From its source high up in the Tibetan Plateau, the powerful Mekong River courses for over 3,000 miles through Asia, providing a lifeline for millions of people. With an Avalon Waterways river cruise you can explore Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, immersing yourself in the local culture. In Vietnam, you can cruise the massive Mekong Delta that covers an area of some 15,000 square miles. This picturesque area is dotted by rice paddies, fish farms, fruit orchards, and more. In Cambodia, explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, the spectacular Silver Pagoda, and learn about the sobering Khmer Rouge regime. North of the city you cruise on the Tonle River, where you’ll enjoy the scenery as the river narrows and passes through villages and woodlands. Your Avalon Waterways cruise will show you the Asia that other travelers rarely get to see.