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Southeast Asia is a very interesting travel holiday and vacation destination with all what people like to have for their most precious time of the year regardless of the age and gender. Most countries which are clustered along the equator are tuned for the tourists and have the right spots to make everyone happy. What needs you to do? Not much just do as locals do which means such simple things keep in mind that east meets west but with different traditions and rules. Hotels and resorts are plenty beaches and island too and just think positive there is no need to be negative because everything is not the way you are used from at home. ​​
secluded beach in southeast Asia

Southeast Asia Travel Guide

Trips in southeast Asia


​​Summer Holiday this winter in Southeast Asia​​​​​​

Along the equator several parameters come together with modern travelers and tourists like. 

In our southeast Asia website we start with Thailand including great pictures. This ASEAN country is one of the best tropical vacation spots on the globe the beautiful large pictures are convincing. Along the equator is the right place to hang around for a while and have some fun either for a short break or maybe for retirement driving is no problem too. Also the highways are no much different to countries in the Americas the best roads are for sure in Thailand although most surfaces are broken.

​​Life is easy going and around is almost endless summer with tropical beaches and a vibrant nightlife in Thailand plus Cambodia and the Philippines. Life is low priced (except Singapore) and the food is excellent in most places the infrastructure is working and a foreigner feels home quick when southeast Asia travel is on the agenda. This is part of backbacking Asia with the bus ship and budget airlines
In ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, you get a taste of easy living like on the Côte d'Azur some decades ago. The area is not only ideal for vacation but also for long term stay and retirement actually in Malaysia the government is promoting this with a good legal framework which has pulled many foreigners for retirement to places like Penang Island.

If you want an active live with women the best is probably Thailand and Cambodia but Myanmar is also slowly matching. The former Burma is even offering the Myanmar Himalayas with 6000m high mountains including snow and glaciers and an alpine climate but the roads are very bad so driving is not an option see the map.

Now in the time of low-cost flights, it's easy to move around. The ASEAN countries are even talking to issue one visa valid for all of them which would make traveling even easier. But until now they are (as usual) only talking. Other great driving trips could be made just the map at right.
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  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.
Buddha Statue in Bali
Indonesia and Bali outnumber any other state in ASEAN by population and is an extremely diverse environment because of the countless islands. Here is a convincing example Bali nightlife .   But from time to time problem erupt because the main population is of Muslim religion and not all minorities can handle them. 
Malaysia Islam
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. Top visits are Orchid Garden plus
Jurong Bird park (great for kids) and Clarke Quay in the evening.
Singapore Marina Bay
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. The Irrawaddy River Tour.

Holiday in Myanmar are definitely worth it his is a particular diverse ASEA country with about 130 tribes and community variants.
The Philippines and especially Mindanao are a Christian fortress in this 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 seriously 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 as it is visible southeast Asia is very diverse by any means.
A trip to Cambodia opens the view to Angkor Wat and Thom with Phnom Pen in the center and the beaches on the South China Sea. Although Cambodia 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 with vacation travel.  This could also work as a road trip from Malaysia and Myanmar via Bangkok. 
The South China Sea is focused on by the Chinese but the red emperor hasn't indulged the message yet that the Emperors Dynasty has gone since a 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.  
Migrants in southeast Asia.
welcome to ASEAN

Southeast Asia & ASEAN Photos at Night


Nights in Bangkok or Manila maybe Kuala Lumpur or Yangon are legend.

With exotic young women where the tourists get a real kick and it won't matter if they are male or female and even both in one.

Every combination is possible and local people take it phlegmatic because here around they have seen all that in the open without thinking much about it everyone can get it his or her way. 


  1. southeast Asia nightlife
  2. Nightlife girl in Phuket
  3. Nightlife Bars in Bangkok
  4. Bangkok Nightlife at Thaniya Plaza
  5. Nightlife showgirls
  6. ladyboys at Bangkok nightlife
  7. night entertainment in Phuket
  8. Cambodia nightlife in Phnom Penh
Krabi island beach

Photos from full moon party Koh Phangan

Famous Ko Phangan

Beautiful Ko Phangan is the "little sister" of Ko Samui a few miles further out in the Gulf of Thailand. Ko Phangan is especially known for the famous full moon beach parties starting somewhere in the late afternoon and are more or less open ended.

According to what you might consume during the party you could forget everything hot stuff producing a lot of fantastic imaginations and not so hot stuff makes many happy during the beach party in Ko Phangan and lety ou forget the problems. Beaches on Ko Phangan have breathtaking panoramas fine sand and granite boulder.

Myriads of Restaurants in Ko Phangan (some right on the beach) with the usual wide selection of tasty seafood curries white meat and red meat (not so popular among Thais) give you any reason to be happy in Ko Phangan Thailand. Beer fill up stations some call them bars are plenty and a might be companion is almost for sure waiting there. Moving around the island is quite easy, rent a car or a "motocyc" to reach most of the scenic spots in Ko Phangan.
Full moon party Koh Phangan
Ko Phangan Thailand has around 10.000 permanent residents and the local ones have their roots in the Malay Peninsula and in southern China. It is not known when the first came to the island 



is held since 1989, the party attracts thousands of travelers every month coming from all corners of the globe. Even if you are not the classic partygoer - the full moon party could be a unique and unforgettable opportunity to join thousands of joyful, exhilarated people dancing together in the most beautiful place in the world to the sounds of the best music.

To experience radically unique travel activities Koh Phangan is quite a small sized island (about 170 km2), but it offers a widest variety of activities. You can come on a Sunday as a backpacker to Sunrise Beach become a professional diver on Monday in Koh Ma and turn into a seasoned partygoer on Tuesday as you take part in the exhilarating full moon party. If you're able to wake up on Wednesday morning, you can meet local people in the fishermen's village Chaloklum learn and experience their traditional way of life.


Additionally, you can join forces with your sportsperson alter ego and go trekking on Thursday; and on Friday you'll have the unique opportunity to pretend being a Mowgli riding an elephant's back in Phangan Safari. On Saturday, you can try living as a sheikh in a luxury resort with a spa...and maybe get the chance to write a novel on the seven most unforgettable days of your life.

About the travel enthusiast Ella Evans has spend more than a decade exploring Thailand focusing on the Southern Islands. The fruits of her labor can be found in the Koh Phangan Experience more e-book

The Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan

Photos
scuba and snorkeling at similan islands
Countless beaches are on the islands and the coasts.

They are probably the reasons why many holidaymakers choose the region for their most precious time of the year.  Some of this waterfronts are definitely among the best on this planet and most could be made via a short driving and boating trip.
  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
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 boulder and gravel waterfronts are rather rare.  Anyway, almost everyone welcomes you.

ASEAN Style

Fashion Photos
The fashion in southeast 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 northern 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 an easy stuff considering the extremely conservative Muslim and Buddhist societies .

But the fact is this day that pretty women in Manila show no difference to their counterparts in the "Sungei Wang Mall" in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere.  Some exceptions still just have a look at this Myanmar girl 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
When visiting southeast Asia icy mountains with large glaciers and everything needed for a cold natural outdoor environment can be experienced.

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
cut all possible trees and sell the coniferous logs they poached here even to Korea all this criminal stuff is made by road trips via China. In general take a guide for the relevant southeast Asian area with you.

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.


Unfortunately, there is far too much nature destruction going on in the ASEAN countries. As visible every tourist travel theme is available in southeast Asia.
  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
Andaman Sea Beach
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The countries are clustered around the equator which makes the environment somehow similar everywhere but the people for sure different. 

Southeast Asia travel videos and photos

  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 often part of southeast Asia travel photos
  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
Here is southeast Asia visualization by videos and photos to illustrate this better for a good understanding.

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

On the other side, 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 on large scale in Thailand e.g.
Be very carful with Honda read below why
Renting Cars and Motorbikes / Scooters
When traveling sooner or later the question comes up what vehicle to rent and there are no much choices its either a car or a motorbike.

If a car is to expensive (starting around $ 50,- / day at local rental companies) with full insurance after some negotiation) have a look for a motorbike or scooter for around $ 6,- without any insurance.

There are many available but it needs to think before since most companies rent out Honda but be careful with this. Why? Honda scooters have not ABS Yamaha e.g. have what makes the difference? The lack at Honda makes it very accident prone because usually the renter (you) are not much experienced with a scooter so without a ABS the probability to front wheel slide is much higher and that means accident which could easely get fatal and unfortunately Hoda wont care about the safety of the rider because they have it but they wont fix it into their scooters as Yamaha do and that is an extremly careless attidute and clearly show that a users live means nothing to Honda.

So keep that in mind and always first search for scooter rental with Yamaha bikes because you only have one life. An example on Phuket Island in Thailand ther are every year around 100.000 road accidents and most are with scooters. 
Honda Scooter
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 southeast to Phnom Penh or via Trat (Ko Chang) to Koh Kong and the capital through the Cardamon Mountains and Sri Ambel and much more in South East Asia countries​ here is a guide.