Siem Reap Part 2

For most of my temple visits, please visit my blog post under “Siem Reap Part 1”.

Tonle Sap – is the largest lake in South East Asia. The difference in the size of the lake between the dry and the wet seasons can be as much as 10 to 15 times. We were there in July so the water level of the river and the lake is quite high. It is not advisable to visit the lake during the dry season as the water level in the river can get too low for boats to access the lake or the floating villages.

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Road Trip to Betong

Instead of our usual route driving to Hatyai through the Bukit Kayu Hitam immigration check point, we decided to drive to Hatyai through Betong and Yala. Our trip consists of 2 nights stay in Betong and 3 nights stay in Hatyai with a day trip to Songkhla.

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Vientiane

Vientiane, is the largest city and capital of Laos. It is located on the banks of the Mekong river and on the opposite banks of the river is Thailand.

We stayed in Sabaidee @ Lao, a boutique hotel, with clean rooms and a nice courtyard where breakfast is served. The location of the hotel is very convenient as it is within reasonable walking distance to almost all of the attractions in Vientiane.

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Kuching, Sarawak

Kuching is the capital city of the State of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is situated on the Sarawak River, which dissects the city into north and south. The Kuching waterfront along the Sarawak River is about a 2 km long riverside esplanade, where you can have views of, amongst others, the Astana (the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak) and the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building.

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