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 in music, art, culture and nature) and some of the best air connections in terms of quick, cheap flights 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