Soul – The Laotian Baci Ceremony

One of the most important customs of Laotian culture is the revered Baci ceremony. The origins of this ritual stem from the ancient belief that the body has 32 guardian spirits, or kwan.

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The Ayeyarwady River’s Grand Second Defile

As Myanmar’s most prominent waterway, the mighty Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River features three narrow river gorges flanked by steep vertical cliffs, otherwise known as ‘defiles’.

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Shwedagon Pagoda – Worth Its Weight in Gold (and Diamonds)

Like a shining beacon in the sky, the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda dominates the Yangon skyline. Most astonishing is the pagoda’s gem-encrusted crown, valued at $3 billion USD.

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The Pak Ou Caves of Laos

Situated on the Laotian upper Mekong River’s rocky shore and opposite the mouth of the Nam Ou River are the mystical Pak Ou Caves, home to over 4,000 sacred Buddha statues.

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Retracing the Footsteps of George Orwell in Katha, Myanmar

In legendary author George Orwell’s famous novel, Burmese Days, the fictional town of Kyauktada is based on his experiences serving as an Imperial Police officer in Burma.

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The Akha Hill Tribe – Laotian Haute Couture

The Akha are one of many ethnic groups residing in Laos. But what truly sets them apart from other highland peoples are the women’s intricate headdresses, also known as the ‘u-coe’.