This post is a contribution from Wanderlust with Tripovo.
“Thou shall judge a person based on his Instagram feed”
This is probably one of the commandments of many young people today. While not getting as much as attention, Indochina is as Instagram friendly than its Western counterparts. Thanks to the burgeoning trend of backpacking to South East Asia, the region is seen in a fresher respective that offers amazing pictures for your social feed. From picturesque sceneries to rich cultures and charming locals, your travel would definitely look awesome on your Instagram updates.
These are some collections of the best places in Indochina region that should be next of your bucket list.
#1: Hanoi, Vietnam
History has cultivated Vietnam in so many ways and even up to now, you could see many semblances of its culture through the country’s man-made structures and local traditions. One of the most notable and scenic places is the Halong Bay. Apart from a perfect shot for your Instagram, Halong Bay provides a relaxed, unique and scenic travel experience.
#2: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Aside from its tropical beaches and majestic structures, Cambodia is widely known for the stunning temples of Angkor Wat. The name itself means the city of temples. It is incredible how the locals could create and preserve a structure so magnificent that it seems you are traveling back in time to the older days of Cambodia.
#3: Chiang Rai, Thailand
The land of smiles. Thailand is probably the most cheerful country you’ll ever visit. The country is full of captivating and contagious smiles. Yet, there is an underrated but striking city in Thailand that is worth a trip – Chiang Rai. The city of Chiang Rai remains to be an unfamiliar but enchanting paradise in Thailand. Chiang Rai is a few kilometres away from Chiang Mai, which in itself needs a separate mention.
#4: Vientiane, Laos
Laos is located in the heart of Indochina region. Its capital, Vientiane, is the most populous city of the country. In the city of Vientiane, a golden fortress lies behind the towering walls. The prominent architecture is the Pha That Luang temple. The temple not only a national and historic symbol, but also the most sacred temple for worship.
#5: Bagan, Myanmar
Myanmar or also known as Burma, is a Southeast Asian country that was once a powerful kingdom during the early civilization. One of the most remarkable archaeological sites, not just in Myanmar but in the world, is the city of Bagan. The city is surrounded with thousands Buddhist monuments such as pagodas, temples, stupas and monasteries. Such a sight to behold for your eyes and your followers.
#6: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Malaysia is a land of attractive places, beaches and cultures. Apparently, the most visited site in Malaysia is the iconic Petronas Towers. However, the country has still so much to offer. If you are an adventurous traveler, then you should trek the highest mountain peak of the country, Mount Kinabalu and snap some breathtaking shots at the summit.
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