Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Festivals of Indochina

What better time to visit these wonderful countries than when a local festival brings an additional layer of colour and excitment. You're sure to be welcomed to join in the fun!

Across Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos numerous festivals take place throughout the year, ranging in scale from the annual local temple festival to national events such Tet, where the whole of Vietnam closes down for a week to celebrate the coming of the Chinese New Year. We will do our best to steer your plans to include any events happening nearby, or we can build an entire itinerary around any festival that is of particular interest to you.  

  • Pi Mai Lao

    Lao New Year is celebrated across the country each April, and is a riotous mix of tradition, pageantry and water splashing.

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  • Hoi An Lantern Festival

    At full moon each month, the traditional streets of Hoi An's Old Town are illuminated with a myriad of coloured lights for the Hoi An Lantern Festival

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  • Royal Ploughing Festival

    The Royal Ploughing Ceremony, or 'Bon Chroat Preah Nongkoal' in Khmer, is celebrated at the beginning of the annual rice sowing and planting season.

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  • Hue Festival

    The Hue Festival, held every two years, is a week-long event honouring the culture and history of Hue, the former capital of Vietnam.

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  • Cambodian Water Festival

    The annual three-day Water Festival, each November, competes with the Khmer New Year for being the most important holiday for Cambodians.

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  • Cambodia New Year

    Khmer New Year, is the traditional Cambodian New Year period. Stretching over a few days, the celebrations go on across the country.

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