South East Asia is paradise, it's as simple as that. If you're looking for a destination that will tick every box on your never ending list. South East Asia is it. Whether you're the ultimate Insta influencer with 5 million followers or you're just looking to snap some shots to show the grandkids. We've got you. We've rounded up the best destinations to visit to get the ultimate 100+ likes on ya pics. IF YOU DIDN'T POST IT, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN RIGHT?
First up to the East of Hanoi, in the north of Vietnam, lies Halong Bay. Halong BAE. We like to call it. If you haven't been, book your flight now. A UNESCO World Heritage Site which is more beautiful than a young Leonardo Dicaprio holding a puppy. Take the exburent trek up to Bai Tho and Titop mountain to get your snap and the likes will be rolling in faster than the sweat dripping down your face. An absoloute must visit.
Next up. Ubud! Bali, It has to be on your bucket list. Bali is well known for its beauty, head to the rice terraces, look out until the distance and pretend someone isn't taking your photo. BOOM you've got it. Caption 'RICE, RICE BABY ;) ' You're welcome.If you've got a little more adrenaline in your blood swing away on the famous Bali Swing. The ultimate swinging into 2021 post and a hell of a good time whilst you're at it. Filming content whilst feeling content. What a combo.
Forget about the busy backpacker streets full of travellers off their face, Thailand has got plenty of Insta hotspots. One of our favourites is Koh Tao so make sure you head there if you really wanna really spark up your feed. Found in the Southwest of Thailand, there is so much more to Koh Tao than just a popular diving destination. Take a sunset stroll along the beach (stop off at a few beach bars cos why not), and you might be lucky to get that golden shot. Insta GOALS!
Travelling in Cambodia is like stepping back in time thanks to the insane ancient history that fills the country. In particular, Angkor Wat temple which has to be one of the TOP places to capture those snaps on your adventure here, prepare for lots of envious friends. It's even better when you head there for sunrise so make sure you don't have too much of a heavy one the night before cos it is so worth it. Unless you can handle your hangovers of course, then you do you boo. If you are not an early riser then don't worry as the sunset is just as impressive. Our good friend @backpackwithme sure knows how to get a good shot here. Go check her page on Insta cos she sets the bar HIGH. 10/10 from us.
Sri Lanka is one dreamy destination with its fair share of insta hot spots but this one, in particular, is one of our favourites. Ella is home to 'the most scenic train journey' in Sri Lanka, and we can confirm, they are right. All aboard the blue train! The journey is 7 hours from Kandy to Ella, going through lush tea plantations, rice fields and endless mountain views, how tea-riffic (see what we did there)! So make sure your cameras are all charged up and you're ready to be papped because you'll definitely want these on the 'gram, trust us, there are SO many photo opportunities. Your friends and fam are for sure going to be envious. Make sure you take in these unreal views because although 7 hours sounds like a long while, ya know, time flies when your having fun.
Another one of our top 10 Instagram worthy hotspots is Padar viewpoint in Indonesia. Boyyyy it's a real show-stopper to brighten up your news feed. Head off the beaten track in Indonesia to get a slightly different experience than just your everyday classic traveller to find this impressive view. It's a bit more difficult to get to but the bumpy boat rides and sweaty walks will be WELL worth it when you get there. Go on, treat yo' self to a well-deserved beer afterwards.
Hoi An is nothing but a cute and colourful little town with SO much character to it. Try not to get too tipsy on the local rice wine while you're here so you can take a cycle ride around the streets cos we can't promise we won't laugh if you fall. Line your stomach with some of the local street food, and then you can get back on the drinks again. It's also quite fun to get your very own tailor-made suit or to have a traditional lantern making class if you're feelin' like doing something a bit different. Oh, and if you hadn't guessed, it's a great place to snap up some colourful pics too (duh!).
IMAGINE waking up to the sound of waves on your own private beach and spending your days swinging in sea hammocks. Sounds bliss, right? Get yourself to Koh Rong in Cambodia and you will honestly feel like you are in paradise. Home is where the hammock is, ya know! The seawater is so clear if you opened your eyes underwater you'd be able to perfectly see the colourful fish everywhere, and the surrounding white sandy beaches will make your photography skills look like you're a professional. well, you can at least pretend, hey. Relax on the swings in the sea and sip on ice-cold cocktails and enjoy yooo self.
We all know of the famous swing pics right? Well, this is where that all started.. in Gili T! An incredible island that is basically paradise. Crystal clear blue waters, sunny skies, sandy beaches and get this.. the island has no motorised vehicles! We told you it is paradise. Anyway, when at Gili T, you cannot leave without taking a pic on the swings for the 'gram. It's a must! So get yourself up on those swings, practice your poses and make sure the cameras are at the ready! Your insta is waiting to be spammed with Gili T swing pics. Go on!
For the first time canyoners and waterfall lovers, the Kawasan Falls will be just up your street. Located in Badian, the falls are home to 3 natural waterfalls, which are found within a luscious green jungle. At 65 feet tall, canyoneering here is not for the faint-hearted, but if you’ve always wanted to cure your fear of heights, there’s no better way to do it. Or if you're like Aggie, pop on your swimsuit and hang out in the trees. Anything goes!
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