Hear a couple of Viking’s Bay of Bengal Cruise to five nations from Bangkok to Mumbai because the Beginner Traveler talks to journey author Elsa Dixon about this East Asia sampler cruise.
The Viking’s Bay of Bengal Cruise travels to five totally different nations: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and India. What Elsa liked about this cruise was experiencing various and unique cultures, together with music, meals, temples, structure, and ceremonies within the Bay of Bengal area.
The cruise began in Bangkok, Thailand the place Elsa and her journey companion did the everyday metropolis tour which included the Royal Palace, the Reclining Budha, and the Chao Phraya River. The cruise additionally provided extra demanding strolling excursions, cooking lessons, river cruises, and flower market excursions. It additionally provided a full-day go to to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Website. On Viking, there’s all the time not less than one free shore tour in addition to some with extra prices.
The cruise stopped once more in Thailand on the Island of Koh Samui. The sightseeing tour visited Wat Phra Yai, the Smiling Buddha Temple. Or you may hang around on a wonderful tropical seaside.
In Singapore, Elsa explored totally different cultural neighborhoods like Little India, the Arab Quarter, and Chinatown. Her touring companion did a strolling tour that explored the Peranakan tradition which is a mix of Chinese language and Malay/Indonesian cultures.
In Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Elsa was capable of go to the colourful Batu Caves temple advanced, the Nationwide Monument, the previous British Railway Station, and the dual Petronas Towers.
The cruise additionally stopped in George City in Malaysia the place shore excursions embrace extra temples, trishaw excursions, and a go to to the Orangutan Island.
In Colombo, Sri Lanka, Elsa toured the previous city, the Galle Fort, and attended a cultural night on the Gallface Resort the place she watched the Sri Lanka dances. One of many different excursions provided was a visit as much as the excessive nation to discover the tea tradition.
In India, the cruise stopped in each Goa and Mumbai. She loved the Portuguese influences in Goa however actually felt like she was in India whereas touring the crowded bustling metropolis of Mumbai. In Mumbai, she toured the markets on the Gateway to India, Dhobi Ghat, the Hanging Gardens and Kamala Nehru Park, and the Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi.
The cruise had various days at sea that have been stuffed with talks and cultural displays concerning the area.
Elsa continued her journey with a land tour of the “Golden Triangle” Mumbai, Jaipur, and Agra. She visited historic websites, noticed native customs, and marveled at architectural wonders just like the Amber Fort (Jaipur) and the Taj Mahal (Agra).
If you’re on the lookout for a cruise that lets you pattern a few of the nations across the Bay of Bengal, Viking River gives luxurious journey.
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Bangkok Grand Palace
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Wat Plai Laem
Journey to Singapore – Episode 628
Journey to Malaysia – Episode 837
Nationwide Monument (Malaysia)
Nationwide Monument (Malaysia)
Nationwide Mosque of Malaysia
Independence Sq. (Kuala Lumpur)
George City, Penang
Kek Lok Si
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Galle Face Resort
Luís de Menezes Bragança
Journey to Mumbai, India – Episode 454
Gateway of India
Hanging Gardens of Mumbai
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
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Sawai Man Mahal
Raj Palace Resort Jaipur
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