Southeast Asia is one of the travelers ‘ most famous areas. The region is more famous than ever, with millions of visitors flooding each year. It’s secure, inexpensive and a great adventure to travel through Southeast Asia. Who doesn’t want to say farewell to Indonesia for a couple of months and explore Southeast Asia’s lovely nature, lovely temples, paradise beaches, and other insane sights? We traveled through Asia for nearly two years between 2013 and 2019, much of which was through Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia has been our favorite region in the globe with nations like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore.
The ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia
Angkor’s ancient temples close Siem Reap in Cambodia is by far one of Southeast Asia’s most famous highlights. If you’re traveling through Southeast Asia, you shouldn’t miss a trip to the magical full Angkor. Would you like the most unique experience? Then visit the sunrise or sunset shrines.
The chaotic metropolis Bangkok
Bangkok is the town where a trip through Southeast Asia starts for many tourists. Bangkok airline tickets are usually much cheaper than tickets to other nations in the region, and Bangkok is also an ideal place for a first Asian introduction. Or the ultimate foundation for a wonderful journey. You can easily enjoy days, if not weeks, in the various neighborhoods in the Thai capital. Go dancing and drinking on Khao San Road, visit the floating markets on the city’s outer ring, eat Chinatown’s most delicious meals, go shopping in Siam and chill out in Lumpini Park. For everyone, Bangkok is a town.
The adventurous island of Nusa Penida off the coast of Bali
There are a number of smaller islands near the famous Bali that you can visit readily by ship. The Nusa islands are no longer undiscovered, of which Nusa Penida is the biggest. But Nusa Penida remains relatively untouched. Especially because many tourists are afraid of the horrible streets. A lot of building is going on in Penida, so I suggest that you put this lovely, adventurous island on your bucket list in Southeast Asia as quickly as possible.
The green rice fields and terraces of Bali
Bali is a beautiful island in Indonesia. A little too touristy in some locations, but no less lovely. Immerse yourself in Bali’s green interior and admire the finest rice terraces and rice fields. The best way to discover this atmosphere is from the famous Ubud where you will find lots of stores, accommodations and trendy restaurants.
Feel Tarzan and Jane in the Laotian jungle
Laos ‘ north is one of the few places in Southeast Asia where in one day you don’t meet thousands of other visitors. You can experience one of Southeast Asia’s highlights in the jungle of this wonderful nation. In other words, zip line through the jungle like a true Tarzan and Jane with the experience of Gibbon.
Sailing across the mighty Mekong river
One of the largest rivers in Southeast Asia, the mighty Mekong River passes through China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. In separate locations, you can admire the Mekong river or create a pleasant journey over the river. But Southeast Asia’s still cool highlight is traveling from Thailand to Laos with the Mekong River slow boat. Or the other way around, of course. You’ll sail from northern Thailand to the insane Luang Prabang town in Laos in two days.
Diving and snorkeling in the most heavenly places
Those who enjoy snorkeling and/or diving in the underwater globe are in the correct location in Southeast Asia. Among the most lovely, colored fish, sharks, sea turtles, and other lovely aquatic animals, there are several areas where you can snorkel or dive. Our favorite Southeast Asian snorkeling destinations are Indonesia’s Gili Islands, Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands, and Thailand’s Koh Tao Island.
Paradise islands in the south of Thailand
Thailand is by far Southeast Asia’s most famous nation. Not only because it is an inexpensive location and it is simple to move to the nation, but also because of the wonderful islands in the country’s south. The coast of Andaman is lovely with islands like Koh Jum and Koh Phi Phi, but on the other side of the nation, you will also find lovely islands like Koh Tao. If you are traveling through Southeast Asia, you should definitely visit this region.
The turbulent history of Cambodia in the capital Phnom Penh
Cambodia is a nation that, due to the insane sights, does not immediately stand out. Of course, besides Angkor Wat. Because of the turbulent history, why you should particularly travel to Cambodia. The nation has been plagued for years by the Khmer Rouge, who in the 1970s murdered millions of individuals. The Killing Fields near the capital Phnom Penh and the Tuol Sleng prison where inmates were tortured and murdered are special areas where you can read more about these horrible occurrences. Both sites are situated just outside the town and can be easily visited by arranging for the day a tuk-tuk driver.
Spot orangutans on Malaysian Borneo
Nature is lovely in Southeast Asia almost everywhere, but if you enjoy nature, one of the highlights is a journey through Malaysian Borneo. Orangutans still live here that you can admire where they are gathered in the wild or in unique parks. A unique experience you can still experience in the globe in a few locations. We ourselves toured the S Menggoh Wildlife Center in the southern Malaysian Borneo town of Kuching where at that moment 26 rehabilitated orangutans lived.