There's a spa experience in Southeast Asia for every interest. Almost every five-star hotel or resort offers a wellness package (adapting many traditional local wellness practices), but it pays to dig a little deeper and explore more specialized experiences elsewhere.
Historic towns don’t struggle against modernity, but find a precarious (if charming) balance between the past and present. Explore the narrow streets of these ancient, but still bustling, historic settlements, and find yourself walking back in history
Between mountain ranges and waterways, Southeast Asia splits up like a jigsaw puzzle of peoples that form up again to become part of a proudly complicated and unique tapestry. Wherever civilization found a foothold, thriving groups people settled down and prospered – each distinct yet similar, or as they say in these parts, “same same but different”.
Good, cheap food is really worth going out of the way for! If you agree with this statement, then you're the kind of foodie we want on this wide-ranging Southeast Asia food itinerary that starts in Thailand and hits all the top street food spots along the way, including (but not limited to) Malaysia's nasikandar and Indonesia's nighttime street seafood scene.
The patchwork of cultures existing within Southeast Asia have created a rich tapestry of cultural performances, all inspired by local religions, legends and traditions.
Cities in Southeast Asia remind you of the kindred souls you met on your trips. They are varied and storied – some are intriguing, while others are relaxed, quirky, or simply charming.
Whether you're exploring Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei or picking your way through Luang Prabang in Laos, the realities of traveling in Southeast Asia all boil down to money: how much you have, how you're spending it, and how much you've got left.
The rulers of the mighty Khmer empire forged the golden age of civilisation on mainland Southeast Asia, one that lasted from the 8th until the 14th century. At its zenith, the Khmer Devaraja (deified kings) presided over a kingdom that covered a wide swath of today’s Southeast Asia, even as its influence extended further beyond.
The five-day Thingyan festivities dominate the Myanmar festival calendar, offering ...
Every city in Southeast Asia has at least one – a district that only comes alive at night, when tourists converge after dark to swap travel stories over a few beers or cocktails. The bar scene in Southeast Asia is loud, energetic, and rarely ever looks the same from place to place.
Raining outside? That's still no excuse for you to stay in! The monsoon season in Southeast Asia – generally occurring between June and November – may be the region's low season for tourists, but you'll still find plenty to do even in the months when the crowds steer clear.
Traveling in Southeast Asia is not completely absent of risk. Travelers who seek more off-the-beaten-path sights might unwittingly wander beyond the protective reach of lawful authorities – leaving them without a fallback should the worst occur.
Most rivers in the world pale before the majesty and power of the Mekong River. Its 4,900-km length crosses the borders of six countries in Asia; its waters have shaped Southeast Asia's history and culture for thousands of years.
Don't be fooled by the spiky shell and (to some) eye-watering pong. The durian is lovely to know, once you get past first impressions.
Blessed with rich cultures and traditions, Southeast Asia encourages travelers to take its treasures home through its souvenirs, which go far beyond the usual key chain or fridge magnet.
Since the 70s, Western thrill seekers, meaning-of-life searchers, gap year trippers and day-trippers have plunged down a trail that winds through Southeast Asia's bustling cities, tribal villages and twisted jungle paths
During the cool but sunny months between spring and summer, the region's beaches exert a magnetic magic. You'll imagine yourself lounging by the sea, interrupted only by sipping fruit juices and slathering on sunblock, for days on end.
Long known as the “Green Jewel of Brunei”, Ulu Temburong presents to the adventure ...
Cambodia’s Great Lake Tonle Sap provides dwelling and a way of living to millions of ...
The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon runs a 21-kilometer course that begins...