Plan your trip in South East Asia

Vietnam

When to go?

Best season : October to December and March to June Rainy season from July to September. Northern winter can be cold and wet .It is necessary to obtain a visa before leaving ? Travel agencies often include these tedious steps in their benefits.

Money locally: In large cities distributors of tickets and exchange offices are numerous. In restaurants , it can sometimes pay in dollars

Getting there

– The Asia travel specialist in Asia offering customized individual travel to Vietnam 16 days 15 nights , private car with driver, ” Indochinese A Dream” , to discover the major sites of the three regions from north to south , from € 2,853 per person (based on 2 ) . Tailored program changed on demand. Tel. 0084983048166  http://trekasie.com/
– Singapore Airlines A380 in Asia : from France , Singapore Airlines offers daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon) and Hanoi via Singapore. The opportunity to test the giant Airbus . Singapore Airlines is the launch customer . Call toll-free in Singapore can go to or return. On board, a choice of leaders concocted by three Michelin star menus. Roundtrip from 920 € . Tel. 21230380 08 (0.12 € / min) www.singaporeair.fr

Cambodia ( Angkor )

When to go?

The high season runs from November to February. But see Angkor in the scramble is not the most appropriate . ? However, the rainy season ( June to October) offers some advantages . ? Rains are strong, but brief . It’s a bit muddy , but there is a side adventure and tourists are rare. In May, the river levels begin to rise, it’s hot and humid, but you will be quieter at Christmas …

useful addresses

Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet
A great collection of Khmer art in Paris (see p. 95).
6, place d’ Iena, 75016 Paris
www.museeguimet.fr

library Sudestasie

A wide selection of books on Angkor.
17-18 , rue du Cardinal Lemoine 75005 Paris
Tel. 01 43 25 18 04 .
http://fraternite-europe-asie.com/librairie.aspx

Internet

The official website of the Office of Tourism of Cambodia ( English) .
www.tourismcambodia.com
News Online : www.cambodgesoir.info
Khmer information in France and Cambodia. An amount of links about Cambodia on : www.lesjeuneskhmers.com

Getting there

– Aircraft
To visit Angkor , must be based in Siem Reap . There are no direct lines of France to Siem Reap . Vietnam Airlines offers daily flights at great prices , to

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. It also offers a flight Siem Reap , Luang Prabang , Laos, take the opportunity to visit one of the high places of Buddhism. www.vietnamairlines.com
– Tour Kuoni The tour operator Kuoni offers individual 12-day stay “Memories of Indochina ” , which allows you to discover Hanoi , Luang Prabang and Angkor. Kuoni  is renowned for the quality of its services . Tel. : 08 20 05 15 15 www.kuoni.fr

Site of Angkor. The river is also a link between countries torn by history.

LAOS

formalities

A tourist visa is issued by a Lao diplomatic or by immigration at the border , valid for one entry . It is possible to obtain a tourist visa , valid for 15 days  at some crossings (bring a passport photograph ) .

Lao Embassy in France

Embassy of the People ‘s Democratic Republic
74 Ave. Raymond Poincaré
75116 Paris
Tel. 01 45 53 02 98
www.laoparis.com

on the spot

Embassy of France
Setthathirath Avenue . B P 6 Vientiane, Laos
Tel. (00 856) 21 26 74 00 .
http://ambafrance-laos.org/france_laos

guides

“Laos “, ed. ? Footprint Gallimard 2008 € 16.45 .A guide both erudite and very practical.

“Laos “ed. ? Lonely Planet2008 € 22.60 .A detailed exploration of the country.

BURMA

As usual for Asian destinations, Lonely Planet guides make the difference. More accurate and practical, they cover all aspects of the destination. Concerned about the local situation , the guide asks the boycott of Burma. Lonely Planet chooses his side citing the Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi : “Tourists can open the Burmese people in the world, as well as the Burmese people can open the eyes of tourists … ”

Getting there

To visit Burma , must obtain a visa. It is valid for 28 days and is not a multiple entry . No visa is issued upon arrival in the country.

Burmese Embassy in France
60 , rue de Courcelles
75008 Paris
Tel. 01 56 88 15 90
Email: me-paris@wanadoo.fr
Embassy of France in Burma
102 Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Road
Rangoon
Tel. [95] (1 ) 212 520 or 523
www.ambafrance – mm.org
Email: ambafrance.rangoun @ diplomatie.gouv.fr

health

As in other countries in the region , parasitic diseases transmitted by insects are found in wetlands.