Holidays in Southeast Asia? This part of the world, in the south-eastern part of Asia, offers a great climate and fantastic opportunities for sun, swimming, snorkelling and boat trips. Plus, of course, you can experience culture and good food.
Which countries are included in South East Asia?
Southeast Asia includes countries that are part of the south-eastern part of Asia. It includes Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and the Philippines.
The area has a tropical climate, with monsoonal winds and large amounts of rain during the rainy season, which usually runs from May to November. Temperatures are high all year round, often reaching around 30 degrees centigrade.
Southeast Asia - a region with history and great holiday destinations
The countries of Southeast Asia are in many cases at the centre of maritime transport and have a long history of extensive trade with both China and India. Historically, many of these countries have been involved in wars and unrest, such as the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s.
Today, many of the countries in the region have a strong focus on tourism. There are plenty of islands and paradisiacal beaches, and the countries attract visitors with sun and swimming, snorkelling, diving and boat trips. In addition, you can often see exotic animals and enjoy Asian food.
Articles on travel destinations in Southeast Asia
Here you will find lots of interesting articles about travel destinations in Southeast Asia. The articles have been written either by us (Helena and Peter at FREEDOMtravel) or one of our guest writers. So far there are reports on the countries you see below, and with time more and more reports will come.