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Reasons to go Travelling in 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 tantalising 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 likeable part of our planet.

Here are just 21 reasons to go travelling in South East Asia.

Things to See in South East Asia

It's incredibly photogenic.

Flower seller, Vietnam


The colours are mesmerising.

Inle Lake, Myanmar/Burma  

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

Boats in Halong Bay


Climb beautiful, atmospheric volcanoes...

Mount Bromo, Java


And walk through beautiful terraced fields.

philippines viewGreat views, Philippines 


There are endless spectacular temples to discover...

Borobudur Temple, IndonesiaBorobudur Temple, Indonesia


Which you can explore by bike...

Cycling in Bagan, Myanmar/Burma 

And see devout monks going about their day.

Student monks, Myanmar/Burma


 In fact, it's ideal for people watching generally.

Monks, Cambodia


There are friendly faces everywhere...

schoolchildren in LaosSchool children, Laos


In incredibly beautiful settings.

Inle Lake at sunrise, Myanmar/Burma

There is no shortage of spectacular sunrises...

The River Mekong, Laos


Or sensational sunsets.

sunset in burmaSunset over Bagan, Myanmar/Burma 


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

Paddy fields, Laos


Or on an island.

Fishing boats, Philippines


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

snorkelling in thailandPerfect beaches, Thailand


And unwind on white-sand beaches.

Traditional long-tail fishing boat, Thailand


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

Ziplining in ThailandZiplining in Thailand

Foodies can eat like champions...

Dinner, Vietnam


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

Angkor WatAngkor Wat, Cambodia


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

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, browse our trips below and head to South East Asia. 

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