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2 Days 1 Night To Koh Lipe And Langawi Island

2 days 1 night to Koh Lipe and Langawi Island

Koh Lipe is located in Andaman which is south of Adang-Rawi Archipelago. It is west of Tarutao Island. There are beautiful clear calm water and uncrowded beach. It has many swimming and snorkeling points. In the other hand, this island still has extraordinary coral reefs, marine life and also clears white-sand beaches. Snorkeling around Koh Lipe is the most recommended activity that you should not miss. There is also service trip organized by hotel and residence in Koh Lipe for snorkeling. This trip is going around the island including Koh Hinsoun, Koh Buroo, Koh Phueng, Koh Dong, Koh Rokloy, Koh…

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Let’s Chill Out In Hue, A City In Central Vietnam

Let’s Chill out in Hue, A city in central Vietnam

Hue, a city of Thừa Thiên-Huế, is located at the edge of the Perfume River in central Vietnam and it was used to be the old capital city in Nguyen Dynasty emperors from 1802-1945. It is famous from the historic site, ancient pagoda and ancient castle around the city. Moreover, there are many important tourist attractions nominated from UNESCO, the World Heritage Site. That is Ancient Complex of Hue Monuments. Hue is one of the most popular tourist destinations due to tranquil atmosphere. The living of local people is humble. Besides there are various interesting tourist attractions as follows. Thien…

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5 Places In Bali You Should Not Miss

5 Places in Bali you should not miss

At Bali, a small island of Indonesia, there are many tourist attractions like natural site such as forest, mountain, sea, beautiful temple and unique gorgeous historic site with architectural Bali style especially the splendid temple constructed from Hindu beliefs. These are 5 places where you should not miss. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is Hindu-Buddhist temple built in 17th century. It is one of the beautiful temples on Bali located on the edge of Beratan Lake and volcanic landscape as a backdrop. The highlight is the thatch-roofed of the architecture called the meru (11 tiered shrines). You always see this famous…

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Tips To Help You Eat Healthy While Traveling Southeast Asia

Tips to Help You Eat Healthy While Traveling Southeast Asia

"Full-flavor"--that's what describes Southeast Asian cuisines. This part of the world is home to many recognized delicious dishes which have been delivered to international kitchens. For instance, Pad-Thai, Pho, Dim-Sum, Asian Chicken Rice...the list will just keep getting longer and longer. When discussing about flavor, it's difficult to come up with what ASEAN food lacks, however, it's noticeable that salty and a little bit of spice are the locals' favorite. It's not easy to maintain a healthy diet when everything around you is so tasteful and cheap. Despite being in the food paradise, there are still many of us who want…

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Philippines: The 5-Must-See Attractions

Philippines: The 5-Must-See Attractions

Known for the locals’ joyfulness, an endless supply of delicious tropical fruits, together with beautiful nature and gorgeous beach sides, the Philippines is a true valuable holiday alternative that you should consider for your upcoming gateways. It is cheap to travel and as beautiful as Thailand and Indonesia. Located in Southeast Asia by the Western Pacific Ocean, this country is home to more than 7,000 islands with Manila as its capital city. Being on the Pacific Ring of Fire makes the country geographically interesting and unique; there are lots to see for both the seas and mountains. Five must-see Philippines’…

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Travel To Singapore, Experience Variety Of Cultures

Travel to Singapore, experience variety of cultures

Singapore has been recognized as a country where has variety of race, religious, cultural and social since it was established by separating from Malaysia. Singapore citizen mainly are 3 races: Chinese, Malay and Indian. Each races of the Singapore citizen have their own traditions, foods and cultures. Despite their difference, they live together peacefully and respectfully in this small land. They all are treated equally as the Singapore citizen. The cultural attractions in Singapore are in the following content. 1. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum houses the tooth relic of the historical Buddha…

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Trip To Vientiane, The Capital Of Laos

Trip to Vientiane, the capital of Laos

Vientiane is a city of tourists, full of interesting things. Vientiane is the capital and the largest city of Laos. It is close to Mekong River. The estimate population is 700,000. In Laos which contains with less than 7 million inhabitants, Vientiane is concerned as the densest city in Laos. Vientiane is one of the Buddhism cities in ASEAN. Therefore, there are almost 100 temples in the city. The Buddhism environment becomes the highlight of Vientiane, as much as local beautiful culture. Local lifestyle of Vientiane people is simpler than people in other capital cities. Let’s explore the Vientiane attractions…

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To Naypyidaw, The Capital Of Myanmar

To Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar

Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar since 2005, now welcomes the tourists to visit. The name “Naypyidaw” literally means the place of the king or the great land. Naypyidaw is 320 kilometers far from Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. At present, Naypyidaw is Myanmar's third largest city, after Yangon and Mandalay. From being ordinary city, now Naypyidaw becomes the administrative center of the country, causing Naypyidaw gets on rank of top ten fastest growing cities in the world. The terrain is probably the cause of capital change. Naypyidaw is located at the West of Pyanymana, Mandalay, almost the center of…

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Trip To Tonle Sap, The Biggest Freshwater Lake Of Asia In Cambodia

Trip to Tonle Sap, the biggest freshwater lake of Asia in Cambodia

Tonlé Sap, the Cambodia Great Lake, is the biggest freshwater lake in Asia. It is bonded to Mekong River and other small rivers. The joint of rivers causes a great freshwater lake. Tonlé Sap Lake is located at the center of Cambodia. The area of the lake is about 7,500 square kilometers. When it comes to flood, water will flood over surrounding area, enlarging the Tonlé Sap Lake up to six times of its width. The mentioned part of Mekong River is 500 kilometers long, pass through 5 provinces of Cambodia: Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, Pursat and Kampong Chhnang.…

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Lao Food, The Taste Of ASEAN, The Combination Of Europe And Asia

Lao food, the taste of ASEAN, the combination of Europe and Asia

Although Laos is close to Thailand, their food is unique and different from other countries in South East Asia. They may be similar to Northern or Northeastern food of Thailand but not alike, since they are influenced by French when being one of its colonies. Not only European culture from France, Lao cuisine is also influenced by Chinese culture, which spread widely through every countries of ASEAN. Meanwhile, Lao foods spread to and become famous in a lot of countries such as Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The recommended dishes are in follows. - Pang gee Pang gee is traditional Lao…

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Malaysian Food, The Combination Of Culinary Culture Of Indian And Chinese

Malaysian food, the combination of culinary culture of Indian and Chinese

Malaysia is one of countries that got affect from various cultures, especially culinary culture from Malay, Indian and Chinese. Therefor Malaysian foods are diverse in tastes, ingredients and recipes. Some recipes are complicated. Most of them are made of chicken because Chinese mostly do not eat beef and Indians mostly do not eat pork. Examples of Malaysian foods are in follows. - Nasi lemak Nasi lemak is made by cooking rice with coconut milk, served with fishes, peanuts, sliced cucumbers, boiled eggs and Sambal nasi lemak. It is the local food that now becomes Malaysian national food. This dish is…

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Burmese Dishes, Enjoy Delicious Asian Food With The Spices

Burmese dishes, enjoy delicious Asian food with the spices

Myanmar is one of the countries with long history in Asia. Burmese dishes may not as famous as foods of other countries in the neighborhood, but they are so unique that cannot be found anywhere else. Most of Burmese dishes are the combination of culinary culture of ancient Burmese, Indian and Chinese foods. A must try dishes are in follows. 1.Burmese noodle Burmese noodle is almost-dry noodle with fried nut and onion on top. They add a little of soup, monosodium glutamate and diced banana blossoms. The soup is spicy, made of simmered chicken or pork stew. They serve the…

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Travel To Indonesia; Explore The Greatness The Borobudur Stupa

Travel to Indonesia; explore the greatness The Borobudur Stupa

The Great Borobudur Stupa, also called “Barabudur”, is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Indonesia. It is the largest Buddhist pagoda in the world. It is located in the middle of Java Island, about 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta. It is the evidence that Indonesia was once one of the realms of Buddhism, before it became the Islamic country with the most Muslim inhabitants in the world. For Buddhists around the world, Borobudur is a place where they must visit once in a lifetime to explore the greatness of Buddhism. Many tourists around the world may also want…

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Travel To Singapore, Explore The Beauty Of The Most Modern And Hygienic Country In The World

Travel to Singapore, explore the beauty of the most modern and hygienic country in the world

Republic of Singapore is a small island nation which is one of the potent countries in the world. Singapore has just celebrated its 50th birthday in 2016. It is a quick growing developing country, becoming the most prosperous country in Southeast Asia. Singapore has very strict law, causing its economy to thrive. The residences are modern, attracting investors from around the world to come to work and live. Singapore is also known as the most hygienic country in the world. Let's see the places to visit in Singapore in followings. - Marina Bay Marina Bay is the most famous tourist…

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Trip To Jakarta, The Capital Of Indonesia

Trip to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. The city is notorious for many superlatives: the biggest city in Southeast Asia, the densest population in ASEAN (nearly 10 million people) and one of the world most traffic congested cities. Jakarta is located on the northwestern of Java Island. It was called Batavia. Most of the population in Jakarta is Muslim. In Javanese, Jakarta literally means victory and being prosperous. Although Jakarta is more of an economic city than a tourism city, Jakarta also has many tourist attractions as follows. 1. Thousand Islands “Thousand Islands” is the largest island colony in the…

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6 Famous Desserts Must Have In ASEAN

6 Famous desserts must have in ASEAN

We cannot deny that Southeast Asia is also ranked as a great place for sweet treats. From Thailand to Singapore to Malaysia people dedicate their love for desserts and have them a special place on the dining table. A dessert-free trip to the region is critically regarded as time-wasting and blasphemous! Not to let you miss them out, we close in on some special treats that will leave your sweet aftertaste as well as even sweet memories. Kueh Lapis Legit, Indonesia Commonly known to locals as spekkoek, the dessert is very distinctive in appearance that features multi layers and yellowish…

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7 Of ASEAN’s Most Photogenic Temples

7 Of ASEAN’s Most Photogenic Temples

With deep faith and profound dedication to religions, with the grounds on Buddhism, thousands of temples of all varieties can be found on over a million and a half square miles of Southeast Asia countries. What we show below are the highly-recommended, famously and picturesque temples in the region. Wat Arun, Thailand Majestically sitting on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan (or Wat Arun for short) is a landmark temple originally constructed in the days of Ayutthaya period. This Khmer-style Buddhist temple was a temporary place to house the Emerald Buddha before it was…

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5 ASEAN’s Best Golf Resorts

5 ASEAN’s Best Golf Resorts

Though golf was originated in the West, it also takes deep roots in Southeast Asia countries. That’s why some tourists pack their clubs and prepare to hit a hole-in-one at some of the best championship-level courses in the region. Read what we have written below to find out which 5 courses made the cut as our ultra-elite golf courses. Blue Canyon Country Club, Thailand Surrounded by freshwater lakes and feature natural hazards, the two distinct greens and fairways of Blue Canyon Country Club in Thailand’s Phuket are a good bet for all golf-lovers. Try your best hit at the Canyon…

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5 Of The Best Food Spots In ASEAN

5 Of The Best Food Spots In ASEAN

No trip to Southeast Asia is complete without venturing in culinary experience. Get yourself lost in Thailand’s narrow sois, walk past the food scene in Malaysia, fine dine in Singapore’s roof-top restaurant, and just take a bite from a street food vendor in Vietnam—you need to do, or you’ll regret it back home. We’ve put together the best food spots that are pocket-friendly and worth visiting! Hawker Center, Singapore It can be said that Singapore boats an obsession with food evidently through a hundred of government-owned hawker centers dotted across the island. Banning ambulatory streets vendors, the government replaced the…

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Top 5 Beach Towns In Southeast Asia

Top 5 Beach Towns in Southeast Asia

Imagine a life you will never need to buy a new coat or dig deep down into your pocket for home heating. That sounds incredibly amazing! Southeast Asia promises the beach lifestyle with unbelievably inexpensive cost of living. Not to mention picture-perfect white-sand beaches, pleasant tropical weather, friendly locals, sumptuous seafood and fascinating culture. We have carefully chosen five beach towns and cities in the region where you can live on or extend your relaxing getaway. Hua Hin, Thailand Only a two-hour car journey from Bangkok, Hua Hin is a Thailand’s seaside town famous for its five-mile-long sandy beach with…

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The 5 Best Places To Retire In ASEAN

The 5 Best Places To Retire In ASEAN

Unlike other places in the world, countries in Southeast Asia have got it all for your retirement plans. Be it a pleasant weather, atmospheric ambience, friendly locals, cultural splendours, mouth-watering cuisine, and a fully developed infrastructure, your exotic retirement awaits here. Below is the list of the five ideal places if you want to retire in Southeast Asia. Cebu, Philippines Said to be the Philippines’ oldest city, Cebu was the first capital of the country where population is hugely dense. Its average temperature going around 27 – 30C is very ideal for tourists to stroll along the white-sand beaches and…

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7 ASEAN’s Spas, Detox & Wellness Retreats

7 ASEAN’s Spas, Detox & Wellness Retreats

Speaking about the best health resorts, SE Asia is one of the top destinations. The region is blessed with exotic locations, ancient healing traditions, personalized service and luscious environments combining to foster sophisticated well-being. Below are the seven famous spa and wellness resorts to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand You wellness retreat at Kamalaya is first guaranteed by a numerous awards nationally and internationally recognized. This is the private space where you will be pampered with a wide range of holistic and spiritual offerings. Traditional treatments applied by the professional staff await to revitalize your…

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5 Top Spots For Eco-Tourism In ASEAN

5 Top spots for Eco-Tourism in ASEAN

Southeast Asia countries are potentially to be among the great ecotourism destination thanks to their environmental and cultural richness. This new way of traveling that focuses on sustainability in terms of local support, environmental awareness and volunteer opportunities is emerging and gaining its popularity. To inspire your eco vacations, we then have selected 5 famous areas from the region to be written below. Tatai River & Waterfall, Cambodia Are you fancying a pure get-away-from-it-all experience? Fly to Cambodia and spend a whole week around Tatai River in Koh Kong. About 18-kilometer east on the NH48, the Phun Duang (Tatai) Bridge…

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ASEAN’s 5 Off-the Beaten-track Adventures

ASEAN’s 5 off-the beaten-track adventures

Are you really fed up with traveling experiences usually written in guidebooks? We bet you definitely are. Countries in Southeast Asia are one of top destinations where brave explorers can find less-trafficked adventurous spots. These 6 places we recommended below are where you can go beyond the usual tourists and blaze your own traveling path. Phae Muang Phi Park, Thailand Start off your trip in the central hub of the region and never miss a chance to visit this geological curiosity “Phae Muang Phi” in Thailand’s Phrae. About 18 kilometers from the serene and charming downtown situates this national site.…

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