My Ultimate South East Asia Bucket List My Ultimate South East Asia Bucket List asia wanderlust SHARE Jessica , December 22, 2014 / 31100 http%3A%2F%2Fapassionandapassport.com%2F2014%2F12%2Fsoutheast-asia-bucket-list%2FMy+Ultimate+South+East+Asia+Bucket+List2014-12-22+18%3A59%3A46Jessicahttp%3A%2F%2Fapassionandapassport.com%2F%3Fp%3D3110 Ever since I moved to San Francisco a few months ago, I’ve had my heart set on flying over the Pacific to South East Asia. Therefore, it’s no surprise that I was able to compile this list in a mere hour or so. It’s also no surprise that I’m planning my dream trip to South East Asia a few years too soon. I’m a planner, what can I say?! Are there any other experiences I should add to my list?! Cambodia Angkor Wat at sunrise Battambang and ride the Bamboo Train. Visit Siem Reap Visit Royal Palace See the beautiful Silver Pagoda Take a Tuk-Tuk to Downtown Siem Reap Pub Street and Siem Reap Night Market Eat a spider Witness The Killing Fields Take A Boat to the Floating Villages Indonesia See Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island Witness Kelimutu Lakes Go volcano trekking Trek in natural rainforest in search of Orangutan Gili Islands in Lombok Surf in style at Mentawai or Panaitan Swim in one of the world’s largest crater lake – Lake Toba, also known as Danau Toba Ride a motorbike around Nusa Lembongan Go diving with manta rays Be at Uluwatu for sunset Laos Bolavean Plateau and Tad Fane Waterfall 4000 islands Hmong Village Luang Prabang That Luang, or the Great Stupa Bokeo Nature Reserve That Ing Hang Stupa The Plain Of Jars Vientiane Go tubing down the Mekong River Malaysia Penang Batu Caves Mt Kinabalu World’s tallest twin towers – Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Entertainment that never stops – Genting Highlands Afternoon tea and scones – Cameron Highlands Tioman Island, Pahang Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Sabah River safari – Kinabatangan River Langkawi, Kedah Myanmar Shwedagon Pagoda’ Inle Lake Take a hot air balloon ride in Bagan Ngapali Beach U Bein Bridge Mrauk U Ruins Ngwesaung Beach Golden Rock Pagoda Pindaya Caves Spot elephants and water buffalos at the Irrawaddy river Philippines Palawan Island (El Nido or Coron) Diniwid Beach and White Beach, Boracay Mayon and Taal Volcano Chocolate Hills Manila Banaue Rice Terraces Rizal Park Go snorkeling in Cebu Apo Reef National Park Malapascua Island Thailand Take a Thai cooking class in Bangkok Volunteer With Elephants Get scuba certified in Koh Tao Fight Muy Tahi Songran water balloon and fight festival floating raft houses on Cheow Laan Lake in Khao Sok National Park Grand Palace, Bangkok Phang Nga Bay Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) Khao Yai National Park Ayutthaya Railay Beach, Krabi Phi Phi Islands Vietnam Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Halong Bay Cruise floating markets in Mekong Sapa Ho Chi Minh City see the ancient town of Hoi An Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne Cu Chi Tunnels Hoàn Kiếm Lake Have some drinks at Chill Skybar Let’s face it — sometimes it’s just easier to have someone else do the planning! I went on a small group tour when I visited Israel, and had hardly anything to worry about! With transfers, accommodations, activities, and food choices to plan for, the ease and peace of mind is worth the extra cost, at least to me, depending on the trip. If you only have a short period of time to travel to South East Asia, I suggest you choose a country (or two) and, for example, book a group Vietnam tour. Just pack your bags and go! That’s my kinda trip! Have you been to this part of the world?! I would love to hear about your experience!