35 top places in Southeast Asia every backpacker should visit


We’ve just recently returned back from our backpacking trip around Southeast Asia and we are still full of it. In almost 7 months, we traveled through 7 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam) and visited so many places that sent a shiver up our spines. Since our return, everyone keeps asking us about the best country, best place or best memory and only now we realize how hard it is to answer those questions.  For us, every day in Southeast Asia has been an adventure, however, there has been places, that will always stay in our hearts no matter what.

So what are those 35 unforgettable palces every backpacker should visit?

1/35 Motorbike ride through Sapa Valley, Vietnam

Sapa Valley, Vietnam

Sapa Valley, Vietnam

2/35 Hmong village, Vietnam

Hmong tribe, Vietnam

Hmong tribe, Vietnam

3/35 Kelingking beach,  Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Kelingking beach, Nusa Penida

Kelingking beach, Nusa Penida

4/35 Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

5/35 Nyang Nyang beach, Bali

Nyang nyang beach

Nyang nyang beach

6/35 Rice terraces in Ubud, Bali

Rice fields in Ubud, Bali

Rice fields in Ubud, Bali

7/35 2 days trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake, Myanmar

Trekking in Myanmar

Trekking in Myanmar

8/35 Atuh beach, Nusa Penida

9/35 Tanjung Rhu beach, Langkawi 

Tanjung Rhu beach, Langkawi

10/35 Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

11/35 Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

12/35 PondonUdokk, Yogyakarta

13/35 Regency hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Regency hotel Kuala Lumpur

Regency hotel Kuala Lumpur

14/35 Riding a long tail boat, Thailand

Riding a long tail boats, Thailand

Riding long tail boats, Thailand

15/35 Uluwatu temple, Bali

Uluwatu temple, Bali

Uluwatu temple, Bali

16/35 Green bowl beach, Bali

Green bowl beach, Bali

Green bowl beach, Bali

17/35 Thomas beach, Bali

 

Thomas beach, Bali

Thomas beach, Bali

18/35 Ziplining, Chiang Mai, Thailand

19/35 Elephant rescue camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Elephant rescue camp, Chiang Mai

Elephant rescue camp, Chiang Mai

20/35 White temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand

White temple, Thailand

White temple, Thailand

21/35 Snorkeling with mantas, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Snorkeling with Mantas, Nusa Penida

Snorkeling with Mantas, Nusa Penida

22/35 Snorkeling with turtles, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Snorkeling with turtles

Snorkeling with turtles

23/35 Jimbaran fish market, Bali

Jimbaran fish market, Bali

Jimbaran fish market, Bali

24/35 Night market, Krabi, Thailand

Night market, Krabi, Thailand

Night market, Krabi, Thailand

25/35 Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

26/35 Floating villages on Inle lake, Myanmar

Inle lake, Myanmar

Inle lake, Myanmar

27/35 Sekumpul waterfall, Bali

28/35 Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

29/35 Street food and street art of Penang, Malaysia

Street art in Penang, Malaysia

Street art in Penang, Malaysia

30/35 Pantai Mawun, Lombok

Pantai Mawun, Lombok, Indonesia

Pantai Mawun, Lombok, Indonesia

31/35 Street life, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

32/35 Hike Kawah Ijen, Java

Kawah Ijen, Java

Kawah Ijen, Java

33/35 Sleeping in a tree house, Nusa Penida

 

Sleeping in a tree house, Nusa Penida

Sleeping in a tree house, Nusa Penida

34/35 Eating in Michelin star restaurant, Singapore

35/35 U- bein bridge, Myanmar

U bein bridge, Myanmar

U bein bridge, Myanmar

 

Hope you liked the article. Would you add any other place to the list? I would love to keep this list updated. Happy Travels and don’t forget to share this post or PIN the picture below for later.

35 unforgettable places to see in southeast asia

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