Southeast Asia has become a hotspot for would-be travelers. With the allure of affordable travel and diverse, culturally rich locations, many parts of Asia have opened their doors to welcome in the influx of tourists.
Tour businesses and groups have popped all over to take advantage of the travel boom. I find tours can be alright if you have a limited time and want to see the highlights. But remember many of these companies work with the high-end hotels and merchants and can cost you a lot more than if you went on your own.
You also need to remember you will most likely be seeing “the tourist” spots. If you dig a little deeper you will find many Southeast Asian countries have become good at creating mini-tourism hubs with cheaper accommodations that are surrounded by restaurants, street vendors and everything you need.
But I urge you to get out on your own and explore and “experience” other areas on your own. But as with traveling to any country, it is always advised to do your homework before visiting.
Please share your must see and dos with me; cities, favorite spots, best RV Park or boon docking location, great restaurants or those unique places that I would be heartbroken if I missed.
Throw me a comment at the bottom of the page and help me plan my next great adventures. I’m counting on you!
- Hong Kong
- Great Wall
- Forbidden City
- The Marina Bay Sands
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Da Nang
- Phu Quoc Island
- Mui Ne Sand Dunes
- Mekong Delta
- Hang Son Doong (World’s Largest Cave)
- Sunrise at Angkor Wat
- Angkor Thom
- Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia; The “Tomb Raider” Temple
- Siem Reap
- Pub Street and Siem Reap Night Market
- Tonle Sap Lake; Take A Boat to the Floating Villages
- Drive 6 hours on Route 6 from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
- Phnom Penh
- S-21 aka The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh
- Banteay Srei
- The Killing Fields
- Angkor Archaeological Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Koh Rong
Silver Pagoda within the Royal palace Compound (Phnom Phen)
Bokor Hill Station near Kampot
- Elephant Refuge
- The White Temple in Chiang Rai
- Mai Sot
- Lod Cave – Caves of Mae Hong Son Province
- Mergui Archipelago
- Ngwe Saung Beach
- Cameron Highlands
- Kuala Lumpur