Nezasa now has two more countries in its ever-expanding list of Asian destinations, just one week after Indonesia joined the ranks. Welcome, Laos and Cambodia!
The most important – and attractive – sites in Laos and Cambodia are Luang Prabang and Angkor, respectively. Both have a tremendous history and powerful ambience that will impress even the most seasoned traveler.
The serene streets of Luang Prabang feel like you’ve set foot into a mystical landscape untouched by modern civilization, thanks largely to long-enshrined cultural traditions and a ban on buses and trucks coupled with a major road bypass avoiding the city entirely.
Temple roofs, surviving French colonial architecture and numerous ethnicities mill about, giving a rarefied air of benevolence long gone from the modernized cities of today’s world.
Not only is it a city with a very strong Buddhist atmosphere, Luang Prabang is also renowned for its surrounding natural landscape which makes it a prime destination for those who love to explore waterfalls, caves, mountain biking trails and numerous other outdoor activities.
You have likely heard of Angkor, one of the world’s most important and celebrated ancient capitals and believed to be the largest pre-industrial city in the world. Not far from Siem Reap, where you’ll stay while visiting, Angkor is home to a mind-blowing number of temples, ancient infrastructure and other remnants of the once-powerful Khmer Empire that lasted from the 9th to 14th centuries.
Amidst more than 1,000 temples in all, Angkor Wat itself is a stunning sight and the largest temple complex in the world. Of special note is Ta Prohm, which has been left almost entirely untouched by archaeologists to present day, and amazingly swallowed up by banyan trees with roots reaching like tentacles from the top of the structures themselves down to the ground below. You’ll fill up your online photo album in no time here!
Check out Nezasa’s many itinerary options that include Luang Prabang in Laos and Siem Reap/Angkor in Cambodia, and know that we can also put together a fully personalized itinerary for you in no time.