Southeast Asia is truly one of my favorite regions the world and it was my love for it that inspired my to start this blog in the first place. I have traveled for around 3 years in this part of the world and with the exception of a few breaks elsewhere, I have dedicated much of my time to traversing through the Southeast Asian countries. This is a very popular location for travelers and backpackers alike and so I wanted to put a ‘best of’ together to help you to decide where to go during your time in Southeast Asia.
The province of Krabi is a popular tourist destination and with good reason. Here you can enjoy the coastal side of Thailand and indulge in full moon parties, cliff climbing and relaxing on some of the finest beaches that Thailand has to offer. Whether you are ready to party, chill out or both, Krabi is the perfect place to do so.
If you are traveling through Cambodia then this is the perfect place for a weekend getaway where you can relax in a place that offers outstanding natural beauty. Here in Kampot, conservation is a hot topic an you can find a huge amount of eco-lodges to stay in. Most resorts sit along the river and you can find hidden away lakes and waterfalls throughout the area.
On the border of Myanmar and Thailand you will find the stunning town of Kanchanaburi, the perfect highlight for an outdoor traveler. Close to the town is the expansive Erawan National Park and the Sai Yok National Park where you can find a huge range of activities and adventures. If hiking, exploration and natural splendor is your bag, this is the place for you and the perfect place to stopover on your entry into Thailand.
Whilst Bali may get much of the headlines in terms of the perfect destination, there is a spot further up the coast that I would recommend a little bit more. Legian is a beautiful corner of the world where you can find tranquil and unspoiled beaches, along with some of the best surfing that can be found in Indonesia. I can honestly say that I have never seen a sunset quite like the red and orange hue which I have witnessed from the beaches of Legian and if you are looking to explore Indonesia then get this place on your list.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay looks like something straight off the front of a postcard and it is without question my favorite spot in Vietnam. This bay is filled with tree covered islands, calming lagoons and hidden coves where you can stop off and just enjoy life. The region has become very popular amongst tourists but that has not ruined the blissfully peaceful and relaxed way of life here in Halong Bay.
Where are your favorite spots in Southeast Asia? Let us know what you think in the comments.