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Setting sail from Kampong Cham
A visit to Kampong Cham will give you an insight into life in a provincial Cambodian city, well off the normal tourist trail. Situated on a bend in the Mekong river, the city is famous for its bamboo bridge which is rebuilt every year, and there are also some interesting temples nearby.
Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Cambodia’s lively, youthful capital has shown a remarkable resilience in bouncing back from the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. The beautiful Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda shouldn’t be missed, while the former Tuol Sleng prison is a harrowing reminder of Phnom Penh’s recent past.
Vietnam: Sa Dec
The riverfront town of Sa Dec is one of the most appealing destinations in the Mekong Delta, a laid back and peaceful place where boats laden with flowers from the nearby markets ply the waterways, overlooked by beautiful old French colonial villas.
Vietnam: My Tho
My Tho is the start or end point for most Mekong river cruises, a busy port situated just under two hours’ drive south of Ho Chi Minh City. You’re unlikely to spend any time in the town itself, but you’ll be able to settle in on board your ship and catch your first glimpses of life on the Mekong Delta.
Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City
Still often referred to by its old name, Saigon, this is Vietnam's busiest city. Saigon was the capital of the South during the Vietnam War, and American-style capitalism has been embraced more enthusiastically here than in the North, with a clutch of shining skyscrapers standing as testament to Vietnam's surging economic growth. You can learn more about the city's turbulent recent history at the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, shop for souvenirs at the colourful markets, or take a trip out of the city to the fascinating (and claustrophobic) Cu Chi Tunnels.
Ben Thanh Market has an eclectic mix of wares. From the usual tourist fodder to kitchen utensils and everything in between, go there for the atmosphere rather than the shopping.
Your home from home
The all-suite Mekong Jewel brings a new level of luxury to the waterways of Vietnam and Cambodia.
What we love
The Mekong Jewel carries just 68 lucky guests in stylish colonial-inspired surroundings. The beautifully decorated suites are perfectly in keeping with Uniworld's boutique ethos, and the inviting public areas include a spa, swimming pool and two elegant dining venues.
|Style||Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.|
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Where to stay in Saigon
We think the Park Hyatt is a good choice.
Sightseeing in Saigon
The country’s turbulent past is captured superbly at the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. A fascinating visit.