Many have agreed upon that South East Asia is the home for the exotics, cheap accommodation to food and transportation. Most will enjoy because of the beautiful sceneries like mountains and beaches, positive energy and welcoming attitude in their country that many travelers find fascinating to explore and experience.
For starters, South East Asia is divided into two parts: The Mainland South East Asia where Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam are located at; and the scattered islands in Maritime South East Asia are Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and East Timor. Each of these countries has of course their own unique beautiful aspects that a traveler can enjoy and remember for a life time. These countries are also homes for the best wonders in the world.
Since the geographic region of South East Asia lies in the tropical part of the earth, the weather is expected to be hot and humid and rainy starting around June. A traveler can enjoy an endless sun bathing and snorkeling in Bali, Indonesia. Well of course, this can be perfect in summer and still enjoyable around rainy season if it’s not too rainy and there is no typhoon. You’ll get to enjoy the heat while lying on white sandy beach in Boracay, Philippines while having a fresh coconut drink from the real coconut shell!
Early voyagers were enthralled with the numerous spices they found in South East Asia and up to this modern day, countries in South East Asia offer the most scrumptious food among other countries in the world. If you love spicy food like Pad Thai, stir fried noodles cooked with different herbs and spices, then Thailand is place to go! Street foods are also common in South East Asia and you can probably taste the most exotic ones in Cambodia as they offer deep fried tarantula and what’s more bizarre with a snake wine found in Vietnam?
The local transportation and accommodation in South East Asian countries are also very affordable especially for Westerners coming from the US and Europe. Try riding on a tuk-tuk in Bangkok where you can share the seats with other commuters. Other countries in South East Asia have their own versions too. For countries like Philippines and Indonesia that consist numerous separated islands, going to another destination is cheaper when you take a boat instead of a plane. In some cases, planes are not available to cross one island to another.
There are many picturesque places to visit and one should not miss the temples. You will be back in time once you step foot in Angkor Wat in Cambodia which is famous for its temples and old civilization. Nostalgia will hit you when you visit Vigan, Ilocos Sur as is remained the Spanish town in the Philippines with the old architecture.
Always be ready for what you can discover in South East Asian countries. Many places will take your breath away and be inspired with how people deal with their everyday life, surviving and still being able to enjoy the simplicity of life.