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4 Awesome Places to Visit in Southeast Asia

4 Awesome Places to Visit in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is one part of the globe that never fails to amaze. It is filled with scenic landscapes, adventurous activities, scrumptious food and everything else that is needed for a place to be called the perfect getaway. The thriving hiking culture and the inexpensive lifestyle makes it a go-to place for people looking for thrilling experiences. You can jump off a cliff, dive into marine life or glide in the sky – this place has it all. Explore marvelous temples coupled with rich history where you can find your inner peace and delve deep into times gone by. In short, Southeast Asia is a vacationer’s paradise, a gold mine for a traveler, a potpourri of culture, tradition and adventure.

Here are our top picks of awesome places you can visit in Southeast Asia without burning a hole in your pocket.

  1. Sapa, Vietnam

Located in the northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is surrounded by magnificent sights of beautiful mountains from every angle. The weather is cool and you will be hypnotized by spectacular waterfalls, beautiful blooms, charming markets and mouth watering food. You will also find people colorfully dressed in their ethnic costumes. Sapa houses the highest peak in all of Indochina – Fansipan.  This tiny mountainous village is far from the city’s hustle and bustle. Here you’ll get a chance to sit in a thrilling cable car ride ascending to the top of 3100m Mt. Fansipan. You’ll find the journey through the cable car incredibly beautiful and the surrounding clouds will make you feel like you are in heaven.

  1. Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan was one of the first Myanmar kingdoms and is located on the banks of Ayeyarwardy river. Bagan is known for its ancient temples and monasteries. You’ll find thousands of temples scattered all across the countryside with a unique architectural pattern. It has the largest concentration of Buddhist temples and ruins in the world and is an archaeological gem of Southeast Asia. The sunrise view from the hot air balloon is one of the most impressive ways to enjoy Bagan. You also should not miss the boat ride in the river. It is a must-have experience if you want to see the simplicity of life along with the beauty of nature.

  1. Penang, Malaysia

Penang is an island located in the west coast of Malaysia. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, visitors flock to this island city especially for its food and charming heritage vibes in Georgetown. Take a leisure stroll around the town centre to enjoy its street murals, art centres and hip cafes.

For a breathtaking view of the island, head up to Penang Hill via a short funicular railway ride. The climate is slightly cooler up here, therefore a great short escape from the bustling town.

  1. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is the main city located in the northern Thailand. It is a must-see destination for everyone who is planning to visit Southeast Asia. Chiang Mai is surrounded by traditional Thai temples, beautiful waterfalls, gorgeous sceneries, hot springs and much more. Make a stop at the famous Doi Suthep temple situated on a hill, one of the most prominent temples in the country. From the top, incredible views of Chiang Mai city soothes the eye. Another must visit attraction in Chiang Mai is the Elephant Conservation Center where you can catch elephants taking baths, painting with their trunks and also get a chance to play with them.

Excited, aren’t you? Get ready and pack your bags soon. If you are wondering about how to get to these places without much hassle, Traveloka is all you need. Traveloka is a leading online flight and hotel booking platform, known for its efficient online flight search and wide range of hotel options. By using the Traveloka app or website, you can search, compare and book your flights and hotels within your budget and means. Within Indonesia, the platform extends to data recharge/top-up services, train reservations and options to book various activities, making the whole vacation planning process simple, easy and stress free.

Traveloka was founded back in 2012 and currently dominates the Southeast Asia travel market as a customer’s preferred travel booking platform.

Its mobile application has been downloaded by millions and houses some amazing travel deals which can help you save a lot of money. The process of booking flights and hotels is really easy. Just open the app or the website, select the dates when you want to travel, select your destination and then you will be provided with the list of available flights. Just choose the flight which looks best according to your needs and make the payment. Voila! You’ve booked the flight within just few minutes. If you get stuck during the booking process and need any assistance, then the multilingual 24/7 customer care will be at your service to assist you.

The same applies to accommodation bookings. If you have logged in as a member and are a frequent traveler, then it’s easier to enter your details in ‘Passenger Quick Pick’, which will autofill basic information needed for booking automatically.

Traveloka is one of the most remarkable platforms that is reforming the travel space in Southeast Asia. It has been lauded by travelers time and again through highly rated reviews and word of mouth recommendations from seasoned travelers. So when you think of travel in Southeast Asia, think Traveloka.

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