Top 15 Things We Did in Southeast Asia

On this trip, we traveled to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Laos. When we finished our travels in the region, we had each family member make a top 15 list (because we had so many great experiences, we couldn’t limit ourselves to just 10).

We did not include experiences from our last visit to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam three years ago. If we had, our lists would have likely included Ha Long Bay, Angkok Wat, and playing with tigers at Tiger Kingdom. We also excluded food because we ate so much delicious food that great eating experiences deserve their own list.

Here are my top 15 experiences in southeast Asia (in chronological order):

 1. The Super Trees in Singapore

Super Trees Singapore


2. Walking with Solomon the orangutan at Sepilock Rehabilitation Center in Borneo

Sepilock Rehabilitation center

3. Georgetown Street Art in Penang, Malaysia

Georgetown street art

4. Weaving with Grandma in Mae La Oop, Thailand


5. Feeding Swimming Monkeys near Amphawa, Thailand

 Swimming monkeys near amphawa

6. Swimming in Erawan Falls near Kanchaburi, Thailand

Erawan falls

7. Getting invited in out of the rain in Don Khon, Laos

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8. Ziplining in Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng ziplining

9. Elephant riding and bathing in Pai, Thailand

Thom's elephant camp

10. Caving at Tham Lod in Thailand

Cave Lodge

11. Seeing the Sea of Clouds in Soppong, Thailand

Sea of Clouds Soppong, Thailand

12. Yi Peng in Chiang Mai

Yi Peng chian

13. Art in Paradise in Chiang Mai

14. Staying on Khlong Jark Beach in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Khlong Jark beach Koh l

15. Swimming with bioluminescent plankton near Krabi, Thailand

railey beach


Many experiences on my list made everyone’s list. The most popular were Yi Peng, swimming with bioluminescent plankton, Tham Lod, Erawan Falls, and elephants. Other favorites were kayaking through the water cave in Vang Vieng, Laos; the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand; and bamboo dancing in Mae Chaem, Thailand.

We had an amazing time during our 6 months in Southeast Asia.


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