6 Unique Local Experiences You Can Enjoy With Back-Roads Asia.

Written by Marianne Lampon on 31st January 2018 at 10:21am

With the launch of our Asia tours, we have compiled a list of some of the amazing local experiences you can enjoy with us.


So whether it’s in Vietnam, Thailand or Cambodia, let us show you Asia, the Back-Roads way.

 

1. Learn about traditional Vietnamese puppetry

Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Back-Roads Touring Vietnam

 

Dating as far back as the 10th century, this traditional Vietnamese performance art is extremely impressive.

 

You will get the chance to visit the home of a water puppet artist and look on as the intricate puppets are made in front of you. You will even get the chance to talk to the artist about his fascinating craft.

 

To round off the experience, a charming private water puppet show is on the itinerary. Get those cameras ready!

 

2. Visit the nuns at Lien Hoa Pagoda

Hue, Vietnam

 

Back-Roads Touring Vietnam

 

Settle down to a traditional lunch prepared by the nuns at the Lien Hoa Pagoda and learn about what makes Buddhism in Vietnam so unique.

 

This beautiful hilltop temple location has breathtaking views over Hue and is the perfect setting to reflect on the difference between the fast pace of modern life and the peaceful, slower lifestyle of our hosts.

 

3. Explore the canals of Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

 

Back-Roads Bangkok

 

They don’t call Bangkok the ‘Venice of the East’ for nothing. Take to the water for a tranquil tour of Bangkok’s khlongs, a picturesque canal system, and experience its beauty for yourself.

 

You can take boat trip through the winding backwaters of old Thonglor past temples, monasteries and wooden houses.

 

It’s a real must-do experience for both history lovers and those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

4. Get up close with the elephants
Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Back-Roads Touring Thailand

 

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you visit the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai – a sanctuary that provides a home for these amazing animals.


You can spend some quality time with the elephants in their natural surroundings. Learn about their habits and gain an insight into the stories behind their rescue. It is a truly heartwarming experience.

 

5. Experience the famous Phare Circus

Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Back-Roads Touring Cambodia

 

The world-famous Phare Circus tells the story of Cambodia’s rich history through theatre, music, dance and circus arts.


Performed by ex-street children and victims of the Cambodian War, the Circus is truly inspirational and is wonderful to watch.

The Circus also supports street child programmes and is one of the most respected NGOs in Cambodia.

 

6. Go behind the scenes in Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

 

Back-Roads Touring Angkor Wat Cambodia

 

One of the most famous temples complexes in the world, prepare to be impressed as you wander through the ancient temples of Angkor Wat.


Once at the world’s largest religious monument, a leading stone conservation expert will be your guide. You will learn some little-known secrets behind how ancient Khmer people designed, carved, and transported the site’s spectacular religious structures.

Want to find out more about our Asia tours? Take a look at them here.