Zay Harding takes us on an adventure of
three of the most culturally rich countries in south East
Asia - Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. With the help of Ian Wright,
Megan McCormick and Justine Shapiro, we can take our pick
from some of the most interesting temples, markets, jungles
and people, as we explore the beauty that is Indo China.
First stop Ho Chi Minh City where Megan
shows us the best way to tackle the hectic street life, while
Zay experiences one of the strangest fruit of the area, betel
nut: a fruit that the elderly eat supposedly good for the
teeth, but can also make you drunk.
Throughout Indo China, war has had a great effect on the people,
culture, and surroundings. In Vietnam, Justine
get to grips with some old militarily machinery, while in
Laos, they have a more beneficial use for
old war shrapnel. We also get an insight into the mass genocide
that has scared Cambodia.
Religion plays an important part to the people of Indo China.
This devotion has lead to an impressive array of temples and
villages; one of the most breath-taking being the ancient
royal city of Angkor in Cambodia.
Indo china is famous for it's food, and with the help of
our guides they will tantalise your taste buds with the delectable
delights that the rivers and markets of the region have to
offer. Some food takes courage to eat, and expect to see some
Our travellers will not only show you the beauty of Indo
China, but they will also explore the mountains home to ancient
hills tribes. From the Akah people in Laos
to the Hmong village in Vietnam, these tribes
have managed to maintain traditional cultures and way of life
that has been around for centuries.
Indo China has many unusual traditions and cultures that
the western world may find difficult to understand, but underneath
all the history of war and persecution, it is exciting and
modern, yet still manages to maintain its many ancient traditions.