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Destinations - South East Asia

South East Asia is one of the best places in the world to travel across. The culture and day to day life is exotic and unfamiliar and can give you glimpses into lives as you would never have imagined. The region is also very cheap for both food and accommodation, so a small budget goes a very long way here.

Thailand, particularly Bangkok, is your gateway to the region due to the vast number of international flights in and out of the metropolis. Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam are only a bus ride away, while peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and the islands of Indonesia are also within easy reach.

The historic cities and temples of the area are quite remarkable, from the massive Khmer complexes of Ankor in Cambodia, to Thailand's Royal Palace and the ancient Laos city of Luang Prabang. There are cultural treasures here too in the traditional arts and dances of the region. There are even some remote hill tribes that are still living the same tradional lifestyle they were hundreds of years ago.

The region has its share of natural wonders too - Thailand's Khao Sok and Ang Thong Marine National Parks are spectacular while Vietnams's Ha Long Bay is otherworldly.

Finally there are the beaches. Fine white sand and clear waters are found across the region and there are still many areas that remain quiet and unspoilt. Here you can chill in a hammock strung out in front of your beach hut while you wait for the next beautiful sunset.