Brunei is a sultanate and is located on the part of the island of Borneo that belongs to Malaysia. The country is very rich due to the huge oil and gas reserves. The relaxed capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is well worth a visit.
Indonesia consists of around 17,000 islands and accordingly offers countless dream beaches and first-class diving and snorkeling opportunities. The largest island republic in the world is also known for its extremely rich nature. You will meet a unique flora and fauna there, which is just as diverse as the country itself.
The temples of Angkor are among the highlights in Southeast Asia and attract tourists from all over the world to Cambodia. The (few) islands in the south are now longing places for globetrotters, but apart from these more famous places, there is still a lot to discover in the country. The warm and lively residents do the rest to make Cambodia a great travel destination.
Laos is the only country in Southeast Asia not located by the sea. In return, it offers its visitors beautiful landscapes, lush green rice fields and bizarre mountain landscapes. In addition, Laos is famous for its wonderful temples and monasteries as well as some interesting national parks.
The multinational state of Malaysia offers everything that is part of an unforgettable journey: an exciting metropolis, seclusion in the jungle, mountain hikes and lonely dream beaches. Everything is close together, so that you can put together the trip according to your wishes.The impressive number of cultural and religious influences is impressive. And the underwater world is one of the top 3 in Southeast Asia.
Myanmar is also called the "Land of a Thousand Pagodas" - and in fact that's an understatement. You can find temples and monasteries on almost every corner. In addition, Myanmar as a travel destination offers a wide range of offers, ranging from the urban jungle to the real jungle and from dream beaches to mountain worlds.As Myanmar has only opened to visitors in recent years, there is still a lot to discover here.
The Philippines consist of over 7,000 islands. Travelers come here mainly for the great diving areas and the incredibly beautiful island landscapes. There is also a lot to see inland, such as bizarrely beautiful landscapes such as the Chocolate Hills, active volcanoes and the rice terraces of Banaue, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, the city-state is a global economic power and well-known for its wealth, with many travelers stopping here for several days and taking advantage of the good shopping opportunities. In addition, Singapore scores with cultural diversity, an endless culinary offer as well as futuristic gardens and cool rooftop bars. The leisure offer is enormous.
Thailand is the most popular travel destination in Southeast Asia and known for its beautiful beaches. But also the fascinating temples and the excellent Thai cuisine attract visitors from all over the world. The excellent tourist infrastructure makes it easy for newcomers to Asia.
Vietnam is one of the most diverse travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Whether national parks, long beaches, spectacular mountains, huge caves, dense jungles or the unique Mekong Delta - nature is attractive and varied. In addition, you will find both modern cities and small villages where time seems to stand still.
Other destinations in Asia
In addition to the countries of Southeast Asia, we also report on travel destinations in some other Asian countries such as India, Sri Lanka or the Maldives.
The Indian subcontinent with its 1.2 billion inhabitants is not an easy travel destination. Life in cities in particular often leads to overstimulation. But India not only has around 5,000 years of history and its own culture to offer, but also famous hippie beaches, links to the highest mountains in the world and a unique flora and fauna. And of course excellent food.
Sri Lanka has been an absolute backpacker dream for decades. You can expect great beaches, surfing and diving spots, beautiful national parks with a unique flora and fauna as well as a unique and interesting culture. Sri Lanka is also known for its spicy and varied cuisine, which with its rotis and curries is strongly reminiscent of Indian cuisine, and also for excellent tea.
The Maldives are the longing destination for honeymooners. Whether it's beaches or the color of the water, there is hardly a better place to be, especially the underwater world that fascinates nature lovers, because in addition to colorful fish and corals you can encounter rare whale sharks or manta rays. And with first class visibility.
The southwest of the country is closely related culturally and geographically to neighboring Southeast Asia. Here is an experience report. Further texts on China will follow.
Depending on where you want to go in Southeast Asia, a stopover in Hong Kong is recommended. The city offers a lot of interesting sights. Here are some tips.