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1. Posted by hazzaa17 (Full Member 32 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

must see places in cambodia and laos

for a first time young traveller are there any places i must see in these countries? somewhere where there will be at least a couple of other tourists tho

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Well the highlight of the entire area is ANGKOR WAT! You can easily spend a few days wandering around the vast Temple complexes there.

Probably the nicest and most interesting area in Laos is in and around Luang Prabang. You can also take a boat trip (day trip from Luang Prabang) down the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves, visiting villages along the way.

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Also in Laos, the Plain of Jars looks very interesting. I didn't visit it when I was there because at the time land travel was not so safe, so I flew from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.

4. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Laos: Vang Vieng was lots of fun, alot of activities to do, Phosavann (the plain of jar) was very interesting too, you learn alot about the secret war in the area.
Cambodia: Phomn Penn, just for the wildness, Ankor Wat is a must.

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting hazzaa17

must see places in cambodia and laos

for a first time young traveller are there any places i must see in these countries? somewhere where there will be at least a couple of other tourists tho

Luang Prabang & Veng Vieng are great spots for a first time young traveller in Cambodia.

Check out the photo gallery in my profile for pictures of both Cambodia & Laos

Cheers
Wocca

6. Posted by joey22 (Respected Member 561 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

luang prabang and vang vieng are actually in laos. angkor, phnom penh, sihanoukville and battambang are some good places to visit in cambodia. also kratie for the funny dolphins!! maybe eat a happy pizza at happy herbs pizza for an experience! to be honest with you i haven't actually been out there, but i'm heading out to se asia in 4 weeks and i've done my homework. have fun! joey

7. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you go to Vang Vieng be sure to rent a bike and cycle out to see some of the local villages, caves and lagoons. From Vang Vieng i kayacked down to Vientiane which was a nice way of making the journey, and a lot of fun too. From Luang Prabang the Kuang Si waterfalls are well worth a day trip to go swimming. The 4000 Islands in the South of Laos is lovely and relaxing and also a good place to cross the border into Cambodia, and you can also see the fresh water dolphins here.

In Cambodia be sure to stay at the Lazy Fish guesthouse in Phnom Penh, the rooms are clean and cheap and the staff are absolutely brilliant. Sihanoukville is nice for a few days at the beach. Take a boat out to the Islands as they are far more impressive than the beaches on the mainland.

Have fun