Photo impressions: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia

October 25, 2013

Here are a few of my favorite pictures I took while I travelled through these countries:

Thailand

 

 

I love exploring China Town in Bangkok or in Chiang Mai, as these areas have loads of markets and workshops, and lots of interesting street activity going on. Perfect for taking photos too.

 

The relatively unknown town of Soppong (not far away from Pai and Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand) is a fantastic base for hiking and caving adventures.

 

 

 

Seeing a Muai Thai fight (in this case, on Koh Phangan) is great, if not for the fights themselves then to witness how riled up the crowd can get.

 

Laos

 

Luang Prabang is a UNESCO heritage city located at the confluence of two rivers. The surroundings are beautiful and serene and a temple at the top of a hill at the center of town provides some amazing views. On the way back from a nearby waterfall, our tuk-tuk was followed by this crazily loaded motorbike.

The Kuang Si Waterfalls near Luang Prabang are a very popular daytrip for backpackers. Be sure to take a dive into the basin. Fish will be nibbling on your feet!

The “Golden Cave” near Tham Poukham, in Vang Vieng in central Laos.

I took a balloon ride in Vang Vieng, which perhaps is not the best way to spend money as it is quite pricey for what is only a relatively short flight. However, some of the views were amazing, and if you have never gone on a balloon ride Laos is one of the cheapest places in the world to do it.

Cambodia

No visit to Cambodia is complete without going to Ankhor Wat. While it’s the huge main temple that attracts the most visitors, I was actually more intrigued by the surrounding smaller temples, which are often overgrown with enormous trees.

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh is an unsettling but virtually required visit (as well as the nearby killing fields).

The island of Koh Rong (near Sihanouksville) is absolutely stunning. At times I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming…

What were some of your favourite places in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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3 comments

  1. Niko Reply June 21, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    thanks for your amazing blog and all you time and effort you spent on it.
    I will go to North India in August, and I would love to go to south east Asia for 1-2 months from mid November to mid January and still trying to figure out where to go. I guess it will be Myanmar due to the fact that it’s still a bit less commercialized and not that far from India.

  2. Alaizza Quiozon Reply November 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

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    Best,
    xx Alaizza

  3. Aj Reply May 4, 2015 at 9:46 pm

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