If you decide to go backpacking or take a long trip worldwide, you will soon arrive in Southeast Asia. Not only because it’s so convenient, easy to get around, and you can meet other backpackers
If you decide to go backpacking or take a long trip worldwide, you will soon arrive in Southeast Asia. Not only because it’s so convenient, easy to get around, and you can meet other backpackers right away, but of course, because you can find some really cool places: overwhelming green nature, heavenly beaches, magical temples. Southeast Asia has something for everyone, whether you are a culture lover or a party animal. And you want a bit of everything? It is also possible. Because here you can travel in a quick and varied way. Here are some recommendations for Southeast Asia.
1) Cycle Through Bagan’s Beautiful Temples on a Trip to Myanmar
In Bagan, you can climb ancient temples or fly in a hot air balloon. You can rent bicycles and cycle among the ruins, enjoying spectacular sunsets with dozens of other backpackers. Spread over a vast area, Bagan is also home to thousands of Buddhist temples. If one temple is even more beautiful and larger than the other, they are unique in appearance and interior.
2) Go On an Adventure to the Nusa Archipelago Just Below Bali!
One of the most incredible and most visited islands in Indonesia is the Nusa archipelago. If you are looking for an adventurous trip and want to relax a bit more, head to Nusa Penida. You will find photogenic viewpoints, beautiful beaches, hot spots, and great excursions.
3) Traveling by Train in Sri Lanka
If Wikipedia is to be believed, indeed, Sri Lanka does not belong in Southeast Asia, but it does belong somewhere on this list. Sri Lanka is really a backpacking destination, so you really can’t miss it if you are traveling in Asia. What are the must-see places in Sri Lanka? Train travel! It will probably be the most beautiful train ride you have ever experienced.
4) Go to Hoi An, the Most Beautiful Place in Vietnam
The most beautiful place in Vietnam is the city of Hoi An, according to many other travelers. Located near the sea, it is very cool with colorful houses, and at night the streets are filled with colorful lanterns. If you are traveling in Southeast Asia, this is a must-visit place.
5) Full Moon Party in Thailand
Whether you’re drinking buckets of booze in Bangkok, frolicking at a full moon party on Koh Phangan, or blowing up wish balloons at the Festival of Lights, you can’t miss a party in Thailand!
6) Firefly Watching in Malaysia
Did you know that there are boat tours in a village near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where you can see many fireflies? This village is called Kuala Selangor.
7) Meet Orangutans in Sumatra
Love animals and want to see orangutans in the wild? You can then travel to Sumatra and spot these animals from a safe distance on a jungle trek. Orangutans can be seen on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan and the Malaysian island of Borneo.
8) Sailing on Inle Lake, Myanmar
Apart from Bagan and Mandalay, Inle Lake is another special place in Myanmar. Here you can see traditional fishermen, visit remote villages, and learn from the locals precisely what it is like to live here. Mountains surround the lake, water gardens grow on Inle Lake itself, and villages have been built on high legs in the water. Tomatoes and eggplants seem to grow endlessly in the water gardens, and you will meet many fishermen when you take your boat out to these gardens.
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