With the new year just around the corner, it’s time for new beginnings. And these South East Asian countries with their bounty of natural beauty and rich culture are a great place to start! So, go on and plan your holiday to these undiscovered gems!
Cambodia

Cambodia

From scenic coastlines and verdant plantations to the age-old temples of Angkor Wat, there's something for everyone in Cambodia. If you plan on visiting, you can start by visiting Siem Reap. Apart from the vibrant culture and history, you can pencil in a visit to the famed temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Tham and Bayon Temple. Or, if your idea of a holiday is putting your feet up and relaxing, try Sihanoukville with its unspoiled beaches. Whether you try your hand at snorkelling or scuba diving or simply spend your days working on that sun tan, with the many holiday packages available today, it's bound to be a blissful holiday.

Philippines

Philippines

A tropical Paradise nestled in the Western Pacific Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7000 islands. There are pristine beaches, blue waters and lush tropical forests waiting to be discovered. Some of the must-visit islands here include Boracay, Panglao and Siargao for their stunning beaches. If adventure is your calling, visit the islands of El Nido and Coron abundant in natural beauty and marine life.

Vietnam

Vietnam

It's not for no reason that Vietnam figures on most people's bucket list. From history to culture to adventure and natural beauty, Vietnam truly has it all. Starting in Hanoi, the Old Quarter will introduce you to architectural marvels like the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. In central Vietnam, explore the My Son sanctuary (A UNESCO Heritage Site) to get a perspective on the ancient Cham civilastion. Or, visit the glorious temples of Hoa Lu, the ancient Vietnamese capital. Southern Vietnam offers many jungle adventures in the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi Tunnels. You can end with some R & R with water activities along the Ha Long Bay or Cat Ba Island.

Myanmar

Myanmar

Home to sacred Buddhist sites and blessed with natural beauty, Myarmar's beauty lies in its intrigue. Visit the Shwedagon Paya, a 325-ft stupa revered by Buddhists and adorned with 27 metric tons of gold leaf. Explore the Buddhist heritage further by visiting Hpa An, noted for the Sadan Cave containing age-old relics. For a taste of Myanmar's natural beauty, visit the Dat Taw Gyaint waterfalls east of Mandalay or the Myeik Archipelago for its white sand beaches.

Brunei

Brunei

Abundant rainforests, stunning beaches and a rich history is what's in store on a visit to Brunei. The capital Bandar Seri Begawan will mermerise you with its grand architecture. Visit the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque or spend some time at the Royal Regalia Museum. For the nature lover in you, there's the Ulu Temburong National Park, considered a natural marvel. Additionally, you can visit some of the stunning beaches like Muara and Kuala Belait for some much-needed downtime.

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