Besides major cities like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi and so on, South-East Asia also has some great ancient temples, ruins, serene beaches, picturesque towns and more. Here are 6 must-visit destinations to visit in South-East Asia:
1. Bali, Indonesia:
Indonesia has over 13,000 islands – and Bali is the one that everyone wants to visit. This beautiful paradise lies just 2 kilometers off the east of Java.
2. Bagan, Myanmar:
The ancient town of Bagan is famous for its endless array of temples. The capital of the ancient kingdom of Pagan had 13,000 temples, out of which almost 2,000 still stand today making it a spiritual trip.
3. Tubbataha Reef, Philippines:
Tubbataha Reef is a marine formation just about 98 miles southeast of Puerto Princesa City on the island of Palawan. The reef is popular for its high density of marine species.
4. Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Indonesia:
Mount Bromo in particular is one of the most stunning places on the entire planet to watch a sunrise. If you have visited enough temples in Indonesia, this stunning volcanic landscape is definetely a must-visit.
5. Luang Prabang, Laos:
Luang Prabang is a town located in north central Laos. Beyond its quiet temples, the town has some surprisingly powerful waterfalls, bathing pools and echoing caves on the outskirts.
6. Vigan, Philippines:
Vigan is a seven-hour bus ride away from Manila, which is must-visit if you’re a fan of Old World European architecture. Vigan is a very well-preserved Spanish colonial town, complete with cobblestone streets and a design sensibility that fuses European colonial architecture with Asian designs appropriate to the climate.
As you are now all set to visit Southeast Asia, do take care that you don’t fall for these travel scams as you are touring.