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18-Day Highlights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

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Trip Overview

Embark on a journey through three stunning Southeast Asian countries on this 18-day Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia tour!

This trip includes the World Heritage sites in the North and Central Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay and Phong Nha National Park.

After that, you'll travel to Laos to visit Luang Prabang, the former capital city of Laos. You'll then continue with a visit to the widest section of the Mekong river, where during the dry season the waters recede and leave behind thousands of islets, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done”, 4000 Islands.

You'll continue your journey to Siem Reap in Cambodia to learn a little more, as you approach the world famous Angkor. You will have a few days to deeply understand the epic cultural impact that the Khmer Empire left in Siem Reap as you venture from temple to temple to snatch a glimpse of life during the days of Angkor.

With some of the key attractions of three countries in one trip, this is really a great experience, giving you an insight into the Indochina region!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Begin Your Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Tour!

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Begin Your Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Tour!

Upon your arrival at Hanoi airport, your private driver will greet and escort you to your hotel and help with your check-in. The rest of day is free to discover Hanoi on your own or on an optional tour. This is known as the city with vibrant street life; a unique blend of old and new architecture, filled with friendly people.

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    Paradise Boutique Hotel3 star

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    Hanoi Old Quarter

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    Private Driver from Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi: AU$ 16 per person

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    Hanoi

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour

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Hanoi City Tour

After breakfast, explore Vietnam’s charming capital. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his personal residence, the One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and finish the morning with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature and Ngoc Son Temple near Hoan Kiem Lake. Then, enjoy a one-hour cyclo sightseeing tour around Hanoi Old Quarter before watching a traditional water puppet show.

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    Paradise Boutique Hotel3 star

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    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    One Pillar Pagoda

    Tran Quoc Pagoda

    Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

    Temple of Literature

    Ngoc Son Temple

    Old Quarter Exploring By Cyclo

    Water Puppet Show

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    Breakfast

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    Hanoi

Day 3

Free Day in Hanoi

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Free Day in Hanoi

Have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a day free at your leisure to discover the city's Old Quarter. This labyrinth of ancient streets is filled shops and hidden traces of what life was like hundreds of years ago. Alternatively, relax and enjoy the calmness of Hoan Kiem Lake or join in the optional activities with a private tour guide.

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    Paradise Boutique Hotel3 star

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    Activities

    Hanoi Street Food TourOptional Activity: AU$ 60 per person

    Hanoi Old QuarterOptional Activity

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    Breakfast

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    Hanoi

Day 4

Off to Halong Bay

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Off to Halong Bay

Leave the city early for the 3.5-hour drive (170 kilometres) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. Arrive at Halong pier, check-in and board your junk and enjoy a 24-hour journey in the amazing bay. Savour a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some activities in the bay or just spend some time relaxing. Dinner is served on board.

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    Signature Cruise 5 star

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    Halong Bay Cruise

    Vung Vieng Fishing Village

    Happy Hour on CruiseOptional Activity

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    Private Driver from Hanoi to Halong Bay

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    Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Hanoi

    Quảng Ninh Province

    Hạ Long

Day 5

Halong Bay and Phong Nha

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Halong Bay and Phong Nha

Wake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise. Enjoy a light breakfast before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowing boat. Then, return to the junk to take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay. Have brunch on board before returning to the pier then, drive back to Hanoi Airport for your flight to Dong Hoi. Upon arrival, you'll be escorted to Phong Nha, about a half an hour drive.

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    Son Doong Bungalow3 star

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    Morning Tai Chi

    Thien Canh Son Cave

    Halong Bay Cruise

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    Private Driver from Hạ Long Bay to Noi Bai International Airport

    Plane from Hanoi to Đồng Hới

    Private Driver from Dong Hoi Airport to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park

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    Breakfast and lunch

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    Quảng Ninh Province

    Hạ Long

    Quang Binh Province

Day 6

Tu Lan Cave Full-Day Experience

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Tu Lan Cave Full-Day Experience

With your English-speaking guide and local jungle men from the nearby ethnic village of Tan Hoa, you will trek up to 9 kilometres through buffalo fields, dense jungle and have an opportunity to swim through an unbelievable river cave. See the immense formations of Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) before trekking to impressive Hung Ton Cave and To Mo Valley. You’ll get wet, you’ll get dirty and you’ll enjoy an awesome lunch beside a stunning waterfall! This is a full day of adventure so be prepared!

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    Accommodation

    Son Doong Bungalow3 star

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    Tu Lan Cave Exploration

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    Breakfast and lunch

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    Quang Binh Province

Day 7

Free Day in Phong Nha

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Free Day in Phong Nha

This morning, you'll have breakfast in the bungalow and get ready to enjoy your free day! Explore the beauty of Phong Nga National Park by following one of the many trails or relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this natural landscape. There's plenty to see and do in this beautiful national park to keep you entertained all day.

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    Son Doong Bungalow3 star

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    Free Time in Phong NhaOptional Activity

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    Breakfast

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    Quang Binh Province

Day 8

Phong Nha to Hanoi

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Phong Nha to Hanoi

You'll have free time in the morning in Phong Nha then meet your driver and transfer to the airport in Dong Hoi for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to the hotel and the rest of your day is free to enjoy. Take this opportunity to visit any of the attractions and monuments that you didn't get a chance to last time you were in Hanoi.

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    Accommodation

    Paradise Boutique Hotel3 star

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    Private Driver from Phong Natural Heritage Area to Dong Hoi Airport

    Plane from Đồng Hới to Hanoi

    Private Driver from Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi

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    Breakfast

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    Quang Binh Province

    Hanoi

Day 9

Hanoi to Luang Prabang

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Hanoi to Luang Prabang

Your Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia tour continues today. This morning you will catch a flight to Luang Prabang in Laos, considered the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquillity and charm of this city with its splendid views of the natural and cultural landscape make it one of the most charming places to visit in Laos. You'll have time to discover the night market.

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    Villa Chitdara3 star

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    Luang Prabang Night Market

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    Private Driver from Hanoi to Noi Bai International Airport

    Plane from Hanoi to Luang Prabang

    Private Driver from Luang Prabang Airport to Villa Chitdara

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    Breakfast

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    Hanoi

    Luang Prabang

Day 10

Luang Prabang to Kuang Si Waterfalls

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Luang Prabang to Kuang Si Waterfalls

The exploration of Luang Prabang would be not complete without a visit to the National Museum at the former Royal Palace. Leave the town through verdant and rugged scenery to visit some hill tribes at Ban Lao Soung and Ban Ou. You'll take a walk to the beautiful Khouang Si waterfalls, where water tumbles over multi-tiered limestone formations into cool and crystal clear pools surrounded by dense forests.

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    Villa Chitdara3 star

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    Royal Palace Museum

    Kuang Si Waterfall

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    Breakfast

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    Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang Province

Day 11

Free Day in Luang Prabang

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Free Day in Luang Prabang

Have breakfast at the hotel and then the day is free for you to discover the charming city of Luang Prabang. The ancient town of Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered by many as the heart of Laotian culture, where you can see traditional wooden houses, royal structures, colonial architecture, and over 30 vat (Buddhist shrines).

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    Villa Chitdara3 star

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    Luang Prabang

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    Breakfast

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    Luang Prabang

Day 12

Pakse and Si Phan Don

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Pakse and Si Phan Don

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Pakse and continue to drive to “Si Phan Done”. Stay overnight at Folie Lodge, the “Red Island”, a charming car-free island, part of the Champasak cultural and natural heritage, that sits along the Mekong River, on a beach facing the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vat Phu.

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    La Folie Lodge3 star

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    Private Driver from Villa Chitdara to Luang Prabang Airport

    Plane from Luang Prabang to Pakse

    Private Driver from Pakse International Airport to Don Daeng

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    Breakfast

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    Luang Prabang

    Champasak Province

Day 13

Si Phan Don Exploration

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Si Phan Don Exploration

You'll embark on a longtail boat to discover the widest section of the Mekong river, where during the dry season the waters recede and leave behind thousands of islets, giving this area a lovely name” Si Phan Done”. Explore the local peaceful villages of Ban Khone and continue to the 4000 islands to visit the marvellous Li Phi waterfall AKA the "Corridor of the Devil". If you are lucky, you may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin in Ban Hang Khone.

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    La Folie Lodge3 star

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    Si Phan Don Boat Ride

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    Breakfast

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    Champasak Province

Day 14

Free Day in Si Phan Don

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Free Day in Si Phan Don

The day is free at leisure to discover the beautiful area of Si Phan Don as you wish. You can take a bicycle, a motorbike or you can walk, depending on your personal preference. If none of these options sounds good, a local guide will take you wherever you wish to visit for a small fee. For the perfect combination of local stories and knowledge, it is recommended to take a guide.

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    La Folie Lodge3 star

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    Si Phan Don

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    Breakfast

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    Champasak Province

Day 15

Siem Reap and Angkor Temples

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Siem Reap and Angkor Temples

Today, you'll drive to Pakse for a short flight to Siem Riep. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to the hotel before visiting the mighty Angkor Wat. You'll start with the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and the unique temple of Bayon, a collection of 54 Gothic towers decorated with 216 coldly smiling, enormous faces glaring down from every angle. Following this, you'll go to to the Baphoun temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.

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    Saem Siemreap Hotel4 star

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    South Gate of Angkor Thom

    Bayon Temple

    Baphuon Temple

    Terrace of the Elephants

    Terrace Of The Leper King

    Phnom Bakheng Sunset

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    Private Driver from Don Daeng to Pakse International Airport

    Plane from Pakse to Krong Siem Reap

    Private Driver from Siem Reap International Airport (REP) to Krong Siem Reap

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    Breakfast and dinner

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    Champasak Province

    Siem Reap

Day 16

Angkor Exploration

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Angkor Exploration

Today, you'll explore the enchanting temple of the Banteay Srei, the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art. Banteay Srei means ‘Citadel of the Women’. In the afternoon, we visit the Banteay Samre, which dates from the same period as Angkor Wat. Afterwards, you'll continue to the monuments of Rolous, which served as Indravarman I’s capital. The temples were built by the Khmer and mark the beginning of the age of Khmer classical art.

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    Saem Siemreap Hotel4 star

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    Banteay Srei Temple

    Banteay Samre Temple

    Roluos Temple Group

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    Breakfast and lunch

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    Siem Reap

    Banteay Srei

    Siem Reap Province

Day 17

Angkor Exploration

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Angkor Exploration

After breakfast today, you'll discover more of Angkor Wat. In the morning, you'll visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Then, to the Pre Rup Temple, East Mebon Temple and Neak Poan temple in the late morning. In the afternoon, you'll visit Krovan, Royal Bath of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei temples.

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    Saem Siemreap Hotel4 star

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    Ta Prohm

    Pre Rup Temple

    Eastern Mebon

    Neak Pean

    Prasat Kravan

    Srah Srang

    Banteay Kdei Temple

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    Breakfast and lunch

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    Siem Reap

Day 18

Tonle Sap Lake and Departure

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Tonle Sap Lake and Departure

This is the last day of your Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia tour. You'll take a short bus ride to Tonle Sap Lake, board a motored boat and enjoy a cruise past a floating village and visit a local school. In the afternoon, you'll have some free time to relax or do some last-minute shopping before you are transferred to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. Goodbye and see you again on your next trip!

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    Tonlé Sap

    Free Time in Siem Reap

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    Private Driver from Angkor Panoramic Boutique Hotel to Tonlé Sap

    Private Driver from Saem Siemreap Hotel to Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport

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    Breakfast

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    Siem Reap

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What’s included?

  • 17 nights accommodation
  • 36 activities
  • 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Airport transfer
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

What’s not included?

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits

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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam|Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi, Vietnam|Old Quarter Exploring By Cyclo, Hanoi, Vietnam|Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam|Temple of Literature, Hanoi, Vietnam|Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam|Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi, Vietnam|Water Puppet Show, Hanoi, Vietnam|Halong Bay Cruise, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam|Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam|Morning Tai Chi, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam|Halong Bay Cruise, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam|Thien Canh Son Cave, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam|Tu Lan Cave Exploration, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam|Luang Prabang Night Market, Luang Prabang Province, Laos|Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang Province, Laos|Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang Province, Laos|Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province, Laos|Si Phan Don Boat Ride, Champasak Province, Laos|Phnom Bakheng Sunset, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Bayon Temple, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|South Gate of Angkor Thom, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Baphuon Temple, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Terrace Of The Leper King, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Terrace of the Elephants, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Roluos Temple Group, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Banteay Srei Temple, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Banteay Samre Temple, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Eastern Mebon, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Neak Pean, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Banteay Kdei Temple, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Pre Rup Temple, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Ta Prohm, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Prasat Kravan, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Srah Srang, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia|Tonlé Sap, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

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