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Indo China

Indo China

Indochina or Indo-China is a peninsula in Southeast Asia lying roughly southwest of China, and east of India. The name has its origins in the French Indochine as a combination of the names of "India" and "China", referring to the location of the territory between those two countries, though the majority of people in the region are neither Chinese nor Indian. The term may also be used in biogeography for the "Indochinese Region", a major biogeographical region within the Indomalaya ecozone.

The countries of mainland Southeast Asia received cultural influence from both India and China to varying degrees. Some cultures, such as those of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand are influenced mainly by India with a smaller influence from China. Others, such as Vietnam, are more heavily influenced by Chinese culture with only minor cultural influences from India, largely via the Champa civilization that Vietnam conquered during its southward expansion.

The historical term French Indochina was a federation of French colonies and protectorates, that France named Cochinchina, Tonkin, Annam, Laos and Cambodia. France had an imperial presence in the region between 1884 and 1954. France withdrew from southeast Asia following the loss of the Indochina War.

Indochina had boundaries imposed by France as a result of military conquests in the region, encompassing areas that are now modern Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The subjects of the colony were not homogenous; rather, Indochina was a "separate entity, it was largely unrelated to the cultural, geographical, and racial elements which shaped the people and governments of its constituent parts".

Regions

Burma

A diverse range of indigenous cultures exist in Burma, the majority culture is primarily Buddhist and Bamar.

Cambodia

Cambodian culture not only includes the culture of the lowland ethnic majority, but also some 20 culturally distinct hill tribes colloquially known as the Khmer Loeu.

Laos

Theravada Buddhism is a dominant influence in Lao culture. It is reflected throughout the country from language to the temple and in art, literature, performing arts.

Vietnam

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Places to see: Indo China

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Phnom Penh
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Siem Reap
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Vientiane
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Luang Prabang
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Hanoi
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Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon)
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Halong Bay
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Hue
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Hoi An
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Nha Trang
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Sapa
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Mekong Delta
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INLE LAKE
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BAGAN
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MANDALAY
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YANGON (RANGOON)
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XIENGKHOANG - PLAIN OF JARS
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PAKSE
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DALAT
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Itinerary Ideas: Indo China

BURMESE EXPERIENCE

8 Nights / 7 Days. Days 1 & 2 Yangon: stroll through streets where British colonial mansions stand beside exotic, gilded pagodas; follow pilgrims and monks as they circumnavigate the gold stupas and shrines of Shwedagon Pagoda. Days 3 & 4 Inle Lake: (flight Yangon-Heho) [...]

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BURMA ITINERARY IDEA

7 Nights / 8 Days. Day 1: Arrives in Yangon and sightseeing. Arrive Yangon international airport in the morning, meet and transfer to the hotel. Then, set out on a sightseeing tour, visiting the highlights of Yangon to include the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda; [...]

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YANGON - NYAUNG U - BAGAN

5 Nights / 6 Days. Day 1: Arrives in Yangon and sightseeing. Arrive Yangon international airport in the morning, meet and transfer to the hotel for checking in. Then, set out on a sightseeing tour, of the highlights of Yangon to include the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda; [...]

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CAMBODIA & VIETNAM COMBINATION

Day 1: Arrives in Hanoi - Halong. Upon arrival, meet and transfer directly to Halong for overnight. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for checking in. Balance of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel. Day 2: Halong Bay. After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the dock, we board our [...]

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HIGHLIGHTS OF CAMBODIA

3 Nights / 4 Days. Day 1: Arrives in Phnom Penh. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, meet and transfer to hotel. Later set out on a city tour to visit the National Museum where houses Khmer art, especially sculptures from different periods of Cambodian history; Royal Palace built in 1866 [...]

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LAOS AND VIETNAM HILL TRIBES

8 Nights / 9 Days. Day 1: Arrive in Luang Prabang, Laos.  Upon arrival, welcome with the guide and transfer to hotel for check-in and then exploring Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City [...]

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Vietnam & Cambodia Combination

8 Nights / 9 Days. Day 1: Arrive in Luang Prabang, Laos.  Upon arrival, welcome with the guide and transfer to hotel for check-in and then exploring Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City [...]

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Essential Vietnam Itinary

7 Nights / 8 Days. Day 1: Saigon. Upon arrival in Saigon, meet and transfer to hotel for checking in Overnight hotel. Day 2: Cu Chi ? City tour. After breakfast enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district. Upon arrival in Cu Chi you [...]

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