8 Must-Visit Countries In South East Asia
Southeast Asia is a pristine paradise that is known for its beautiful beaches, Buddhist temples and its quaint culture. Curious to know more? Well, that’s why we’ve chalked out a list of the 8 best places to visit in this paradise.
Boasting of the world's largest archipelago, Indonesia comprises nearly 17,000 islands that are worth exploration. These islands are replete with natural beauty, scenic landscapes and pristine beaches that will surely steal your heart away. The most famous among these islands is the Bali island which is known for its panoramic ocean views and the five-star hotels located here.
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Cambodia is another pristine land situated in Southeast Asia. Mostly known for its textile industry and its scenic regions, this country is visited by many to experience its typical Asian culture. Cambodia is also home to the largest religious building in the world, the Angkor Wat. It is believed that watching the sunrise from the Angkor Wat is an experience of a lifetime.
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Thailand is quite synonymous with backpacking, cheap drinks and a 'fun-n-frolic' time. It's a perfect place to dive into clean beaches, shop until you drop and to relish exquisite Thai cuisine. Besides that, there are numerous waterfalls, archaeological sites, Buddhist temples and palaces that are worth a visit. For all you women who wish to rejuvenate their senses, Thailand offers numerous day spas where you can get yourself pampered, and that too at a small price!
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Burma or Myanmar, whatever you call it, the fact remains that this is a beautiful country that has pristine nature by its side. The cities of Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay, all have something to talk about their rich history. Besides that, there are several beautiful Buddhist Pagodas around these cities. The hospitality that you'd receive from the people of this country will surely move you.
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If there is one word for pristine nature, serene lakes and scenic countryside, then it has to be Laos. This picturesque land is home to the 'Plain of Jars', which are clusters of megalithic jars that probably belong to the pre-historic times. Besides these fascinating jars, Laos is also known for the exquisite Buddhist temples, the waterfalls, the caves and the tasty cuisine that this simple country offers.
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Singapore is the most developed places among all of Southeast Asia. But, that doesn't mean it lacks the thing that you are looking out for. In fact, if you wish to peep into the whole of Southeast Asia and are falling short of time, a short trip to Singapore should surely suffice. This is because, Singapore is a confluence of all Asian cultures; Chinese, Indian and Malayan. You will find every bit of Southeast Asia in this metropolitan city-state. Tip: Singapore is the most trouble-free place in Southeast Asia for women!
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Vietnam is a picturesque country that boasts a rich history. You'd find several historical monuments, edifices and temples in this country. Besides that, it also attracts visitors thanks to its spectacular coastline. The food served here is equally delectable. You'll surely enjoy.
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Malaysia is another place that is equally developed as much as Singapore. Most tourists choose to stay in big cities like Kuala Lumpur, but Malaysia is far beyond that. It has scenic beaches, forests, wildlife sanctuaries, caves and several other exotic landscapes that you can only dream of. Just like Singapore, Malaysia is also a safe place to visit even when alone or with your girl friends.
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