Best Hiking in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is known to be a sub-region of Asia and is made up by the southern part of China, eastern India, north Australia and the western part of the New Guinea. More than anything else it is the natural beauty of the place that attracts numerous tourists every year to the abode of dense rainforests and volcanoes here. Let’s take a look at some of the best and most popular destinations here that are ideal for hiking and trekking activities.

Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines

Rice Terraces of Banaue, Ifugao Province, Philippines photo by pinterest

This place was built 500 years back by the Ifugao. This represents the culture and a way of life that has not been much influenced by the world outside. A hiker chooses the trails of Rice Terraces to hike generally from the easier Bangaan Rice terrace to the beautiful Batad Rice Terrace.

Ijen, East Java, Indonesia

Turquoise sulfur lake of Ijen Crater. East Java, Indonesiaphoto by drinkteatravel

Located in East Java, the Ijen Falls is around 2799 meters high. Inside it is the 20 kilometers wide Caldera Ijen. With every step, you are sure to find swirling sulfur smog. This volcano is still active, though in the recent years there has not been any significant eruption. Irrespective of that sulfur smog is still found dominating in the area.

Gunung Gede Pangrango, Indonesia

Gunung Gede Pangrango, Indonesia photo by ganalakimiaunpad

The most attractive fact of this place is the two dormant volcanoes and the crisscross of the trails of 22000 hectares. They are also responsible for rendering the name to the place. For the hikers, the most significant reason of attraction is that this place is home to several animal species and rare plant varieties.

Doa Inthanon, Thailand

Doi Inthanon, Thailand photo by Kriangkraiwut Boonlom

Close to Myanmar in Chiang Mai is the dwelling of Doa Inthanon. This is known to be the highest peak of Thailand. This place is a must visit for the hikers because of the unique vegetation, wildlife, and wide bird population.

Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia

Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia photo by adaeventsasia

Mount Rinjani comes to be the second highest volcano in Indonesia. This mountain can offer you the much thrill and adventure which you desire to experience when going on a hiking trip. On the other hand, hikers are sure to get enthralled by the scenic beauty and the presence of several tropical species here. Segara Anak, “child of the sea” is just after the Mount that offers refreshment to the tired hikers.

What you can spot after making a trip to these areas are the spectacular forms of wildlife, the tribal locales, and the untouched country life. The essence is something that is enough to mesmerize and charm you and make you crave to return to these places again and again.


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