8 Trendiest Travel Experiences in Southeast Asia
Nothing exemplifies the Southeast Asia travel experiences better than the updating destinations. We would love to bring you 8 worthy endeavors that everyone should have on your Asia Travel Bucket list. Worry no more and step on the world memorably in 2019!
1. VISITING GIANT HANDS – GOLDEN BRIDGE IN BA NA HILLS (DA NANG, VIETNAM)
If culture curiosity plays great part in your journey, let’s take stroll through the hands of God in Ba Na Hills, Da Nang, Vietnam. The Golden Bridge is definitely one of the most alluring travel destinations in 2018 with all worth-visit elements, the iconic patterns as its shape represents “gold-thread” (the blessed string offering goodness and protection in Asian culture), the wow factor as the architecture holds extreme uniqueness in size (150m long, held up by a “mountain god behind”), material (made of steel and fiberglass instead of traditional stones), plus, the entertainment crossover as tourists can stay in Ba Na Hills for extended trips or additional programs.
* Tips: The attraction draws a huge attention from travelers worldwide and you may find overwhelming with too many visitors at once. Make it odd time, early morning, lunchtime or late in the afternoon ( 5.00 PM onwards) and you will have the bridge almost for yourself and can enjoy a peaceful walk with endless view of nature.
2. TRACKING THE RAILWAY ROUTE IN HANOI (VIETNAM)
Hidden between the narrow, age-old streets of Hanoi Old Quarter and crowded local blocks, there lies a “funky little area”, where the only way to access is not by typical motorbikes but on foot, the Train Street. The distance from a house here to the railway counts merely feet away! One of the most fascinating (and somehow dangerous) sights while tracking this route might be observing the high speed trains bustling through the residential areas. At that very moment, citizens of the Train Street still remains calm, doing their daily activities as laundry, cooking or sun-bathing on a low portable chair next to the rails!
Train passing time:
- Monday – Friday: 6.00 AM – 7.00 PM & 7.20 PM
- Saturday & Sunday: 9.15 AM – 11.35 AM – 3.20 PM – 5.45 PM – 6.40 PM – 7.10 PM
Time is approximate. If you want to catch exact moment the train passing by, make sure to arrive at the spot around 30 minutes early.
3. SOARING SIEM REAP’S SKY BY MICROLIGHT (CAMBODIA)
Again, green paddy fields, webbing river and ancient temple grounds of Angkor appear at a glimpse, yet, from the bird-eye. In Cambodia, the ultra-light aircraft (microlight) is refered to “flying moto” with fixed wings, twin seats and complex machines which allows maximum two passengers at total 110kg. Before setting-off the sky, visitors will be well-equipped, waiting for the glide settlement. Flying on a microlight falls for around 15 to 30 minutes only. Nonetheless, the wide-lensed and airborne position that you have while soaring the sky would shorten sightseeing time from few days to less than an hour as you can see vast scale of Angkor’s historical features, uncharted nature landscapes and also, parts of Khmer local life into different perspective.
4. BLASTING THE ANGKOR ZIPLINE (SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA)
How many ziplines in the world have you been through? Angkor zipline would bring to you a touch of difference and take away some grace hidden within as you will get the happiest scream flying around Archeological Park’s jungle. The Gibbon here is located behind Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and other famous temples and well-functioned by a zip lining expert team so you can believe in its strict safety standards before joining main events. The procedure is simple: pick-up, gear-up and swing-through. To whom fresh air, panoramic views, bird voices and forest discovery have become profound obsession, join Angkor’s zipline groupies for this one-in-a-lifetime experience.
5. GLAMPING IN LUANG PRABANG (LAOS)
What is more for the camping concept? Camping and Glamorous stay as one!
Seeking for inclusive experience, adventurous and leisurely at once can sometimes be bothersome to travelers due to the fact that tour packages nowadays usually offer such extreme qualities from each type. With best of both worlds, “glamping” (camping and glamorous stay) in Luang Prabang totally runs the show. After exploring Ancient town Luang Prabang or climbing every mountain commanding the prosperous waterfall view, you will be able to calm all senses by a charming 5-star dinner and cuddling sleep in the hilltop tent, safely and privately upfront to magnificent outdoor scenes.
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6. EXPLORING 4000 ISLANDS, CHAMPASAK (LAOS)
There are four keys to open the door to this mythical land, the 4000 Islands. First, understand well about its raging waterfalls and tranquil canyons because the Mekong River here allows a fantastical linkage between waterlines; therefore, you can absolutely go for multiple full-day-kayak trips. Second, try your luck with the rare freshwater dolphins while cruising along Irrawaddy River, one of the most unique species on Earth! Then, head to the “Niagara of the East” – Khone Phapheng waterfall. The best way to drive here is by bicycle. Live green and enjoy the greens!
7. DISCOVERING CHIANG MAI ARTISAN’S ART ON THE TABLE (THAILAND)
Cooking is more or less an art form in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The artisans here, including chefs and cooks, strive to deliver guests coming to their restaurants best dining experience. All ingredients must be the freshest of them all, combined with age-old recipes and traditional cooking techniques, creating a flux of taste-bud tantalizer for any who visit the place. To elaborate that authenticity in table setting and recipe contemplating, join this mesmerizing food journey, learn how to make incredible local dishes and absorb the art of refined cuisine decoration herein Northern Thailand!
8. CONNECTING NATURE IN KOH TAO (THAILAND)
The third and tiniest amongst three paradise islands of Thailand (Phang Nga, Samui and Tao), Koh Tao has recently gained upscale popularity for its heavenly, tranquil and wild beauty. Here, the pristine beaches, miracle underwater life as well as vibrant jungle-topped ecosystem are what most desired. Traveling to Koh Tao, visitors usually choose a connecting journey with green itineraries, open-air stays and laid-back travel style to indulge in breath-taking nature. In reality, the number of turtles inhabiting the island counts significantly, which offer adventurers a great chance to spot them in outdoor activities, for instance, scuba diving, snorkeling or local boat cruising.
UPDATED DECEMBER 2018 BY LE DOAN
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