Southeast Asia Vacations
Truly Exotic Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is a truly exotic destination encompassing many countries, languages, religions, cultures and landscapes. From the sublime beaches and delectable street food of Thailand to the temples of Cambodia and the natural wonders of Vietnam, Asia is an endless parade of mysteries, histories and attractions that has been beguiling travelers for centuries.
Southeast Asia Things to Do
Visit the Phi Phi Islands - with soaring green limestone rock formations rising up from turquoise waters - to experience the location where the movie The Beach was filmed.
Head to Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, to witness the golden Buddha stretching over 150 feet from head to toe.
Hop onboard a Tuk-tuk - a cart attached to a motor bike - to explore the temples and attractions of Bangkok.
Take long-tail boat ride in the idyllic islands of Thailand.
Visit Cambodia’s Phnom Kulen mountain range to discover two waterfalls and more than 1,000 ancient carvings.
Travel between Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi on a thrilling motorbike tour for a close-up view of the culture and flavors of Vietnam.
In Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, see an homage to the war at the Army Museum, which features fascinating displays of American artillery.
Southeast Asia Cities to Visit
Thailand Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture, Thailand features a modern capital city and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation. Go hiking, mountain biking, camping or scuba diving in over 100 national parks, where you can get up close to exotic animals like monkeys and whale sharks. Choose from a variety of island beaches perfect for relaxing with powder soft sand, turquoise waters and postcard scenery. Bangkok’s bejeweled 18th-century Grand Palace is truly a breathtaking spectacle that must be seen to be believed. Travel north to tranquil Chiang Mai, a 700-year-old fortified ancient city, for an unforgettable visit to an elephant camp, silk shopping and dining at the night bazaar.
With a glorious and mysterious past, Cambodia is located in the heart of the mainland of Southeast Asia and features the world's most renowned ancient temple complex, Angkor. Located outside the charming city of Siem Reap, explore over one thousand temples dating back to the 9th century, spread out over 150 square miles.
The most famous, largest and best preserved is the temple of Angkor Wat (City Temple), which was built as a representation of the home of the Hindu gods. Travel to the capital city of Phnom Penh to the Royal Palace, which houses natural treasures, including jeweled Buddha statues. Take time to explore intriguing pagodas throughout the country—their ancient allure will surely draw you in.
Wild, mysterious and fascinating, Vietnam offers imposing mountains, fantastical grottos and caves, plunging waterfalls, wild islands and a kaleidoscope of both urban and natural attractions. From the north’s towering mountains and city attractions through the cultural heartland of the central region, down to the unmistakable excitement of the capital city of Hanoi and the astounding beauty of Halong Bay, Vietnam is a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences.
Start your visit in the vibrant, bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City on the west bank of the Saigon river and admire the grand French colonial architecture, hip nightclubs, floating markets and peaceful pagodas. Next, escape the city to visit the traditional villages, unique hill tribes and surrounding islands’ gorgeous beaches.
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