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21 Images That Will Make You Want To Travel South East Asia

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Take yourself on a visual adventure through jaw-dropping South East Asia. Beloved by backpackers and adventurers alike, South East Asia has topped travel lists long before the term bucket list starting kicking around, and it's not exactly hard to see why. With tantilising cuisine, heaps to see and do, and a fascinating, though sometimes very bloody, history, it is no surprise that travellers from all walks of life have fallen head over heels for this instantly likable part of our planet. Here are just 21 images to give you a snapshot of South East Asia.

It's incredibly photogenic.

Flower seller, Vietnam Flower seller, Vietnam


The colours are mesmerising.

Inle Lake, Myanmar/Burma Inle Lake, Myanmar/Burma



You can spend the night on a traditional Vietnamese boat...

Boats in Halong Bay Boats in Halong Bay


Climb beautiful, atmospheric volcanoes...

Mount Bromo, Java Mount Bromo, Java


And walk through beautiful terraced fields.

Great views, Philippines Great views, Philippines



There are endless spectacular temples to discover...

Borobudur Temple, Indonesia Borobudur Temple, Indonesia


Which you can explore by bike...

Cycling in Bagan, Myanmar/Burma Cycling in Bagan, Myanmar/Burma


And see devout monks going about their day.

Monks, Myanmar Student monks, Myanmar/Burma


 In fact it's ideal for people watching generally.

Monks, Cambodia Monks, Cambodia


There are friendly faces everywhere...

School children, Laos School children, Laos


In incredibly beautiful settings.

Inle Lake at sunrise, Myanmar/Burma Inle Lake at sunrise, Myanmar/Burma


There is no shortage of spectacular sunrises...

The River Mekong, Laos The River Mekong, Laos


Or sensational sunsets.

Sunset over Bagan, Myanmar/Burma Sunset over Bagan, Myanmar/Burma



Generally there is beautiful scenery everywhere you go. Whether you're inland...

Paddy fields, Laos Paddy fields, Laos


Or on an island.

Fishing boats, Philippines Fishing boats, Philippines



You can swim and snorkel to your heart's content...

Perfect beaches, Thailand Perfect beaches, Thailand


And unwind on white-sand beaches.

Traditional long-tail fishing boat, Thailand Traditional long-tail fishing boat, Thailand


Thrill seekers can get their kicks with exciting activities...

Ziplining in Thailand Ziplining in Thailand


Foodies can eat like champions...

Dinner, Vietnam Dinner, Vietnam


And history buffs will never be short of iconic places to visit.


Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor Wat, Cambodia


So what're you waiting for? Time to start packing!

Monks, Myanmar/Burma Monks, Myanmar/Burma


So there you have it. If you're not convinced to travel to South East Asia by now, we give up! If we've got your attention, though...

Head to South East Asia

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