When we close our eyes and think of Indochina we cannot but visualize the Mekong River, the seventh longest in the world. It begins in Tibet and flows into the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, after crossing Chinese Yunnan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
The water flow of the river varies according to the season, but the Mekong remains an important communication route throughout the year. Sailing on this river is an exciting experience, while relaxing on the deck of a ship, running past scenes of everyday life of the people living on the banks and glimpses of exotic landscapes characterized by lush nature.
A great tip for those who like both cruising and the visit to prestigious cultural sites is undoubtedly an itinerary proposed by Lotus Cruises, aboard the Mekong Jewels, which departs from Siem Reap, in Cambodia, and reaches Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, after a week of navigation.