Southeast Asia is loaded with fantastic destinations to enjoy a superb holiday. Made of Mainland Southeast Asia and Maritime Southeast Asia, it comprises of Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore and Taiwan.
There is ample to see and lots to explore in each of these fascinating countries. Browse Butterworth hotels for an affordable and comfortable stay, and get the best value out of your money.
Here are some of the top-notch attractions in Southeast Asia.
Beautiful Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai in Thailand
Chiang Mai, located in the northern mountains of Thailand and is noted for its rich past and diverse landscape. Do not miss out on the hundreds of beautiful Buddhist temples that are the surviving structures from ancient times. Explore Talat Warorot, the modern city market where you can shop for everything from pickled tea leaves to fishing nets and other souvenirs.
The coastal town of Hoi An in Vietnam
Hoi An, a Unesco World Heritage Site is a coastal town today. The 15th-century fishing port is situated on the Eastern Vietnam Sea and is well famous for pristine white-sand beaches as well as historical sites. Visit the Japanese Covered built in the 16th century and take a tour in a traditional wooden long-tail boat if looking for adventure. Visit Cam Thanh Village to meet the bamboo craftsmen and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
The contemporary Taipei skyline in Taiwan
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is dominated by its skyscrapers. Explore its contemporary buildings and lively markets plus the hidden historical gems. Start your trip by soaring the Taipei 101 tower and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Visit the National Palace Museum to look at the most extensive collections of Chinese art in the world. Go the Tonghua Night Market to enjoy the local cuisine and especially the rice-wine sweet dumplings.
Visit the industrial town of Butterworth in Penang
Butterworth is the largest town in Seberang Perai in the Malaysian state of Penang. The industrial port is interesting to explore because of its intricate concrete mesh of flyovers, rail lines, and highways. Book yourself a room at Aroma Hotel Butterworth and enjoyed exploring the town. The hotel is well placed and located near the major attractions. Go for island hopping on any of those ferries that leave the island few minutes.
Spectacular sights at Siem Reap in Cambodia
The cultural capital offers plenty of spectacular sights. Once you arrive, start your trip with the temple of Angkor Thom Complex and the Angkor National Museum spread across 250 square miles. Temple of Angkor Wat is indeed one of the most spectacular of the temples here. Enjoy the lively street food scene especially at night.
The stunning beaches and lush rice paddies of Bali in Indonesia
Bali indeed feels like a paradise with the lush greenery of its rice paddies and the whiteness of its pristine beaches. Well famous as Island of the Gods, Bali is much more than its glorious beaches. Explore those iconic Tegalalang rice terraces and later make a trip to the Gunung Kawi, a shrine of the 11th-century royals. Visit the Hindu temple perched atop cliffs, Pura Luhur Ulu Watu for more cultural exploration.
A cultural experience in Luang Prabang in Laos
Luang Prabang an ancient capital is a Unesco World Heritage Site because of its unique mix of European colonial architecture and the traditional Lao buildings. One comes across one of the most significant Buddhist temples, Wat Xieng Thong that was built in the 16th century. Hike the trail to the Kuang Si waterfalls, made of beautiful turquoise pools.
Diverse attractions in Penang in Malaysia
Penang attracts tourists because of its diverse attractions such as the quiet fishing villages, the white sandy beaches, and the large resorts. Most tourists enjoy exploring temples, mosques, and colonial buildings in the city. Enjoy a huge variety of local street food like rice cakes, egg, and pickled vegetables at incredibly lower prices. Visit the Penang National Park and explore the most delightful and quietest beaches on the island.