As the world’s largest continent, it’s no wonder that Asia is teeming with activities, attractions, and legendary sites. Comprised of 48 countries having major cities and smaller colorful towns, the continent offers a plethora of things that you can enjoy to your heart’s content.
Due to its vastness, though, it would be hardly possible to see all of Asia in one go. For a start, you can travel to Southeast Asia. This region has long been a favorite for travelers, almost to the point that it has become a cliche. Well, a place will not become so popular for no reason.
With the best accommodation, such as the BE Happy Guesthouse Cambodia, get ready for a wonderful and memorable Asian holiday!
Why travel to Southeast Asia?
A trip to this region is often ideal, whether you are a first-time or a seasoned traveler. Aside from the fact that traveling to Southeast Asia does not cost much, there are also endless activities that you can enjoy whatever type of person you are. You can always find a piece of Southeast Asia that will stay in your heart and will make you understand why the region is so frequently visited.
From the beautiful beaches to the rich culture, here are reasons why you should visit the region:
- Stunning beaches – There are many archipelagos in this region, where you will find powdery-white sand beaches touched by alluring crystal-clear blue waters. Many of these beaches are not overdeveloped, which means that they will still feel like paradise.
- Wildlife – Like Africa, Southeast Asia is also home to some of the most interesting creatures on the planet, many of which are endemic to the region.
- Culture – Of course, there is a rich culture that is unique to SEA. As you explore, you will be met with sweet smiles that come straight from the hearts of the locals. Plus, the way of living is so authentic that you will not find anything like it somewhere else in the world. This is definitely a good reason to visit these countries.
Take Cambodia, for example. While some people skip it entirely for their itineraries—thinking that it’s just the same as other Southeast Asian countries—it is actually very different.
For one, a visit to Cambodia will let you explore an incredible amount of Khmer history and culture that will not learn elsewhere. Of course, eating Khmer food is something that you can’t miss.
Far away from the big city, nature and wildlife reign. You will also find flora and fauna that are endemic to the country alone.
Aside from these, it’s pretty easy to travel in Southeast Asia, which is why it is considered as a “mecca” by backpackers from all over the world.
What should you do when you visit Asia?
With an endless number of options to choose from, selecting a city to visit in Asia can be overwhelming. Nonetheless, you can always go to places that other travelers are raving about. Here are just 3 cities that you should include on your bucket list and the activities that make them popular.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
Visiting Angkor Wat is definitely among the top things to do in Siem Reap. However, there is definitely more to the city than this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also visit the Old Market, tour the Cambodia Landmine Museum, and take a dirt-bike trip to Phnom Kulen.
Where to stay: BE Happy Guesthouse Cambodia
- Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of the most popular destinations, not only in Asia, but all over the world—with good reason. This island, also known as the “Island of the Gods”, has beautiful beaches where you can laze around, swim, surf, and try other water sports. Other things that you can do are exploring famous temples, visiting adventure parks, and watching a cultural dance.
Where to stay: THE LOVINA Bali Resort
- Koh Samui, Thailand
Probably the most famous island in Thailand, Koh Samui is known for its stunning palm tree-edged beaches and clear waters. Its broad appeal attracts all types of travelers, from backpackers to celebrities.
Aside from enjoying the beaches, you can also visit the Big Buddha Temple, go on a safari tour, and take a trip to the Ang Thong Marine Park.
Where to stay: Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa
When in Cambodia, where should you stay?
As previously mentioned, Cambodia is one of the best choices for a destination when you travel to Asia. However, to make your experience more fun and memorable, you must choose the best accommodation for your stay.
While there are many hotels in this country, one of the most ideal places to book your accommodation with is the BE Happy Guesthouse Cambodia, especially when you are in Siem Reap.
This lovely little property has cozy and colorful rooms and is located in a quiet suburban area that offers you an authentic feel of the Cambodian countryside.
With an ethos that supports responsible tourism to minimize the negative impact of traveling on the local people and their environment, they are the best option if you care about being sustainable.
Moreover, the guesthouse is also vegan-friendly. They serve vegan food options and does not support the use of products that are not cruelty-free. Just like vegan food relief charities and organizations, such as Food for Life Global, they’re fighting for a better world where animals are given the love and respect that they deserve. You can do research about finding vegan food while you travel so you are prepared to know where to look!