24 Reasons to Go to South East Asia

Southeast Asia is home to a plethora of different cultures. No matter where you will be greeted with smiles stretched from ear to ear, the warmth and hospitality of the local peoples is unrivaled. The possibilities for food are endless and the food in Southeast Asia is like no other. There are no bounds to anything from activities and adventures to magnificent jungles and beaches. The views themselves are enough of a reason to plan a visit. Southeast Asia is truly an experience of a lifetime.

1. Get in to literature ~ take tea in the Authors Wing of the Oriental Bangkok


2. Get adventurous ~ see Saigon like a local, on the back of a motorbike (using the Grab app).

3. Get musical ~ take in the soothing sounds of so sam sai or the tinkling sounds of so duang, traditional Thai instruments

4. Get cultural ~ with 16 World Heritage Monuments and Sites across 4 countries

5. Get educated ~ soak up thousands of years of learning at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi

6. Get up early ~ for sunrise over the Cambodian jungle and Angkor Wat

7. Go with the sun ~ join the ritual of sunset from Mount Phou Si, Luang Prabang

8. Go wild ~ embrace a pachyderm and connect with elephants in the jungles of northern Thailand

9. Get wet ~ longboard the waves off Thailand

10. Go floating ~ try night snorkeling at Soneva Kiri

11. Go underwater ~ scuba dive the Similan Islands of the Andaman Sea

12. Go inwards ~ meditate on the steps of the Thien Mu Pagoda

13. Get centered ~ with Tai Chi movements on Ha My Beach

14. Get pampered ~ be scrubbed, wrapped, soothed and rejuvenated with spa treatments

15. Get stretched ~ with a traditional Thai massage


16. Go slow ~ on a cyclo (an open concept bicycle taxi) through Hanoi’s Old Quarte

17. Get creative ~ bespoke your wardrobe in Hoi An

18. Get comfortable ~ stay in some of Asia’s top, luxury hotels

19. Get inspired ~ learn to cook ban xeo

20. Get thirsty ~ try a new range of thirst quenchers, such as freshly crushed sugar cane juice or fresh lime with soda


21. Go tropical ~ eat dragon fruit and things with dangerous name

22. Get hungry ~ feast on pho, bun cha, moo ping and boat noodles from markets and mobile street carts – the street food will send your senses into overdrive

23. Get friendly ~ laughter is global, and Asia’s people have some of the biggest smiles

24. Get value for your dong ~ the region remains one of the world’s most reasonably priced holiday destinations

Have you ever been to Southeast Asia?

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