Places You Must See Once In A Lifetime

Everyone should have a bucket list of places to visit once in a lifetime. Some places just cannot be described in words, so make sure to make the most out of your time and explore what the world has to offer. Don’t wait until it’s too late; you’re never too young to travel. For some inspiration, browse through my travel highlights below.

Southeast Asia

Cambodia

temple of angkor wat close up

Battambang: Bamboo Train, Phare Circus and the Bat Cave

Kampot & Kep: Riverside fun, caving and a Crab Market

Phnom Penh: A genocide and the modern face of Cambodia

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat: Temples, temples & temples


Laos

Most beautiful waterfalls in Laos

Luang Prabang: Pristine waterfalls, sunsets and a culinary delight


Malaysia

street art georgetown chinatown

Penang: Art & foodies paradise off the coast


Myanmar

Cargo ship in mawlamyine

Bagan: ‘A gilded city alive with tinkling bells and the swishing sounds of monk robes, one of the finest sights in the world’

Bago: Golden statues, pagodas and a huge python

Hsipaw: Trekking to the mountain villagers in remote Shan State

Inle Lake: Asia’s best breakfast, and the floating villages

Pyin Oo Lwin: Horse carts, abandoned British mansions and Asia’s highest viaduct

Mandalay: Monks, ancient cities and a hill

Mawlamyine: Peaceful stop off the beaten path

Yangon: Chinatown, Shwedagon Pagoda and a beautiful lake


Singapore

a walk in chinatown singapore

Singapore: Rules, satay and skyscrapers


Thailand

The bay of the movie The beach

Bangkok: The city that never sleeps

Chiang Mai: Cuddling with tigers, abused elephants and a curfew

Koh Phi Phi: Sleeping in paradise for one night only

Koh Tao: An oxygen tank, a wet suit and a wonderful underwater world

Koh Lanta: A Muslim island, a scooter and no map

Krabi: Rock climbing, mountain temple and night markets


Vietnam

View from the Halong Bay cave

Hai Van Pass: ‘A deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.’

Halong Bay: A cruise and a natural wonder of the world

Hanoi: Old Quarters, mad traffic and the pavement culture

Ho Chi Minh City: Rooftops, history and chaos

Hoi An: Floating lanterns, a foodie’s paradise and wonderful beaches

Hue: Imperial capital no more

Phong Nha: Caves…HUGE caves

Phu Quoc: Peaceful and quiet island life

Sapa: Mountains, an ethnic trek and incredible views

Tam Coc: Vietnam’s secret highlight


Europe

Turkey

Mosque skyline in Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul: Where two continents meet

 

*** Items in bold are the must-see destinations of each country. Go here if you only have limited time.

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