Top 7 Inspirational Places To Visit In SEA

Top 7 Inspirational Places To Visit In SEA

Southeast Asia is one of the most marketable destinations for all kind of travellers. It offers so much in value and variety that in recent years tourism has sky-rocketed. Let’s be honest, we’ve all seen at least one mesmerizing photo of the beautiful places in SEA, enticing you with its white-sanded beaches, intricate temples, Buddha statues, the luring green jungle and the natural coconuts ready to sip on. Making it a traveller’s dream!!

There are hundreds of places to visit over there, if not thousands, that offer its visitors some form of inspiration. Unfortunately, some travellers have limited time, so for them making the decision of which places they shouldn’t miss out on their trip becomes a very complicated and stressful situation. To help release some of that stress, we decided to put together a list of all of the places that stand out from the rest and are a ‘must visit’ in Southeast Asia.

Take a look at the ‘Top 7 Inspirational Places to Visit in Southeast Asia’ that will make you want to pack up your bags right now!

1.Borneo, Malaysia

Borneo is special because of two things: the rainforests and the friendly orangutans that live in there. Orangutans share 96% of human DNA making them one of the most intelligent primates, and seeing these interesting creatures in the wild can inspire any traveller. Wildlife is unique in parts of Asia, and these amazing orangutans top the lot!

Unfortunately, the rainforests in Malaysia are being destroyed for the search of natural resources; such as palm oil, so their native beauty is slowly diminishing. We hope deforestation stops soon, as the orangutans need their natural habitat to live and reproduce. If you want to go a step further you can sign up to volunteer with them -which includes feeding them first hand.

2. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is often the postcard photo of Southeast Asia. With its intricate design and spread out structure these ancient ruins inspire the most to travel to Southeast Asia. Especially if you’ve witnessed the sunrise or the sunset peeking above its pillars.

Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious sites in the world and also one of the most visited – with over 2 million visitors each year-. If you’re looking for cultural kicks and true insights of the history of Cambodia, exploring the incredible ruins of Angkor Wat are a must-see in Southeast Asia.

3. Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam has a reputation of being fast and furious with its millions of bikes and raw and ready culture, but the archipelago of Halong Bay couldn’t be further away from that. Based in the North of the country, Halong Bay offers a set of idyllic limestone islands, topped with rainforests. The laid back and exotic nature of these islands are perfectly complemented with emerald waters, making it an inspiring view for any cruise or boat trip.

If you decide to visit this beautiful place,Cát Bà National Park is a particular hotspot.

4. Rice Terraces, Philippines

Thousands of years old, these UNESCO Heritage certified rice paddies and terraces are like an array of rural steps made for giants. With rows and rows of weaved green platforms in Banaue, situated in the Philippines north, the rice terraces are a must visit. Despite their beauty, still the majority of travellers in the Philippines, who choose the unspoilt white-sanded islands instead, often overlook them. If you’re a bit of an outdoorsy traveller and love a good hike, just seeing the photos of the rice terraces will immediately give you wanderlust.

5. Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

Indonesia is most known for its holiday destination hotspot Bali, with the surrounding Gili Islands a treasure to visit. However, Indonesia is home to 220 million people and certainly has a lot more to it than that. Often seen as the most difficult yet worthwhile hike open to visitors in Southeast Asia, Mount Rinjani offers world-class views. With the peak far above the clouds near, it’s a popular activity to witness the sunrise here. An active volcano based in Lombok, the elevation reaches nearly 4,000 m and is the second largest volcano in Indonesia!

6. Krabi, Thailand

Any list describing the wonders of Southeast Asia wouldn’t be complete with mentioning some of what Thailand has to offer. The country that opened the door for Southeast Asia travel in its modernity, Thailand has many places that inspire and is normally the first stop people go to. With a more commercial outlook than it’s neighbours, it’s easily the most visited. Famed for its Thai islands in the south, the province of Krabi has many a wonder to inspire. With a white-sand stretch of beaches such as Railay, crystal clear waters for snorkelling and scuba diving with a plethora of marine life, and limestone rocks that match of Halong Bay, Krabi will be the place you’ll often see on the front of the brochure.

7. Bagan Temples, Myanmar

With Myanmar opening to visitors only as recent as 2011, it’s recent surge of travellers have only begun to gather pace in the last couple of years. Even though the number of tourists hasn’t reached the heights as expected, the potential is definitely there. The country has limited the access for visitors to a lot of places, however, there are in total 4400 temples and pagodas open to anyone to freely explore. Probably the most sought for sights in the whole country are the Bagan temples, where if you manage to get a good view from the heights, the stunning backdrop of the temples provide a view of the magnificent intricate brick structures, as well as an insight into the history and size of the empires that once ruled this area.

Tommy WalkerTop 7 Inspirational Places To Visit In SEA
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Install Travello To Win A $4,000 Travel Adventure To Europe Or Asia

Install Travello To Win A $4,000 Travel Adventure To Europe Or Asia


Install the Travello App to enter.

Thanks to Travello & our partner

We’re giving away a Busabout adventure for
TWO friends to either Europe or Asia!


WIN a bonus $200 each spending money from Travello by inviting 5 friends to Travello through our “invite Friends” function in the app. If all 5 create a profile you’ll also grab the spending money if you win the major prize!


To enter, first download Travello if you have not done so yet.
Then post on the feed in the Travello App the following:


  1. Post a photo or video on the app from your travels that inspires you to travel more in 2018
  2. Briefly say why that image or video inspires you to travel more in 2018
  3. Along with the hashtags #busabout & either #takemetoeurope or #takemetoasia – the destination you want to go to. You can post an entry for both or enter as many times as you like.
  4. Don’t forget to invite 5 friends, if they create a profile and you win the major prize you also get $200 AUD spending money!
  5. The final 10 will then be chosen to go into a final public voting round on Facebook

There is no limit on the number of entries, so get creative and enter as many times as you like on the Travello feed!



  • 2 x Busabout Europe Hop-on-Hop-off passes
  • Choose from their 47 destinations (see below) across Europe! Choose as many or as little as you can fit it!
  • Unlimited travel from May until October 2018
  • Details about their Unlimited Europe Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass can be found here –


  • 2 x Busabout 9-Day Cambodia Adventure Pass
  • Spend 9 Days with Busabout across Cambodia, visiting Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kampot, Sihanoukville, Battambang.
  • Details about their Cambodia Adventure Pass can be found here –
  • PRIZE VALUE IS $1,918 AUD in total for the 2.






This competition is in no way associated, sponsored or administered by either Apple, Google, the App Store, Google Play or Facebook.



  1. The Promoter is Travello App trading as TRAVELLO PTY LTD 600 440 953.
  2. Entry is free and open to entrants 18 years of age and older. Employees of the Promoter and their immediate families and the suppliers and agencies associated with this competition are ineligible to enter.
  3. This competition commences on 12th Dec 2017 and ends at 5pm AEST on 15th Jan 2018 (“Competition Period”). Entrants may enter as many times as they like on the feed. Late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected responses will be deemed invalid.
  4. To enter this competition, entrants must enter via the Travello feed in the app:
    1. Step 1. Post a photo or video on the Travello App from your travels that inspires you to travel even more in 2018
    2. Step 2. Briefly say why that image inspires you to travel more in 2018 again.
    3. Step 3: Also include the following hashtag requirements: #busabout & either #takemetoeurope or #takemetoasia –  the destination you want to go to.
  5. Each entry will be reviewed and judged by a panel of the Promoter’s marketing and communications personnel (“Panel”). The Panel will judge each response according to how relevant, creative and inspiring it is. Number of ‘Likes’ and ‘Comments’ of the entries under the submissions will not determine the winners, but may influence the Panel’s decision when determining the final 10 entrants that will go into the final voting round on Facebook where number of likes, comments and shares will determine our overall winner. All decisions of the Panel are final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.
  6. There will be a final list of 10 entries chosen by the Travello team that will then go on to be promoted onto Facebook. The eventual winner from those 10 will be chosen from a mix of engagement such as most likes/comments/shares etc for their entry from the Travello community! The final 10 will be drawn at 5:00pm AEST Monday 15th Jan 2018 at Travello headquarters in Brisbane, QLD. The final 10 will be notified via the Travello App And Email by a direct message before 11:59pm AEST Monday 15th Jan 2018 and will also be announced on the Travello Feed in the app at that time. From there the final 10 will be posted to our Facebook Feed and voting will commence. Voting of the final 10 on Facebook will close at 5pm AEST Monday 22nd Jan 2018.
  7. There will be one (1) WINNER who will then be able to nominate the family member or friend that the second pass will be for.
  8. The eventual winner will be contacted by Travello by January 23rd 2018.
  9. Subject to the Travello prize terms and conditions, the winner will receive one major prize to be awarded to one person for them and one other. Prize includes the choice of either Two (2) x Hop-on Hop-off Unlimited Passes for Europe – RRP $1999 each – total prize value $3998 with travel must being taken between May 2018 and October 2018, or Two (2) x Cambodia Adventure Passes – RRP Value $959 each = $1918 total with travel to be taken in 2018. Prize does NOT include flights from/to the destinations, flight travel arrangements need to be covered by the eventual winner.
  10. Once the winner has confirmed acceptance of their prize in a reply email, Travello will contact winner with instructions on how to claim prize.
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