Tourism

10 Places to See in Southeast Asia Before You Die

by Editor N AEC Tourism Thai

10 Places to See in Sout
 

1. Ubud, Bali

Ubud was voted as Best City in Asia by Condé Nast Travelled magazine. This is remarkable little town that admittedly, open to debate and the centre for art and culture. It also has ancient architectural sites together with natural tranquility.

2. Luang Prabang, Laos

This charming city offers a mixture of traditional Lao houses and French colonial buildings. All set against a backdrop of mountains and rainforest. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site which means that trucks and buses are banned 

3. The Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia

These are icons of Kuala Lumpur need little introduction. Opened in 1999, they’re the perfect fusion of contemporary architecture and traditional Islamic design. The view from the 88th floor makes it absolutely worthwhile.

4. Hoi an, Vietnam

This perfectly preserved port town dates back to the 15th century. Here you’ll find colonial architecture, a picture-perfect beach and some of the best Vietnamese food you’ll ever taste. 

5. Lhasa, Tibet

The Tibetan capital’s name means ˜Land of the Gods’ and it’s an appropriate moniker. This is one of the world’s highest cities, and perhaps it’s most spiritual. The vast Potala Palace, former home to the Dalai Lama, 

6. The Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

This has the honor of being the world’s oldest pagoda, having stood for more than 2,600 years. For Myanmar Buddhists, it’s also the most sacred, and all of them plan to visit at least once in their lifetime. Situated just in north of central Yangon.

7. Lake Toba, Indonesia

At 100 kilometres long, this is the biggest volcanic lake in the world. It sits on the site of a supervolcanic eruption that happened some 70,000 years ago. Today it’s an incredibly peaceful site and you can swim in the calm, clear waters or visit the hot springs.

8. Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, Thailand

There are a whopping 304 steps up to this 14th-century temple, which perches on a Chiang Mai mountain top. Although climbing it is a surprisingly fulfilling experience. This is the best temple in Thailand, thanks to its peaceful atmosphere and knockout views.

9: Boracay, Philippines

This tropical island on white-sand beaches to rival anything you’d find in the Caribbean. Try white Beach for its idyllic sunsets, or Balinghai if you’re seeking seclusion. Most offer a wide range of watersports, and the nightlife here’s excellent too.

10.  Angkor, Cambodia

 

This is easily one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Here you’ll find remains from the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, along with the world-famous temple of Ankhor Wat. Dating back to the 12th century, it’s the biggest Hindu temple complex in the world.