Located in Northwestern Cambodia, Angkor, the Capital of the Ancient Khmer Empire was possibly founded around the Ninth Century AD by King Jayavarman II. However, the city reached its peak glory in the 12th Century under Kings Suryavarman II and Jayavarman VII. The most beautiful and most famous monument in the city, Angkor Wat, lies about one kilometer south of the Royal town of Angkor Thom which was founded by Jayavarman VII.
Explore Angkor Thom's intricate Buddhist ruins, remains of what is considered the last great city of the Khmer Empire. Known for its great Bayon Temple (1190 CE), Angkor Thom holds many wonders to discover, admire and explore as you gaze in awe at the architectural structures elaborately carved from stone.
The Mekong River in southeastern Asia is the longest river in the region, running from its source in China, near the Tibetan border to the South China Sea, nearly 2,610 miles. It acts as a border between Myanmar and Laos and between Laos and Thailand. It also flows across Cambodia and southern Vietnam before empting into the sea. The river is generally navigable in Laos on. The basin of the river serves as an important agricultural area and irrigates the many rice paddies throughout its course. Over 60 million people depend on the river and its tributaries for food, water and transportation. Known as the Mother of Waters, it supports one of the world’s most diverse fisheries, second only to the Amazon River.
Tân Châu borders Tân Biên District to the west, Hòa Thành District to the southwest, Duong Minh Châu District to the south, and Bình Long to the east. The Saigon River runs along the eastern boundary of the district, and is also the division between Tay Ninh and the provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc to the east. Several waterfalls and springs, the Ngô, Dây among others, are in the district and flow into the Saigon River.
Cai Be is the gateway to the city of Vinh Long in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. In Cai Be visitors are encouraged to set off by motor boat to visit the floating market and watch locals trading food and and goods on board their vessels. This region is rich in agriculture and travellers can visit orchards, fruit plantations, and flower gardens. There are also a number of French colonial buildings, Gothic churches and other fascinating architecture to explore.
My Tho is the capital of the Tien Giang province of Vietnam. It was founded in the 1680s by Chinese refugees fleeing Taiwan after the fall of the Southern Ming dynasty. It's a town easily explored by foot and provides for a taste of Vietnamese river life.
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