1 of 13 . Sunset in Bagan

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Sunset in Bagan

Bagan is located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River in Central Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and is the site of the densest collection of Buddhist temples, stupas and monasteries in the world. The haunting beauty and juxtaposition of the stupas and spires rising above the Bagan plain veiled in morning mist creates an unforgettable panorama which rivals any of the more famous and renowned attractions in the world such as the Egyptian Pyramids or Machu Picchu in Peru. In addition to the visual beauty there are also the cultural wonders to experience as many of the ancient temples and pagodas are active and living sites of devotion in this country of colour and warmth where religion is the life blood of society. ..Readmore

2 of 13 . Bagan's people in Myanamar

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Bagan's people in Myanamar

Bagan is well-known as one of the most amazing sites in Myanmar (Burma). Formerly, this region was named Pagan and used to be the capital of the namesake kingdom, which had existed in the phase of 9th to 13th century AD. ..Readmore

3 of 13 . Bagan at dusk, Myanmar

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Bagan at dusk, Myanmar

Although tourism has not really developed, many travelers love Bagan because of impartial, open-hearted indigenous residents and the space steeped in culture. ..Readmore

4 of 13 . Myanmar monk smoking a cigar by Peter Halling Hilborg

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Myanmar monk smoking a cigar by Peter Halling Hilborg

Once a pariah state, Myanmar – previously known as Burma – is fast becoming the must-see destination in Southeast Asia, helped by an incredible array of tourist sights: golden stupas as tall as skyscrapers, ancient ruins, fascinating hill tribes, unexplored jungles, peaceful beach resorts, legions of monks, and mesmerising cities made legendary by writers like Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell. ..Readmore

5 of 13 . Bangkok Tuk-tuk by Didier Baertschiger

6 of 13 . Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in Hanoi, Vietnam at Night. Photo by Malingering

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Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in Hanoi, Vietnam at Night. Photo by Malingering

Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc square, which is named after an educational institution that existed in Hanoi for a short time at the beginning of the 20th century and aimed to reform Vietnamese society under French colonialism. It is at the crossroads point of Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Dao and Hang Gai Streets to the northeast of Sword Lake. ..Readmore

7 of 13 . Mekong delta, Vietnam

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Mekong delta, Vietnam

Being a very rich, beautiful and lush area, Mekong Delta is the southern most region of Vietnam end of the Mekong River. It splits in Cambodia into two main rivers, the Bassac (Hau Giang) and the Upper River (Tien Giang), then in Vietnam into a more complex system, creating a maze of small canals, rivers and arroyos interspersed with villages and floating markets. Life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river and boats are still the main means of transport to access villages. ..Readmore

8 of 13 . Phuket, Thailand

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Phuket, Thailand

Thailand’s largest island and a province in its own right, PHUKET (pronounced “Poo-ket”) has been a prosperous region since the nineteenth century, when Chinese merchants got in on its tin-mining and sea-borne trade, before turning to the rubber industry. It remains the wealthiest province in Thailand, with the highest per-capita income, but what mints the money nowadays is tourism: with an annual influx of visitors that tops five million, Phuket ranks second in popularity only to Pattaya, and the package-tour traffic has wrought its usual transformations. ..Readmore

9 of 13 . Bangkok Grand Palace

10 of 13 . Angkor temple, Cambodia

11 of 13 . Penang, Malaysia

12 of 13 . Thailand's White Temple - Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

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Thailand's White Temple - Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

The beautiful building was nearly destroyed by an earthquake in May of this year. Luckily, Kositpipat was inspired to rebuild the parts of the temple that were destroyed following an international outpour of support and cash. It seems people across the world appreciate the bizarre majesty of the White Temple. ..Readmore

13 of 13 . Bagan temple, Myanmar

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Bagan temple, Myanmar

From Myanmar to Vietnam, Southeast Asia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for experienced travelers and those looking for a more adventurous experience. No matter your reason for wanting to explore these culturally significant destinations, here are a few key tips worth keeping in mind. ..Readmore