Photo Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Southeast Asia backpacking itinerary

Temples Of Bagan Photo Highlights The Temples of Bagan consist of over 2000 Buddhist temples in central Myanmar. They are the legacy it has having been the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan between the 9th and 13th centuries. This kingdom was the first to unify people in the regions that now make up modern Myanmar. It became a stronghold of Theravāda Buddhism after King Anawrahta conversion to the region, and… Read morePhoto Highlights – Temples of Bagan

Photo Highlights – Lopburi

Phra Prang Sam Yod in Lopburi

Lopburi Photos Lopburi is a city found in central Thailand. Around 4 hours north of Bangkok by train, it has been a big player in Thai history. These days it is often overlooked on the tourist trail around Thailand, but is worth a visit. Whilst I personally visited on a day trip from Bangkok a stop here would make sense for any journey north towards Chiang Mai. One of the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Lopburi

Photo Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park The Ayutthaya Historical Park is the remains of the ancient city destroyed by invading Burmese troops in 1767. Before that it was a huge city that served as a major trading hub in the region. It was capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya which preceded Siam. Siam of course became modern day Thailand. Most noteworthy is that in 1700 with over 1 million inhabitants it was the largest city in the… Read morePhoto Highlights – Ayutthaya Historical Park

Photo Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park The Sukhothai Historical Park UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Thailand is the remains of an ancient city. It was once at the centre of the Kingdom Of Sukhothai, one of the precursors of modern day Thailand. This Kingdom lasted from 1238 until 1438.  After this it gradually merged into the Ayutthayan Empire who had already invaded in 1349 and made the Kingdom its tributary. Consequently the city… Read morePhoto Highlights – Sukhothai Historical Park

Photos of Hoi An – the beautiful old town

Vietnam

Photos of Hoi An All of these photos of Hoi An were taken in it’s ancient old town. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famed for having been a trading port between the 15th and 19th centuries. It’s a really cool place to stay and there is a really nice beach nearby. Any trip to Vietnam should be sure to include a visit to this lovely city! Information on… Read morePhotos of Hoi An – the beautiful old town