Monday, December 12, 2016

Interesting Places To Visit in SE Asia


Bayon, located in the complex of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
SE Asia (Southeast Asia) is a region that includes some of the countries with lot of history that should be appreciated by not only the people of SE Asia alone, but by all of the world's population. Thus with the help of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the most important sites have been listed so that it continues to be maintained in addition to allowing people to visit it.

Although most of the remains only part of the history, its keep lots of the characteristics of our own uniqueness that lived in the same region. To some extent it reminds our linkages to neighboring countries. Many of us who have near or distance ancestor relationship, while there are many things we do (like food, clothing and speech have in common). Thus, these areas become important and we should focus on, as we are the people who live in SE Asia.

To date, UNESCO listed around 37 areas in 9 countries as a "World Heritage Sites", though more areas listed in the years to come. Through this listing, it is even easier for the visitors to see for themselves the uniqueness of the region. While local residents also benefit from the visits of foreign visitors.

Here is a list of “Heritage Sites” areas by country:

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

2 The World Heritage Sites in Cambodia:

  • Angkor complex, Seam Reap.
  • Temple of Preah Vihear, Preah Vihear.

Temple complex in Central Java, Indonesia.

8 The World Heritage Sites in Indonesia:

  • Borobudur, Central Java.
  • Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara.
  • Prambanan, Central Java.
  • National Park Ujung Kulon, Banten and Lampung.
  • Sangiran Early Settlement Area, Central Java.
  • Lorentz National Park, Papua.
  • Taman Negara Rainforest in Sumatra (3 locations), Sumatra.
  • Cultural Landscape of Bali (2 locations), Bali

Luang Prabang, Laos.

2 The World Heritage Sites in Laos:

  • Luang Prabang Urban Area,
  • Remains of Vat Phou, Champasak

Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia.

4 The World Heritage Sites in Malaysia:

  • Mulu National Park, Sarawak
  • Kinabalu National Park, Sabah
  • Town, Melaka and Georgetown
  • Aerkeologi site, Lenggong Valley

Ancient City Pyu, Myanmar.

1 Area World Heritage Sites , in Myanmar:

  • Ancient Pyu city, Mandalay

The old church, Church of San Agustín, Paoay, Philippines.

6 The World Heritage Sites in the Philippines:

  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines (4 locations)
  • Tubbataha reef area, Palawan
  • Rice Hill area, Cordilleras.
  • Historic Town of Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
  • National Park, Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River, Palawan.
  • Hamiguitan Mountain Wildlife Area, Davao Oriental.

Singapore Botanical Garden.

1 The World Heritage Sites in Singapore:

  • Singapore Botanic Gardens

Complex of the Old Kingdom of Sukhothai, Thailand.

5 Areas World Heritage Sites, in Thailand:

  • Historic City of Ayutthaya.
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai.
  • Wildlife Area, Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng, Uthai Thani.
  • Archaeological Site Ban Chiang, Udon Thani.
  • Forestry complex Phayayen Dong-Khao Yai, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong and Buriram.

Old Government Complex in Hué, Vietnam.

8 The World Heritage Sites in Vietnam:

  • Monument Complex of Hué, Thua Thien-Hue.
  • Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh.
  • Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • My Son Sanctuary, Quang Nam.
  • National Park Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Quang Binh.
  • Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi.
  • Citadel of the Ho Dynasty, Thanh Hóa.
  • Complex View Trang An, Ninh Binh.

Maybe you do not get a chance to visit all of them. However, our visit to these places listed above to some extent gives us many lessons about the history around SE Asia. Undoubtedly every country and region has its own uniqueness, the uniqueness that allows us to better understand one another.



For the locals in the listed country in return, do your best for preserving these important areas. Give all cooperation to the visitors who come to see the uniqueness your area. Your help is an effort that is needed; in addition it also may help your own economic status.


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