Southeast Asia is no longer just a backpacker’s paradise. Traveling this part of the world gets easier every year and local hotels can satisfy even the most demanding travelers. Beware of one thing, though: Southeast Asia is addictive. Once you get to know one country, you will want to visit all the others.
Angkor Wat was founded in the 12th century as a state temple and is considered to be the largest religious complex in the world.
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✈ the Philippines
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Except for the breathtaking beaches, the island of Bohol has the Chocolate hills. This geological formation of 1 268 round hills, up to 120 m high, covers an area of 20 sq mi.
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In the city of Hue you can find many beautiful sights from the times of the Nguyen dynasty – the last ruling family of Vietnam. Since 1993, Hue has been a UNESCO listed site.
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Chiang Mai’s isolation from the outside world is the reason this city has maintained its authentic atmosphere. You will be mesmerised by its temples. There are more than 1000 of them in the province.
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Cameron Highlands is a green paradise. In its round hills you will find a jungle as well as agricultural landscapes with fruit farms and tea plantations.
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Even though the ancient royal capital of Luang Prabang is so small you can walk across it, you should reserve some time for its remarkable temples. Except for those, you will also find French colonial architecture here.
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Everybody can fall in love with the Indonesian island of Bali. While you can rest on the amazing beaches, adventure awaits you in the inland.
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If you have never flown in a hot air balloon, Bagan is the right place to try it for the first time. This area of only 15 sq mi contains more than 2000 temples and another 2000 temple ruins.
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Ha Long Bay
The three thousand mini islands of the Ha Long Bay are best enjoyed from a boat. Only then you will be able to fully appreciate this natural wonder and understand why it is listed as one of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites.
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Khao Sok National Park
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If you love nature, Khao Sok is the right place for you. You will find unique plants and animals here. The park is a home to many species including bears, tapirs, wild elephants and tigers.
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