Exotic scenery, mouth-watering food and most importantly, affordable cost are driving more and more tourists to the South East Asia. These are useful advices for more enjoyable time in this wonderful area.
The South East Asia is in the tropical area, therefore; the weather is hot and humid almost all year around, with the exception of two annual monsoons. However, it is slightly different in every country within the region so visitors should check the weather then make their plan accordingly.
Don’t hesitate to explore an untouched beach in the south of Myanmar, a wild jungle in Malaysia or an abandoned city in Cambodia once having a chance. Travelling by train instead of coach or airplane in Thailand is also an interesting experience that visitors may never forget.
The South East Asia is the paradise for foodaholic. Local specialties are normally sold by vendors at amazing low prices. Night markets are buffets where visitors can try many different types of food while wandering around and enjoy the night life. It seems that the local can turn everything into good food, even insects.
20 dollars per day might be enough for staying in a clean hostel, having meals at affordable restaurants and commuting by bus. The cost would be more or less depending on the country you are travelling to.
To some extent, the local culture in the remote area still remains its authenticity. The ethnic tribes in Sapa (Vietnam), Torjan (Sulawei, Indonesia) or Hsipaw (Myanmar) are now quite familiar with the visit of tourists and would be willing introduce about their traditional architecture as well as their customs such as burying vampires.
Another way to enjoy your time in the South East Asia is doing sports. Visitors can go wind-surfing in Indonesia, mountain biking in the north of Vietnam or kayaking in the mysterious and secluded bays or swamps in Krabi, Thailand.
Religious sites have always been the most popular tourist attractions in the South East Asia. Angkor Wat is the most outstanding Hindu temples in the area built by the ancient Khmer whose talent in art and architecture are admired by modern artists and architects. The most impressive Buddhist pagodas are in Borobudur, Indonesia or in Bagan, Myanmar.
Visitors can go for mountain hiking in any countries in the South East Asia to see the sunrise in Bromo Mountain, Indonesia or Kinabalu, Malaysia.
Thailand, the Philippines or Malaysia has top beaches in the world with crystal clear ocean and white sand bank. Bungalows have been put up by the beach for tourists who want to spend the whole day swimming, sunbathing or snorkelling. Experienced or not, visitors should try snorkelling at least once to see the giant and colourful coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean.
Public transport in the South East Asia never ceases to amaze tourists. It is not only a cheaper way to travel around but also gives you opportunities to communicate with local people who might have an interesting story to tell about their country. Make sure that you have all the necessary documents when traveling by land.
Tourists to the South East Asia are prone to digestive disorder and diarrhoea. Therefore, be careful with food and water hygiene. Make sure that you are vaccinated against malaria before your travel and have precautionary measures against it during the travelling time.