Southeast Asia’s most stunning places! From cities that nearly crumbled during massive earthquakes to a place with temples of gold
7. Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
Another stunning location in Southeast Asia is this national park, also known as TNBTS. It is located in East Java, Indonesia. Something that makes this region so striking is its volcanic complex, consisting of Mount Batok, Mount Bromo, Mount Widodaren, and Mount Watangan. Within this national park, there are also some species of endangered flora, including various flowering plants, the Javanese edelweiss, and around two hundred types of endemic orchids.
6. Phi Phi [pee-pee] Islands, Thailand
These breathtaking islands are located in Thailand. The archaeological discoveries of the area suggest that it is one of the oldest societies in the country, dating back to prehistoric times. Although the name is reminiscent of an English term for something we do in the restroom, Phi Phi comes from the Malay phrase for “the fiery isle.” Six islands make up the Phi Phi, including the two largest: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le. It draws many tourists each year because of its clear water and gorgeous beaches, which are protected under national park status. The tourism industry of Phi Phi spiked after the film The Beach debuted, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Phi Phi was also affected by the 2004 tsunami that we mentioned previously. But, it remains a hotspot for travelers everywhere.