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Van Thanh Temple in Vinh Long

Van Thanh Temple seen from outside

Van Thanh Temple is regarded as the most well – known spot in Vinh Long province which is also one of rare temples of literature in the Mekong Delta tours. When traveling to Vinh Long, tourists should embrace chance to visit Van Thanh to have precious experiences back to the past of ancient spaces. Situated

Kampong Phluk – A mesmerizing floating village in Cambodia

Kampong Phluk floating village

A trip to Kampong Phluk floating village to exploring the real side of Cambodia will never let you down. You just need to be prepared for a long journey mostly on water and water. Kampong Phluk is a stilted rather than floating village which comprisies an array of distinctive stilted houses of a couple of

Grilled Loc fish wrapped in new lotus leaves

 Grilled Loc fish wrapped in new lotus leaves is done

Dong Thap is well-known with lotuses lagoon, large mangrove forests and the romantic beauty of Sa Dec flower garden. In addition, limitless expanses of paddy fields are also one of the special traits of Mekong delta. Grilled fish wrapped in new lotus leaves seem to appear in the lotus land of Dong Thap. Visiting to

Fried spider – Specialty of Cambodia

Insect market in Cambodia

Skuon Town, one-hour-driving far from Pnom Penh Capital, is a place where the market sells many insects. Tourists can see many insects creeping in plastic pots or buckets. Besides, there are frying pans and processed insects with attractive flavor included spiders, scorpions, crickets, etc. Among them, fried spiders are the most delicious dished made of

Lak Muang – The beginning of Bangkok

The City Pillar Shrine has undergone a major facelift to restore the national monument to its former glory.

In 1782, a remarkable event marked the beginning of one of the most important periods of Siam (Thailand nowadays), Rattanakosin era. King Rama I decided to move the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok. Just 15 days after his coronation, before anything else was constructed, the king had a pillar erected at Bangkok which is Lak

Nauru asylum seekers sew lips shut in protest over Cambodia transfer

A number of asylum seekers on Nauru have stitched their lips shut. Photograph: Supplied Asylum seekers on Nauru, including children, have stitched their lips shut in protest at being held in detention for more than a year and at plans to move them to Cambodia. In a video seen by Guardian Australia, six boys and

Asylum seekers protest at Nauru detention centre – video

Asylum seekers on Nauru are staging daily protests over the Australian government’s plan to transfer those found to be refugees to Cambodia. In this video, men, women and children at the family detention camp stand against the perimeter fence holding placards. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content