So, you’re thinking of travelling to Southeast Asia? You’re about to make a great choice – Southeast Asia is the perfect place to travel, especially if you’re thinking about embarking on your first big overseas adventure. This relatively small region is home to some amazing natural wonders, stunning beaches and mysterious ancient ruins, but it’s the people, the prices, the food and the ease of travel that makes it such a great place to travel. I’ve written a lot of Southeast Asia travel blog posts over the last year and a half, so keep reading for some of the highlights (and plenty of off the beaten path destinations).
Let’s start with beaches, because it’s hard to beat lazing around on a beach in Southeast Asia. Click on the photos for full posts on these awesome beach destinations.
These are 3 of my favourite beach destinations in Southeast Asia, but there are a lot more! Check out this post on (what I think) are the best 10 beaches in Southeast Asia.
No Southeast Asia travel blog post summary would be complete without some amazing scenery, so here are some places to add to your itinerary (Again, click on the photos to read full posts).
If you’re looking for some nature in Southeast Asia then definitely see as many of those 15 natural wonders as you can, you won’t be disappointed.
How about some history? Southeast Asia is full of awesome historical sites, from the ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia to crumbling colonial centres throughout the region. The 4 old capitals in and around Mandalay, Myanmar is one of the best historical day trips in Southeast Asia, and the endless temples of Bagan (not too far from Mandalay) are also a must see.
Interested in unique or idyllic villages? Southeast Asia is full of them. Luang Prabang is probably the most well known town in Laos, but there are quite a few small riverside villages that are perfect for relaxing – Muang Ngoi is probably my favourite. Brunei, a country that most people skip, is home to the largest water village in the world – over 39,000 people live on houses built over the river!
Are you a monkey fan like me? You can see lots of monkeys and other primates all over Southeast Asia, check out my article on 5 places to see them up close.
Are you afraid about cleanliness in Southeast Asia? If rats frighten you as much as they do me, you’d better check out my Rat Factor post – you’ll never guess which country I deem to be the cleanest.
Still not convinced that you should choose Southeast Asia as your next travel destination? Check out all my highlights from 3 years of travelling and living in Southeast Asia.
Whether you’re planning a year long trip or a week on a beach, Southeast Asia has just about everything you’ll need to have the time of your life. If you’re looking for a Southeast Asia travel blog to follow, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve written over 50 articles on the region (with plenty more to come), and if you can’t find the information you’re looking for then feel free to email me or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.
Latest posts by Jon Algie (see all)
- Exploring the Marble Mountains: A Fun Day Trip from Hoi An, Vietnam - May 25, 2017
- Backpacking in Mexico: Costs, Tips and Places to See - May 20, 2017
- Cycling in Hoi An, Vietnam: Beaches, Rice Fields and Rural Life - May 15, 2017