Canyoning in Dalat

Adventures and Activities in Southeast Asia

Adventure holidays and activities are becoming more and more popular over recent years. No longer is it just a niche market for the young and and daring. More travelers of many ages and backgrounds are being attracted to getting out of their comfort zone whilst on holiday. With the introduction of so many rules and […]

Yangon-Bagan Bicycle Adventure

One of the most exciting ways to explore Myanmar is to do it by bike especially if you’re a keen cyclist looking for adventure. Take in all the stunning and historical sights and attractions that litter this entire country. You can also easily get off the beaten track and discover amazing places in this relatively […]

Ecotourism in Chi Pat, Cambodia

Chi Phat is a small village located in the Cardamon Mountains in Cambodia and it is one of the most wonderful and authentic experiences you may have in Southeast Asia. Chi Pat is unique in that it is focused in Ecotourism with the Wildlife Alliance helping to educate and teach the local community to make […]

Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos

Down the Mekong with Luang Suay

If you are looking for a unique travel experience in Southeast Asia then look no further than exclusive journey down the mekong river in Laos. Luang Suay cruises offers a combination of culture and adventure amongst a breathtaking views with a high level of service that allows you to travel in style. Mekong Cruises runs […]

A Day Tour of The Wonders of Angkor

You’ve just arrived to the the mysterious and enchanting city of Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia and you are full of excitement and anticipation to explore the temples and attractions that this UNESCO Heritage city has to offer. But you don’t know where to start and what trail to follow. So we at AsiaTrips have created […]

One Pillar Pagoda

A day of culture in Hanoi

Vietnam’s northerly capital is home to around 6.5 million people and offers an abundance of authentic Vietnamese charm. Between broad boulevards, narrow Old Town alleyways, ornate colonial buildings, romantic lakes and the shadows of gigantic trees, you’ll find countless sights to see and numerous fascinating traits of everyday life in Vietnam. This quaint capital is […]

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Top Natural Attractions in Southeast Asia (Part 1)

If you’re a nature lover and you enjoy the beauty of the world around you then Southeast Asia is the place to go. Some of the most awe- inspiring natural phenomenon are in this region which includes the most unique features. Here is a list of the top natural attractions in Southeast Asia. Halong Bay, […]

Koh Phi Phi

Bucket list ideas for Southeast Asia

Throughout my years of travelling I have always been asked where is best place I have been, what was the most amazing thing I have done and many more curious questions to satisfy the curiosity of friends and would be travellers. To be honest people travel for different reasons and therefore have different goals when […]

Rice Fields at Bolaven Plateau in Southern Laos

Exploring the Bolavean Plateu in Laos

With an area of 10,000 sq km and a height of up to 800m, this seemingly endless plateau rises above the surrounding land like an upturned plate. The Bolaven Province has countless waterfalls, coffee plantations, elephant sanctuaries and unique villages of the ethnic minorities that offer a unique, educational and interesting opportunity for travelers  to […]

Mrauk U temples, Dukkanthein Paya

Myanmar’s Ancient Secret – Mrauk U

Hidden deep in the history of Myanmar and overshadowed by it’s more popular and bigger tourist destination rival – Bagan, Mrauk U is a living, breathing and working historical town full of secrets, where goat herders and radish farmers still live and work amid the 700 ancient temples. Mrauk U was the capital of the Rakhine (Arakanese) […]

Khmer New Year

Celebrating the Khmer New Year

In many countries in South Asia such as Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and parts of India and Sri Lanka New Year is celebrated around the same time. In Cambodia “Sus’Dei Chnam Thmei” as it is known the holiday lasts for three days beginning on New Year’s Day, which usually falls on April 13 or 14th, which […]

Island Hopping in Sihanoukville

Island Hopping in Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville is fast becoming a popular beach retreat for those travelling around Cambodia. It is even becoming the No.1 destination in the country surpassing that of the Temples of Angkor next to Siem Reap for some travellers as it has a number of beaches and islands to explore and visit. One of the most popular […]

Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle

Tropical green jungles, unique hill tribe villages, mesmerising mountain views, lush rice paddies, you have just arrived at one of the most infamous destinations in Southeast Asia- ‘The Golden Triangle’.  From the description it sounds like an amazing place to visit and it is. However historically the area gained notoriety in the 1920s as one […]

Phokeethra Country Club

Take a Swing in Cambodia

One of the world’s favourite pastimes is Golf and at AsiaTrips we recognise that there is a growing demand for holidaymakers looking to enjoy some time on the golf course along with enjoying an exciting vacation. Therefore we have selected exclusively for AsiaTrips guests a once in a lifetime adventure to the UNESCO Heritage site […]

Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear Temple

When you think about historical and religious attractions in Cambodia you most likely will think of the Temples of Angkor which is by far the one of the most famous and visited attractions in the whole of Southeast Asia. However On July 8, 2008, the World Heritage Committee added another World Heritage Site list in […]

The Strand Hotel, Yangon

The Famous Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar.

Arguably one of the most famous landmarks and hotels in Myanmar is The Strand Hotel in Yangon. A 20-minute walk from Chinatown, Sule Pagoda and Aung Sang Market, it is located in the heart of the city and the perfect location to do all your sightseeing in the city. The hotel is a 3-storey Victorian build […]

Sunrise iEnjoy the Views over Bagan with an Amazing Once-in-a-lifetime Balloon Riden Enjoy the Views over Bagan with an Amazing Once-in-a-lifetime Experience

Myanmar – Russia’s New Alternative Holiday Destination

Travel bans imposed by the Russian government to Turkey and Egypt has meant that over 7 million Russian tourists will be looking for new holiday destinations. Possible destinations that have been discussed are Israel, Cuba, Morocco and Greece. But there is another destination which has not yet been discussed and has the potential to be […]

Tree Alliance

Helping underprivilidged Children

AsiaTrips encourages all our guests to help improve the lives of  underprivileged children by dining at restaurants run by TREE (Training Restaurants for Employment and Entrepreneurship). TREE is a global alliance of training restaurants offering its partners in the NGO world access to established high quality standards of practice in the field of social enterprise […]

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Southeast Asia

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated 37 World Heritage Sites in a total of 11 countries in Southeast Asia. Here’s a rundown on the countries that AsiaTrips operates in – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.   CAMBODIA Angkor, Siem Reap – Arguably the most popular and visited site in […]

Enjoying Sunset

Best destinations for couples in Southeast Asia

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time we tend to think about that perfect honeymoon adventure or romantic getaway with our loved ones whether it be an exhilarating adventure or blissful beach hideaway. We at AsiaTrips have come up with a list of the top 5 destination for couples in Southeast […]

Hotels

Acommodation: Booking online Vs Booking at Destination

One of the biggest decisions when I travel is whether to book my accommodation online before I get to my destination or to go directly there and find it,  in order to get the best accommodation at the best prices and value for my money. There is nothing more frustrating to find out that another hotel […]

Temples in Bagan, Myanmar

Must see places historical places in Southeast Asia

If you are a history lover and appreciate past civilisations and cultures then you must visit the following places that will give all history buffs plenty to explore, discover and enjoy in Southeast Asia. Plain of Jars, Phonsavanh, Laos The province of Xieng Khouang is home to a number of culturally and historically significant sites […]

Mahamuni Pagoda

Mahamuni Pagoda

Every morning before dawn the traditional face washing rite for the Mahamuni image is carried out between  4am- 4:30am. This incredible experience is observed by people from all over Myanmar who travel to visit and worship at the one of the country’s most revered Pagodas. The Pagoda is located in the city of Mandalay close […]

elephants

Living with Elephants in Laos

The Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) in Sayaboury, Laos was built to protect the future and natural way of life for the Asian elephant in Laos. It gives outsiders the opportunity to visit, experience and contribute to help build a safe and stable future for the elephants. The Center opened in 2011 and has a whole […]

Sunset time on the Mekong

Sunset Cruise on the Mekong River

If you are in Phnom Penh in Cambodia then you should definitely treat yourself to a cruise on the Mekong River, especially if you happen to be following the tourist trail of visiting S21 and the Killing Fields as this is the perfect adventure to take you away from misery of Cambodia’s past and get […]

Thai Food

7 Thai foods you must try!

Thailand is probably the worlds favourite tourist destination. From amazing white sand beaches, tropical islands, international shopping, to luxury hotels at bargain prices, Thailand has it all. But it there is one thing that sets Thailand apart from other popular tourist destinations, and that is the food! Thai food is a diverse cuisine with hundreds […]

Sunset at Phu Quoc island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc – The Secret Island

  I love tropical Islands, so much so that I even lived on one for 4 years! Not only do you have sun soaked beaches and laid-back lifestyles but it’s also that feeling about being so isolated from the rest of the world, all your cares and worries seems so distant and you forget about […]

Meditation in Thailand

Thailand is the ultimate destination for sun, sea, shopping, relaxing and enlightenment? That’s right, Thailand isn’t just great for holidays, it is also the perfect destination for spiritual development. Thailand is one of the strongest Buddhist countries in South East Asia and everywhere you look there is a beautiful, golden temple offering a refuge of […]

Vientiane, Laos

48 hours in Vientiane

Laos is a stunningly beautiful country and home to a mere 3.6 million people! The capital city Vientiane is more the size of a town than a city with an infrastructure to match. Vientiane is where most travellers to Laos arrive and so the gateway to a country currently unspoilt by tourism or development. This […]

Cambodian Food

The foods you will find in Cambodia

Sweet and sour flavors dance over my tongue as I devoured my favorite Cambodian dish: Fried noodles and vegetables drenched in sugarcane and vinegar. Afterwards I washed it all down with a pineapple and mango shake. In most Cambodian restaurants you are going to find dishes which involve a little meat, a lot of rice, […]

Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos

Relaxing on the Lao Mekong

I pushed giant elephant-ear leaves aside was watched as Golden shards of light dripped through the clouds and scattered across the Mekong River. On the other side of the river, rows and rows of cloud-bathed mountains rose and fell until they faded into a mirage. On both banks of the river, tall, thick, old trees […]

Buddha statues in Bhumiparsa Mudra position, Calling the Earth To Witness the Truth, Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

Myanmar For Beginners

Myanmar is a land of culture and mystery where the time is marked by Buddhist rituals; women wake up before the sunrise to cook for the monks; and people rest under the shade of one of the golden pagoda the dot the country. It’s a land where most people are not used to see foreigners […]

Shwedagon Pagoda Temple - The Oldest Pagoda in the World

Explore Yangon like a local

Yangon is a city of history and a modern day melting pot of different cultures. Exploring the old capital of Burma, you will come across grand, golden Buddhist temples, Muslim mosques and Indian restaurants, colonial buildings along with large international hotels, souvenir shops and some fancy new coffee bars. Many tourists who visit the historical […]

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Bayon Temple Stone Carvings, Angkor.

Losing yourself in Angkor

The stars washed their silver light over Angkor Wat as I waited for the sun to rise. Finally, in the distance, tiny yellow fingers grasped at the southeastern horizon, they pulled and the sun rose to bask the Cambodian countryside, the coconut trees, and the Ancient temples in its pale yellow light. The sun rose […]

Hoi An, Vietnam

Historic Hoi An

Hoi An is often called the ‘Venice of Asia’ and from the first second you set your foot in the Ancient Town, you can see why. The city, made up of small alleys and quirky historical building, develops along the Thu Bồn river and is cut through by canals. The chaotic market is busy, full […]

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Sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Holidays in Cambodia

The best holidays in Cambodia are inclusive of everything that Cambodia has, its ancient temples, its relaxed capital, its cozy beach sanctuaries, its wild jungles and its rough countryside. If you are planning to have a holiday in Cambodia, make sure to fully explore what this amazing country has to offer. If you don’t know […]

You should visit during the monsoon season!

Stone sized raindrops fell. The monsoon had arrived. We scooted our table away from the road, further under the restaurant’s protective awning. Motorcycles zoomed by. Their drivers, wrapped in solid green, blue, white and yellow rain jackets, splashed waves onto the sidewalk as they sped off like hues of a rainbow racing side by side. […]

Exploring Vietnam’s Cu Chi tunnels

As we entered the Cu Chi tunnels, the darkness washed over and drowned us. Our eyes struggled to surface above the blackness. I ran my hands along the tunnel walls, at least I could feel my way through them. The air grew cool as the tunnel opened.  Minh flipped a switch and lightbulbs burned bright. […]

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Battambang, the hidden gem of Cambodia

Did you know that Cambodia’s second bigger city is Battambang? That’s right, and I bet that the name doesn’t ring a bell. When we think of Cambodia, we think about the incredible temples of Angkor, the bustling capital Phnom Penh or about the beach getaway of Sihanoukville and surrounding islands. Battambang is often out of […]

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Relaxing in Phnom Penh

If you’re in Phnom Penh someone is bound to tell you to go explore the local markets. They might tell you to go to the Russian Market, where you can find cheap handicrafts, pirated brand name clothes, and a lot of used and new motorcycle parts. They might suggest the “New” or “Central” Market where […]

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Visit Burma’s ancient city Bagan

Imagine climbing the jagged, stone steps of an ancient temple shortly before sunrise. The night is still strong but you can see the orange hues of sunrise on the horizon. On the short journey from your guest house to Mi Nyein Gon temple you glimpsed the other temples – big, red and old – many […]

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