PLACES VIS­ITED

Aus­tralia Cam­bo­dia Thai­land Viet­nam Laos

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Lo­cated close to the Aus­tralian Daintree rain­for­est, Ku­randa of­fers beau­ti­ful land­scapes, wa­ter­falls and some ab­so­lutely bril­liant bird life. This small Cam­bo­dian town is an ab­so­lute gem. It has bustling mar­kets and is a 20-minute drive from the Ph­nom Sam­peau temple and also a sur­pris­ing bat cave! If you’re head­ing into South East Asia, Siem Reap should be at the top of your bucket list. The tem­ples are vast and hugely de­tailed, so pen­cil in a few days to ex­plore them. Make sure you leave ex­tra early to see the sun rise over Angkor Wat – it gets very busy! Sep­a­rated by a moat, the new build­ings sur­round the quaint old city of Chi­ang Mai. The night mar­kets are among the best in Asia, and you can get a bus to the nearby Mon Tha Than wa­ter­falls and Doi Suthep temple. The an­cient Ha­long Bay used to be a haven for pi­rates. But its mag­nif­i­cent lime­stone towers have made it pop­u­lar with tourists in re­cent years. Mon­keys, gi­ant jel­ly­fish and Black Kites can all be found here.

Aus­tralia’s beau­ti­fully-coloured Rain­bow Lori­keets seem to be as com­mon as Bri­tish pi­geons, but are much more eas­ier on the eye!

Just one hour away from Luang Pra­bang, Kuang Si of­fers amaz­ing wa­ter­falls and great wildlife.

Ku­randa Bat­tam­bang Siem Reap Chi­ang Mai Ha­long Bay Kuang Si

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