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Visiting Southeast Asia

Visual travel attraction in ASEAN

Thailand Islands
Travel in Thailand  with the aircraft, car, bus, train, motorbike and other, maybe book a package tour or contact a travel agent and a day after you hit the road, maybe to the beaches of the south or east. Explore the national parks, often with gigantic reservoirs in beautiful national parks with floating houses. The Bridge over the River Kwai is still an attraction for many travelers since it wakes up memories. Go shopping in Bangkok and enjoy the bizarre nightlife and great food there is lots to see and do Thailand is a very easy going place. 

Exotic Travel

Buddha Statue in Bali
A trip to Cambodia opens the view to Angkor Wat and Thom Phnom Pen and the beaches on the South China Sea. Although the country is in the ASEAN community most people still need a visa to travel there. But travel is easy just take a flight by Air Asia out of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or by Tiger Airways from Changi Airport in Singapore and have fun.  
Malaysia Islam
Although Malaysia is within the ASEAN Community they have a major advantage to other. Because of the British Colonial Time, they teach English already from Kindergarten level which makes it easy to communicate, even in remote jungle areas such as Sarawak and Sabah many people speak the language. 
Singapore Marina Bay
Singapore has the highest living standard in ASEAN together with Brunei but this is also on the expenses of the countries around where most rich people use the island state as a safe haven.
Indonesia and Bali outnumber any other state in ASEAN by population and is an extremely diverse country because of the countless islands here is Bali nightlife . But from time to time difficulty erupt because the main population is of Muslim religion and not all minorities can handle them. 
Myanmar (Burma) is the rising star on the tourism horizon in the region and there is a good reason for. A great Buddhist country with everything tourists like, from the 6000 m high Himalaya glaciers to the tropical beaches of the Andaman Sea and the Shan State highlands with a climate like western Europe. 

Holiday in Myanmar are definitely worth it, with great lakes, exotic tribes, pristine jungle, sightseeing, relaxing and nightlife, river cruises, air and road travel plus hundreds of pictures and videos. Almost every useful  information for exciting tropical holidays in Myanmar (Burma) is in our website including beaches, islands, hotels and resorts and nightlife.
The Philippines and especially Mindanao are a Christian fortress in the part of the world, the problem is they are Catholics and the Vatican tell "no birth control".  Unfortunately, the people take the nonsense the Vatican preach serious which directly leads into a disaster due to extreme overpopulation. This is why most parts of the country are extremely poor since there are too many people and the catholic clerics are responsible for this. No, they don't make the babies by themselves but they tell them to make them.
The South China Sea is focused on by the Chinese but the red emperor haven’t indulged the message yet that the Emperors Dynasty has gone since long time and medieval times faded away. The ocean simply doesn’t belong to the communists of today. This part of the world belongs to the Philippines, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Malaysians, Indonesians, Brunei and partly China. 

This is a cooperation of countries on various political and economic levels in the South China Sea Region of the Pacific Ocean. In millions, Indonesia 255 / Cambodia 15 / Philippines 103 / Vietnam 92 / Thailand 70 / Myanmar 53 / Malaysia 31 / Laos 7 / Singapore 6 / Brunei 0.5 /.  
ASEAN beach scenes
  1. ochheuteal beach sihanoukville cambodia
  2. beach photo Thailand
  3. Bali Kuta Beach Surfing
  4. beach photo south Thailand Nakhon Si Thamarat
  5. Buddha near the beach
  6. sanur beach bali
  7. Bali Kuta Beach Surfing
  8. beach photo nakhon si thamarat
  9. ride the elephant to the beach
  10. Buried in an ASEAN beach
  11. Morakot Cave Beach Trang Thailand
  12. Kuta Beach in Bali
scuba and snorkeling at similan islands
Countless beaches are on the islands and the coasts.

They are probably the reasons why many holiday makers choose ASEAN countries for their most precious time of the year.  Some of this waterfronts are definitely among the best on this planet.

Here you will find breathtaking pictures of beautiful seafronts and be sure not every beach looks the same, there are many variants the most attractive probably are where light yellow sand blends with huge limestone bolder and gravel waterfronts are rather rare.  
ASEAN Fashion Photos
The fashion in this part of Asia is very diverse and vibrant with native elements and new ideas but since a few years China offload cheap goods into the region makes women in Jakarta appear the same as in Bangkok quite different is norther Myanmar style.

The Chinese carry their fake goods by trucks through Laos, Thailand and Malaysia into the whole region. The mini skirt took over several years ago which is not a easy stuff considering the extremely conservative Muslim and Buddhist societies .

But the fact is this days that pretty women in Manila show no difference to their counterparts in the "Sungei Wang Mall" in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere.  Some exceptions still are just have a look at this Myanmar girls from the Chin State in former Burma .
  1. Myanmar tribal fashion
  2. Myanmar hair styling
  3. Myanmar Tribal Fashion Tattoo
  4. northern Fashion
  5. Myanmar Men's Fashion
  6. making Myanmar fashion
  7. Myanmar Chin Fashion
  8. handmade fashion Myanmar
  9. Myanmar mountain tribe style
  10. northern Myanmar fashion style
  11. Old custom
  12. latest country style
fashion in the north east
A historic pre angkorian map
Historic pre angkorian map
Icy mountains
Myanmar Snow Peaks
Yes, there are icy mountains with large glaciers and everything needed for a cold natural environment. They are located in the north of Myanmar (Burma) in Kachin State at the border to China and India the eastern extension of the Tibetan Himalaya. 

Local and red Chinese kill all tree and sell the coniferous logs they poached here even to Korea.

They partly destruct the nature in north Myanmar with their hit and run business for quick cash legal or illegal they just don't care just bribing their way through. Since their government imposed a logging ban some years ago they moved to other countries such as Myanmar (Burma) and Laos and keep on destructing the nature there.

  1. snow mountains in Myanmar (Burma)
  2. asean snow mountains
  3. north Myanmar
  4. Snow Trekking Myanmar
  5. high mountains in Myanmar (Burma)
  6. mountain trekking
  7. icy peaks in Myanmar (Burma)
  8. Deep valleys in northern Kachin State
  9. different climbing gear
  10. Trek The Himalayas
  11. mountain jungle trek
  12. myanmar mountain trekking
Photos of north ASEAN 
About Laos
  1. road scene in north Thailand
  2. temple complex
  3. in the garden
  4. beautiful river scene
  5. road travel
  6. travel northern Thailand
  7. luang prabang monastery
  8. Thailand mountains
  9. ochids at the hotel in luang prabang
  10. attractive riverside
  11. souvenir shop in vientiane
  12. dinner north of Chiang Rai
Currently (2016) Laos has a fast-growing economy, although landlocked the country becomes an important player in the transshipping business between China’s Yunnan province and ASEAN. An evident sign is the 114-kilometre Hongsa-Chiang Man Road to Luang Prabang province this will link Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam to the red giant with the purpose to boost trade.

Already today big things are underway considering the border crossing at Huai Kon in Thailand's Nan province has to trade of around 7 billion baht running through. The road was funded by the Thailand government will help to cut travel time from Huai Kon to Luang Prabang by about half from current five to six hours. For this purpose, Thailand is helping with a low-interest loan for about 400 million baht to finance the road's construction.

The road construction started in the beginning of 2016 and could be completed in 2018, connecting three spots, Nan in Thailand, Luang Prabang in Laos and Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam. Let’s see what happen, why? Once that will work it could be a great journey. The main problem for road travel between ASEAN countries is that the government won't let foreigners travel without a lengthy paper process. Actually, the only two country where that works is between Thailand and Malaysia .  

Thailand also made a road in South West Cambodia, Koh Kong to Phnom Penh, over a similar terrain (donated by the Thai government). The road was mainly broken after 2 years of use. Also, most roads in Thailand today outside a radius of about 150 km of Bangkok are becoming rotten since they are not made to standard procedures which might be due to a lack of technical knowledge or the construction companies do a bad job to save money, this person just don’t care what happen after one year.

The current road is used by an estimated 1,500 cars per day, according to Neda. They expect that the number of visitors to Luang Prabang might increase to 1 million after the road is completed and this will boost the economy, the graphic right side is from Bangkok Post.

Actually even today there is a busy tourist business since many Chinese use this link to make a holiday in north Thailand around Chiang Mai. Often coming in with mobile homes and giving the Thai a real headache. They have a totally different way of living, traffic rules and naturally not able to communicate by language.
A never ending story are the drugs from the "golden triangle"
Thai Drug Party 
Andaman Sea Beach
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Exotic Road Travel in Thailand

Beside of great food and exotic scenery such as attractive rivers, lakes, and amazing people is to feel good and nobody won't bother you.

On the other side, the people are very careless in particular on the road where every year on the weekend such as at Songkran (Local New Year) having around 400 fatalities within one week mainly because of carelessness and drink & drive.

  1. Loei province on the road Thailand
  2. On the road in the south
  3. BTS Station Sathon Bangkok
  4. the never ending traffic story
  5. Buddha is watching you
  6. Road travel in Surat Thani
  7. ride the elephant to the beach
  8. Bangkok Traffic at Ratchadamri
  9. Bayoke Plaza Bangkok
  10. Thaniya Plaza Bangkok Japanese nightlife quarter
  11. central Bangkok
  12. Chao Phraya River travel
Run through the jungle
ASEAN countries are clustered around the equator which makes the environment somehow similar everywhere but the people for sure different.

Nevertheless, there are a couple of interesting routes e.g. from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. From here to Cambodia either direct to Siem Reap & Angkor Wat and further south-east to Phnom Penh or via Trat (Ko Chang) to Koh Kong and the capital through the Cardamon Mountains and Sri Ambel and much more.

sri ambel cambodia