Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – The former Saigon, once both a French colonial capital and the capital of South Vietnam, is a modern, bustling metropolis whose sights reflect its varied past.

Hanoi, Vietnam – Among the major highlights of this charming capital city are the One Pillar Pagoda and the Thang Long water puppet show.

The Mekong River – The languid Mekong flows for 4,184 kilometres from central China to the South China Sea, giving life to Cambodia, Vietnam, and four other countries.

Sa Dec, Vietnam – This town showcases Vietnamese daily life and is home to the Huynh Thuy Le house, immortalized by French novelist Marguerite Duras in her novel The Lover. 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Cambodia’s capital and largest city was once known as the “Pearl of Asia” for its gleaming French colonial architecture, its Royal Palace, and its National Museum.

Siem Reap, Cambodia – This provincial capital city that blends Chinese and French colonial architecture is the gateway to the UNESCO-designated Angkor temple complex, the most recognizable landmark in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world.

Source: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection – 2015 Asia, Canadian Edition