Temples, monks, and floating markets: there’s no region of the world quite as attractive as Southeast Asia. While Thailand and Singapore thrive under the influence of tourism, less-visited destinations such as Myanmar, Laos, and Malaysia offer unique, one-of-a-kind experiences for those backpackers willing to get out of their comfort zone.

Down south, Indonesia stretched across the region between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Each island has something different to offer: you can explore the wilderness of Sumatra and Kalimantan, the cultural splendor of Java, the luxurious comforts of Bali, the Bohemian vibe of Lombok, or the remote island feel of Sulawesi, Maluku, and Nusa Tenggara. Another fabulous island nation in Southeast Asia is the Philippines, a country featuring 36,289 kilometers of shoreline along its 7,100+ islands.

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