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Thailand is full of amazing city life, island delights and pure, raw culture. When you have finished exploring the land of smiles it is good to know that it is also surrounded with some amazing places to visit!

South East Asia has so much to see and do why wouldn’t you make the most of your trip!

Map of the Southeast Asia

Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi view from the Sky Cab Cable Car

View from the Sky Cab Cable Car Photo by KatieVictoriaHulland

Coordinates: 6.378526, 99.790020
Langkawi is a small island just on the side of Malaysia, you can travel down to it by ferry from Thailand. Officially known as the Jewel of Kedah; a tropical paradise!

Top 5 Attractions in Langkawi

  1. Langkawi Sky Bridge – A 125-metre curved pedestrian Cable Bridge with the most breath-taking views.
  2. Langkawi Cable Car – Taking you 708 Metres above sea level.
  3. Pantai Beach – A popular and beautiful white sand long beach.
  4. Air Tejun Telaga Tujuh Waterfall.
  5. Payar Island – An amazing spot for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Photo by the LonelyPlanet

Coordinates: 6.378526, 99.790020
Pure green goodness! Watch your stresses and worries disappear in the highland air! This is Malaysia’s largest hill-station area with the soft smell of eucalyptus, surrounding sweet strawberry farms and the cleanest air at the highest point of 1829-metre highland. Perfect for hiking, photography and overflowing with culture!

Vietnam

An abundance of natural beauty, unique heritage, astonishingly exotic surroundings and an utterly completely compelling vibe. Vietnam is one of a kind!

natural beauty of Vietnam

Photo by bakermckenzie

Coordinates: 14.588985, 108.592166

Top attractions in Vietnam

  • Ha Long Bay
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
  • War Remnants Museaum
  • Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park
  • Phu Quoc

Laos

Famous for its 10,000 years of history, this cultural country neighbours northern Thailand. Laos will open your heart, soul and mind to let genuine faith and overwhelming hospitality flood in. Some say that it is one of the only truly exotic travel destinations left in the world!

Patuxai, Laos

Patauxai photo by Wikimedia

Coordinates: 19.505613, 102.465458

Top attractions in Laos

  • That Luang Temple
  • Wat Si Saket
  • Buddha Park
  • Patuxai
  • Vat Phou
  • Wat Xieng Thong
  • Kuang Si Falls
  • Bolaven Plateau

Cambodia

Cambodia is 100% worth a trip to! It has the Famous Angkor Wat which is the symbol of Cambodia, you can take a ride in a hot air balloon, hop on a tuk tuk, visit the national park of Angkor, go sightseeing at Les Artisans d’Angkor, take a pottery class, visit the Old Market or go shopping in the Angkor night market just to name just a few!

symbol of Cambodia Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat photo by whc.unesco

Coordinates: 12.769332, 105.207231

Top Attractions in Cambodia

  • Angkor Wat – Temple with an ornate design.
  • Tonle Sap- Lake, Temples, Archaeological Site and Fishing River.
  • Bayon –Angkor Thom Temple with smiling faces.
  • Royal Palae, Phnom Penh – Landmark Palace Complex
  • Angkor Thom- The Remains of an Ancient city and it’s temples.
  • Banteay Srei – Temples, Archaeological site, sculptures, art and architecture.

Philippines

Needless to say, the Philippines is a beautiful country with so much to see and do; Volcano’s to explore, hiking to be done, beaches to lay back on and adventures to be had through its green wildlife!

Boracay Beach

It is a beautiful white sand each and Mount Luho Views! Bring your favourite book and bikini and get ready to relax in paradise!

Boracay Beach at the Philippines

Boracay Beach Photo by cdni.condenast

Coordinates: 11.962383, 121.922490

Chocolate Hills

Get ready to Zip wire through some breath-taking greenery! Back pack through nature and be at one with the earth.

Chocolate Hills view from Zip wire

Photo by Cdn-image Travel and Lesiure

Address: Chocolate Hills, Bohol Province, Philippines
Coordinates: 9.829728, 124.139675

Taal Volcano

Ever visited a volcano? Well now you can! Hiking up won’t be easy but it will be worth it! This mountain is unbelievable and the views are second to none!

Taal volcano, Philippines

photo by static1

Address: Taal Volcano, Batangas Province, Luzon, Philippines
Coordinates: 14.011257, 120.997688
The Philippines is overflowing with things to do for travellers and places to see! You can go hiking at the Banaue Rice Terraces, visit the Mayon Volcano, have a look at the San Agustin Church, visit the Puerto Princessa Subterranean River National Park, take a trip to Manila Bay Harbour and Corregido Lighthouse which are all worth a visit so make time for a once in a life time trip to this phenomenal country!

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