Travelling along the lower Mekong is an unconventional journey that highlights the region's wide-ranging diversity. The vibrant, evergreen delta region and all its sights and sounds piques visitor's curiosity and encourages one to observe and discover in detail.The Mekong flows gently around Cambodia's capital,Phnom Penh,which presents a captivating heritage whilst contrasting its history with modernity.The unknown Mekong River northeast of Phnom Penh and the Tonle river(and lake) - which both live in perfect symbioses - are the essential part of the heartland of rural Cambodia and full of fascinating hidden treasures.
As nature and scenery changes along the river,so do the people and ancient civilizations,creating a kaleidoscope of great sensation.
As the longest river in Southeast asia,and 12th longest river in the world,the Mekong runs through six countries(China,Laos,Myanmar,Thailand ,Cambodia,and Vietnam) and after enduring a 4,500 km journey and splitting into nine arms,or 'dragons', in the Mekong delta,finally discharges into the South China Sea at an astonishing rate of 475 cubic kilometers of water per year - enough drinking water for 400 billion humans annually. A fifth of Vietnam's 100 million citizens live in the delta,and a vast majority of them rely on the Mekong for agriculture and fishing.This is made possible because the soil is extraordinary fertile,owing to the vast amounts of sediment and nutrients carried by the river all the way down from the Tibetan plateau (an estimated 1 billon cubic meters annually)
A FLOATING ART GALLERY -- Heritage Line Jayavarman
Jayavarman is the father of Heritage Line’s unique ship collection and named after the most renowned Cambodian monarch, King Jayavarman VII, who was known for his tranquility and love for artistic creations. He created some of the most famous temples of the lost Angkorian civilization.
Jayavarman is a ship resembling a floating art gallery, with fine objects d’art exhibited all over the public decks. A charming French-Colonial design theme along with stylish Art-Deco accents are found throughout the ship’s rooms and public areas. The warm and embracing atmosphere invites to feel at home from the first step aboard.
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