Tucked in the southeast corner of the world, this amalgamation of countries is well-known throughout the world for its amiable weather, splendid beaches, eccentric culture and budget-friendly travel. Often cited as the favourite corner of the world for backpackers and adventure seekers, it offers a surreal blend of exquisite views (ranging from blue waters to abandoned islands to volcanoes and mighty mountains), a tasty and rather, unusual cuisine (from prawns and fishes to octopuses and even tarantulas), dirt cheap prices (but extraordinary experiences Š in music, art, culture and nature) and some of the best air connections in terms of quick, cheap flights Š making travel easy and fun.
>Beaches, blue water and an abundance of water activities - scuba-diving, snorkelling, surfing, diving etc. >National parks and sanctuaries mean unique flora and fauna >Hiking and trekking opportunities >Best of Southeast Asian culture - a surreal experience in its own >Excellent, wacky food
>Travelling in summer is nearly impossible due to heat and humidity >Poor hygiene in some parts >Too crowded in certain places/traffic can be nerve-wracking >Pick pocketing and stealing is increasingly becoming common