I love travelling in Indochina region.
I have already done some background research earlier this year with intention of travelling up to Vietnam via Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia by my own car. However currently there are few obstacles - for example Vietnam does not allow border crossing with your own car ( or so I have been told). However if you take ATA Carnet Thailand does honour it and if you can enter Burma at Moreh then you can drive up to Thailand.
I have been to Cambodia this year but did not get a chance to cross border into Thailand as self drive rentals do not cover border crossing. Laos seems to be pretty relaxed and so I am planning to visit it next year, rent a self drive car , drive into Thailand and back.
If any of the members would like to know more information please PM me and I can share my background research so far
Originally Posted by gandhi
I hope my long time desire to travel to Ankor Wat Temple may possible in near future. If it happens, I love to drive in my ancestors walk way to Ankor Wat.
But why the friendly Bangladesh is ignored?
Just going off topic but our ancestors travelled to Cambodia by water - from there they spread our Indian Culture well into Philippines. We may not realise now but India (especially south India) had huge influence on Indochina region for more than thousand years until 1300 AD or so.
Sadly we do not read about these things in our Indian textbooks and this cultural influence seems to have been lost over last few centuries.
However this adds extra charm when visiting Indochina.