Southeast Asia has long been a major stopping point for backpackers around the world. Exotic destinations, beautiful beaches and mountains, bustling cities, fantastic food, friendly people, a well trodden tourist trail, and super cheap prices all contribute to one of the top regions in the world for traveling. If you are thinking about planning a trip around the classic Southeast Asian loop of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Adam Seper is here to give you all the information you'll need to know.
Phnom Penh gets no respect. Visitors often just overnight or bypass Cambodia's capital entirely on the Bangkok - Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) - Ho Chi Minh tourist trail. However, 10 year resident James Pham presents an insider's look on some must see / must do activities aimed to put a Phnom Penh stay back on your SE Asian itinerary.
Bantaey Chmar is truly the lost Angkorian marvel. These temple ruins are remote and not often visited, making a trip here truly unique. Preservation and development plans to save this temple from looters may, however, threaten this unique experience to get a glimpse of a lost temple.