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8 places to visit in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a region that has been attracting visitors from across the globe for years, and it takes just one visit to see why. Across Southeast Asia there are stunning beaches, imposing volcanoes, more temples than you could ever explore and, of course, some delicious food.

This area is exotic, exciting and somewhere everyone should travel to at least once. Here is Chapman Freeborn’s pick of 8 places to visit in Southeast Asia…

1. Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s capital is filled with French colonial architecture, ancient temples and a delightful mix of old and new. The Old Quarter of the city has pretty tree-lined streets and some of the best sights in the city.

2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia’s modernist capital city, Kuala Lumpur is filled with skyscrapers including the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world. Kuala Lumpur also has a fantastic foodie scene that those who love trying new cuisines will enjoy.

3. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Located in the north of Thailand is Chiang Mai. First founded in the 13th century, there are remnants of this history dotted throughout the city and it’s a great alternative to other Thai cities.

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4. Singapore


Singapore is a global financial and business centre with a tropical climate and some incredible architecture. The most striking piece is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, built to look like a ship sitting atop stilts. Foodies shouldn’t miss the chance to visit one of the famous Hawker centres to taste some mouth-watering Asian street food.

5. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand’s capital and largest city is home to more than 8 million people. It is a city filled with street and floating markets, street food vendors with delicious-smelling dishes, opulent temples, amazing shops and malls and much more for visitors to the city to discover.

6. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

In the northeast of Vietnam lies Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where two thousand islands and islets jut out from the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Recognised as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, a visit here is a must when in Southeast Asia.

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7. Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the most popular of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands and it is little wonder why. With crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, verdant green rice terraces, great diving opportunities and the choice of doing as much or as little as you want, Bali is like a little slice of paradise.

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8. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia’s capital city is located on the banks of the meandering Mekong River and has a wonderful café culture, amazing food and gorgeous architecture. Definitely don’t leave without admiring the shimmering Royal Palace in the Silver Pagoda.

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