Brunei is a sultanate and is located on the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo. Due to the huge oil and gas reserves, the country is very rich. The relaxed capital Bandar Seri Begawan is well worth a visit.
Indonesia consists of around 17,000 islands and therefore 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 encounter a unique flora and fauna as diverse as the land 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 for globetrotters, but apart from these better known places, there is still much to discover in the country. The warm and lively inhabitants do the rest to make Cambodia a great destination.
Laos is the only country in Southeast Asia not by the sea. But it offers its visitors beautiful landscapes, rich 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 multi-ethnic state of Malaysia offers everything you need for an unforgettable trip: 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. Impressive is the multitude of cultural and religious influences. And the underwater world is one of the top 3 in Southeast Asia.
Myanmar is also called the "land of the thousand pagodas" - and that is in truth a gross understatement. You can find temples and monasteries at almost every corner. In addition, Myanmar offers as a travel destination a diverse range that reaches from urban jungle to the real jungle and dream beaches to mountain worlds.As Myanmar has only opened in recent years for visitors, there is still a lot to discover.
The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands. Travelers come here mainly because of the great diving areas and the amazingly beautiful island landscapes. Inland, too, there is a lot to see, such as bizarre 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 is known for its wealth. Many travelers stop here for several days and enjoy good shopping. In addition, Singapore scores with cultural diversity, an infinite culinary offer as well as futuristic gardens and cool rooftop bars. The leisure offer is enormous.
Thailand is the most popular destination in Southeast Asia and is known for its beautiful beaches. But the fascinating temples and the excellent Thai cuisine attract visitors from all over the world. The excellent touristic infrastructure enables newcomers to Asia a good start.
Vietnam is one of the most versatile destinations in Southeast Asia. Whether national parks, long beaches, spectacular mountains, huge caves, dense jungle or the unique Mekong Delta - nature is attractive and varied. In addition, you will encounter 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 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 destination. Especially life in the cities often leads to sensory overload. But India has not only about 5,000 years of history and culture of its own, but also famous hippie beaches, access 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 and a unique and interesting culture. In addition, Sri Lanka is known for its sharp and varied cuisine, which strongly reminds of the Indian cuisine with its rotis and curries, as well as for excellent tea.
The Maldives are the dream destination for honeymooners. Whether it's beaches or the color of the water, it's hardly much better. In particular, the underwater world fascinates nature lovers, because in addition to colorful fish and corals you can, for example, rare whale sharks or manta rays encounter. And that with first-class visibility.
The southwest of the country is closely related both culturally and geographically to neighboring Southeast Asia. Here is a review. More texts on China will follow.
Depending on where you want to go in Southeast Asia, there is a stopover in Hong Kong. The city offers a lot of interesting sights. Here are some tips.