Spanning across a dozen countries, hundreds of islands, many traditional cultures and spectacular natural wonders, this region can easily take a life-time to explore. Honored and called as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) hosts eight countries in total, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
The land that found the genesis of Hinduism and Buddhism is known to house some of the most popular historical and cultural assets known to man.
Around 13,000 Buddhist Temples at Bagan Myanmar remains unparalleled with their aesthetic sense and still adorning the sunlight that once powered the ancient Kingdom of Pagan. Experience what the Generations of Khmer rulers left as their legacy through majestic temples that recorded time fade. Liberally spend a few days in the Angkor archeological park at Cambodia which will leave you spell bound.
Ever heard of a cuisine that blends Indian, Chinese and Malay flavors all on one menu? Malaysia will welcome you with food like never before; and when you are done, you can always stop by at the 200-year old temples, colonial buildings, mosques at the Penang’s Capital, Batu Caves, Georgetown or reach out to lay eyes on the sky scraping Petronas Towers.
Bay of the Descending Dragons at Halong Bay, Vietnam, houses thousands of limestone islets frothed with rich flora. This is one place for adventure sport, if you are up for it. Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Indonesia, hosts a large range of unearthly landscapes. Witness the Lao architecture at Luang Prabang; this place has some amazing waterfalls, echoing caves, and bathing pools.
Masungi Georeserve at Philippines is a huge rainforest area which with adjacent places shelling wide range of beaches, shopping hubs and excellent food. Timor-Leste is one great tourist attraction for long walks, beaches, watch whales, scuba dive and experience marine life like never before. Singapore joins the race of unravelling fun with its Nightlife, high rolling, high tech adventures, party cities, botanic gardens and what not?
Hiking in Sapa, Ambience at Hoi An (Vietnam), lakes at Coron Island, Symmetrical Chocolate Hills in Bohol (Philippines), Islands of the Gods Bali (Indonesia); literally, as mystic as it could sound, this piece of continent promises you the best in the world.
From a spiritual journey, to adventure-adrenaline junkie; from pristine divinity to unearthly scenic sense. This place has it all! Move on Leisure recommends this to you with pride!