Useful tips for traveling in Southeast Asia
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.