7 reasons why you should visit Southeast Asia
Backpackers from all over the world loves to travel to Southeast Asia. Some even claim it’s the best place in the world for backpackers because it’s a fairly low-budget destination. Besides being affordable, Southeast Asia has some of the most spectacular nature, traveling around is easy, it’s safe and there’s so much to do and see here. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Southeast Asia.
1. The food is great
… At least in Vietnam and Thailand. But the food isn’t too bad in the neighboring countries such as Cambodia either. In fact, the standard is quite high in Southeast Asia. You can get tons of healthy food filled with flavorful spices, fried food and lots and lots of seafood. Asian food is one of the major reasons why so many people love to travel here and it also does help that you can get a good meal for just a few dollars.
2. It’s cheap
Just as stated above, it’s really cheap to travel around in Southeast Asia, so if you’re on a tight budget, this is the place to go to. You can easily get by on 15 USD per day in Vietnam and Laos for example.
3. The tourism infrastructure is developed
Southeast Asia is super easy to travel around in, thanks to the developed tourism infrastructure. The countries are so used to tourists now that there are hostels, hotels, international restaurants, etc, everywhere! You won’t have a hard time finding a place to sleep or a good place to eat. Transportation also works well in Southeast Asia, although you can never be sure if the bus breaks down or not. Even so, there are buses and trains running frequently so you’ll be sure to get to your destination (eventually).
4. The beaches are stunning
Thailand is home to some of the most incredible beaches in the world. Think crystal clear water, white sand beaches, palm trees as far as the eye can see and snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Everyone loves a tropical getaway and you will be guaranteed to get it here.
5. All the sites and attractions
Angkor Wat, Halong Bay, Borobudur Temple and Bagan are just a few world famous places that you can visit here in Southeast Asia. Some of the oldest civilizations in the world lived here and has left their mark on this side of Earth.
6. Southeast Asia has a rich culture
There’s so many different languages, traditions, lifestyles, fashions, values, customs and beliefs in Southeast Asia that it can be a bit difficult to wrap your head around it. But one thing is for sure – the Southeast Asian culture is one of the most fascinating in the world.
7. You can party hard here
Yes, backpackers and party goes hand in hand so we might as well put this one here. Thanks to the many travelers who comes to Southeast Asia, it’s become somewhat of a party destination as well. Have you heard of Full Moon Party? It’s a massive party that happens monthly on the island Koh Phangan in Thailand. If you think you’ve seen a crazy party, you should definitely go to Full Moon Party. It’s something else.