Top 10 Things to do in Southeast Asia attractions travel guide

Top 10 Things to do in Southeast Asia attractions travel guide

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There are fewer regions in the world more traveled today by backpackers than Southeast Asia. However, deciding where to go and what to do over such an expansive territory can be a daunting task. Hence, this guide. The following 10 things to do in SE Asia is an attractions travel guide that highlights the best of the best in the region:

1) Visit Temples
No trip to SE Asia – and Cambodia for that matter – should be taken without firmly penciling in a visit to Angkor Wat. Built to honor Hindu God Vishnu, Angkor Wat is the largest religious complex in the world.

2) Island Hop
Few islands in SE Asia can offer as much as Bali, Indonesia. Paradise for beach dwellers? Check. Into surfing? Check. Culture vulture? Ubud will surely tickle your fancy. Backpacker? Kuta beach is calling. Feel like climbing an active volcano? Mount Batur is calling your name. Love monkeys? Try to avoid getting bitten at Ubud Monkey Forest.

3) Volunteer
If you’re seeking a place to volunteer that supports a great cause, look no further than Elephant Nature Park. Nestled nearby Chiang Mai, this elephant sanctuary and rescue center protects elephants from abuse in stark contrast with the Thai government which turns a blind eye.

4) Linger for a while in Cultural Hubs
Luang Prabang is a cultural hub in northern Laos that is a little slice of paradise. A charming city oozing with character it is different from other cities in Southeast Asia in the sense that is not overcrowded. Whether you go shopping, explore the rural countryside or enjoy riverside dining you’ll surely remember your time here fondly. I highly recommend taking a cooking class.

5) Marvel at modern architecture
When you first lay your eyes upon the Petronas Towers it is like being in front of a futuristic space towers. These amazing towers are the main landmark of Kuala Lumpur and are easily the most impressive towers in SE Asia.

6) Indulge in Street Food
I can’t think of a single nation in SE Asia where you can’t devour amazing street food. In our travel video guide we showcase the Saturday Night Market in Chaing Mai where you can eat Thai and International street food delights without shelling out too much Baht.

7) Explore a Mega Alpha City

There are many mega cities in SE Asia worth exploring from Kuala Lumpur to Saigon and Bangkok to Hanoi; however, no city in Southeast really compares with Singapore. Clean. Impossibly sterile. Maybe to some; however it is a beacon of light in terms of development and prosperity with many impressive attractions and landmarks.

8) Get off the beaten track
When possible try to visit some smaller gems. Although the road from Chiang Mai to Pai is as serpentine as you’ll ever experience, the rewards once arriving are plentiful. Stunning scenery and a slower pace of life await you. Swing on a hammock to your heart’s content.

9) Boat Trip
Choosing either a two or three day Ha Long Bay boat cruise is one of the top things I recommend to do while traveling in Vietnam. Stunning Karsts, adventure sports (kayaking) and plenty of relaxing are what keep tourists coming in droves.

10) Go Hiking and visit Hill Tribes
Sapa, Vietnam is one of your best bets in SE Asia for adventure hiking. You can go on two or three day adventures where you’ll be treated to breathtaking scenery, rice terraces, rural life and plenty of hospitality.

This is part of our Travel in Southeast Asia series. We’re making a series of videos showcasing Asian culture, Asian arts, Asian foods, Asian religion and Asian people.

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All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).

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  1. Trickshotgun54 Inthiratvongsy

    I'm Cambodian

  2. Awesome video Samuel! I randomly stumbled upon your channel because I just uploaded my own world travels video. It looks like you had tons of fun! Great work filming & editing! I just recently started making travel videos a few months ago while traveling Europe. I know all the hard work that goes into it! Your videos great! Have a good day!

  3. Humberto Alejandro Capello Reis

    con razon estabas bien buena… Argentina obviooo

  4. Thank you for visiting my counytr

  5. I have been in Bali and watched the fire show before.. It was really nice. You guys are so awesome to see many nice places. #escapehunt

  6. You two are awesome!!! I really love your endless zest for adventure, trying new things, and love for life. You two now how to travel. You guys keep it real! Love the realness of the video.

  7. Holland Thailand

    Wow, another great video ! Thanks for sharing. . Great food, great people!

  8. Eswar Varma

  9. Hi there, came across with ur vlogs via +Stop Having a Boring Life ! Anyways, very informative…well done. But South East is incomplete without The Philippines on ur list. It's fantastic place,and Palawan is the best for scuba diving!

  10. William R. Walsh

    Viet Nam Top 10 Destinations

  11. try visit the philippines its a wonderful place!

  12. Do you ever plan on going to Iran? I heard most Westerners can only go with a tour guide/group. I have always wanted to visit Tehran! 

  13. Amazing Travel Videos

    Amazing in angkor wat.

  14. I just subscribe to a channel with you guys in it. Do you guys have two channels? Love your videos btw.

  15. I commented after seeing the very first part of the video…After watching further I now realize this was a video with an overview of SE Asia….thanks

  16. I'm confused?? The last video I saw was the ice hotel in Quebec….Are you in Siem Reap ??? That's where I am right now..I spent about a month in Phuket, then 2/25 flew
    into Siem Reap… I'll say hi if I see you around Pub Street or Old Market..

  17. Thanks again,Really enjoy you and your videos.

  18. Come back to korea please

  19. You do very good videos. Keep up the nice work !

    Greetings from Germany :)

  20. you are so sweet both <3

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