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Posts Tagged ‘Southeast Asia’
 

 
Two of the stone faces at Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor’s Lesser Known, but Stunningly Beautiful Angkor Thom

When I was growing up, seeing mysterious stone temples on tv with larger than life faces was relatively commonplace. From Indiana Jones to Legends of the Hidden Temple, I thought that most lost, ancient temples were covered in ...
by Jim Cheney
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The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Scams at the Thai-Cambodian Border at Poipet

Of all the border crossings in Asia, I doubt there are any more notorious and scam ridden than the one between Thailand and Cambodia. At the Thai-Cambodian border crossing between Aranyaprathet, Thailand, and Poipet, Cambodia, ...
by Jim Cheney
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The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

Before Bangkok and before Chiang Mai, there was Sukhothai. Often cited as the first capital of the Thai empire, Sukhothai is one of the most important ancient cities in all of Southeast Asia. Today, many visitors to Thailand ma...
by Jim Cheney
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Foreigners wait in a long line to enter the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Discuss: Is It Okay to Charge Foreigners More Than Locals?

I’m not going to lie, one of my biggest pet peeves when traveling is places that charge foreigners more than locals. It drives me absolutely crazy. Some sites are quite subtle about it, putting the lower pricing in the lo...
by Jim Cheney
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The Top 5 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar

The Top 5 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar [Guest Post]

Myanmar is Southeast Asia’s newest must visit location. Relatively untouched by tourism for many years, the whole country seems to still be in the past. Yangon (formally Rangoon) has been an exotic and romantic name for centu...
by a Guest Contributor
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Located in the capital of Vientiane, Pha That Luang is the national symbol of Laos.

Laos: The Perfect Destination for Budget Travelers

There’s something special about Laos. Despite being the most bombed country per capita in history, the people of this often-overlooked country are full of smiles and eager to greet travelers to their beautiful country. Du...
by Jim Cheney
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