Useful tips for traveling in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the regions containing many interesting things for traveling alone or with friends. There is an attractive mix of volcanoes, tropical forests, rice fields, beaches and coral reefs. You can spend a day to explore the thousand year old Hindu temple and overnight on the beach; attend a Buddhist ceremony at dawn or relax in a beach …

Here are the useful tips you should know before you travel to Southeast Asia:

Check the weather before you travel

The climate in Southeast Asia is mainly tropical-hot and humid all year round with plentiful rainfall

The climate in Southeast Asia is mainly tropical-hot and humid all year round with plentiful rainfall

Southeast Asia lies entirely in the tropics and therefore the climate is characterized by hot and humid throughout the year, except the two annual monsoons. However, each country has different climate models, so you should check the weather of Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Discover wild places

Discover the beaches or the surrounding rainforest. You should think about visiting the city which is often overlooked as Battambang in Cambodia. You can take the rail when traveling in Thailand or explore the unspoiled coast of South Myanmar.

Try street food

Delicious street food

Delicious street food

Southeast Asia is home to the delicious food and the world's cheapest being sold on the roadside street vendors - where you should try the local specialties. Night Market is a great idea to go and to taste different dishes with extremely low prices. Fried insect dishes will bring you an unforgettable culinary experience.

Have a spending plan

Your daily budget in Southeast Asia depends on where you are traveling. You can spend 20 USD for a whole day in some countries, but for this money you will only stay in a simple room, go by bus and eat street foods. If you think about spending a little more money you can also experience more interesting things.

Learn the new culture from the locals

A new culture

A new culture

Local culture is a highlight for many visitors. The most accessible communities are the ethnic groups Sa Pa in Vietnam, Torjan of Sulawesi in Indonesia, known for their attractive architecture and vampire burial rituals, and ethnic minorities Hsipaw in Myanmar.

Explore wildlife

There are many things to keep you busy in Southeast Asia. You can participate in surfing in Indonesia; join a trekking tour by bicycle in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam or explore the pristine bay and the mysterious lagoon on a tour by kayak in Krabi, Thailand.

Discover the temples

Visiting temples

Visiting temples

Southeast Asian Temple is the highlight of this area. Hindu Khmers offers various beautiful monuments. The most important temples which can be seen are in Angkor, Cambodia. The impressive heritage of Buddhism includes stupas in Borobudur, Indonesia or the scattered temples in Bagan, Myanmar.

Climb the mountain

Every visitor should make a climbing trip in Southeast Asia. You should climb before dawn to watch the sunrise from Mount Bromo, Indonesia or two day trips to the Kinabalu Mountain in Malaysia.

Beautiful beaches

Amazing beaches in Southeast Asia

Amazing beaches in Southeast Asia

The beaches in South East Asia are some of the best places in the world. Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia offer visitors the white sandy beaches, blue waters and the wooden huts scattered along the coast. The tropical seas provide the best dive places for beginners as well as experienced divers.

Join local traffic

Experiencing public transport in South East Asia is a special experience. You will have the opportunity to make friends with the locals.  You should make sure that you have all the papers or tickets and have patience.

Keep healthy

Staying healthy before you travel

Staying healthy before you travel

The majority of tourists are affected by digestive disorders. Therefore, you must follow the basic precautions about food and water hygiene. You should have vaccination before the trip to prevent malaria.



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